Retreat with Sri Avinash – Blue Mountains NSW 20192018-11-19T12:28:33+00:00

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Easter long weekend of rejuvenation, healing and transformation

Join Sri Avinash as he guides you on a journey back to your true nature where you feel a sense of vitality and aliveness at the core of your being. The extensive programs are designed to heal, rejuvenate and awaken love and joy within you.

The Awakening Love and Joy retreat is a weekend of life-changing teachings, powerful healing, meditation and mindfulness masterclass, Satori Transmission, individual Darshan blessings, mantra workshop, time for inner silence and connecting with fellow travellers on the path, and much more—all in the majestic Blue Mountains.

Easter long weekend of rejuvenation, healing and transformation

Join Sri Avinash as he guides you on a journey back to your true nature where you feel a sense of vitality and aliveness at the core of your being. The extensive programs are designed to heal, rejuvenate and awaken love and joy within you.

The Awakening Love and Joy retreat is a weekend of life-changing teachings, powerful healing, meditation and mindfulness masterclass, Satori Transmission, individual Darshan blessings, mantra workshop, time for inner silence and connecting with fellow travellers on the path, and much more—all in the majestic Blue Mountains.

Satori Transmission Workshop

The Satori Transmission Workshop is a rare opportunity in the world today, whereby the Spiritual Master transmits a taste of the enlightened state to the recipient.

It doesn’t matter who we are, where we come from, or what our goals are in life—deep down we are all searching for this Satori state, whether we know it or not. It’s a state of lightness, tranquility, strength, bliss and freedom. We spend our whole lifetime looking for this indirectly in our own ways—through success, fame, fortune, relationships, travel, sports, meditation and other achievements. In this sense, it is the ultimate state to experience in our human existence.

It is Sri Avinash’s deep wish for everybody to have a direct taste of this state through his Satori Transmission, to remind them of the ultimate goal of the spiritual path and human life. To experience this state is truly a rare blessing that many years of searching and meditation may not necessarily bring. When we are able to experience this state, a deep peace will overflow from within us and we will glow in bliss, joy and contentment—a feeling of meeting our own ancient soul, a sense of coming home again.

There will be two Satori Transmission Workshops on retreat. Both are the same, just offered at different times. Each retreat participant will have the opportunity to attend both of the workshops.

White Tickets are included as part of the standard retreat registration. The White Ticket includes the group Satori Transmissions and the benefit of the full workshop. It does not include the one-on-one Transmission from Sri Avinash. If you wish to experience a one-on-one Transmission please book a Red Ticket.

The Red Ticket is an optional add-on which can be selected in your booking form for an additional cost. The Red Ticket includes the White Ticket, plus the one-on-one Satori Transmission from Sri Avinash.

Please note that Red Ticket holders will need to select either Workshop 1 or Workshop 2 in their booking form, but not both. Also Red Tickets are limited, so do book early to secure your place.

Satori Transmission Workshop

The Satori Transmission Workshop is a rare opportunity in the world today, whereby the Spiritual Master transmits a taste of the enlightened state to the recipient.

It doesn’t matter who we are, where we come from, or what our goals are in life—deep down we are all searching for this Satori state, whether we know it or not. It’s a state of lightness, tranquility, strength, bliss and freedom. We spend our whole lifetime looking for this indirectly in our own ways—through success, fame, fortune, relationships, travel, sports, meditation and other achievements. In this sense, it is the ultimate state to experience in our human existence.

It is Sri Avinash’s deep wish for everybody to have a direct taste of this state through his Satori Transmission, to remind them of the ultimate goal of the spiritual path and human life. To experience this state is truly a rare blessing that many years of searching and meditation may not necessarily bring. When we are able to experience this state, a deep peace will overflow from within us and we will glow in bliss, joy and contentment—a feeling of meeting our own ancient soul, a sense of coming home again.

There will be two Satori Transmission Workshops on retreat. Both are the same, just offered at different times. Each retreat participant will have the opportunity to attend both of the workshops.

White Tickets are included as part of the standard retreat registration. The White Ticket includes the group Satori Transmissions and the benefit of the full workshop. It does not include the one-on-one Transmission from Sri Avinash. If you wish to experience a one-on-one Transmission please book a Red Ticket.

The Red Ticket is an optional add-on which can be selected in your booking form for an additional cost. The Red Ticket includes the White Ticket, plus the one-on-one Satori Transmission from Sri Avinash.

Please note that Red Ticket holders will need to select either Workshop 1 or Workshop 2 in their booking form, but not both. Also Red Tickets are limited, so do book early to secure your place.

Register

Retreat fee includes meals and all programs except the Red Ticket for the Satori Transmission Workshop.

Accommodation fees are separate and can be selected in your retreat booking form.

