Date: 17 – 19 Nov, 2023
Teacher: Clarita, Uma
An opportunity to deepen the true meaning of inner renunciation
This Second 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 schedule will be as follows:
- Friday, 17 November
20:30 Orientation and moment of inspiration
- Saturday, 18 November
11:00-13:30 am Lesson with Uma
16:00-17:30 Order of Renunciates Ceremony
- Sunday, 19 November
10:00 am Lesson with Uma
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.
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She edits the publications of teaching materials for Ananda Editions Sangha (a branch of Ananda Editions). She has written and illustrated Tales of Joy, inspired by the principles of Educating for Life.
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