Open Satsang & Satsang Retreat in Barcelona - June 2024

Information and Registration

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Spiritual Awakening and Non-duality

with Swami Atmananda Udasin

Barcelona (Spain), 28 – 30 June 2024

Dates

Open Satsang
Fri 28 June, 6-8 p.m.

 

Satsang Retreat
(Residential/Non-residential)
Sat 29 June
, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sun 30 June, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Presentation

Swami Atmananda proposes to deepen the theme of Spiritual Awakening in the tradition of Advaita Vedanta.

During this weekend there will be Satsangs, meditation sessions, silent tea breaks, and moments for conversation.
At the time of Satsangs, Swami Atmananda will comment on a text from the Advaita Vedanta tradition. The commentary will be followed by question-and-answer sessions. 

The Satsangs will be given in English, with simultaneous translation into Spanish and French.

Swami Atmananda Udasin is the Spiritual Head of the Ajatananda Ashram, an interreligious ashram in the foothills of the Himalayas in Rishikesh, India. After studying comparative religions and a long spiritual search, he met his master Sri Chandra Swami Udasin in India in 1990. He was then called to a hermit’s life for about 10 years. Since 1997, he has lived in India where he teaches, since 2012, the Direct Path of Non-Duality in the tradition of Advaita Vedanta and offers satsangs and retreats in India and abroad.

Venue

Casa de la Espiritualitat Sant Felip Neri (Barcelona)

« A place for different spiritual practices, promoting silence, meditation, interreligious and intercultural dialogue. We propose initiatives in the field of integral education, arts culture, conferences, seminars, forums that contribute to the construction of a just, united and ecological society. »

Address : Carrer de la Nena Casas, 47, 08017 Barcelona
Website : https://casaespiritualitat.barcelona/

 

How to get there

Simultaneous translation

The Satsangs will be given in English, with simultaneous translation into Spanish and French.

To be able to follow the translation, you will need your smartphone. Remember to take earphones or headphones with you and if possible install the VLC Media Player application in advance (follow these links: for Android or iPhone).

Open Satsang

Friday 28 June

This event is free of charge and registration is NOT required.
Conscious donations are welcome.

5:30 p.m. Welcome
6:00 p.m. Satsang
8:00 p.m. End of the Satsang
Weekend Retreat (Residential/Non-residential)

Registration is required to attend this event, both as residential or non-residential.

Saturday 29 June

9:30 a.m. Welcome
9:45 a.m. Kirtan
10:00 a.m. Meditation
10:45 a.m. Silent Tea-break
11:15 a.m. Satsang
1:30 p.m. LUNCH
3:30 p.m. Welcome
3:45 p.m. Kirtan
4:00 p.m. Meditation
4:30 p.m. Silent Tea-break
5:00 p.m. Satsang
8:00 p.m. DINNER

Sunday 30 June

9:30 a.m. Welcome
9:45 a.m. Kirtan
10:00 a.m. Meditation
10:45 a.m. Silent Tea-break (+ group picture)
11:15 a.m. Satsang
1:30 p.m. LUNCH
2:45 p.m. Welcome
3:00 p.m. Kirtan
3:15 p.m. Satsang
5:00 p.m. End of the Retreat
Non-Residential Retreat

Participants can attend the programme without staying at the house.

If needed, here are some suggestions for accommodation near Casa Sant Felip Neri

 
Meals

For lunch and dinner, you can choose to eat outside or bring your own food and have it in the garden area.
You can also book an on-site meal using the registration form at the bottom of the page. The cost of a meal is €14.50. Only a few places are available.


Tea-breaks

 A fee of €7.50 per person will be charged for the three tea-breaks of the retreat. Water and hot drinks will be served.


Rental of the conference room and use of common areas

A fee of €9 per person will be charged for the rental of the conference room and the use of the common areas.


Participation fees

To help us meet the running costs and expenses related to this organization (Swami Atmananda’s travel, accommodation, etc.), an administrative fee of €10 will be requested to each participant.

