About Siddha Ashram Center (SAC) Meditation Retreats
On the first morning of the retreat, the blessing of Divine Awakening is bestowed by Swami Nardanand. Our experience of this blessing is deepened as we surrender to our own higher consciousness, our own divinity arising from within during our meditations. Throughout the retreat, Swami Ji will give talks with plenty of Q & A time to clarify the teachings and our understanding of our experiences. The manifestations of this divine blessing are unique to each of us and this process and encourages independence and curiosity regarding our individual spiritual journey. SwamiJi teaches us that our divine nature is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent, and thus knows exactly what we need to be healthy and happy. Once that divine connection is made, our highest self can lead and guide our spiritual process and daily life. When a spiritual awakening occurs, a person’s life is changed forever.
The aim of SAC retreats is to encourage a healthy body, mind and spirit so we can live a wholesome life filled with bliss, as that is our true nature. We have unlimited happiness and peace, inside us. However, we are focused on our external world and conditioned to think everything we need is outside and suffer because we become attached to these things. The Divine Awakening Blessing will start the spontaneous process where we begin to look inward for our highest fulfillment.
We respect and welcome all faiths who share the common foundation of unconditional love. We share this goal. We believe in empowering people to be spiritually independent of outer dogma. There is nothing to attach to outside as we believe everything we need is within each of us “The Kingdom of God is within you” (Luke 17:21). The philosophy of this organization is based on the ancient vedic teachings whose foundation is the concept of Namaste – the ancient Vedic welcome that recognizes the divine in all of us.