Vanaprastha Sanyasa Course on Saiva Agama Perspectives
from 15th June to 25th November 2022
Swami Samarpan Ashram is will be conducting the first 6 months Vanaprastha Sanyasa Course on Vedic and Saiva Agama withTantric perspectives as revealed by Lord Shiva. This Course will be supervised by Living Himalayan Master Guruji Avadhuta Samarpananandaji and guided by Acharya Swami Viswarupanandaji along with many other traditional Acharyas (Teachers).
During this course, you will study various branches and types of Sanyasa, such as Karma & Yogic Sanyasa /Vanaprastha /Jnana Sanyasa while living in a traditional Gurukula.
The Vanaprastha Sanyasa Course will provide you with various teachings of Yoga Darshan, Vedic Darshan and Shaiva Darshan Shastras in Tantric Perspectives. Darshan literally means Philosophy but it has a different meaning which is to see, to experience our own Self, Atma jnana and Brahma Jnana.
Swami Samarpan Ashram is a traditional Ashram conducting various courses on yoga, meditation, tantra, kriya yoga, ayurveda and Vedanta. The Ashram is situated in Rishikesh on the foot hill of the Himalayas, offering displaying mountain view and 2 km away from the bank of Mother Ganges.
This program is for you if…
You are growing less and less interested in mundane life and wish to dedicate your life to the realization of your Self.
You want to go deeper in the study of the meaning of the life
You want to experience life in a traditional Ashram, the Gurukula life under the guidance of a spiritual master
You want to experience the deeper meaning of karma yoga, jnana yoga, bhakti yoga and raja yoga
You want to learn how to live life as a deep and fulfilling spiritual journey
You wish to receive traditional education on Sanyasa with an open heart
If you resonate with these statements, you are welcome to join us for the Vanaprastha Sanyasa Course. This unique opportunity is provided by the grace of Lord Shiva, Parashakti and Master of the Himalayas.
Subjects covered during the 5 months program :
Shiva Sutra (Saiva Darshan)
Philosophy of Swami Shivananda
Gheranda and Gorakha Samhita
Basic Sanskrit Study
History and Heritage culture of Shaiva Agama
Karma Yoga ( as per individual skills and physical ability)
Kirtan, Bhajan along with traditional musical instrument
Daily prayers and sacred fire and rituals.
Note : Darshan meaning to have special vision and english is philosophy
What is Vanaprastha / Karma Sanyasa ?
Vanaprastha Sanyasa is a state of consciousness and a lifestyle. It is not only about renunciation as most understand it or a rejection of life. It is rather about accepting the real meaning and purpose of human life. This course will teach you how to sublimate and liberate Karma and desires through higher consciousness. Sanyasa is all about walking into reality and experiencing one’s own Self. Self is represented here as Atman.
Many think that as per scriptures one will only take Sanyasa Diksha when one is completely free from all desires and karma, but this is actually not possible and never really happens this way. If you are free from all desires, naturally you are liberated .Then there is no need to take any types of Sanyasa . Taking any level of Sanyasa is adopting a lifestyle which gives you great opportunity to free yourselve from desires in order to attain Enlightenment and Freedom. On this path, one may gradually proceed from Vanaprastha to Yogic / Karma Sanyasa and finally to Jnana Sanyasa.
Although you are going to receive teachings about various types of Sanyasa lifestyles, it does not mean that we expect you to adopt or accept any specific way of life at the end of this course. Our intention is to give you the opportunity to know more about Sanyasa, to experience many aspects of it and decide for yourself if it fits you.
Daily Schedule except Sundays Holiday:
06:00 am: Wake up
06.30 am………………… Chai /Tea/ Coffee
07.00 am to 9.30 am: Course
09.30 am to 10.00am : Breakfast
11.00 am to 12.30 am: Karma Yoga /Seva/ Service without expectations
01.00 pm to 01.30 pm: Lunch
03.00 pm to 03.15 pm:Tea Break
03:30 pm to 7.30 pm: Theory and practice
08:00pm to 8.30 pm: Dinner
08.30pm to 9.15 pm Satsang , Bhajan, Kirtan and Silent meditation.
09.15 pm…………………. Rest.
Fee for Citizens of India 10,000 rupees and overseas citizens 500 euro.
Note that :This course one may join for a minimum of one month and the fee has to be paid in full and fees are non-refundable.