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Monday, May 07, 2007

Yoga Bharati Retreat - Discourse Series on "Sanatan Dharma" / Aug 31-Sept 3, 2007

Yoga Bharati is pleased to announce a three days ‘Yoga Retreat’ with Discourse Series by Shri Raghuramji on the topic ‘Sanatan Dharma’.
For many years Shri Raghuramji has been visiting USA to bless us with his knowledge and insight of ‘Science of Yoga’. This great ancient science has its roots in ‘Sanatan Dharma’ and this aspect has been quite evident through many of his lectures. The discourse series will provide deeper understanding of various dimensions of ‘Sanatan Dharma’ with guidance as to how ‘Science of Yoga’ can take us to the path of Dharma in our daily life
The ‘Retreat’ will be held from Aug 31 through September 3, 2007 in Northern California near San Jose (see attached information; details will follow soon).
For the long weekend of ‘Labor Day’ there will be approximately 18 hours of discourse series that will include discussions, Q/A sessions. In addition there will be daily sessions of Yoga and Meditation. This discourse series will explore in depth various aspects of ‘Sanatan Dharma’. In order to better facilitate the discussion and Q/A sessions you are requested to submit:
Two Discussion Topics (select top two topics of your interest)
Questions – submit questions (on the attached form) for Q/A session
Time permitting you topics/questions will be included in the respective session.

Outline of the following:
1. Retreat details – Program Outline, Dates, Time for arrival and departure
2. Registration details – Fees/Donations, ‘Intend to Attend’ form
3. Facility details – Accommodation, Commuting, Food

Details will follow soon; please send ‘Intend to Attend’ form so we can hold your place.

Retreat Details:
Program Outline:
Friday evening: Arrive at the facility
Friday night (Aug 31):
7:30 to 8:30 pm Registration
8:30 to 10:00 pm Inaugural session

Saturday and Sunday: Two full days with following routine-
6:00 am - Wake up
6:30 to 7:30 am - Yoga Sessions
7:30 to 9am - Morning chores, breakfast
9 am to 12:15 - Two sessions, 1-1/2 hour each with 15 mins break
12:15 to 2 pm - Lunch and rest
2 to 5:15 pm - Two sessions, 1-1/2 hour each with 15 mins break
5:15 to 6 pm - Personal time
6 to 8:00 pm - Round Table Discussion with Dinner
8 to 9:30 pm - Evening Session
9:30 to 10 pm - Meditation session
10 pm - Good night

Monday (Sept 3):
6:30 to 8 am - Morning chores and Breakfast
8 to 11:15 am - Two sessions, 1-1/2 hour each with 15 mins break
11: 15 to noon - Concluding session
Noon - Lunch and depart

Arrival and Departure:
Arrive on Aug 31 by 7 pm
Depart on Sept 3 by 2 pm
Registration Details:
Registration Package will be available by July. Please send us the ‘Intend to Attend’ form below so we can email you the package.
Facility Details:
9900, Pescadero Rd
Loma Mar, CA 94021
The attendees are expected to stay at the camp for the retreat. The camp facility has arrangements for lodging and boarding; registration package will include all the details.
The site is approximately 50 miles from San Jose airport. Transportation details will be listed in the registration package.
The topic of the discourse series is vast and deep. To facilitate the series better and enable all the attendees to attend without any interruptions attention it is required that you do not bring children under the age of 16 to the camp site.

Camp fee for the retreat (approximate current estimate):
$ 200 per attendee
Bay Area Contact Persons for Retreat:
Sharat Joshi (408)-823-6986 (Cell)
Savita Joshi (408)-988-8871 (Home)
Anil Surpur (408)-646-3067 (Cell)
Venkat Reddy (510)-386-3315 (Cell)
Vijay Rayankar (408)-206-6194 (Cell)
LA Area Contact Persons for the Retreat:
Rajendra Kelkar (818) 368 – 5336
Radhika Ambatipudi (661) 257 – 4781
Sai Pallaparty (805) 375 – 7238
Kanaka Ayyar (805) 877 – 9561
Ashok Sapre (562) 690 – 6355
Kartik Chandrasekaran (818) 366 – 5641
Sharad Dandekar (805) 584 - 1658

Form - ‘Intend to Attend’

Email :
Phone :
Address :

# of Participants :

Initial Deposit $100 – Please mail this form and deposit check by June 15
Write check payable to Yoga Bharati
(Camp fee is approximately $200 per person; full details available with registration package) Mail form along with the check to either of the following address:

Anil Surpur
7630 Kirwin Lane
Cupertino, CA 95014


Sharad Dandekar
5777 Indian Pointe Dr
Simi Valley, CA 93063

Topics for discussion (at dinner time each day) –

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