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11/06/2017 - 18/06/2017 - Arrival starting 4:00 PM, Departure till 12:00 PM
Vedic Silence Retreat with Om Baba
Seven days of the genuine Yogic way of life, comprising traditional practices like Japa, Meditation, Yoga, Kirtan, Satsang, Karma Yoga, harmoniously combined into a full-day program.
The silent Vedic Retreat is a harmonious blending of the clear and direct teachings of Advaita-Vedanta with the more practical teachings of the Yogic tradition, like meditations, Japa(repetition of mantras), Kirtan, Yoga classes and many other traditional practices. The retreat shall be conducted by Om Baba, a master of Advaita-Vedanta, and a close disciple of one of the greatest Sages of our times, Shri Saccha Baba Maharaj.
“When a human being turns somehow his eyes towards his divine nature, and a longing appears in his Heart for Self-realization, then prayer is born. That prayer soon blossoms further into action – it becomes spiritual practice (Sadhana). In the Vedic Sadhana Retreat we learn the traditional spiritual practices of the Sannyasins/Yogis, as taught by one of the greatest Sages of out time, Shri Saccha Baba Maharaj. We learn how to transform our everyday actions into spiritual practice – how to transform our life into an active prayer for Self-Realization.”
The retreat starts on Sunday, please schedule your arrival accordingly, and ends on Sunday 1800 hrs in the evening.
The Sadhana Retreat will be offered on a suggested donation of €385 – €950.
However, everyone is welcome to contribute according to his capacity, as well as to how he evaluates what he has received.
The purpose of donation:
- is an act of gratitude for what one has received
- is like alms offered in the begging-bowl of a monk
- is a support of a spiritual place, so that it may continue to welcome us
- is like an offering of water to the tree of spirituality to helps it grow and expand
- is like a roof that seals and protects what we have learned
- is the necessary final step in our spiritual training
Originally born in Greece, Om Baba feels his life began on a blessed day in November of 2002, when he met his Master, the great sage Shri Saccha Baba Maharaj.
He describes that experience as: “That Supreme Self, that cannot be seen by the eyes and cannot be grasped by the intellect, took a human form of indescribable beauty, and appeared before me in order to guide me back to Him.”
Shortly after the meeting with his Master, Om Baba, realizing the meaningless, evanescent nature of the world, cut off all bonds with his past life, and dedicated himself, body, mind and spirit to the quest for Truth. Saccha Baba initiated him in the order of Sannyasins, and asked him to embrace a silent and reclusive life.
For seven years he stayed in silence and seclusion and being free from all distractions he dived deeply in the traditional yogic practices and in the study of the scriptures. He practiced with great enthusiasm and sincerity the four main paths of Yoga; Karma Yoga, Raja Yoga, Bhakti Yoga and Ghyan Yoga and reached to the certain conclusion that all these paths are “genuine highways to the Truth”.
After nine years of intense practice and service to his Master, Om Baba felt that his time of seclusion has been completed, and the time to share his realization is dawning. The great Saccha Baba inspired him to do so and blessed him. A little time after, the great sage left His mortal frame.
Since then (2011) Om Baba has been travelling extensively to Europe and Asia, sharing Satsangs and Kirtans, and organizing the Vedic Sadhana and the Advaita Retreats.
Having grown in the Vedic environment of his Guru’s Ashram in Rishikesh, India, and having studied many different spiritual paths, his teachings are not limited to a specific religion, or creed, but are rather inspired by the “golden synthesis” that all great masters have followed, i.e. Love and Knowledge.
He teaches that Knowledge of God(Ghyana) and Devotion to God (Bhakti) are like the two wings of the bird of Happiness. If any of the two are missing, the bird will be, like a cripple, unable to fly.
His vision is “not to change the one dream into another, but to fully wake up from sleep”.
In this manner he teaches that realization of our true Self, is the one and only way to be free from the pains of the world. And that realization is not the privilege of a few “chosen ones”, but the birthright of all human beings.
Although a master of Advaita Vedanta, he gives great emphasis to the necessity for spiritual practice, urging the seekers to dedicate a minimum of two hours per day to their Sadhana. He teaches: “The daily practice is more important than brushing your teeth! You can skip brushing your teeth or washing your body, or taking food, but in no case your spiritual practice! Taking breakfast without having worshipped the Supreme Being for a minimum of one hour, is bad Karma for the seeker of Truth!”
In the Vedic Sadhana Retreats he teaches many different traditional practices and inspires the seekers to incorporate one or the other in his/her everyday life. While in the Advaita Retreatshe focuses in the discovery and recognition of our true, blissful Being.
