Read here the Advaita Vedanta retreat testimonial of Hanuman. He is a public bus driver from a provincial town in South-West Germany. He writes about his experiences about the Enlighten Life retreat in Tuscany, Italy.
My testimonial: A magnificent encounter with Madhukar
The ride from Rutesheim via Lucerne to Monticello Amiata went smoothly, without any difficulties and took about 14 hours. The retreat location, situated in remote nature, was very pleasant and I was able to relax quickly. The Satsang times in the Advaita Vedanta retreat were very flexible, even though I would have wished to have a more fixed Satsang structure. However, the way our beloved Guruji arranged it was somehow always fitting. I consider personal encounters with the master during meals or on excursions to be very exclusive and special, and that is why there is somehow always Satsang , also outside the official Satsangs.
Very interesting was to get to know the ancient Guru Purnima ritual. It was very powerful, where I literally experienced a bright light being implanted in my solar plexus. Here a transformation happened, a beautiful change took place. Experiencing the celebration together with all the other participants during the Guru Purnima ritual was very precious. We were ecstatically joyful even two days after.
The best usually comes at the end and that was my personal meeting with Madhukar in Satsang on Thursday, the 09.07.2020. The effect of this personal encounter with Madhukarji was apparently very extensive and cannot be fully grasped by me at the moment. This was the mysterious highlight of the entire Advaita Vedanta retreat for me. Thank you very much for this retreat!