Advanced Techniques Course, Phase 3

Advanced Techniques Course Phase 3

$801.00$2,960.00

July 11-20, 2019 (Thu.-Sat.)

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If you have any problems with online registration, please call the office at 828.531.9946.

Registration Notes

Register by choosing your options above and clicking “Add to cart”.

  1. After you click the “Add to cart” button, click “View cart” at the top of the page to leave the page and proceed with your registration.
  2. All course participants will need to lodge at Mount Soma and stay onsite for the entire retreat. If you would like to maximize the benefits of the course, we recommend arriving at Mount Soma 2 or 3 days early.

Learn about the Advanced Techniques Courses.

The Advanced Techniques Course Phase 3 includes:

  • Phase 3 Advanced Techniques taught by Michael Mamas
  • Group meditation rounds
  • Follow-up Q&A sessions

Course Notes

  • Package includes Advanced Techniques Course, all meals, all meditations, and 10 nights lodging (nights of July 10-19, 2019).
  • Please note: The Advanced Techniques Course starts at 7:30 am with breakfast on Thursday, July 11 and ends with dinner on Saturday, July 20. If you would like to come early or stay longer and meditate with the Mount Soma Ashram, there will be additional charges payable upon departure.

Additional Important Notes

Retreat Options

Classic Option
With the Classic Option, no work/activity shifts are required. Participants do all meditation rounds (4-5 per day), attend all lectures, and have the option of attending temple ceremonies. They are NOT required to do activity shifts such as food preparation, cooking and cleaning. Student Union lodging options include Basic (shared room), Semi-private (2 people per room), and Private. All accommodations are first-come, first-served.

Economy Option
The Economy Option is discounted from the Classic price. Economy participants do all meditation rounds, are able to attend all lectures and temple ceremonies, and have 1 activity shift per day, such as food preparation, cooking and cleaning. Student Union lodging options include Basic (shared room), Semi-private (2 people per room), and Private. All accommodations are first-come, first-served.

Seva Option
The Seva Option includes free room and board for the 10 days. However, people choosing this option are still required to pay the Advanced Techniques Course fee.

The Seva Option is designed for people who like to help out, and who want to save money by volunteering. Seva (service) participants help out with a large portion of cooking, cleaning and dishes. Generally, these participants do fewer rounds a day than the rest of the group with a minimum of 2 rounds per day. Seva participants will be able to attend all retreat lectures unless they interfere with meal preparation, and will be able to attend temple ceremonies if time allows.

Seva Option Notes:

  • If staying in the Student Union, Seva participants are required to stay in Basic (shared room) Lodging.
  • In order to qualify for the Seva Option, applicants must have previously attended at least one paid retreat.
  • Seva Application required.

If you have lodging questions, please email reservations@mountsoma.org or call (828) 627-6200.

Temple Activities

Retreat participants have the option of attending temple ceremonies. The meditation schedule will accommodate all scheduled Pujas and Havans.

Sri Somesvara Ceremonies during the Advanced Techniques Course, Phase 3 Summer:

Friday, July 12, 5:00 pm – Toli Ekadashi Satyanarayana Puja (Auspicious day for Vishnu)
Tuesday, July 16, 11:30 am – Guru Purnima Havan/Havan for Sarvadevatas

Additional information

Option

Classic, Economy, Seva

Lodging

Basic, Semi-private, Private, Mount Soma Resident, Staying with friend at Mount Soma