Residential Retreat: Staying at Casa Sant Felip Neri

The stay will include the nights of Friday 28 and Saturday 29, in full board (all meals included).
You can also book a room for Sunday 30 (half-board: dinner & breakfast), if you so wish.
 

Rooms available (prices per night and per person, includes all meals)

single rooms with shared bathroom. Full board rate: 64

 

Tea-breaks

 A fee of €7.50 per person will be charged for the three tea-breaks of the retreat. Water and hot drinks will be served.

 

Membership in the Association

This Retreat is organized by Les Amis d’Ajatananda Ashram, which is a non-profit organization registered under the French “1901 Law” on Associations, and is only allowed to organize residential events abroad for its members.

Membership, which is legally required to participate in its activities, will contribute to support the Ajatananda Ashram and the activities of Swami Atmananda.

– Basic membership: €5
Standard membership: €20
– Supporting membership: €30

You will be able to subscribe to the Association’s annual membership for 2024 directly in the Registration form.

For more information about the association Les Amis d’Ajatananda Ashram: https://amis-ajatananda.org/

 

Participation Fees

To help us meet the running costs and expenses related to this organization (Swami Atmananda’s travel, accommodation, etc.), an administrative fee of €10 will be requested to each participant.

Teaching

The teachings are offered on a conscious donation basis.

As a non-profit organization, the Ajatananda Ashram depends solely on donations to cover all its expenses (daily living, maintenance of the Ashram, etc.).

If you feel inspired to help the Ashram promote its activities in the field of non-dual teaching and interreligious dialogue, you can do so by using the Donation Box during the retreat. You can also make an online donation to ‘Les Amis d’Ajatananda Ashram’, the France-based non-profit association which supports the Ashram in Europe (for more information about the association, please click here; page in French). 

All contributions are greatly appreciated and received with deep gratitude.

Cancellation policy
Cancellation on our part

In the event of cancellation by us for reasons of force majeure, you will receive a full refund.


In case of cancellation by you (to be notified by e-mail)

More than 10 days before the start of the programme
Your whole payment will be refunded if the cancellation is received by email by 18 June at the latest.

Less than 10 days before the start of the programme
No refunds are possible.
You may wish to consider taking out personal travel insurance to cover the trip.

 

For more information about the Ajatananda Ashram
Registration form

Covid-19 related safety protocols for attending the Retreat

Please note that the regulations on this matter are subject to frequent changes. We will update this page whenever that happens. Registrants to the Retreat will also be notified by email about relevant changes, if any.

 

Covid certificate

To comply with the current Italian socio-sanitary rules for public events and gatherings, you will be kindly requested to show a valid EU Covid certificate (known as “Green Pass” in Italy) if you are a European citizen, or an equivalent certificate showing any of the following:

PLEASE NOTE: Showing a negative Covid test is not required nor requested, only the Covid certificate (“pass”) will allow participation in the Retreat.

The certificate can be either printed or shown on your mobile, and should be in any of the following languages:

Please, kindly show your certificate during registration at your accommodation venue on the 7th of January in the afternoon from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m.

 

Use of masks

The use of face masks is mandatory in all indoor spaces except during meals.

Social distancing

You are kindly requested to maintain a safe distance from other participants at all times.

Hand sanitizing

Please make frequent use of the hand sanitizing gel available in the facilities. 


Thank you so much for your cooperation!

The Ajatananda Ashram Team

CLOSE THE WINDOW

Ces Satsangs sont coordonnés par l’équipe de l’Ashram et ‘Les Amis d’Ajatananda Ashram’, en partenariat avec Eveil Conscience, et se dérouleront en français, avec une traduction simultanée en anglais. Vous pourrez donc écouter et voir Swamiji en plein écran et suivre son enseignement qui sera basé sur un texte de la tradition Advaita et suivi, comme dans chaque Satsang, d’une session de questions-réponses.

