Applicants who wish to participate for the first time in the Advaitamritam retreat should apply for Vivekachudamani session. However, individuals who have previously participated in the Vivekachudamani sessions during 2022 or 2023 are advised against submitting a new application.
Who can participate?
Both men and women in the age group of 18 to 50 can participate. Only those who are inclined towards the path of Advaita Vedanta (the path of Self-enquiry or jnana-marga) should take part in these retreats. The retreat is not meant for those who expect devotional disciplines like puja and bhajans. It is meant only for those who are ready to undergo the rigorous process of Self-enquiry and meditation, which will mainly involve the study of a particular scripture.
The participant should be free from physical or other ailments, so that he or she can fully focus on the course without any hindrance. All the retreats are going to be held in the English language.
Only those who are ready to strictly abide by the daily routine and the discipline of the Ashrama should enroll in the retreat. Please see the daily routine which is given towards the end. All the sessions are mandatory for the participants.