Bhakti Awakening: Journey with Mantras
with Acharya Mangalananda
July 5 - 7, 2024
Immerse yourself in the transformative power of Bhakti Yoga with Acharya Mangalananda at Yogaville ashram. A devoted kirtan artist, Acharya Mangalananda is a direct disciple of Sri Anandamayi Ma, a venerated Indian saint of the 20th century. Discover the science behind chanting sacred mantras and apply these practices through meditation, devotional chanting and kirtan.
Throughout this uplifting weekend you will learn “Tools for Awakening” to integrate into your daily life. Learn how to apply different spiritual techniques to awaken and deepen your consciousness. Connect with your inner bhakti and fellow spiritual seekers by chanting divine names to beautiful traditional, spirited melodies. Take your mantra practice inward by deepening your meditation with the power of mantras.
Engage in guided mantra chanting sessions accompanied by harmonium, tablas, and guitar. Learn unique methods and techniques for connecting deeply to the divine through chanting and meditation. Join us for an unforgettable experience that combines ancient wisdom with practical tools, to bring spirituality into everyday living.
This program offers:
- Immersive chanting of sacred mantras
- Techniques and ways to deepen your meditation & chanting practices
- Connection with fellow kirtanyis in a supportive environment
- 3 nights of accommodations
- Vegan and Vegetarian meals. Dinner upon arrival + 3 meals per day on Friday & Saturday + breakfast and lunch on Sunday
- Daily Integral Yoga Hatha classes
- Nature Hikes
Yogaville is a safe haven for my soul. Having this rare and beautiful space to rest, to learn and to connect and to grow is a true gift and I am truly grateful. A true escape from my hectic city life. I finally feel like I can breathe. All parts of me feel alive again. — Elissa Gross
Disconnect from the everyday life stuff and experience yourself over and over. A beautiful, peaceful, and simple place to call home for a couple of days. — Yvonne Kelly
Beautiful and restorative experience. I was able to reset, rest, and access an important part of myself. I feel deeply nourished and ready to reintegrate back into my homelife. — Claire Pallandre
Acharya Mangalananda began his spiritual life in 1972, when he met Sri Swami Satchidananda and was inspired to follow the path of Yoga. He received initiation from Swamiji and lived in an Integral Yoga Ashram in Austin, Texas. He was able to spend several retreats with Swamiji and trained as a Yoga teacher under his guidance. After having an inner experience of the great woman Saint Anandamayi Ma (written about in Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi), he went, with Sw. Satchidananda ji’s blessing, to India to find and study with her. He travelled in India with Anandamayi Ma during the…
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