Ganeshpuri Weekend
Meditation Retreat & Intensive

with Swami Shankarananda and Devi Ma
Friday October 1st – Sunday October 3rd

Book Full Retreat
Book Intensive Only

Ganeshpuri Weekend
Online Retreat & Intensive

with Swami Shankarananda
& Devi Ma

Friday October 1st –
Sunday October 3rd

Book Full Retreat
Book Intensive Only

Join the Online Meditation Retreat

Join Swami Shankarananda, Devi Ma, and the whole ashram community for our Ganeshpuri-style meditation retreat. During this online retreat we’ll practice in a deep and profound way, modelled after Swamiji’s sadhana in the ashram of his Guru, Baba Muktananda.

Daily programs include chanting, meditation, talks with Swamiji and Devi Ma, and time spent in satsang. The retreat culminates in the meditation intensive, which features Shaktipat. The entire retreat will be live-streamed and can be watched live or on-demand through a replay.

Designed with our unique circumstances in mind, this precious time spent in digital retreat will be an uplifting opportunity to dive deep into the heart of practice and discuss how to take that love we find in our inner world out into our daily lives.

The ashram online events team is committed to making this our most interactive online program to date and will continuously facilitate interaction between online participants and Guruji and Devi Ma.

Meditation Intensive

Meditation Intensives are dedicated to the awakening of the Kundalini energy, also known as Shaktipat. Shaktipat is an ancient tradition, passed down from Guru to disciple. In 1976 Swamiji’s Guru, Baba Muktananda, instructed Swamiji to awaken people the way he did. Swamiji has awakened thousands of people all over the world, guiding them through their sadhana with love and grace.

Shaktipat can enliven and deepen meditation, and is suitable to beginner and advanced meditators alike.

A true Guru will have been instructed to function as a Guru by his own Guru, and he will have the power of Shaktipat, the ability to awaken the dormant kundalini energy of a seeker.’

with Kundalini Awakening

What people say

The Intensive was wonderful. So uplifting and full of divine insights. Your knowledge astounds me and you share it so beautifully and clearly. Thank God Baba passed the gift of Shaktipat on to you. I’m looking forward to being able to come to see you again. I’m going to sign up for the online courses in the meantime. Thank you so much for today. I feel like a new person. Full of love and Grace.

S, Melbourne

Yes, I thought it felt like a “real” Intensive. I have taken many during the last 36 years. The effects started earlier for me, as a physical Intensive usually does, with Vani Ma’s MC talk at Saturday’s satsang that was really moving. Though I couldn’t bring myself to get up at 2 am (my time zone) for the Intensive’s live transmission, I  distinctly felt this special atmosphere with a kind of warm energy flooding from the screen when I started to watch the replay 7 hours later. I think this new format is a fantastic one, please keep it! … Swamiji just showered us with inspiring food for thought and practice… Also, Devi Ma’s talk was a real pleasure to listen to, as always. And I always love Lila’s MC talks. The meditations were enveloping.

C, Germany

Thank you, I enjoyed a wonderful retreat. By spending time with Guruji, Devi Ma and the community at the Ashram I was able to bask in the buoyant and alive atmosphere of the Ashram and listen to wise and loving talks that inspire my spiritual journey and Sadhana. I experienced plenty of moments of grace where I was plunged into and undoubtedly in touch with the blissful feeling of the Self (Guruji’s constant reminder to remember). And when I was moving in a wrong direction and out of touch with the Self, that too was intensely magnified, giving me the opportunity to examine my inner thoughts and feelings closely and understand myself better. The Ashram and Guruji’s grace provides a bubble of Self discovery that brings “Light to darkness and darkness to light” plus plenty of helpful tools for living life and yoga. Bhavana Rakho!

Chitra, Melbourne

An Antarctic chill outside, it is wet and bleak. This only makes me feel a heightened sense of gratitude for the warmth, security, love and the decent of grace I experienced in the Heart of Meditation winter retreat.

Teja, Melbourne

Connecting with the breath meditation was unbelievable. I have not experienced a deeper meditation before, so it must be the ‘online’ shaktipat working here! … I learned that my mind can take a break, and the world will not end because of it. … I learned that having a Guru is not only important, but essential. … Thank you Swamiji for all that you are, and what you represent. I am truly blessed that I have you in my life, a guide, a home, a resting place, a pure abode. … That background to the breath, those points of no movement of air, were so tangible, and I could clearly abide in that space (if it can be called ‘space’!). I didn’t want to leave. I learned that every breath gives me an opportunity to connect with that space. I can always go there when anxious or miserable.

