2ND GATHERING AT SHANTIVANAM of oblates, sannyasis and friends SACCIDANANDA ASHRAM – ASHRAM OF THE HOLY TRINITY 3RD – 8TH DECEMBER 2018

2ND GATHERING AT SHANTIVANAM
of oblates, sannyasis and friends
SACCIDANANDA ASHRAM – ASHRAM OF THE HOLY TRINITY
3RD – 8TH DECEMBER 2018
“Deepening our Relationship”
“Deepening Our Relationship with Shantivanam And Ashram Friends”

PROGRAMME
(starts on evening of the 3rd)
Opening and welcome
Celebration for Swami Abhishiktananda’s Mahasamadhi Anniversary on the 7th Dec with invited guest André Mâge
Daily Programme schedule will be available on arrival

Talk on the spirit of the founders of Shantivanam by Fr Sebastian Thottipatt
The Jesus Prayer presented by Sr. Rose Pudukadan
Spiritual transformation in inter religious dialogue – session with Andreas Reimers
Sister Stephanie shares her thoughts on the sacred syllable OM
Group yoga and Meditation sessions
Kirtan singing with Marcos Monteiro and Zen Moraes
Sessions dedicated to community sharing

Visits to some temples and charitable places may be arranged

Separate bookings for pilgrimage below:
Pilgrimage to Thiruvanamalai Arunachala and Ramana Ashram- after gathering
(contact Michael at mjgiddings2002@yahoo.co.uk)

Separate bookings for retreat below:
Christmas Retreat at the Sivananda Ashram in Rishikesh, Dec. 24 to Jan. 2
(contact Zen Moraes zenmoraes@hotmail.com)
BOOKINGS: e-mail Tina at shantivanamoblates@gmail.com
GENERAL INFORMATION: e-mail Michael at mjgiddings2002@yahoo.co.uk

Those wishing to extend their stay may make arrangements to do so.
No charge for the gathering
Usual Donations for accommodation.
Donations towards the cost of travelling for invited guest
Bookings open until middle of November – Early booking would be much appreciated
Last minute bookings will be accepted if rooms are available.
Please contact Michael mjgiddings2002@yahoo.co.uk for advice and information regarding travelling to Shantivanam and any special concerns about transport, accommodation, dietary needs etc. and for a tour of nearby spiritual sights/temples before/after the event.
For further information please visit http://oblatesofshantivanam.yolasite.com/ (click on CONTACT FAQ’s)
DETAILS FOR BOOKING FOR PILGRIMAGE TO RAMANA ASHRAM
ARUNACHALA TIRUVANNAMALAI

Michael has booked 8 places at Ramana Maharshi ashram Tiruvannamalai for 4
nights accommodation at the ashram in 8th- 11th December inclusive.

The only actual cost will be the transport from Shantivanam to Tiruvannamalai.

A taxi for 4 people costs around 4000Rupees

However if we are a larger group then we will use a minibus, but the costs
per person will be about the same.

There is no cost for staying at Ramana ashram, but obviously donations are
welcome Around 300 rupees per day.

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