Seva Retreat 2020

 Seva Retreat – North India

August 21 – September 3, 2020

Come with Friends of Madhuban 

to the Himalayan foothills of North India and taste the sweetness of SEVA.

THE ADVENTURE

Join us in the Himalayan foothills of North India for a journey of growth and discovery.  This is a unique opportunity for you to participate in seva (selfless giving) and to share your talents and passions.  You will engage directly with the young women from local villages who are part of our innovative teacher training and with children from the local schools.    

This magical place, these people and these moments will provide deep enrichment of heart and soul, changing you and the lives you touch forever.  

THE PLACE

We will journey to the Himalayan region known as Deva Bhumi (Land of the Gods).  Our home will be the Sri Aurobindo Madhuban Ashram in the Kumaon Hills.

THE EXPERIENCE

In addition to seva, you will enjoy:

  • Hatha and Bhakti yoga (no experience necessary)
  • Meditation
  • Massage
  • Activities within the local community
  • Day trips to Neem Karoli Baba’s Kainchi Dham Temple
  • Visit to the Taj Mahal

SPACE IS LIMITED SO BOOK NOW!

 

Itinerary at a Glance

(Subject to change)

August 21 – Arrival at Sri Aurobindo Delhi Ashram, Meet and Greet, Tea, Dinner, Kirtan 

August 22 – Breakfast, Travel to Sri Aurobindo Madhuban Ashram, Lunch on the Road, Settle in, Dinner, Guided Meditation 

August 23 – Spa Circle, Breakfast, Welcome Ceremony/Team Building, Lunch Meet the teacher trainees, Tea, Dinner, Satsang 

August 24 – Yoga, Breakfast, Volunteer at TREC, Lunch, Volunteer at TREC, Tea, Special Dinner w/Anju (about Sri Aurobindo & The Mother) 

August 25, 26, 27 – Yoga, Breakfast, Volunteer at School, Lunch, Volunteer at School, Tea, Dinner 

August 28 – Breakfast, Field Day Games w/the students and teacher trainees, Picnic Lunch & Celebration, Gentle Yoga, Dinner, Satsang 

August 29 – Yoga, Breakfast, Day Trip to Neem Karoli Baba’s Kainchi Dham Temple, Lunch on the road, Dinner, Satsang 

August 30 – Yoga, Breakfast, Workshop, Lunch, Cooking Class, Dinner, Kirtan 

August 31 – Yoga, Breakfast, Day Trip to Nainital for trekking, Lunch on the Road, Dinner, Kirtan 

September 1 – Breakfast, Return to Delhi, Lunch on the Road, Dinner in Delhi 

September 2 – Breakfast, Day Trip – Taj Mahal, Lunch and Shopping, Dinner in Delhi 

September 3 Breakfast, Travel Home

YOUR HOSTS

Rachel Borsavage, Katey Brichto, Cheryl Chaffee and Connie Lobo (Bios Here)

PROGRAM COSTS AND DETAILS

The Program Fee is $1,900

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY PROGRAM FEE?

The program fee of $1,900 covers your accommodations, food, and transportation within India.  A portion goes to FOM for program development and to TREC to support the teacher trainees.  

  • Your $500 deposit ensures your space on the trip and is refundable for seven days after you register.  After seven days, deposits are nonrefundable.
  • The remaining balance may be paid in one installment or divided into two payments and paid in full by May 22, 2020. 
  • All payments are non-refundable after May 22, 2020

WHAT OTHER COSTS AM I RESPONSIBLE FOR?

Participants are responsible for arranging and purchasing their own airfare, travel insurance, visa, and vaccinations (please consult a travel medical provider for recommendations).  And, of course, bring spending money for keepsakes and incidentals.

We look forward to traveling with you and sharing a rich cultural exchange!

More questions? Please reach out to Rachel directly at rborsavage18@gmail.com

Friends of Madhuban is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity

 

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