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Guru Purnima Special Celebration

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Ilkley

An invitation to come along to a special Group Meditation.

The full moon in July is an auspicious time in many calendars including the Vedic calendar.  It is the fullest moon of the year, when the moon is closest to the earth in all its orbits.  This year this falls on 16th July.

This day is referred to Guru Purnima and all over India, and in many parts of the world, puja ceremonies are held to give thanks to the teachers in our lives who have helped us on our spiritual and academic journeys.

You are invited to join us for Guru Purnima on 16th July.

In our Vedic tradition we celebrate this full moon with stories, snacks, sweets, and chai!

Weather permitting, we’ll take a walk in the moonlight later that evening to appreciate its fullness.

This event is for Vedic meditators – address supplied on RSVP.

The Soft Road Vedic Meditation Weekend Retreat - Menla Mountain Retreat Center, Upstate New York - May 24 - 27 2019

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Menla Mountain Centre, Catskill Mountains, upstate NYC

HOW TO BE NOW

Life draws us ever outwards in a stream of constant demands and activity. We live in a modern world that’s more and more prescriptive—and as we get inundated with instructions, it’s all too common to become stuck in “what to do”, rather than “how to be”.

As a consequence, we can lose confidence and trust in our own sense of being, doubting the cues from within. We become disconnected from the practices and inner resources that support us—life becoming harder and harder. Yet this is not our natural state.

There is a different experience of life infused with internal stability, self trust, intuitive guidance, and greater happiness sourced from within. We call this The Soft Road.

Come and enjoy this opportunity for Retreat with master Vedic teachers and founders of The Soft Road, Neil and Melanie Kirkbride. Surrender to the simple structure of the days, be nurtured and supported, immerse in the peaceful setting, and experience the insights and profound benefits that come as we let go of do, do, do.

For millennia the call to Retreat has been integral to personal transformation. This conscious choice to remove from familiar surroundings and detach from distraction is even more relevant now—an increasingly rare opportunity to recalibrate and establish deeper foundations from which to progress.

Daily knowledge sessions explore the vast potential of our inner capacities and their power to guide us in how to be now. These explorations include direct experience and teaching of how to cultivate these inner resources and apply them in modern life.

On this Retreat meditators can deepen their practice with “industrial-strength meditation”, also known as Rounding. No prior experience of Rounding is necessary; expert teaching and supervision is included.


Pricing – Per Person

US$1700 – Standard Double – twin beds, bathroom shared with other rooms – SOLD OUT
US$1820 – Deluxe Double – twin beds, bathroom shared with one other room
US$1850 – Deluxe Queen – queen bed, double occupancy, private bath**
US$2180 – Deluxe Queen – queen bed, single occupancy, private bath

** Select “2 Guests” in room when registering for Deluxe Queen

Pricing includes Knowledge meetings, Rounding instruction, accommodation and three vegetarian meals daily. Transportation is not included.

REGISTER NOW TO SECURE YOUR PLACE.


The 4-day course to learn Vedic meditation is a pre-requisite for this Retreat.

Those who would like to participate, but who have not yet taken the course, can request to learn Vedic meditation from Melanie and Neil over the Retreat weekend. An additional fee will apply. For further details email info@thesoftroad.com

Retreat participants who wish to use this opportunity to meet the Rounding pre-requisite for Vedic Meditation Initiator Training should contact us on Registration.

 

“I have asked Neil and Melanie Kirkbride to take over our annual New York retreat because of their extraordinary life experiences and accomplishments even prior to being trained as Initiators….You will leave the retreat with not only a more profound understanding of the Vedic world view, but most importantly, how to use it as a practical outlet in your everyday life and living.”

THOM KNOLES MVS

 

For any questions about the Retreat, please contact us here or info@thesoftroad.com

 

 

Workshop - How to Be With Your Self in the Age of Distraction

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The Assemblage (NoMad), 114 E25th Street, NYC
Co-hosted with Giancarlo Pitocco, Founder of Purposeful

Our unhealthy relationship to technology is holding us back from being present with our Selves and skillfully, purposefully navigating our lives.

This interactive session will empower you with new perspective and techniques to transform your relationship to distractive technology so that you can be more present with yourself, in your life, and with those around you.

"The Art Of Relationship"

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Tick Studio, 44 E3rd Street, NYC

An Expanded Perspective of a Human Experience.

This talk will introduce the Veda’s teaching on the core human experience – relationships – the source, and theatre, for our evolution and growth. This knowledge will provide us with a new perspective, and how to apply this to our personal and professional relationships, for a more elegant experience of life!

Expect an evening that is thought provoking and entertaining, with plenty of opportunity for interaction.

The evening includes a Group Meditation

Free Intro Talk to Vedic Meditation

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- 1 hr - Chelsea, NYC - location confirmed on registration

Come find out more about this easy, effortless technique. Anyone can do it, no matter how busy – benefits come quickly, and keep coming.

Free of charge and no obligation to learn. If interested and this time doesn’t work,contact us at

info@thesoftroad.com

Master Class For Meditators - "The Many Faces of Stress Release"

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2 hrs, Free Of Charge - Chelsea, NYC - location confirmed on registration

Take your knowledge to another level about one of the most important aspects of our practice – stress release and the unwinding of stress.

Recognise the presence of stress release, inside and outside of meditation. Develop personal strategies for stability. What happens as your practice deepens, and how to avoid “re-cycling”.

There are only 10 places available for this class – register now to reserve your spot!

"Becoming Enlightened in New York"

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Hoffman Creative, 315 W39th Street, NYC

Is this a contradiction in terms? What does it mean to live and work in a higher state of consciousness in 21st century New York – and how to cultivate this in yourself?

Stepping beyond the mystical, independent of occupation and individual circumstances, this relatable talk helps us recognise the qualities, behaviours and experiences of an “enlightened” individual – the steps to get there and keep going!

The evening includes a Group Meditation.

The Myth of "Making It Happen"

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Hoffman Creative, 315 W39th Street, NYC

The mistaken belief that we “make things happen” costs us dearly. All that strain and frustration is exhausting, when all the while there’s another way.

Come to this Soft Road Talk – it’s time to debunk this myth and embrace an easier, frictionless, experience of life.

Vitality - The Holy Grail of 21st Century Living

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Kasmin Gallery, 293 Tenth Avenue, NYC

The bar for personal energy is now set so low that somewhere above coping is becoming an achievement! Time to rethink and recharge our approach.

Come to this Soft Road Talk – the sparks of vitality are alive within us all – be guided where to look, how to kindle the flame, and keep it alight.

First Anniversary Group Meditation meeting

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Ilkley, West Yorkshire, UK

In December we held a group meditation evening to celebrate one year of teaching in Ilkley, and to recognise those students who have completed their first year of meditating. Everyone shared the benefits they experience as regular meditators.

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