Vidya, Melbourne

Leading up to the Intensive, the Shakti was good to me especially in a material way. Your Intensive talks and Q& A were wonderful & informative. The Hamsa meditation is not one I often use, as I have had very good results with Om Namah Shivaya- in meditation & throughout the day. Maybe Hamsa brought up stuff that needed to come up as discomfort in the body, but I stuck with it because you said to. Yet, as I reflect, it wasn’t a lost effort (it was the meditation I was having)…Finally I was aware that the top of my head was like a wide bowl, made wider by the Intensive? Interesting. The Shakti of course was palpable hours before & during the Intensive, but very much still present today, the day after. Grateful. You have given me a renewed spiritual & temporal life for which I am eternally grateful.

Sharvani, USA

What people say

The Intensive was wonderful. So uplifting and full of divine insights. Your knowledge astounds me and you share it so beautifully and clearly. Thank God Baba passed the gift of Shaktipat on to you. I’m looking forward to being able to come to see you again. I’m going to sign up for the online courses in the meantime. Thank you so much for today. I feel like a new person. Full of love and Grace.

S, Melbourne

Yes, I thought it felt like a “real” Intensive. I have taken many during the last 36 years. The effects started earlier for me, as a physical Intensive usually does, with Vani Ma’s MC talk at Saturday’s satsang that was really moving. Though I couldn’t bring myself to get up at 2 am (my time zone) for the Intensive’s live transmission, I  distinctly felt this special atmosphere with a kind of warm energy flooding from the screen when I started to watch the replay 7 hours later. I think this new format is a fantastic one, please keep it! … Swamiji just showered us with inspiring food for thought and practice… Also, Devi Ma’s talk was a real pleasure to listen to, as always. And I always love Lila’s MC talks. The meditations were enveloping.

C, Germany

Thank you, I enjoyed a wonderful retreat. By spending time with Guruji, Devi Ma and the community at the Ashram I was able to bask in the buoyant and alive atmosphere of the Ashram and listen to wise and loving talks that inspire my spiritual journey and Sadhana. I experienced plenty of moments of grace where I was plunged into and undoubtedly in touch with the blissful feeling of the Self (Guruji’s constant reminder to remember). And when I was moving in a wrong direction and out of touch with the Self, that too was intensely magnified, giving me the opportunity to examine my inner thoughts and feelings closely and understand myself better. The Ashram and Guruji’s grace provides a bubble of Self discovery that brings “Light to darkness and darkness to light” plus plenty of helpful tools for living life and yoga. Bhavana Rakho!

Chitra, Melbourne

An Antarctic chill outside, it is wet and bleak. This only makes me feel a heightened sense of gratitude for the warmth, security, love and the decent of grace I experienced in the Heart of Meditation winter retreat.

Teja, Melbourne

Connecting with the breath meditation was unbelievable. I have not experienced a deeper meditation before, so it must be the ‘online’ shaktipat working here! … I learned that my mind can take a break, and the world will not end because of it. … I learned that having a Guru is not only important, but essential. … Thank you Swamiji for all that you are, and what you represent. I am truly blessed that I have you in my life, a guide, a home, a resting place, a pure abode. … That background to the breath, those points of no movement of air, were so tangible, and I could clearly abide in that space (if it can be called ‘space’!). I didn’t want to leave. I learned that every breath gives me an opportunity to connect with that space. I can always go there when anxious or miserable.

Vidya, Melbourne

Leading up to the Intensive, the Shakti was good to me especially in a material way. Your Intensive talks and Q& A were wonderful & informative. The Hamsa meditation is not one I often use, as I have had very good results with Om Namah Shivaya- in meditation & throughout the day. Maybe Hamsa brought up stuff that needed to come up as discomfort in the body, but I stuck with it because you said to. Yet, as I reflect, it wasn’t a lost effort (it was the meditation I was having)…Finally I was aware that the top of my head was like a wide bowl, made wider by the Intensive? Interesting. The Shakti of course was palpable hours before & during the Intensive, but very much still present today, the day after. Grateful. You have given me a renewed spiritual & temporal life for which I am eternally grateful.

Sharvani, USA

Full Retreat

$254| AUDonce off
  • Full access to all retreat programs – live & on-demand
  • Over 10 hours of unlimited on-demand HD content
  • Engage & ask questions via live chat box
  • Includes Meditation Intensive with Shaktipat Awakening
  • Study with a living master of meditation and Kashmir Shaivism

Intensive Only

$108| AUDonce off
  • Live & on-demand HD replay
  • Meditation Intensive only
  • From 10am AEST Sunday October 1st – Melbourne time
  • Submit questions for Swamiji to answer live in the program
  • Re-watch the Intensive at your leisure for 60 days

Concession rates and weekly member discounts

If you are an Ashram Online weekly member paying $24.95 a week, you are entitled to a discount for the full online retreat only (not the Intensive). Weekly members are able to watch 1 retreat program at no extra cost, as part of their weekly membership. Please email online@theashram.com.au for your coupon code.

If you are a concession card holder, you are eligible for a concession price on both the full retreat or the Intensive. Please email online@theashram.com.au for your coupon code.

If you are experiencing financial difficulty but would like to participate, please contact us via online@theashram.com.au

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