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  • Dorm - Bottom Bunk – $420.00
  • Dorm - Top Bunk – $420.00
  • Dormitory - Private – $490.00
  • LGH - Single – $540.00
  • LGH - Double – $540.00
  • LGH - Family room – $540.00
  • (All prices include $240.00 base amount)

Date & Time Details:
Check-in: 4 – 6 pm
Check-out: 2 pm
Friday – Sunday Program Schedule

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Basic Meditation: The Key to Everything

with Rev. Paraman Barsel and Rev. Lakshmi Barsel, Ph.D.

January 11 - 13, 2019

A calm and focused mind can achieve anything, and the science of meditation provides the perfect tools for attaining that focus. Backed by modern science, the ancient practice of meditation is profound, simple, and quickly rewarding.

Discover how and why meditation reduces stress and promotes spiritual, emotional, and psychological benefits.

During this workshop, you will:

  • Experience the transformative practice of meditation
  • Explore a variety of meditation techniques to enhance your practice, including walking meditation, mantra meditation, and breath awareness
  • Learn ways to use meditation in various situations
  • Discover the original purpose of meditation—to realize the true Self

If you have difficulty meditating or simply want to fortify your practice, this workshop will help you develop the clarity and concentration that enable you to become the master of your own mind.

This program is ideal for those who are new to meditation or those who have meditation experience but want to refresh their practice.



I enjoyed the instructional sessions that we received. It was wonderful to have very experienced instructors. — Program Participant
I found Lakshmi and Paraman so helpful, honest, easygoing, intelligent, willing, who provided wonderful examples! I wanted to move in with them! — Michele Fischer


Rev. Paraman Barsel
Rev. Paraman has taught Raja and Jnana Yoga, meditation, and all aspects of Integral Yoga for over forty years.  He served as director of the Washington, D.C. and New York Integral Yoga Institutes and as president of Yogaville–West and Yogaville–East in Connecticut. He currently serves on Ashram’s Spiritual Life Board and with the Ashram Prison Project. He was one of the original designers and instructors of the 200-hour Integral Yoga Teacher Training and has been a senior instructor since 1971. He currently serves on Ashram’s Spiritual Life Board and with the Ashram Prison Project.
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Rev. Lakshmi Barsel, Ph.D.
Rev. Lakshmi is a senior Integral Yoga teacher. She has taught Raja Yoga, meditation, and scripture classes on the Bhagavad Gita and the Thirukkural. She has a Ph.D. in linguistic anthropology and presently serves as the director of the Satchidananda Prison Project and as the chair of the Integral Yoga Ministry.
Learn more about Rev. Lakshmi Barsel, Ph.D.

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