The Inspiration - A Retreat in India 8-16 Feb 2024
After nine years of being a devotee at this temple, Weam has created an invite-only retreat for select students (and their guests) to embark on a retreat that promotes change, being inspired to live from a guided place and devotion. It was designed to awaken unconditional love and taste the sweetness of giving to others.
This retreat is based around two themes (Spirituality and Service) and two concepts (Surrender and Devotion). It unveils connection with the Divine and displays how that connection then can drive change and healing in the world. Using prayer, selfless service and Ayurvedic treatments, this retreat is sure to awaken facets of the Self that might have been hidden.
The area we will be in has been built out of virtually nothing over a span of about 30 years by a saint, Sri Sakthi Amma, with a clear vision, unconditional love and limitless devotion. The village we will be in is an ideal example of sustainable, transformative, kind and supportive community living.
You are spoilt for choice with this retreat, you can spend as much time as you like with one of many causes you can support on this trip, or you can have a taster of everything this community has to offer. You can serve (or cook) food at the dining hall which serves between 4,000 and 20,000 people a day. Or you can volunteer to read to first generation literate children at school or teach them a skill that you know. You can volunteer at the hospital that serves people that had no access to medical care. You can plant trees, take care of cows or the food forest under the environmental project. You can spend your time praying for peace for all beings. We will also be visiting a breath taking golden temple, a tree nursery, the recycling plant (where you will see how compost can be made out of food waste) and if we're very lucky meet some incredibly cute elephants.
You will also receive two Ayurvedic treatments and be seen by an Ayurvedic doctor who will be looking over your health questionnaire and asking questions to evaluate your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual state. This will outline any imbalances in your elements and give you guidance on how to return to a state of balance. The doctor then will make recommendations for a personalised dietary plan, daily routine, counselling for your physical and mental traumas, mantras for healing, and prescriptions for herbs (carefully sourced with only the finest natural ingredients).
Location We will be staying in Vellore (3 hours drive away from Chennai) Dates: 8-16 Feb 2024 Recommended Flights Outbound 7 Feb 2024 Gulf Air GF068 20:15 Bahrain (BAH) arriving 3:20am Chennai (MAA) Inbound 16 Feb 2024 Gulf Air GF0053 21:25 (MAA) arriving 00:15 (BAH) Price BD900 for two people (coming together, shared room) BD504 for one person (single occupancy) To book Please WhatsApp or email email@example.com
What your package includes* Your stay and all meals A consultation with an Ayurvedic Doctor Two ayurvedic treatments * Transportation to and from the airport Transportation to the temples and projects, this includes: - The golden temple - The zero waste plant - The tree nursery - The school - The hospital - The solar kitchen - The cow sanctuary
*The cost may vary slightly depending on the treatment chosen or herbs used. It does not include elective treatments and medication prescribed by the doctor. The package does not include flights and visa costs.