Date: 18 - 20 Nov, 2022
Time: Friday 17.30 - Sunday 11.00
Price: 80€
Teacher: Kirtani, Uma


An opportunity to deepen the true meaning of inner renunciation

This first European Renunciate Retreat is open to all those have already taken a vow of the monastic order of renunciate or aspire to do so.



"Each person is a pilgrim in this world ... 
His is a sacred destination, always vaguely suspected , 
but almost never consciously perceived. 
Whether they do it by their own choice or by blind instinct, 
directly or indirectly, all men are actually seeking happiness, 
an infinite, eternal, divine happiness."

- Swami Kriyananda The New Path

The spiritual quest in the modern age is no longer limited to those who wish to embrace the traditional monastic life. Millions of people around the world, in every life situation, are feeling the call to dedicate themselves to the search for God.

Swami Kriyananda, inwardly guided by his Master, Parahamsa Yogananda on Nov. 20, 2009 founded the a new monastic order called the Order of Renunciates for the New Age, which is for all those who feel they want to follow the inner path of renunciation, understood not as the deprivation of anything, but as embracing those behaviors that lead to true freedom, the bliss of the soul.

This order is open to all who feel such an inner call, whether single, married, divorced or widowed, parents or grandparents, disciples of Yogananda or not.

During this weekend, we will explore the concept of inner renunciation, receive helpful guidance and practices for moving beyond selfish desires and attachments and experience an expansion of our consciousness.

The weekend will include special renunciate meditations, deepening and inspirational classes. In addition, an ONLINE initiation ceremony will provide an opportunity for those who are already members to renew their vows or commit on a deeper level.

Those who intend to participate are strongly advised, if they have not already done so, to read the book A Renunciate Order for the New Age, by Swami Kriyananda.


The program will have the following timetable:

  • Friday, 18 November
    17:30 - 19:00 Long meditation already recharged
    19:00 - 19:30 Prayers for the world
    20:30 Orientation and moment of inspiration
  • Saturday, 19 November
    6:30-8:45 am Long meditation already recharged
    11:00-13:30 am Lesson with Uma
    16:00-17:30 Order of Renunciates Ceremony with Kirtani and Anand
    18:00-19:30 Long meditation already recharged
  • Sunday, 20 November
    6:30-8:45 am Long meditation already recharged
    10:00 am Lesson with Uma

Technical Details

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Price 80 €*

* Membership card not included (€18.00)


Nayaswami Kirtani Stickney has been on the path of Self-realization and a disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda since 1974. She came to Ananda Village in 1975, where she served a few years as co-director. In 1980 she was appointed minister by Swami Kriyananda and co-directed the first of center for Ananda teachings in Italy in Rome. Since 1985 Kirtani has been serving Yogananda's work in Europe through the Ananda Center in Assisi, of which she is the spiritual director. In 1993, she became the first Kriyacharya in Europe. More Live courses by Kirtani

Nayaswami Uma Macfarlane, a longtime Ananda member, lived for many years in Ananda Village in California as Swami Kriyananda's secretary. She is now a Kriyacharya, counselor and teacher of Raja Yoga, on which she teaches courses here at Ananda Assisi. A student and teacher of yogic philosophy and spiritual science for 40 years, Uma has taught in Ananda communities in the United States, India and many European countries. Born in England, she brings a touch of acumen and a pleasant charm to her content-rich classes, the fruit of her long experience. To this day she teaches at the center in Assisi, Italy. More Live courses by Uma

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