That’s what I teach: trust yourself, trust your intelligence, trust your own hearts, its feelings - and even if sometimes it looks crazy to follow those feelings, go with them. Its better to be crazy according to your own heart than to be sane according to others. That sanity is worthless. It will never bring you any joy, it will never bring you any benediction. All benedictions are for those who resolve to be themselves - OSHO
We are delighted to welcome you to a 3-day residential meditation retreat with Swami Anand Arun at Osho Niranjana.
Swami Arun is one of the first Osho sannyasins and received much guidance directly from Osho. A meditation retreat with him is a wonderful opportunity for everyone interested in Osho and his meditations.
Pictures of Feb 2016 are here and July 2016 are here
Swami Arun will be traveling all the way from Kathmandu(Nepal) to inspire and guide seekers in the path of meditations. Swami ji is one of Osho's intimate disciples and has initiated almost 100,000 into Osho's Neo Sannyas (Disciple-hood). Seekers from US and other parts of the world are traveling to Nepal and India for this kind of experience. We are fortunate that he has accepted our invitation to conduct 3-Days of life transforming retreat. We encourage you to take advantage of this rare opportunity! There will be an opportunity to take Sannyas (Initiation) and become Osho's Disciple.
Previous retreat we had an overwhelmingly large turnout of seekers participating in this 3-days retreat with Swami Anand Arun. All of them who had participated still feel the joy and bliss and want to re-live the experience.
When do we start?
We start the event on Thursday night at 6:00 pm with Osho celebration. It is highly recommended that you arrive on Thursday so that you can relax and start fresh on Friday am.
Participation contribution for this retreat is $149 per person for the entire retreat. Accommodation and food are extra, read in accommodation and food section for full details.
Due to overwhelming demand, limited number of spots is available. It is on first-come-first-serve basis. Please RSVP in advance to reserve your space for the event. It is recommended to participate in all three days of the retreat for a deeper experience but you can also participate in one or two days as your schedule permits.
How to Register?
Please register online at the link below.
How to pay?
You can also pay by Credit card, click here. There is a 3% surcharge on credit card payments and its already added to the prices you see at the link.
Due to overwhelming demand, this event will be sold out. In order to confirm your space, we are requesting you to make the necessary donation and secure your spot for this much-awaited event. Please send the payment as "Family and friends" in Paypal so that we dont end up paying fees
This meditation retreat is open to all seekers of all level of meditation experience. Hence no prior meditation experience is required to attend this retreat.
The retreat facility is located in Valley Center, CA. Valley Center is located in Northern San Diego County – north of Escondido, south of Temecula and east of Oceanside. The Retreat Center is located just off of Cole Grade Road (accessible from both Valley Center Road coming from Escondido and HWY 76 coming from Riverside, LA or Orange County). GPS navigation to this location is pretty accurate. Google maps link is here
Due to limited parking, we highly encourage you to carpool with other participants if possible. If you have carpooled with 3 or more participants, please mention that during the registration for a token of appreciation from Osho Niranjana.
Some of our participants live within driving distance from the facility and return home at the end of each retreat day. However, it is possible with prior arrangements to spend the night at the facility on a shared accommodation basis. We have reserved spaces only for those participants who have contacted us and confirmed their space for a donation of $50/person per night on a shared accommodation (3-4 person with attached bathroom) or $40/person/night in a dormitory. If you are planning to stay at the retreat facility, we request you to bring the following for your comfort and needs:
• toiletries, towel, etc. The retreat center will only provide toilet papers, recyclable hand paper towels and hand soap.
• Any internal medications: prescription drugs, aspirin, cough syrup, etc will not be distributed.
If you wish to stay at luxurious resorts, there are several resorts within 15 minutes drive from the facility. Few links to the resorts are provided for your convenience. Escondido, town next to us, has many motels/lodges as well.
Airbnb and Vrbo.com also have local listings available. Please book through airbnb.com or vrbo.com directly.
We have three different options for meals. Bring your own food, dine at nearby restaurants and /or share freshly made vegetarian food at the facility. If you would like to share meals with us, please be advised that we will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner for a suggested donation of $10 per meal or $25 donation for all three meals. Please contact us if you need details. Water, herbal tea, coffee and light snacks’ will be complimentary. Only vegetarian food is allowed in the premises! Please inform us if you have any dietary restrictions and/or needs-We suggest you to bring your own food under such circumstances.
Our event will start at 6:30pm on Thursday and ends on 3:00 pm on Sunday. If you are joining us from Friday, Please plan on arriving on at 7:30 am to get acclimatized with the facility. As with any events, here are some guidelines that will help you to get the best out of the retreat:
- Please feel free to bring any yoga mats or pillows if you have any favorites although some comfortable meditation chairs will be provided.
- Meditations involve sitting, dancing and lying down so it is suggested that you wear loose clothes. Most people prefer robes or similar clothing. Maroon or similar colored clothes during the morning and afternoon sessions and white clothes during the evening Satsang/celebration are preferred.
- Since the event will be full of activities, it is suggested that you take plenty of rest before the event.
- Please refrain from using cell phones during the event.
- In consideration of people with sensitivities, please kindly refrain from using strong perfumes and other similar fragrances during the retreat.
- We plan to do each session at the allocated time, so plan to be at the Meditation Hall 5-10 mins earlier than the scheduled time.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns about this event.
The retreat venue also offers cameo of breath-taking beauty. Catch an early-morning spectacular sunrise from your own balcony, and by lunchtime you can be basking in the sunshine, followed by whole-day of meditations and celebrations and ending the day gazing at the setting sun in elegance. Juicy Valencia orange trees just add to the natural splendor where you can also practice Zen meditations. Our retreat facility offers beauty, privacy and peace, yet easy access to big cities.
OSHO NIRANJANA TEAM
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