  • To view all the accommodation options please see here >
  • To choose a Red Ticket for the Satori Transmission Workshop, please select the add-on option in your booking form (places are limited)
  • The offsite accommodation booking option will require you to find your own lodging in the local area

Early Bird Registration

$450
  • Expires 19 March 2019

Regular Registration

$490
  • From 20 March 2019

Register

Retreat fee includes meals and all programs except the Red Ticket for the Satori Transmission Workshop.

Accommodation fees are separate and can be selected in your retreat booking form.

  • To view all the accommodation options please see here >
  • To choose a Red Ticket for the Satori Transmission Workshop, please select the add-on option in your booking form (places are limited)
  • The offsite accommodation booking option will require you to find your own lodging in the local area

Early Bird Registration

$450Expires 19 March 2019

Regular Registration

$490From 20 March 2019

What Others Say

“The retreat this weekend was life-changing. It’s taught me a lot about myself, it’s given me a lot of peace, a lot of calm. I’ve got more patience now, more serenity.”

Read Chris’s experience

CHRIS WHITE, Relationship Manager, Banking

“I’ve been on the spiritual level for so long, but this is the ultimate experience I had in my life.”

Read Frank’s experience

FRANK LONGANO, Meditation and Qigong Teacher

“I’ve been to one of Sri Avinash’s retreats before, and I’ve been to a few free events, and that just solidified my decision that whenever he held a retreat, I was on it!”

Read Loretta’s experience

LORETTA VISINTIN, Environmental Scientist

“It’s a feeling of coming home, internally—to experience a real sense of inner peace.”

Read Tess’s experience

TESS HUFFAM, Nurse

“This is our second time my wife and I came here. The first time we came we felt like, “Wow, that’s powerful, that’s beautiful.”… And it made us come back. And now for the second time, that feeling just expanded.”

Read Conrad’s experience

CONRAD ZAGER JR, Professional Skydiver

“I recommend it to everyone to take this opportunity to be so close to an enlightened master, who is full of love and compassion.”

Read Fariba’s experience

FARIBA MOGHADDAM, Translator and Author

“The retreat was more than I expected. Well, I came with no expectations, so it really blew me out of the water.”

Read Joshua’s experience

JOSHUA HU, Classical Musician

“Sri Avinash is the funniest Master you’re ever going to meet! The most genuine and happy and joyful, very inclusive…He’s the common man’s Master, he really is.”

Read Helen’s experience

HELEN BICHEL, Client Services, Aged Care

“The Satori Transmission… you can feel it. It’s magical, and you just want to be there. I was like, “I don’t want to leave it—I just don’t want to go anywhere.”… It’s unbelievable.”

Read Plinio’s experience

PLINIO NONATO, Construction and Building Manager

What Others Say

“The retreat this weekend was life-changing. It’s taught me a lot about myself, it’s given me a lot of peace, a lot of calm. I’ve got more patience now, more serenity.”

Read Chris’s experience

CHRIS WHITE, Relationship Manager, Banking

“I’ve been on the spiritual level for so long, but this is the ultimate experience I had in my life.”

Read Frank’s experience

FRANK LONGANO, Meditation and Qigong Teacher

“I’ve been to one of Sri Avinash’s retreats before, and I’ve been to a few free events, and that just solidified my decision that whenever he held a retreat, I was on it!”

Read Loretta’s experience

LORETTA VISINTIN, Environmental Scientist

“It’s a feeling of coming home, internally—to experience a real sense of inner peace.”

Read Tess’s experience

TESS HUFFAM, Nurse

“This is our second time my wife and I came here. The first time we came we felt like, “Wow, that’s powerful, that’s beautiful.”… And it made us come back. And now for the second time, that feeling just expanded.”

Read Conrad’s experience

CONRAD ZAGER JR, Professional Skydiver

“I recommend it to everyone to take this opportunity to be so close to an enlightened master, who is full of love and compassion.”

Read Fariba’s experience

FARIBA MOGHADDAM, Translator and Author

“The retreat was more than I expected. Well, I came with no expectations, so it really blew me out of the water.”

Read Joshua’s experience

JOSHUA HU, Classical Musician

“Sri Avinash is the funniest Master you’re ever going to meet! The most genuine and happy and joyful, very inclusive…He’s the common man’s Master, he really is.”

Read Helen’s experience

HELEN BICHEL, Client Services, Aged Care

“The Satori Transmission… you can feel it. It’s magical, and you just want to be there. I was like, “I don’t want to leave it—I just don’t want to go anywhere.”… It’s unbelievable.”

Read Plinio’s experience

PLINIO NONATO, Construction and Building Manager

Highlights

Accommodation

Accommodation options include shared dormitory rooms, camping, limited private cabins, or the option to have the unique experience of sleeping in renovated train carriages. The accommodation is clean and simple, most with shared bathroom facilities. You are also welcome to find your own accommodation offsite.