He himself, ever dedicated to the service of all those who thirst for the Truth, he travels around the world and happily shares the invaluable gift of Knowledge so gracefully offered to him by his beloved Master, the great sage Shri Saccha Baba Maharaj.
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti
Date: 11/06/2017 - 18/06/2017 - Arrival starting 4:00 PM, Departure till 12:00 PM
Course language: English & German
Flexible price:385€ - 950€,-
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How to find us
- 30min drive from the German border, 1 ½ hr from Italy and 1 hr from Switzerland to the AlpenRetreat on the Tyrolean Fernpass
- airport Memmingen (München West) Within 1 hour 20min drive and Innsbruck airport within 50min drive, Munich airport 2 hr drive
- Bus connections from the surrounding cities directly to our doorstep
- 5 train stations within 30 min drive: Lermoos, Ehrwald, Imst/Pitztal, Garmisch-Patenkirchen and Reutte.
- Airport pick up and drop off is possible (a fee will apply)
Located on the Tyrolean Fernpass, in the north-west of Austria, close to the German border the AlpenRetreat is easily reached via the Fernpassstrasse B179 (E532).
At the top of the Fernpass (Fernpasshöhe) there is a petrol station named "Dolle". Opposite of it on the other side of the street is a roadside restaurant (Fernpaß Rast), a red building, and a big yellow building (the former Fernpass hotel). Follow the small street between the restaurant and the yellow house for about 200m and you have reached the AlpenRetreat.
Places connected by the Fernpassstraße
Füssen – Reutte – Heiterwang – Lermooser Tunnel – Fernpass (AlpenRetreat) – Nassereith. At the border-tunnel in Füssen the Fernpasstrasse connects with the federal highway 310 and the A 7. In Nassereith it merges into the B 189 along the Inntal (Inn valley) in direction south-east towards Telfs and in south-west direction towards Imst.
In winter it is compulsory in Austria to have winter tires on your car. Although the Fernpassstrasse is well maintained and therefore easily accessible, sometimes the streets can still be covered in snow. In exceptional cases snow chains may be required (very rarely). If you are coming with a rental car, make sure it is equipped with winter tires (the rental company is obliged to provide this).
For train connections inside Austria please check www.oebb.at/en (closest train stations "Imst/Pitztal", "Lermoos", "Ehrwald", "Reutte")
For train connections from/to Germany please check www.bahn.com/en (closest train stations "Imst/Pitztal", "Lermoos", "Ehrwald", "Reutte")
Time tables and ticket reservation inside Tirol : www.vvt.at/en (closest bus stop to the AlpenRetreat is "Hotel Fernpasshöhe" or "Nassereith-Postplatz").
Time tables and ticket reservation from/to Munich: www.meinfernbus.de/en (closest bus stop is train station "Garmisch/Partenkirchen")
AlpenRetreat Transfer- und Pick-up Service
Our pick up service is meant for arrivals where public transportation is not possible anymore. Please try to reach Lermoos, Nassereith or Imst on your own.
Train station Lermoos and Ehrwald: 15€*
Bus station Nassereith-Postplatz: 15€*
Train station Imst/Pitztal: 40€*
Train station Garmisch/Partenkirchen: 45€*
Train station Füssen: 40€*
Train station Reutte: 40€*
Airport Innsbruck: 75€*
Airport München: 145€*
*The prices are per direction (pick-up- or drop-off) per car. If more guests share a car, the costs are divided between them.
Distance: 64 km
By car from the airport: aprox. 55min
By bus from the airport: Take the bus line F at the airport to the main train station in Innsbruck (Innsbrucker Hauptbahnhof), from there take the "Regionalbus" directly to the bus station "Nassereith Postplatz" or "Hotel Fernpasshöhe" aprox. 1 h 10 min. Time table on www.vvt.at/en
By train from Innsbruck: From "Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof" (main train station) to train station "Imst/Pitztal". Time table on www.oebb.at/en
Transfer from/to train station Imst/Pitztal: 40€*
Distance: 118 km
By car from the Airport: aprox. 1h 20min
Take the bus to the Memmingen train station. From there you can take a train to Lermoos via Kempten and Reutte. Please check the time table on www.bahn.com/en
Distance: 161 km
By car from the airport: aprox. 55min
By bus from the airport: You can get on www.meinfernbus.de/en (big green bus) directly at the terminal. It goes to Garmisch-Partenkirchen train station. From there you can take the train to Lermoos or
Bus ticket and time table on www.meinfernbus.de/en
By train from the airport: Go via train to Munich main train station (München Hauptbahnhof). From there take the train to Garmisch-Partenkirchen and onward to Lermoos or Ehrwald.