Decompress and rejuvenate at this special meditation getaway weekend. Learn, or refresh your practice of an accessible but profound meditation technique that supports your well-being, and can be used daily to sustain a clear, calm, and tranquil mind.

Your practice of meditation will be supported by our Sri Vidya Shrine. Much more than a meditation hall, the Shrine is a sacred space that is physically and energetically designed to help us still our minds. Meditation comes easily in this space and you will carry this ease of practice home with you.

You will also experience the support of our community’s daily schedule with yoga classes, nourishing vegetarian meals, and group recitations in our Sri Vidya Shrine. Book ayurvedic treatments, massage or health consultations at our PureRejuv Wellness Center, hike in our beautiful forest, enjoy solitude, and relax in the company of our like-minded community. Let us help you replenish your inspiration and vitality!

All times listed in Eastern Time. Subject to minor changes.

  • Friday
    • 5:00–6:00 p.m. | Community Yoga Class
    • 6:00–6:15 p.m. | Group Prayers in the Sri Vidya Shrine
    • 7:30–8:30 p.m. | Meditation Skills: Breathe and Relax
  • Saturday
    • 6:00–6:15 a.m. | Group Prayers in the Sri Vidya Shrine
    • 7:00–8:00 a.m. | Community Yoga Class
    • 10:00–11:30 a.m. | Meditation Skills: Finding Stillness and Comfort in Sitting
    • 12:30–12:45 p.m. | Sri Sukta Recitation in the Sri Vidya Shrine
    • 2:00 p.m. | Optional Tour of Moka
    • 4:30–5:45 p.m. | Meditation Skills: Breathe for Equanimity
    • 7:30 p.m. | Community Bonfire (subject to weather)
  • Sunday
    • 6:00–6:15 a.m. | Group Prayers in the Sri Vidya Shrine
    • 7:00–8:00 a.m. | Community Yoga Class
    • 10:00–11:30 a.m. | Meditation Skills: Developing a Daily Practice at Home
    • 12:30–12:45 p.m. | Sri Sukta Recitation in the Sri Vidya Shrine
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Supportive Guidance

Ransom Hare has a passion for meditation and how sacred spaces can catalyze deep transformation. Ransom has been with HI since 2008, completed his 500-hour teacher training certification, and now serves as faculty and is active in HI's Humanitarian and Excursion programs.

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Sacred Space

The Sri Vidya Shrine serves as the spiritual heart of the Himalayan Institute campus. This spiritually-awakened sacred space is ideally suited to silent meditation and group spiritual practice, which has been a cornerstone of the Himalayan Tradition for thousands of years. The Sri Vidya Shrine is open to seekers from all spiritual traditions.

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Award-Winning Center

For over 50 years, our stunning 400-acre campus in the Poconos has been a gathering place for people from around the globe seeking inspiration, healing, and inner balance. USA Today recently honored us as the #1 Yoga Retreat Center in the nation. Come savor for yourself the goodness our campus and community provide.

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Nourishing Meals

Our nutritionally balanced vegetarian meals are consciously prepared with the intention to nourish body, mind, and spirit. Our three daily meals are designed to be easily digestible and to support a meditative lifestyle. Meals are a catalyst for community and deep nourishment.

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Rest in Nature

Nestled in the rolling hills of the Poconos in North East Pennsylvania, the Himalayan Institute’s 400-acre park-like campus offers breathtaking views, scenic hiking trails, and peaceful spaces for reflection and contemplation. Walking is a favorite activity here, either on our groomed hiking trails or on our meandering paved roads.

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Wellness Center

Our Pure Rejuv Wellness Center offers integrative health services and therapeutic treatments designed for accelerated healing, disease prevention, and long-lasting vitality. Explore our many Massage Therapy services and book your appointment. The Shirodhara Treatment is our most popular service, and is an excellent way to allow your mind to arrive here fully.

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Treat Yourself

Our Himalayan Cafe offers the Institute’s signature chai tea, coffee, and homemade cookies and treats on Saturday and Sunday mornings. The Tea Lounge is open 24/7 for self-serve hot teas. The Moka Origins Factory, located on campus, is open daily from 9-4 and serves handcrafted, ethically sourced chocolate and coffee products. Free tours and tastings on Saturdays.