Please bring your own bedding.

Accommodation

Accommodation options include shared dormitory rooms, camping, limited private cabins, or the option to have the unique experience of sleeping in renovated train carriages. The accommodation is clean and simple, most with shared bathroom facilities. You are also welcome to find your own accommodation offsite.

Please bring your own bedding.

Camping

Shared male or female dorm room

Single train carriage

Twin share train carriage

Twin share ensuite mud-brick cabin

Offsite accommodation

$30/person/night

Please bring your own tent, campervan or van

$40/person/night

Bunk Beds

(up to 4 people)

$60/carriage/night

Single Bed

(for 1 person)

$90/carriage/night

Bunk bed or limited rooms available with single beds or a double bed

(for 2 people)

$140/cabin/night

Single Beds

(for 2 people)

Free

You are welcome to plan your own accommodation offsite

$30/person/night

Please bring your own tent, campervan or van

$40/person/night

Bunk beds

(maximum of 4 people per room)

$60/carriage/night

Single bed

(for 1 person)

$90/carriage/night

Bunk bed or limited rooms available with single beds or a double bed

(for 2 people)

$140/cabin/night

Single beds

(for 2 people)

Free

You are welcome to plan your own accommodation offsite

Event Info

Karuna Sanctuary Retreat Centre

Saywell Rd, Katoomba Blue Mountains NSW 2780 Australia

3.7km (9 minutes drive) from Katoomba train station and 100km west of the Sydney CBD.

5pm Friday 19 April 2019 – 2pm Monday 22 April 2019

Lush Native Bushland

Karuna Sanctuary Retreat Centre is set in the beautiful Blue Mountains on 374 acres of untouched bushland, with nature walks and breathtaking views.

The native bushland and cliff-top views of Megalong Valley make it an ideal setting for meditation, retreat and contemplation.

By Air: The closest airport is Sydney International and Domestic Airport (110km).

By Train: From the airport you can take a train to Sydney Central Station. At Central Station transfer to the Blue Mountains line, and get off at Katoomba train station. From Katoomba train station the Karuna Centre is a short taxi ride away (3.7km).

By Car: Get directions >

Signage: Once you are on Sawwell Rd, look for the retreat signage pointing to Karuna Sanctuary.

The retreat includes delicious vegetarian meals.

If you wish to have dairy free, gluten free or vegan meals, you can select the meal supplement in your booking form, for an additional $30 for the whole retreat.

The retreat is strictly meat, cigarette, drug and alcohol free.

Karuna Sanctuary Retreat Centre

Saywell Rd, Katoomba Blue Mountains NSW 2780 Australia

3.7km (9 minutes drive) from Katoomba train station and 100km west of the Sydney CBD.

5pm Friday 19 April 2019 – 2pm Monday 22 April 2019

Lush Native Bushland

Karuna Sanctuary Retreat Centre is set in the beautiful Blue Mountains on 374 acres of untouched bushland, with nature walks and breathtaking views.

The native bushland and cliff-top views of Megalong Valley make it an ideal setting for meditation, retreat and contemplation.

By Air: The closest airport is Sydney International and Domestic Airport (110km).

By Train: From the airport you can take a train to Sydney Central Station. At Central Station transfer to the Blue Mountains line, and get off at Katoomba train station. From Katoomba train station the Karuna Centre is a short taxi ride away (3.7km).

By Car: Get directions >

Signage: Once you are on Sawwell Rd, look for the retreat signage pointing to Karuna Sanctuary.

The retreat includes delicious vegetarian meals.

If you wish to have dairy free, gluten free or vegan meals, you can select the meal supplement in your booking form, for an additional $30 for the whole retreat.

The retreat is strictly meat, cigarette, drug and alcohol free.

