Come, join us in welcoming 2019 at Osho Nirvana Ashram with Osho meditation, celebration, potluck party, and a special new year breakfast: Zorba, the Buddha style.
It is that time of the year when you let go of your past pains and pleasures and begin the new year with a fresh perspective – mentally, emotionally and spiritually. How about we end the year 2017 with lots of celebration and begin the new year 2018 with Dynamic Meditation?
Osho on new year resolution:
What is a resolution? Resolution is a struggle. Resolution is ego. Resolution is saying, “I cannot live spontaneously.” And if you cannot live spontaneously, you don’t live at all — you only pretend.
“So let only one resolution be there: I will never make any resolutions. Drop all resolutions! Let life be a natural spontaneity. The only golden rule is that there are no golden rules.”
“The festivity is in the moment, in the act, not in the bothering about the results, not in achieving something.”
Total Cost for this event that includes overnight stay/meditation/celebration/ First breakfast of 2019 is only $49.
Here’s our tentative schedule
Monday, December 31st, 2018
3:00 PM – Welcome chai and snacks
4:00-5:30 PM- Kundalini meditation
6:00 – 7:30 PM – White Robe celebration / Evening Meditation
7:30 – 1030 PM – Potluck party/Let go 2017 games/celebration
11:30 -12:15 PM – Dance to welcome 2018
Monday, January 1st, 2019
7:30 AM– Dynamic meditation
8-30-10 AM – Special New year Breakfast
Bring healthy vegetarian/vegan snacks or dish to share with friends. Please do not bring alcohol and wine, we will only drink divine 🙂
We are delighted to welcome you to a 3-day residential meditation retreat with Swami Anand Arun
Swami Arun is one of the first Osho sannyasins and received much guidance directly from Osho. A meditation retreat with him is a wonderful opportunity for everyone interested in Osho and his meditations.
Swami Arun will be traveling all the way from Kathmandu(Nepal) to inspire and guide seekers in the path of meditations. Swami ji is one of Osho’s intimate disciples and has initiated almost 100,000 into Osho’s Neo Sannyas (Disciple-hood). We are fortunate that he has accepted our invitation to conduct this 3-day transforming retreat. We encourage you to take advantage of this rare opportunity! There will be an opportunity to take Sannyas (Initiation) and become Osho’s Disciple.
During our previous retreat with Swami Arun this January, we had a large number of seekers participating. All of them still feel the joy and bliss and want to re-live the experience.
When do we start?
We start the event on Thursday evening at 7:30 pm with evening Meditation. For out of town friends, please plan to arrive by Thursday evening, so that we can get ready for the event.
Due to overwhelming demand, a limited number of spots is available. It is on the first-come-first-serve basis. Please RSVP in advance to reserve your space for the event. It is recommended to participate in all three days of the retreat for a deeper experience but you can also participate in one or two days as your schedule permits.
How to Register?
Or register at Welcome Center when you arrive. You will be asked to fill out the waiver-of-liability form, picture/video release form and acknowledgment of “Retreat Standards” for liability purpose.
What & How to pay?
Participation Contribution: $149
Meals (25$ per day) and Accommodation (40-50$ per night) are extra. Please read below.
Due to overwhelming demand, this event will be sold out. In order to confirm your space, we are requesting you to make the necessary donation and secure your spot for this much-awaited event. Please send the payment as “Family and friends” in Paypal so that we don’t end up paying fees.
If you wish to send a check, please call us at 760.407.6746
We accept credit cards (3% surcharge) and cash at the door.
This meditation retreat is open to all seekers of all level of meditation experience. Hence no prior meditation experience is required to attend this retreat.
The retreat facility is located in Valley Center, CA. Valley Center is located in Northern San Diego County – north of Escondido, south of Temecula and east of Oceanside. The Retreat Center is located just off of Cole Grade Road (accessible from both Valley Center Road coming from Escondido and HWY 76 coming from Riverside, LA or Orange County). GPS navigation to this location is pretty accurate. Google maps link is here
Due to limited parking, we highly encourage you to carpool with other participants if possible.
Some of our participants live within driving distance from the facility and return home at the end of each retreat day. However, it is possible with prior arrangements to spend the night at the facility on a shared accommodation basis. We have reserved spaces only for those participants who have contacted us and confirmed their space for a donation of $50/person per night on a shared accommodation (3-4 person with attached bathroom) or $40/person/night in a dormitory. If you are planning to stay at the retreat facility, we request you to bring the following for your comfort and needs:
• toiletries, towel, etc. The retreat center will only provide toilet papers, recyclable hand paper towels and hand soap.
• Any internal medications: prescription drugs, aspirin, cough syrup, etc will not be distributed.
If you wish to stay at luxurious resorts, there are several resorts within 15 minutes drive from the facility. Few links to the resorts are provided for your convenience. Escondido, town next to us, has many motels/lodges as well.
We have three different options for meals. Bring your own food, dine at nearby restaurants and /or share freshly made vegetarian food at the facility. If you would like to share meals with us, please be advised that we will offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner for a suggested donation of $10 per meal or $25 donation for all three meals. Please contact us if you need details. Water, herbal tea, coffee and light snacks’ will be complimentary. Only vegetarian food is allowed on the premises! Please inform us if you have any dietary restrictions and/or needs. We suggest that you bring your own food under such circumstances.
Our event will start at 7:30 pm on Thursday or you can arrive by 7:30 am on Friday and ends at 3:00 pm on Sunday. As with any events, here are some guidelines that will help you to get the best out of the retreat:
– Please feel free to bring any yoga mats or pillows if you have any favorites although some comfortable meditation chairs will be provided.
– Meditations involve sitting, dancing and lying down so it is suggested that you wear loose clothes. Most people prefer robes or similar clothing. Maroon or similar colored clothes during the morning and afternoon sessions and white clothes during the evening Satsang/celebration are preferred.
– Since the event will be full of activities, it is suggested that you take plenty of rest before the event.
– Please refrain from using cell phones during the event.
– In consideration of people with sensitivities, please kindly refrain from using strong perfumes and other similar fragrances during the retreat.
– We plan to do each session at the allocated time, so plan to be at the Meditation Hall 5-10 mins earlier than the scheduled time.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns about this event.
Krishnanada or Purnima
The retreat venue also offers cameo of breath-taking beauty. Catch an early-morning spectacular sunrise from your own balcony, and by lunchtime you can be basking in the sunshine, followed by whole-day of meditations and celebrations and ending the day gazing at the setting sun in elegance. Juicy Valencia orange trees just add to the natural splendor where you can also practice Zen meditations. Our retreat facility offers beauty, privacy and peace, yet easy access to big cities.