Summer Retreat 2014

SRV American River Retreat over Independence Day

SwamijiThe Life and Teachings of Swami Vivekananda
July 3 – 9, Forest Hill, California

For the forthcoming 2014 summer retreat, with its profound subject of The Life and Teachings of Swami Vivekananda, the accent will be placed upon the great swami’s relationship and observances of the Western culture and its people after he arrived to the United States in 1893 – all within the context of guidance and teachings that he felt were most crucial for the people of current times.  To enhance this content, and in keeping with the SRV sangha’s memorization of the Song of the Sannyasin, select verses of Bhartrihari’s Vairagya Shatakam, or Verses on Renunciation — one of Vivekananda’s favorite works — will be selected, contemplated, and memorized during the retreat. 

American River

• Live in holy company for a full week – meditating, studying, serving, and growing together.
• Each morning begins with chanting from the Bhagavad Gita prior to meditation.  
• Daily classes include essential teachings of Yoga and Vedanta.
• Afternoons include explorations and swimming/sunning along the American River.
• Afternoon Chela Dharma class held for teens and young adults.
• Evening devotions at the altar, singing and chanting, meditation, and satsang.
• Concurrent Children’s Retreat — Children, ages 6 to approximately 13 have their own simultaneous retreat. Activities include “salute to the sun,” morning ritual, meditation, Vedic stories and lessons, and arts and crafts.

Location: Private land in Foresthill, California near the American River
Arrival: Arrive by 6pm, Thursday, July 3
Last day of retreat: Wednesday, July 9 (approximately noon, clean up follows)
Tuition: all inclusive

Adult full retreat: $660
Student full retreat: $330
Adult weekend: $275
Student weekend: $140
Adult daily: $110
Student daily: $55

Registration Due: starts now and tuition is due by Monday, June 23

Financial hardship? Call 808-990-3354 to discuss options

Register by email: or by phone 808-990-3354