Schedule

5:00pm – 6:00pm

6:00pm – 7:15pm

7:30pm – 10:00pm

10:30pm – 6:45am

Registration

Dinner

Opening talk, Meditation, Q&A

Silent time

6:45am – 8:00am

8:00am – 9:00am

9:30am – 12:30pm

12:30pm – 1:30pm

2:00pm – 4:00pm

4:30pm – 6:00pm

6:00pm – 7:15pm

8:00pm – 9:30pm

10:30pm – 6:45am

Silent time and individual meditation

Breakfast

Meditation and Mindfulness Masterclass

Lunch

Healing Transmission

Hatha Yoga

Dinner

Spiritual cinema

Silent time

6:45am – 8:00am

8:00am – 9:00am

9:30am – 11:00am

9:30am – 12:00pm

12:00pm – 1:00pm

1:00pm – 2:30pm

1:00pm – 3:30pm

3:45pm – 5:45pm

6:00pm – 7:15pm

7:30pm – 10:30pm

10:30pm – 6:45am

Silent time and individual meditation

Breakfast

Outdoor Hatha Yoga or singing workshop if poor weather

Satori Transmission Workshop 1

Lunch

Singing workshop

Satori Transmission Workshop 2

Nature walk and Meditation

Dinner

Spiritual talk and Darshan blessings

Silent time

6:45am – 8:00am

8:00am – 9:00am

9:30am – 12:00pm

12:30pm – 1:30pm

2:00pm

Hatha Yoga

Breakfast

Mantra Meditation class and final talk

Lunch

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Schedule

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Registration

6:00pm – 7:15pm

Dinner

7:30pm – 10:00pm

Opening talk, Meditation, Q&A

10:30pm – 6:45am

Silent time

6:45am – 8:00am

Silent time and individual meditation

8:00am – 9:00am

Breakfast

9:30am – 12:30pm

Meditation and Mindfulness Masterclass

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Lunch

2:00pm – 4:00pm

Healing Transmission

4:30pm – 6:00pm

Hatha Yoga

6:00pm – 7:15pm

Dinner

8:00pm – 9:30pm

Spiritual cinema

10:30pm – 6:45am

Silent time

6:45am – 8:00am

Silent time and individual meditation

8:00am – 9:00am

Breakfast

9:30am – 11:00am

Outdoor Hatha Yoga or singing workshop if poor weather

9:30am – 12:00pm

Satori Transmission Workshop 1

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Lunch

1:00pm – 2:30pm

Singing workshop

1:00pm – 3:30pm

Satori Transmission Workshop 2

3:45pm – 5:45pm

Nature walk and Meditation

6:00pm – 7:15pm

Dinner

7:30pm – 10:30pm

Spiritual talk and Darshan blessings

10:30pm – 6:45am

Silent time

6:45am – 8:00am

Hatha Yoga

8:00am – 9:00am

Breakfast

9:30am – 12:00pm

Mantra Meditation class and final talk

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Lunch

2:00pm

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Frequently Asked Questions

What you will need on retreat

  • Bedding – doona / sleeping bag, pillow and sheets
  • A tent if you have selected the camping option

Recommended items to bring

  • Torch
  • Meditation cushion (optional – there will be chairs to sit on also)
  • Yoga mat (to lie down during the healing session, and for yoga sessions)
  • Warm clothes
  • Yoga clothes
  • Walking shoes
  • Shower thongs
  • Suncream
  • Hat
  • Any medications needed
  • Toiletries
  • Towel
  • Ear plugs to avoid disruption from potential snorers
  • An eye mask for sleeping comfort
  • Water bottle for convenience
  • Minimal valuable goods

Yes, we do offer a gluten free, vegan or dairy free option for each meal. You can select one of these options in your booking form for an additional fee.

Otherwise, all meals are vegetarian.

Yes, Karuna Sactuary Retreat Centre is just 9 minutes drive from the Katoomba Train Station. Many local taxis and Ubers are available by pre-booking from Katoomba train station to the retreat centre.

  • Out of respect for the traditional culture, we recommend modest dress, avoiding tight or low cut tops, shorts, short skirts or tight leggings.
  • It is recommended for women to wear a shawl or scarf when receiving personal Darshan blessings from Sri Avinash
  • Children must be under the supervision of an adult at all times
  • Meat, alcohol, tobacco and illegal drugs are prohibited
  • Photography, audio and video recording is not permitted throughout the programs with Sri Avinash.

Retreat registrations are not transferable to another event or date.

If you’re unable to attend a Retreat (either residential or non-residential), a substitute participant may attend in your place, provided that:

  • If the substitute participant requires different accommodation to the original booking, their attendance will be subject to accommodation availability and any additional accommodation costs or considerations.
  • If the substitute participant chooses to attend on a non-residential basis, the refund of your pre-paid accommodation costs will be subject to the cancellation policy below.
  • If the substitute participant requires different meal requirements to the original booking, their attendance will be subject to additional meal costs.
  • You must email us to request a substitute transfer, providing the name, contact details and accommodation requirements of the new participant. We will then confirm whether we are able to permit your request, and on what conditions.

If you need to cancel your booking for any reason, the following cancellation policy applies:

  • Cancellation requests must be made to us in writing by email.
  • If you cancel 31 days or more before the date of the Event your full payment minus 25% will be refunded.
  • If you cancel from 30 days to 15 days before the date of the Event your full payment minus 75% will be refunded.
  • If you cancel 14 days or less before the date of the Event your full payment is non-refundable.

The above days are calendar days, not including the day on which the course starts.

Contact

For more information please contact admin@sriavinash.org

or call 0425 429 426.

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