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22/08/2019 - 25/08/2019 - Arrival starting 4:00 PM, Departure till 7:00 PM
Tantra Sadhana Weekend at the AlpenRetreat
Guruji Rajkumar Aryavart, an Indian master of Kundalini and Tantra is offering a unique sadhana (spiritual practice) at the AlpenRetreat.
This is a special opportunity to participate in a process of purification and transformation as he specialises in harmoniously guiding the energy of Kundalini. Or to simply book a personal meeting.
This won’t be a neo-tantra offering.
There is no sex involved. No relationship work.
You will be working directly with your own energetical potential. Potential which is amplified and brought to a greater harmony by meditation and a process called Shakti Pat.
You will experience authentic tantra as it’s been taught for thousands of years, before it was used as a marketing buzzword.
You’ll be utilizing tantric technologies to work directly on your energetic system, this includes using Sanskars, a combination of herbs that help to open the subtle body to be able to receive the transmission.
You’ll be working with the three main technologies of Tantra:
1. Mantra (sound)
2. Yantra (geometric form)
3. Yagna (fire)
How does mantra work in this process?
A mantra is the sound form of a particular energy. Specific sounds, words or phrases are repeated.
By practicing the repetition of mantras and by verbalizing the sounds internally or externally, we commune with and invoke the beneficial energies specific to the mantras.
Mantra is an important tool used in many spiritual practices to generate the necessary energy to power a certain process. The word ‘mantra’ is derived from two words – ‘manas’ meaning the cognitive mind, and ‘trai’ meaning to protect or free from. Hence mantra is a tool that can be used to become free from the mind.
Every sound has a form, and every form has a corresponding sound. Therefore, every mantra has a yantra, and every yantra has a corresponding mantra.
What is the significance of the yantras we will use?
The yantra is a geometrical design which can be used as a tool for meditation and transformation of the internal energies.
The different geometric patterns symbolically represent different aspects of the creative forces of the universe. For instance the central point represents the absolute or the infinite, the four gates around the edge represent the four directions.
But beyond the symbolism is the true science of Yantras, and its basis is in its geometry. Just as the sound of mantras can be used to transform your energy system, you can use Yantras to do the same.
Yantras can be empowered by invoking a mantra over the yantra, so that it becomes a living form of its particular energy.
That living form is often a particular aspect of the Goddess, such as Tara, Kali, or Saraswati.
Certain geometrical shapes are better than others in holding the energy that is poured into them. If you’re wanting to work with the energy of Tara, then you’ll create a geometry that holds the energy that’s poured into the Yantra. If you use the wrong geometry, the energy will simply slip away and will be useless in the process.
By combining the use of the mantra with the yantra we can experience a true process of Tantra.
What are Yagnas?
The aim of tantra has been to purify oneself without negation of life’s situations, without negation of the weaknesses which we have inherited.
Tantric yagnas invoke energy, shakti.
If you have a dirty pot you take a hose pipe and clean the pot with the water coming through the pipe.
Similarly, the tantric yajnas represent the flow of water in the pipe. We are the dirty pots and it is the force of the water that cleans the pot.
Yagnas aim at uniting the individual mind with the cosmic mind.
Offerings of ghee (clarified butter) are thrown on to the fire whilst reciting mantras.
This is done to connect with aspects such as the cardinal directions and particular energies of the yogic tradition that support the success of the ceremony.
Special herbs or rice, sugar and sesame seeds are further offered to the fire with a specific mantra depending upon one’s personal sadhana or the group intention.
About Guruji Aryavart
Guruji also known as Guruji Maharaj serves as a Tantric Master and Spiritual Guide to hundreds of disciples that have had the fortune to meet him and take initiation into Tantric Mantra Sadhana.
Guruji has been guided by 67 Gurus from various mystical traditions over the past 4 decades. His main practices follow the principles of Shaivism and the study Tantra using Mantra, Yantra, Yagna, Kriya and the Sanskar herbal purification process. Guruji Aryavart is under the direct guidance of Maha Guru Sri Bhairavananda, a devotee of Lord Bhairava Son of Shiva and Maa Chandeshwari.
In the year of 2005 Guruji met Dipti, the niece of one of his disciples. She did sadhana with him and also worked as a translator for him. Later in 2013 she became his wife. They were blessed with a boy named Sharabh in the year 2014.
In the year 2006 Manu Akshobhia and Monika Nataraj became Guruji’s first western disciples. Akshobhia did a strong tantric sadhana with Guruji for many years. He opened the doors for Guruji’s teaching to the western world. Many western people started visiting Guruji and started doing sadhana with him.
In December 2012 the first pilgrimage was conducted to Kaamakhya-Assam and Tarapith-West Bengal with 145 people including Western and Indian Disciples. The second pilgrimage was in 2013 to Jagganath Puri – Orrisa. The third pilgrimage was 2014 to Amarnath-Jammu and Kashmir. The fourth pilgrimage was in 2015 to Rameshwarm-Tamilnadu.
In 2015, under the guidance of his Guru Bhairavananda, Guruji built the Rajrajeshwari Shiva Temple. This temple is located within his ashram – Sharabh Ashram in Parsodi village near his birthplace of Saoner, Nagpur.
What will this sadhana include?
– 3 Yagnas/Fire Ceremonies.
– The making of a live Yantra.
– A session of questions and answers about Tantra, energy, the process, and other topics you’d like to know about.
– Your chance to ask Guruji questions related to your spiritual path.
– Other various activities (we’ll keep this mysterious :). With Guruji, you always need to leave room for spontaneity.
– Accomodation in Single-, Double- or Tripple Room
– Vegetarian and Vegan full board
What will I receive from this?
1. The sadhana relates to Ganesh.
Connecting with this aspect of divine energy will bring a greater strength in your physical and spiritual life.
Ganesh helps you to find your way in the world and gives a strong basic foundation for your own spiritual energy to awaken.
2. You’ll get the rare opportunity to intimately participate in a process of authentic tantra. You’ll experience the tantric technologies of mantra, yantra, and yagna in a way that you haven’t before.
3. You’ll get a chance to meet personally with a Tantric master you can trust, who can help you direct your energies in the right way on the right path for you.
4. The opportunity to go deeper into this work if you resonate with it.
Additional Opportunities outside of the event
For a basic meeting, you will be able to meet Guruji for about 20 minutes and ask any questions you like. For a more detailed meeting, Guruji will conduct a subtle energy body scan and offer his spiritual insights and recommendations.
Recommended donations will be received for these additional meetings to cover the expenses, the cost will be reviewed at the time of the event.
Date: 22/08/2019 - 25/08/2019 - Arrival starting 4:00 PM, Departure till 7:00 PM
Course language: English
Full price for the participant*: € 399,- per person (includes the cost for accommodation, food, leisure tax and course fee for the course teacher)
Costs for accommodation, food & leisure tax (already included in the full price)*: € 216,- per person (to be paid before course start to the AlpenRetreat)
Fee for the course teachings (already included in the full price)*: € 183,- per person (to pay, on-site in cash, to the course instructor)
+43 680 5544324 (Office)
+43 650 5224358 (Beatrice)
+43 650 3110775 (Jan)
+43 680 5055150 (Wolfgang)
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.