Going Deeper

A Focused Meditation Retreat


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Salt Spring Centre of Yoga

Going Deeper is a set of practices that Baba Hari Dass designed for a cave-like retreat setting. It is a retreat that lends itself to the late fall and winter months, when we’re naturally drawn inward by the short days and cold weather.

This intensive, small group experience is devoted to a deeper level of meditation practice for people who have some knowledge of meditation and yoga.

To support the mind in turning inward, we utilize:

  • a simple, easy-to-digest vegetarian diet
  • the observance of silence (except devotional singing & chanting)
  • a cave-like atmosphere of seclusion where lights are kept to a minimum
Buddha

Each day includes several hours devoted to spiritual practices (sādhana) created specifically for this retreat by Baba Hari Dass. The sādhana includes meditation, prāṇāyāma, and āsana. Devotional rituals, chanting, and spiritual stories also form part of this special experience.

The retreat features a considerable amount of seated practice each day, so participants should have a good familiarity with meditation and yoga practice in general.

Enrollment is limited, so we encourage you to register early!


Schedule

Friday
4:00 pm Arrival, Registration
6:00 pm Dinner
7:30 pm Opening Circle and Orientation
Saturday, Sunday and Monday
5:00 am Wake up, personal cleansing practices
5:30 am Warm ups
6:00 am Morning practice of various prāṇāyāma and meditations
9:30 am Āsana
10:45 am Break
11:00 am Morning meal
12:00 pm Personal time for reading, individual practice, or reflection
2:00 pm Āsana
3:30 pm Break
4:00 pm Evening practice of Vedic prayers, prāṇāyāma, and meditations
5:30 pm Ārati (devotional ritual) and song
6:00 pmEvening meal
7:15 pm Mantra, singing, and spiritual stories
8:45 pm Closing and bedtime
Tuesday
5:00 am Wake up, personal cleansing practices
5:30 am Warm ups
6:00 am Morning practice of various prāṇāyāma and meditations
9:30 am Āsana
10:45 am Break
11:00 am Morning meal
12:00 pm Closing circle
12:30 – 1:00 pm Program ends after closing circle

Fees

The total cost for the retreat will vary according to the accommodation type chosen.

The fees include the tuition for the retreat, as well as accommodations, vegetarian meals, tea bar, and facility use from Friday to Tuesday.

Accommodation TypeTotal per Person
Shared** with shared bathroom Sold out for 2019
Private with shared bathroomSold out for 2019
Private with ensuite Sold Out for 2019

  • Taxes are not included in the above-listed prices
  • Shared rooms have 2-3 twin beds per room. Please contact us if you have a preference or questions about shared accommodations
  • Commuter rates include meals

From our Newsletter

Read about Arpita Ezell’s experience attending the Going Deeper Retreat at our sister centre (Mount Madonna Centre).