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Heart of Consciousness Calendar of Events

Taught by Swami Khecaranatha

(additional teachers for some programs)
Śaktipata: The Descent of Grace

SF Bay Area: 3 Day Retreat - April 19-21, 2024

In person in Richmond, CA and live-streaming/on-demand.

Throughout the year, Swami Khecaranatha offers 3-day retreats to allow time for a deeper exploration of topics that directly relate to students’ spiritual practice and experiences in life. Guided meditations, śakti transmission, discussion and Q&A are blended into each retreat to deepen students’ practice

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3-Day Retreat / 6-Day Immersion on Maui
Nāda Yoga - Resonant Śakti
Yoga, Mantra/Sound & Meditation

Also taught by Anandra & Michele.

Maui: 3 Day Retreat - May 10-12, 2024
With option to continue on to the Mokārthinā
m immersion and/or schedule extra days before the weekend.

In person at Nityakash, and live-streaming/on-demand.

If sound/mantra is your touchpoint with the Divine, this nāda yoga retreat will set your chant practice on FIRE! Nathaji, Anandra, and Michele embody an empowering tantric approach to mantra, rāga, voice and communion through vibration and connecting to the resonant energy through meditation. Featuring gentle yogāsana for sound-based practices, refined attunement with the anatomy of the Sanskrit sounds, heart-melting devotional call & response singing, and your own resonant voice as you've never felt it before. These become portals into the energetic highway and awareness that carry us into the Divine.

These become portals into the energetic highway and awareness that carry us into the Divine - the doorways that we walk through when the longing created by Grace propels us to return to God's heart. (The immersion that follows this 3-day retreat will explore the depths of longing and how to actuate it in our lives.)

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Śaktipata and Mokārthinām:
The Resplendent Prostration of Longing

Immersion on Maui: May 13-19, 2024
You can schedule extra days after the immersion for an additional fee.

In person at Nityakash, and live-streaming/on-demand.

An in-depth exploration of how, from the viewpoint of nondual tradition, Śaktipata/Grace ignites the longing and devotion within each of us that is the sprouting of the seeds of spiritual practice. You will receive teachings and practices to cultivate those aspects of your sādhana.

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3 Day Retreat / 6 Day Immersion on Maui
Svātantrya-Śakti: The Energies of Freedom

Maui 3 Day Retreat: July 12-14, 2024
Maui 6 Day Immersion: July 15-20
Option to schedule extra days before/after the events.

In person at Nityakash, and live-streaming/on-demand.

Learn to connect to the energy and Consciousness within and develop the capacity to function from there.  

Nathaji will explore how to move through the progressive unfoldment of individual consciousness to find, enter into, and become established in universal Consciousness.

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Yogāsanam & Sakrānti:
Vinyāsa Yoga & Śakti Transmission

Taught by Ācarya Nityani (Jenn Chiarelli) and Swami Khecaranatha

Maui Immersion: September 12-17, 2024
Option to schedule extra days before/after the events.

In person at Nityakash, and live-streaming/on-demand.

When one is deeply immersed in yogāsana, internalizing prana and life force, a spacious openness is discovered wherein the subtle energy of the liberating force of lineage transmitted from the heart of the teacher can be received by the yogin.

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Samāveśa: Immersion Into the One Heart

SF Bay Area: 3 Day Retreat - October 25-27, 2024

In person in Richmond, CA and live-streaming/on-demand.

Samāveśa is a Sanskrit word that translates as divine union or immersion into or absorption by Divine Consciousness. It holds a double meaning: to immerse yourself in something and to become that which you immerse yourself into.

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Nāda Yoga - Resonant Presence

Also taught by Anandra & Michele

Maui: 5 Day Immersion - November 14-18, 2024
Option to schedule extra days before/after the events.

In person at Nityakash, and live-streaming/on-demand.

