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Internationally renowned Vedic priest and master healer Shri Amarananda Bhairavan will lead a powerful and transformative “Deep Soul Immersion Retreat.” This three-day intensive forest retreat in the Sierra Nevada Mountains will place special emphasis on deep stillness and mental peace.
“This retreat is designed to reflect a microcosm of the types of intense sadhana (yogic practice) that I was blessed to incur in my upbringing in Kerala,” Bhairavan said.  “Through chanting, yoga asana, pranayama (breath work), and scriptural study, I will bring their minds to silence.”
Initiated as a child into a matriarchal, 8,000-year-old tradition of goddess worship of South India, his experiences are the focus of his two books, Kali’s Odiyya: A Shaman’s True Story of Initiation, and Medicine of Light: A Shaman’s Journey through Mystic Space-Time. Bhairavan’s meditation CDs offer a rare opportunity to learn the fundamentals of Vedic and Tantric roots in Hinduism. Combining his background as a Vedic priest, Sanskrit scholar, Hatha yoga master, and healer, this opportunity will include special pujas and homas that facilitate deep sadhana, guided asana and Sanskrit chanting, as well as scriptural commentary on yoga and it’s origins.
Those who have worked with Bhairavan describe his work as profoundly beneficial and life-altering.
Retreat participants will enjoy blessings imbued with the primal power of an ancient lineage of mystics. The deep forest setting will cleanse and harmonize each one’s inner system as we descend deeper and deeper into silence.
Oct. 16-18. Harmony Ridge Lodge, 18883 East Highway 20, Nevada City. $680 (lodging extra). Register:

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Vandana Kumar

Vandana Kumar is a publishing executive with a 35-year track record in the industry. She leads the India Currents Foundation as President and CEO. As a new immigrant, she co-founded India Currents magazine...