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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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A 3-10 Day Immersion on Devotion and Longing. May 10-19, 2024
Nāda Yoga - Resonant Śakti
Yoga, Mantra/Sound & Meditation

Maui: 3 Day Retreat - May 10-12, 2024
With option to continue on to the Mokārthinā
m immersion and/or schedule extra days before/after the events.
Also taught by Anandra & Michele.

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.

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Mokārthinām: The Resplendent Prostration of Longing

Immersion on Maui: May 13-19, 2024
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 / 9 Day Immersion in Maui or 3 Day Retreat in CA
Svātantrya-Śakti: The Energies of Freedom

Maui 3 Day Retreat: June 28-30, 2024
Maui 9 Day Immersion: June 28-July 6
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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Svātantrya-Śakti: The Energies of Freedom

SF Bay Area: 3 Day Retreat - July 26-28, 2024

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

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

Guided meditations, śakti transmission, discussion and Q&A are blended into each retreat to deepen students’ practice.

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Yogāsanam & Sakrānti:
Vinyāsa Yoga & Śakti Transmission

Maui Immersion: September 12-17, 2024
Option to schedule extra days before/after the events.
Taught by Ācarya Nityani (Jenn Chiarelli) and Swami Khecaranatha

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

When one is deeply immersed in yogasana, 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.

Explore what it means to live in stillness and Presence, immersed and established in the state of Unity.

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Nāda Yoga - Resonant Presence

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

Also taught by Anandra & Michele

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

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

Immersion in India: December 7-21, 2024
Ganeshpuri
Fire Mountain Retreat Center

In Nityananda's presence in Ganeshpuri.

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Pratyabhijñā-hṛdayam: Heart of Recognition

Immersion in India: January 4-13, 2025
Pondicherry
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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Anuttara: All-Pervasive Divine Presence

Immersion on Maui: February-March 2025 (TBA)

Nathaji will explore what it would mean for you to live in a fully-liberated Heart, also known as jivan-mukta, or embodied freedom.

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…