If you have always been curious about the birthplace of Kundalini Yoga and meditation, would like to commit to personal growth and transformation, befriend your soul or help others do the same through the practice of Kundalini Yoga, Counseling and Naturopathic Medicine, then this retreat is for you.
The focus of our retreat would be:
Amritsar is derived from two words; 'Amrit' meaning nectar of immortality and 'Sarovar' meaning pool. Amritsar is home to the Golden Temple, a pilgrimage place for Sikhs and a healing sanctuary for people of all faiths. The temple hosts the holy scripture of the Sikhs, the Sri Guru Granth Sahib. The devotion and selfless service in the form of langar (community meal) present at the Golden Temple are inspiring and transformative. The program's venue is within walking distance of the Golden Temple, where you can renew your devotion and spiritual connection, regardless of your faith.
The beautiful sound of Gurbani music reverberating through the Golden Temple is a healing balm for the soul. The old Jubi Tree, located in the northwest corner of the temple complex, is believed to have special powers. The tree was planted around 450 years ago by the first priest of the Golden Temple.
Location: Ramada Hotel, Amritsar, India. 117/1 Hall Bazaar, Inside Hall Gate, Amritsar, 143006.
Dates: November 16th - 24th, 2023
Times: 8:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily
Is there an activity you crave and repeatedly do in your life that has a negative impact on you, your family and/or your relationships, and you tried to stop without success?
Have you experienced a disconnection from your true self?
Addiction is any pattern of behaviour you crave and find some temporary relief or pleasure in, but cannot give up despite the negative long-term consequences of engaging in that behaviour. Most of us have at least one addiction, whether it be sugar, internet use, compulsive cell phone use, or a more harmful physical substance or behaviour, such as alcohol, opiates or gambling. We use these substances and activities to relieve the painful emotions that we don’t want to feel, often due to childhood trauma.
Addiction springs from a desire to avoid or relieve pain, suffering, and uncomfortable feelings and to experience pleasure and comfort. When we are addicted, we surrender a piece of our autonomy to a substance or behaviour that may provide short-term relief but then has power over our feelings, thoughts and actions, with negative consequences to ourselves, our relationships and society.
Addiction can be healed by reconnecting to one’s essentially spiritual nature, nurturing a healthy lifestyle, practicing yoga and meditation, finding one’s place in a safe, supportive community, connecting to loved ones with authenticity, cultivating one’s strengths, and focussing on what gives us joy and a sense of purpose.