By Rukmini Abbruzzi
You’ve chosen to have Grace in your life. If you haven’t, you wouldn’t be reading this! You also get to choose how much Grace you have in your life. How often and how deeply you experience your own divine Self depends in part on your own practices. And it also depends on how much support you allow yourself to have from Swami Nirmalananda, from her presence and from her teachings.
Swamiji offers programs that support you in the way that works best for you. Would you like to take a weekend away from home, and dive deep into your own bliss in the presence of and with the support of Swamiji and other yogis? Then the concentrated Grace of a Shaktipat Retreat might be perfect for you.
Or, do you prefer to stay home, and receive Grace in a continuous flow over the course of a year? Then a year-long course like the I Am “Siva course may be just right for you. You can choose between them because both are coming up soon – or you might even want to do both!
Align yourself with Grace at the Conference, then dive even deeper and immerse yourself in Grace at the Shaktipat Retreat, October 6-8, 2013. With the openings you receive at the conference, you’ll be profoundly prepared to receive Shaktipat Diksha from Swamij Nirmalananda, the initiation that awakens Kundalini, the Divine power that dissolves your limitations.
Yogis share the results of their recent Shaktipat experience:
“This is my second Shaktipat and I received gifts from the first of inner knowing…and a higher sense of integrity that have remained with me. This retreat reinforced those as well as leaving me with an ability to be present in each moment more fully even when the moments are challenging. Also I received great joy at both Shaktipats which not only stays with me but is cumulative! I can’t wait for my next Shaktipat!” – Tirtha Richards
“I had no earth-shattering changes. However, I feel my meditation is clearer, and I am happier, more patient and more at peace. Not earth-shattering, but certainly worthy results!” -Beth Richardson
This Retreat is not only open to yogis who attend the conference! All the practices of the retreat prepare and support you to receive Shaktipat. And Shuchi Cilley and I will be there to assist Swami Nirmalananda, and to support you, every step of the way.
I Am “Siva: Year-Long Programme
Our multi-media format allows you to choose a level of participation that works with your budget for both money and time:
option #1 — monthly articles
option #2 — both monthly articles and audio recordings
option #3 — monthly articles, audios & phone calls with Swamiji and the rest of your study group
option #4 — monthly articles, audios, phone calls, PLUS the July weekend retreat
Whew! That’s a lot of options! All designed to fit your budget for both money and time…
Whether you are a new yogi, experienced Svaroopi or are coming from another tradition, this year-long course lays the foundation for your studies in Svaroopa® Vidya, your experiential knowing (vidya) of your own Self (svaroopa). Swamiji created this course to take you beyond mere understanding to the experience of the Divine Reality that is your own Self.
Yogis share their experience of taking a year-long course:
“I think the year-long structure allows ample time to really draw as much as one can out of the articles/recordings, before the next set comes along. The year-long format provides the opportunity to savor and integrate.” – Purna Schmidt
“I like the consistency of the yearlong program. The spacing of the article, recording and talk fits nicely in my busy life.” – Pooja (Erica) Andersen
Or perhaps you want Concentrated and Continuous Grace. You can of course, have it all! When do you not want Grace in your life?
If you have any questions, or if you’d like to enroll in a Shaktipat Retreat or the I Am “Siva course, please contact the sevites on our Enrollment Team at email@example.com.