A deep immersion into the Unstruck Sound: The resonance of Presence. If sound/mantra is your touchpoint with the Divine, this nāda yoga retreat will set your chant practice on FIRE! Nathaji, Anandra, and Michele embody an empowering tantric approach to mantra, rāga, voice and communion through vibration and connecting to the resonant energy through meditation. Featuring gentle yogāsana for sound-based practices, refined attunement with the anatomy of the Sanskrit sounds, heart-melting devotional call & response singing, and your own resonant voice as you've never felt it before. These become portals into the energetic highway and awareness that carry us into the Divine.

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India Immersions

Pratyabhijñā-hṛdayam: Heart of Recognition

Immersion - Dates  & location TBA
Luxury Hotel Accommodations

Swami Khecaranatha will explore the wisdom and practices of one of the most significant teaching of Śaiva Tantra.

One thousand years ago a great tāntrika, Rājānaka Kṣhemarāja, wrote his masterpiece: The Pratyabhijñā-hṛdayam. The title means, “The Essence of the Recognition," which is the knowledge of oneself as an expression of the universal Divine Consciousness. 

Kṣhemarāja gives us the secret or “heart” of nondual tantric teachings: the process, by stages, through which Divine Consciousness becomes the world of manifold forms and then delights in its recognition of Itself, as our own individuated consciousness.

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Hṛdayākāśa: The Sky of the Heart
Essential Teachings of Bhagavan Nityananda

Immersion in India: January 8-22, 2025
Ganeshpuri, Fire Mountain Retreat Center

In this immersion Nathaji will explore the depths of the grace our lineage. Inspired by the Nitya Sutras (the teachings of Bhagavan Nityananda), Nathaji will teach class daily, orchestrate pujas, and sit with everyone in the places Nityananda sat. The entire immersion will be a transmission of the presence of Nityananda as we bask in the Sky of the Heart. As he said, The Heart is the most sacred of all places, go there and roam.

There will be ample time to sit in Nityananda’s samadhi shrine, his bedrooms, and the room in which he took samadhi. You can also visit the many temples in the area, including an ancient Śiva temple, or hike the nearby Mandagani, a sacred mountain that Nityananda frequented. Each week there will be a day-long group excursion to several of the sacred temples and sites in the area.

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Anuttara: All-Pervasive Divine Presence

Immersion on Maui: Attend one or two weeks
Tentative dates: March 15-22 and/or March 22-29, 2025

Nathaji will explore what it would mean for you to live in a fully-liberated Heart, also known as jīvan-mukta, or embodied freedom. He will be transmitting teachings and practices for finding, entering into, and becoming established in Sacred Repose — the confluence of the sacred rivers of energy and awareness practices revealing the stillness/repose, bliss, and freedom flooding into and moving through the ocean of pure consciousness.

Longer periods of deep immersion into the practice significantly shift our experience. Swami Khecaranatha has designed these extended retreats as a time to let go of daily life and reside at Nityakash, our retreat facility on Maui.

In-person attendance is by permission and generally requires prior participation in one or more of the weekend retreats.

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Other Opportunities for Engagement

Take up Residence in the Heart

Throughout history, people seeking a deeper spiritual life have gone on journeys to holy sites to immerse themselves in a place of refuge. Setting aside the activities, distractions, and pressures of daily life and engaging in longer periods of daily sādhana has long been a key component of reaching into the depths of one’s awareness.

It would be particularly beneficial to combine an extended stay with one of the immersions (in May, July, September 2024, or Winter 2025). You can come early or stay on afterwards for several weeks. 

We are also looking for people who would like to stay at least 3-6 months, but the minimum period is 1 month.

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Ācārya Training & Initiation

A lineage is an unbroken transmission of a living spiritual force that is passed from heart to heart. The role of the teacher is two-fold: to awaken the creative power of Life already present within each person, and to support that person as this power unfolds. This responsibility cannot be taken lightly. While it is a great honor to teach, it is really a life of work, sacrifice, and surrender. Read more…