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Guru Purnima Weekend Meditation Retreat
July 19 to July 21, 2013

You are invited to join Amma for a very special meditation retreat in Trenton, New Jersey prior to the Guru Purnima celebration. This will provide an opportunity to set aside your day-to-day concerns, forgo ordinary conversations by maintaining silence, and dive deep into the ocean of the Self within - all in Amma's divine presence.

Amma understands the many distractions and difficulties we sometimes face when we try to meditate. Accordingly, she has designed the retreats in a special way. As Amma says, “Silence is the language of God.” In this way, we receive the maximum spiritual benefit from the meditations, divine discourses, and chanting. As Amma teaches, it is only when we look within through meditation that we find the true presence of Divine Mother deep within our inner hearts. 

 

Chakra Cleansing Techniques

During the retreat Amma will teach Chakra Cleansing practices previously only available to those who could travel to her ashram in India. Out of intense spiritual compassion, she is now bringing these powerful Chakra Cleansing practices to the United States.

 

Shaktipath, Divine Radiance Transmission

Amma will once again be giving Shaktipath transmision during this retreat. Amma will place her hand on each participant's head during meditation and transmit her divine radiance.

Shaktipath is an extremely powerful spiritual gift to receive from Amma. It will help one's spiritual progress with an added boost, to awaken the Kundalini Shakti, which is the presence of the Divine Mother in the form of profound inner spiritual energy.


 

Location

The Guru Purnima Meditation Retreat Weekend will be held at:

Lafayette Yard Hotel and Conference Center*

(Lafayette Ballroom Salons B & C)

1 West Lafayette Street,

Trenton, NJ 08608

 

(609) 421-4000

 

 

* (Formerly Trenton Marriott Downtown)


 

 

Retreat Schedule, Fees & How to Register

Retreat registration will begin on Friday, July 19 at 8:00 a.m. The schedule will include orientation, lunch, meditation and shaktipath until 6:00 p.m.

The retreat will resume on Saturday, July 20 with meditation beginning at 8:00 a.m. The rest of the day will include periods of meditation, meals, shaktipath and Amma's divine discourses until 6:00 p.m.

Sunday's retreat will begin with meditation at 8:00 a.m. and conclude at 12 noon followed by lunch.

The Guru Purnima Celebration will begin at 4:00 p.m.

 

Three Day Sessions

1) Full Three Day Retreat Only:

    $251 (Until July 9)           $275 (From July 9)

2) Full Three Day Retreat and Hotel* with Private Room:

    $542 (Until July 9)        $567 (From July 9)**

3) Full Three Day Retreat and Hotel* with Shared Room:*

    $399 (Until July 9)        $424 (From July 9)**

*UPDATE 7/16/13: Hotel rooms are no longer available

 

Retreat Only Registrations are still being accepted

* Hotel room nights included in package are for 7/18, 7/19 and 7/20 only. To book additional room nights at $89 (plus tax) per night, please call the 'Trenton Marriott Downtown' directly at (609) 421-4000 and mention group discount code 'SMVA Trust'.

** Due to the limited availability of hotel rooms during peak periods, the registration deadline for the three day session retreat and hotel packages is July 9. Subject to room availability, the fees will increase after July 9. Please register early to guarantee room availability.

 

Early Registration deadline for the retreat only sessions is also July 9.

 

One Day Sessions

1) Friday, July 19:

   $125 (Until July 9),          $140 (From July 9)

2) Saturday, July 20:

   $125 (Until July 9),          $140 (From July 9)

3) Sunday, July 21 (Half-Day)

   $75 (Until July 9),            $100 (From July 9)

Please register by downloading and mailing the registration form below, or registering online.

We will acknowledge all completed registration forms as we receive them and send a confirmation letter with more information, including guidelines on what to wear and bring to the retreat.

Please note:

~ Children under 17 years old need special permission to attend the retreat.

~ Amma does not grant personal interviews during meditation retreats.

 

Space is limited at the retreat, so please register early.

 

Online Retreat Registration:

Three Day Sessions

1) Guru Purnima Full Three Day Retreat Only

 

2) Guru Purnima Full Three Day Retreat and Hotel w/ Private     Room Package

 

3) Guru Purnima Full Three Day Retreat and Hotel w/ Shared       Room Package*

 

*UPDATE 7/16/13: Hotel rooms are no longer available

 

          

 

One Day Retreat Only Sessions

1) Guru Purnima Retreat (One Day- Friday, July 19)

 

2) Guru Purnima Retreat (One Day-Saturday, July 20)

 

3) Guru Purnima Retreat (Half Day-Sunday, July 21)

 

Registration form to mail or fax:

Guru Purnima Retreat Registration Form.pdf

 

(Adobe Acrobat PDF File - requires free reader) 

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Transportation

 

Area Airports:


Philadelphia International Airport - PHL

Airport Phone: (215) 937 6937

Hotel direction: 42 mile(s) NE

Driving directions: I-95 North, to Route 29 South, to Trenton, Take Memorial Drive (left exit) follow to Stop Sign and turn Left. Turn Left onto S. Warren. Turn Left onto Lafayette St. Hotel is on left.

Lafayette Yard hotel does not provide shuttle service.


Alternate transportation: A1 Limo fee: $92 Base Rate (one way); reservation required. Call A1 Limo at

609-951-0070 or visit www.a1limo.com for further information.

 


Newark Liberty International Airport - EWR

Airport Phone: (973) 961 6000

Hotel direction: 60 mile(s) SW

Driving directions: NJ Turnpike South to Exit 7A to I-195 West, to Route 29 North, to Trenton. Take Market Street exit. Left onto S. Warren St. Left onto Lafayette St.

 Lafayette Yard hotel does not provide shuttle service.

Alternate transportation: A1 Limo; fee: $88 Base Rate (one way) ; reservation required. Call A1 Limo at 609-951-0070 or visit www.a1limo.com for further information.

 

Estimated taxi fare: $75 (one way)

 

Parking


On-site parking, fee: $4 hourly, $13 daily
Off-site parking, fee: $4 hourly, $13 daily

 

 

Other Transportation

 

Public transportation: Provided by New Jersey Transit. It is available from New York City and Newark Airport (EWR) to Trenton; please use the following link for schedule and fares. The retreat venue is about a mile from the Trenton train station and can be reached via local taxi.

NJ Transit Schedule and Fares

 

Bus Station: Greyhound 1 mile(s) NW
Train Station: AMTRAK /Trenton Station 1 mile(s) E


Jai_Karunamayi Yahoo Groups

By clicking on the link http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Jai_Karunamayi/

you can access the blog to post questions, suggestions, ask for information, rides, roommates, etc.

To become a member click on the "JOIN THIS GROUP" button on the home page.

NOTE: The group is moderated to protect against spam and also to ensure that all posts are in harmony with Amma's teachings on honesty, respect, and kind speech.

2013 Guru Purnima

Retreat Registration

Please register by downloading and mailing the registration form, or registering online.

(See information below under 'How to Register')

We will acknowledge all completed registration forms as we receive them and send a confirmation letter with more information, including guidelines on what to wear and bring to the retreat.

 

2013

Guru Purnima Celebration

will be
in Trenton, NJ

Sunday, July 21

Click here for details

"Drench yourself in Divine Devotion." ~ Amma

Sri Pada Puja Sponsorship

Guru Purnima Sri Pada PujaSponsorship Form

 

Contact Information


(267) 210-5676

 or

(908) 468-7829

 

GuruPurnima@Karunamayi.org

 



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