Prashant Jivan Darshanam Yoga Retreat

Equanimity of Consciousness is Peace, Concentration of Consciousness is Time 

Concentration of Time is Consciousness 

Baba Shantananda 

                 Prashant Jivan Darshanam Yoga Retreat

About PJDR: The retreat envisages the teachings both theory and practical of a great personality “Baba Shantananda” who preached in India for 14 years, and for the last 16 years he has been living a secluded life in the Himalayas. The Sanskrit word “Prashant” means absolute peace, “Jivan” means life and “Darshanam” means vision or to see. Thus “Prashant Jivam Darshanam” means Vision of life for absolute peace or vision that bestows absolute peace in life.

Duration: A total of 6 weeks. The first 5 weeks is for 5 elements (Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Space) and 6th week is for the Intuitive level.

Retreat curriculum: Specific asana, pranayama with mudra, bandha, specific mudras, specific methods of concentration as taught by Baba Shantananda etc.

Philosophy: 72 gospels of Baba Shantananda. (The gospels are originally in Hindi. We are rendering them into english which will be complete very soon and put in the download page).

Techniques and Training and Teaching Methodology: Explanation of each practice according to the guidelines suggested by Baba Shantananda.

Retreat eligibility: The retreat is open to everyone who have ample perfection in Hatha Yoga practices and wants to follow up Yoga as means for transcendental awareness. Sound health physical as well as mental is a requirement however if there is some health issue, this should be intimated to the school before registering for the retreat. To clarify this more, the participant need to estimate these followings:

: To be able to hold a posture of meditation for at least half an hour without any discomfort.

: More importantly long time practitioners who want experiences of causal level to be a guide to themselves and others in this path.

Retreat Objective:

  • Providing of the requisite completing training to the participants endeavour to blossom into integrated personalities with equipoised mind.
  • Fetching the attention of those who want to have a compact discipline into their lives for spiritual illumination for ongoing evolution.

Karma Yoga:  Karma Yoga is an integral part of the Retreat.

Relevant Yoga Books:

 Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha: Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Raja Yoga: Swami Vivekananda

Gospels of Baba Shantananda: a small booklet that compiles 72 basic teachings of Baba Shantananda. 

The Daily Schedule: The daily schedule starts by 5am. All students have to wake up at this time except in some contingencies. The above daily programmes are tentative and subject to change according to need. All classes are held for 5 days in a week.

5.30am to 7am: Personal practices (Recommended ones)

7am to 7.15am: Herbal tea

7.30am to 9.30am: Hatha Yoga and Raja Yoga training

9.30am to 10.30am: Meal time

10.30am to 11.30am: Rest

11.30am to 12.30pm: Lecture

1pm to 1.30pm: fruit/fruit juice

2pm to 3.30pm: Pratyahara and Dharana session

3.30pm to 4.30: personal cleaning and Karma Yoga

4.30pm to 6.30pm:  Practices, its practical method as to how to do them; theory as well as practical

6.30pm to 7.30pm: Dinner

7.30 to 8.30pm: Kirtan, Chanting, video shows, personal time etc. (This is an optional session but participation of everyone brings a distinct harmony between all of us)

9pm: Bed time

The Retreat Fee: Voluntary Donation only.

For your convenience, we hint at the normal exchange rates which keep changing as per the day:

1 USA$ – 68 rupees Indian, 1 EURO – 72 rupees Indian, 1 Australian$ – 47 rupees Indian, 1 Swedish Kr – 8 rupees Indian

The above are the gross idea. It keeps changing but there is always a little bit change in the rates. You can always check the current rates at

Deposit: Voluntary donation only.

Cancellation of the application for the course: For the time being we do not provide this facility. Therefore, properly decide before you deposit the amount for the course.

Registration: Please write to us via our email:, to check the availability of a place. It the place is available we will request you to fill in the registration form online.

Accommodation, Food & Drink etc. Please follow the link:

Hari Om Tat Sat!

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