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Meditation Retreat: SatDarshan, Anaikatty

The meditation retreat at Satdarshan is a picturesque place where the practice of mindfulness and introspection happens regularly. The feedback about the events conducted here earlier encouraged us to conduct regular programs every week.

We warmly invite you to our Meditation Centre SatDarshan. As a matter of fact, we purely run it for a noble cause for all the Seekers and contemplators.

The Venue & Location of the Meditation Retreat

SatDarshan is a tranquil resort for Meditation located in a calm and quiet atmosphere in Kottathara. Actually, the highlight of this retreat is private access to the perennial Siruvani River with crystal clear water. A real cool spot, indeed!

Facilities at the Resort
  1. Cleanly maintained room with attached bath.
  2. Three times vegetarian food with Tea/Snacks.
  3. Meditations at the sprawling Meditation Hall.

Apart from the above, there are 9 rooms with attached bath and toilet. Additionally, they can accommodate up to 9 persons.  On the other hand, in case of a group booking, sixteen to eighteen or more persons can stay.

The charges for Indian resident is Rs 600/- per person per day and for Foreigners Rs 700/- per person. (The rates may change. Kindly confirm the prevailing rate before booking)

  • Charges are Inclusive of accommodation, vegetarian food, Tea/Coffee and snacks.
  • Charges for the Events fixed according to the facilitator fee and other amenities.
  • Donations accepted gratefully with reverence, as it will aid the management to function better.
Non Profit motive

The objective of this fee is not for the purpose of revenue generation. Mainly to provide for the maintenance and salaries for the staff employed, we collect this fee.  In addition, we have to take care of unexpected damages due to floods and miscellaneous expenses.  Moreover, the amount we charge is a bare minimum taking into account the individual’s minimum expense for a day. Actually, those who are not able to afford this fee can stay free with food, based on the availability of rooms.

Daily Routine

Following is a general routine of SatDarshan.  There may be minor changes according to some situations and events.

5:30 am                     Wake up bell

6.00 -7.00 am            Meditation

8.00 – 8.45 am           Breakfast

9.00 – 10.30 am         Seva (Selfless work)

12.00 -12.30 pm        Meditation

12.30 – 1.15pm          Lunch

4.00 – 4.45 pm           Tea with Sharing

6.30 – 7.30 pm           Meditation

7.30 – 8.15 pm           Dinner

9.00- 10 pm               Last Event & Lights out/Silence

Points to Remember

  • To maintain the ethos and the atmosphere of the place, Alcoholic drinks, Smoking, Non-Vegetarian food items prohibited on the campus.
  • Children below 13 years are not admissible for the participation (Children events organized separately)
  • This is not an amusement resort.  Therefore, it is important to know loud, noisy and boisterous behaviors are best avoided here.
  • One and half hour’s Selfless Seva is Mandatory for this communal livelihood. Because we consider this as a working Meditation.

Website: www.satdarshan.org, www.yogadhyancenter.com

Address: SatDarshan, 7/634, Vada Kottathara,

Kottathara, Dist.: Palakkad. Pin: 678581

Easily accessible from Coimbatore City – 45 Kms.

Mobile: WhatsApp 9489663755, 9842231582, 9363222785

OCTOBER 13 to 15 OSHO CAMP

There were around 13 participants for this program. The camp concluded on Sunday at the Meditation Resort. We explored many meditations, silent sittings, swimming in the river and quietude.  Summing up, in the future, we are looking forward to seeing more people in these gatherings where silence happens.

Take a look at the Gallery for the pictures of the participants.

If you have any comments, please post them here.

Thank you for reading this post.

Dancing is the quickest way to Here and Now!

Have you noticed when you dance you cannot think?

Try it. Dance for a music track you like and observe what your mind is thinking. You will be surprised to find it can not think!

In fact, you would also find, your dancing has stopped when you started thinking about the thoughts in your head!

Dance and mind…it cannot co-exist!

Here and Now

We normally think time exists in 3 dimensions.  The present, past and future.  Right?

Wrong!

When I was a schoolboy, I thought of time as yesterday today and tomorrow. The exam comes in the future so it was necessary to study today for tomorrow.

In addition, yesterday is gone for good, never to come again. This paradigm continued. That time exists in 3 dimensions.

Meditation and Enlightened Masters

There have been many masters in the past. Many in the present and certainly many are going to arrive in the future. Without a doubt,

all the enlightened masters say one thing or say the same thing about time!

Do you know what it is?

The present is: Here and now!

Time exists only in the present!  The past or future is not time. It is only your mind projecting the concept of time!

Enter Osho the mystic!

here and now

Dance now!

His message to you is very simple. Dance and enjoy this moment, for there is no other moment available to you. Here and now is infinite! The only space there is!

So dance and celebrate this moment is his message!

Mahashivrathri at Isha Center, Coimbatore

Every year I go to ISHA to celebrate. There is a platform available for anyone to dance! 

There is awesome music made available to you through their awe-inspiring arena. The Musicians from all over the World come by invitation. There is meditation, there is a dance, there is a

celebration. Don’t miss it for anything!

When the dancer disappears, the dance arrives!

When the dancer is dancing the ego is present. Therefore, drop your ego and become the dance!

Dance as if possessed, dance as if drunk….drunk with life, When you dance with total abandon, your mind ceases to function.

You move from mind to no-mind in a jiffy.

Staying in the present:

The moment you start dancing, you become one with the here and now! What the psychologists describe as a state of emotional clarity.

Shivratri in its full splendor:

When you do nothing else other than dancing the whole night…you acquire certain energy that permeates your whole being.

You become light, easy on the feet, and like a bird in flight….sheer ecstasy!

The dance of Shakthi

Here and now is the only moment there is. Dance is the shortest route to here and now because when you dance, your ego disappears, the chatter disappears…

Come and join the celebration every year! Why wait for Shivratri, when you can dance anytime!

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