Attention ! Afin de pouvoir participer, votre inscription est obligatoire. Veuillez cliquer sur le bouton “Inscrivez-vous ici” situé sous la description de l’événement pour accéder au formulaire d’inscription.

Pour soutenir l’enseignement de Swamiji et l’Ajatananda Ashram, nous conserverons le principe de la donation consciente. Si vous le souhaitez, vous pourrez faire votre donation au moment de votre inscription.

Le lien Zoom, les infos complémentaires pour la réunion et le texte qui sera commenté par Swamiji vous seront envoyés la veille de l’événement. Nous vous suggérons d’imprimer le texte ou de l’afficher sur un appareil supplémentaire pendant les Satsangs.

Nous vous invitons à garder votre caméra activée et à afficher vos nom et prénom comme nom d’utilisateur ainsi que votre pays pendant la durée de chaque Satsang en signe de pleine participation. À ce sujet, vous pouvez vous pouvez lire ici nos recommandations complémentaires.

Par ailleurs, s’il vous est impossible d’assister au Satsang en raison de vos obligations professionnelles ou de différence de fuseaux horaires n’hésitez pas à nous contacter en suivant ce lien. Nous ferons de notre mieux pour vous proposer une alternative.

FERMER LA FENETRE

Ces Satsangs sont coordonnés par l’équipe de l’Ashram et ‘Les Amis d’Ajatananda Ashram’, et se dérouleront en anglais, avec une traduction simultanée en français. Vous pourrez donc écouter et voir Swamiji en plein écran et suivre son enseignement qui sera basé sur un texte de l’Advaita et suivi, comme à chaque Satsang, par une session de questions-réponses.

Attention ! Afin de pouvoir participer, votre inscription est obligatoire. Veuillez cliquer sur le bouton “Inscrivez-vous ici” situé sous la description de l’événement pour accéder au formulaire d’inscription.

Pour soutenir l’enseignement de Swamiji et l’Ajatananda Ashram, nous conserverons le principe de la donation consciente. Si vous le souhaitez, vous pourrez faire votre donation au moment de votre inscription.

Le lien Zoom, les infos complémentaires pour la réunion et le texte qui sera commenté par Swamiji vous seront envoyés la veille de l’événement. Nous vous suggérons d’imprimer le texte ou de l’afficher sur un appareil supplémentaire pendant les Satsangs.

Nous vous invitons à garder votre caméra activée et à afficher vos nom et prénom comme nom d’utilisateur ainsi que votre pays pendant la durée de chaque Satsang en signe de pleine participation. À ce sujet, vous pouvez lire ici nos recommandations complémentaires.

Par ailleurs, s’il vous est impossible d’assister au Satsang en raison de vos obligations professionnelles ou de différence de fuseaux horaires n’hésitez pas à nous contacter en suivant ce lien. Nous ferons de notre mieux pour vous proposer une alternative.

FERMER LA FENETRE

Informations sur le formulaire de donation

Une fois arrivé sur le formulaire, intitulé ‘Donation à l’association Les Amis d’Ajatananda Ashram pour soutenir l’Ashram‘, vous allez pouvoir choisir :

Carte bancaire

Du fait de l’intégration à la plateforme de paiement sécurisée Stripe, nous vous encourageons à utiliser de préférence cette méthode.

PayPal

De même, grâce à Stripe, cette méthode est tout à fait utilisable mais les frais PayPal sont de 1,4% + 0,25 €

Hors-ligne : Chèque (uniquement valable pour la France) ou Virement bancaire

Vous pourrez nous adresser un chèque ou un virement (aucun frais pour les virements dans la zone SEPA) du montant choisi, à l’ordre de : Association Les Amis d’Ajatananda Ashram. Votre don sera indiqué comme ‘pending’ (= ‘en attente’), jusqu’à ce que nous ayons reçu chèque ou virement.

Virement international – Merci de préciser à votre banque : “frais pris en charge par l’émetteur ” !

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