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Live your Higher Purpose

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

Dharma—to live with higher purpose—is one of the four Vedic goals of life including artha (to prosper), kama (to enjoy life), and moksha (to experience liberation of consciousness). It is the foundation for all other life goals—your guide to living fully.
Join Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian, spiritual director of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment, and discover the way of dharma, ancient Vedic wisdom for a truly meaningful and soul-satisfying life.
In this weeklong immersion retreat, you will:

  • Learn what dharma means for your life and discover a way to live your higher purpose
  • Learn meditation, contemplation, and practices from the spiritual tradition of Kriya Yoga
  • Gather wisdom, inspiration, and practical tools for creating your personal plan for complete well-being
  • Enjoy a unique opportunity to study and practice with Yogacharya O’Brian in an intimate setting and gain life-changing insight into who you are and what is yours to create and pursue.

Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian

February 11 - 16, 2018
Sunday-Friday , 5 nights

$420 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Register

Program Description

Dharma—to live with higher purpose—is one of the four Vedic goals of life including artha (to prosper), kama (to enjoy life), and moksha (to experience liberation of consciousness). It is the foundation for all other life goals—your guide to living fully.
Join Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian, spiritual director of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment, and discover the way of dharma, ancient Vedic wisdom for a truly meaningful and soul-satisfying life.
In this weeklong immersion retreat, you will:

  • Learn what dharma means for your life and discover a way to live your higher purpose
  • Learn meditation, contemplation, and practices from the spiritual tradition of Kriya Yoga
  • Gather wisdom, inspiration, and practical tools for creating your personal plan for complete well-being
  • Enjoy a unique opportunity to study and practice with Yogacharya O’Brian in an intimate setting and gain life-changing insight into who you are and what is yours to create and pursue.

Faculty Bio

Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian

Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian is the spiritual director of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment, a meditation center in the spiritual tradition of Kriya Yoga that serves people from all faith backgrounds.

She was ordained to teach in 1982 by Roy Eugene Davis, a direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda who brought the teachings of Kriya Yoga from India to the West. She is the author of several books on meditation and spiritual practice including Living the Eternal Way: Spiritual Meaning and Practice for Daily Life, and is the founding editor of Enlightenment Journal, a quarterly yoga magazine, as well as author of CD lessons on the classic spiritual works: Gospel of Thomas, The Bhagavad Gita, and The Upanishads.

She speaks around the world at conferences and retreats on the value of meditation and the importance of ethical and spiritual awakening to world peace. She received the Human Relations Award recognizing her contribution to positive human relations and peace in Santa Clara County, and is the founder and president of Carry the Vision, a community nonprofit organization dedicated to nonviolence education and helping people discover the potential of ahimsa (non-harming) in all walks of life.

A published author of devotional poems, she is also the lead singer of the kirtan band Gitanjali and hosts Unity Online Radio’s The Yoga Hour, a weekly radio program reaching over 122 countries with inspiration and practices from the yoga tradition.

 

 

Why Attend

  • We each have the innate capacity to discover our relationship with the infinite and realize our full potential in this lifetime. Begin now; there is no better time.

  • Live in harmony with spiritual and natural law—see your connection to all of life and learn how to exist and give in ways that promote peace and well-being.

  • There is a reason we dream—we are made of possibility. Our essential self is unbounded, infinitely creative, and resourceful. Your divine destiny awaits.

  • Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian teaches the riches of Indian philosophy in a fully accessible and inspiring way.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

  • What to Wear

    Comfortable Attire

Accommodations

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
Weeknight rates from $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
Weeknight rates from $175.

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
Weeknight rates from $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
Weeknight rates from $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in mid-February 2018.
Weeknight rates from $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
Weeknight rates from $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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