Return to your spiritual home in the month of Guru Purnima and for the 5th anniversary of the Sri Vidya Shrine. Traditionally, this is the month spiritual practitioners return to the seat of learning and practice for inspiration and replenishment of body, mind, and soul. With this special retreat, we invite you to enjoy the love and support of your spiritual family, connect with inner and outer guidance, and renew your commitment to your deepest aspirations.

Festivities include daily practices of yoga, meditation, breathing, and relaxation; celebratory community events; satsanga with Panditji; and sharing our innate goodness with each other.

Enjoy this special 3-night retreat, filled with inspiration, rejuvenation, and community.

Key Highlights:
  • Ample free time to rest, reflect, and replenish
  • Special satsang with Panditji—Serving the Shrine That We Are, and Serving the Natural World
  • Group meditation in the Sri Vidya Shrine in honor of its 5th anniversary
  • Havan with Panditji
  • Daily guided yoga or meditation class
  • Personal practice in the Sri Vidya Shrine and designated hours in the Adi Pitham
  • Wellness services at PureRejuv Wellness Center (limited space available; call (570) 647-1500 to book)
  • Walks in the natural beauty of the Institute’s campus
  • Fellowship with your Himalayan Institute community
Satsanga with Panditji:

Serving the Shrine That We Are, and Serving the Natural World

As the cloud of negativity thickens, we lose sight of our inner divinity and the limitless beauty and joy our natural world offers. In this satsanga, Panditji will share with you the love and wisdom of the ancient masters which clears our vision and restores our trust and confidence in higher truth.

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

Thursday, July 25th 2024:

  • 7:30pm – Homecoming Welcome

Friday, July 26th 2024:

  • 7am – Guided Yoga and Meditation
  • 11am – Practicum: Awakening to our Inner Home: Guided Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation Practice
  • 4pm – Chai Social
  • 7:30pm – Havan

Saturday, July 27th 2024:

  • 7am – Guided Yoga and Meditation
  • 11am -Satsang with Panditji: Serving the Shrine That We Are, and Serving the Natural World
  • 4pm – Shrine Anniversary Celebration: Special Prayers and Group Meditation at Sri Vidya Shrine
  • 7:30pm – Bonfire (weather permitting)

Sunday, July 28, 2024:

  • 7am – Guided Yoga and Meditation
  • 11am – Closing Session
Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD

Special Satsanga

Join Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD for a special satsanga, "Serving the Shrine That We Are, and Serving the Natural World"

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Sri Vidya Shrine

Celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Sri Vidya Shrine with Special Prayers and a Group Meditation.

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Adi Pitham

The Adi Pitham will be open for personal meditation practice for a limited window of time during this retreat. The Adi Pitham is a sacred space dedicated to the masters of the tradition. It is opened rarely, and only for special occasions.

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Sacred Fire

To mark the 5th anniversary of the Sri Vidya Shrine, Panditji will lead a group Havan - a tantric ritual of sacred fire.

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Fellowship & Sangha

Connect deeply with friends on a common spiritual path. Fellowship is fostered with a Chai Social, a Bonfire, and free time for walks with friends.

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Practice & Reflection

Enjoy daily yoga and meditation classes, practicums with senior faculty, and ample time for personal practice and self reflection. Come away renewed.

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Award-Winning Center

For over 50 years, our stunning 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 in advance.

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Treat Yourself

Our Himalayan Cafe offers the Institute’s signature chai tea, coffee, and homemade cookies and treats. 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.