Join us in the Swiss mountains…
Our seminars are about learning to develop and maintain an experience of the Divine in normal everyday life. They provide an opportunity and a space to reflect on all aspects of living; from managing our physical health, our relationships and our professional responsibilities. It is also a rare opportunity to reflect on challenges such as illness and death.
Monks and nuns from Skanda Vale Ashram (in the UK) lead the seminars. They offer satsang (discourses about God), informal question and answer sessions (German translation is available throughout) and three daily pujas (worship). No texts are used, and there is no premeditated plan – inspiration flows freely in relation to the issues and aspirations of those present.
Seminars work on a multitude of different levels; sometimes when we discuss the practical (and sometimes very funny) aspects of everyday life, Grace infuses the room, untangling the pressures, fears and emotional knots we all carry. Freed from this unwanted baggage the attendees often leave feeling spiritually refreshed, focussed and with a renewed sense of purpose in their lives.
The seminars are very much enhanced by the stunning alpine location – a short walk in the mountain air can help balance and enhance the seminar experience. There are simple daily domestic chores such as cooking, cleaning and maintenance that everyone is welcome to participate in.
A video discourse from Swami Brahmananda:
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Each year we hold five seminars at the ashram, in the months of March, June, July, September and October. You can find the seminar dates in our calendar.
The seminars are run through voluntary donations – all food is brought and prepared by devotees as offerings to the Divine.
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