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A detox retreat in an ashram in India promises not only physical cleansing, but also mental and spiritual renewal. These retreats have become a popular way to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and sharpen your senses. In this article, I will take you on a journey to an ashram where silence, Satsang, Ayurvedic food and the teachings of Advaita, especially in the master lineage of Ramana Maharshi, are the main protagonists of an intensive detox program.
The basis for your detox is your ashram experience
The ashram we explore is located off the beaten track in the south of India. Surrounded by lush nature and an atmosphere of tranquillity, it serves as a retreat for those seeking inner peace and spiritual renewal. Everyday life begins with the morning sun rising over Mount Arunachala. The surroundings are bathed in a golden light.
During the retreat, you have the opportunity to retreat, to withdraw in order to immerse yourself in silence and meditation. At the same time, the ashram offers times of community in which satsang, yoga and communal meals take place. You live either in a small bungalow or a single room for personal retreat or in communal rooms.
Participating in ashram life is a joyful experience and you can even help out. These diverse options create a balanced experience between personal retreat and communal immersion in silent detox.
Silence as the key to detox and transformation
One of the outstanding features of this detox retreat is the practice of silence. Participants are encouraged to speak only in the satsangs during their stay to create space for inner reflection. These take place twice a day. Outside of these times, everyone remains in silence on their own, without cell phones, the Internet or computers. The silence allows participants to detach themselves from the noise of everyday life and the distraction of digital devices and establish a deeper connection with themselves. Meditation and mindfulness help to reinforce the effect of silence in the daily routine. Read on to find out more: What is a silent retreat?
Satsang in the spirit of Advaita
A central component of the daily Satsangs is the teaching of Advaita, inspired by the master lineage of Ramana Maharshi and Papaji (H.W.L. Poonja). Advaita Vedanta emphasizes non-duality, the unity of Atman (individual self) and Brahman (universal consciousness). The satsangs include profound discussions on the nature of the self, liberation from illusory attachments and the path to self-knowledge. Ramana Maharshi is considered THE outstanding Advaita master. He spent his life in this place. His teachings serve as inspiration for your spiritual journey.
Ayurvedic nutrition for body and soul
An essential part of the detox retreat is the Ayurvedic diet. Guests are provided with delicious, nutrient-rich meals that are specially tailored to a cleansing process. Fresh, organic ingredients and spices are used to balance the body’s energies, increase well-being and support the detox.
Mobile phone-free zone: digital detox as the art of slowing down
Cell phones and computers are not welcome in this ashram. The decision to disconnect from the digital world allows guests to fully immerse themselves in the retreat experience. Without the distraction of constant notifications and screen time, participants can establish a deeper connection to their inner world and focus on the present moment.
Detox yoga and vacation without cell phone and internet
This detox retreat offers not only Advaita satsangs and Ayurvedic food, but also detox yoga. Right after sunrise, you will be guided through simple yoga exercises for an hour. You can also take part in this detox yoga as a beginner. The combination of physical activity and mental deceleration promotes holistic cleansing on all levels. Not only will you experience a vacation without cell phones and the internet, but you will also experience the healing effects of detox journeys, allowing you to disconnect from the digital world and focus on your own inner journey.
Digital detox: benefits and meaningfulness
A key question you can ask yourself before and during the retreat is what you hope to gain from your detox. Experience has shown that by turning away from the digital world, you will experience a whole new space that serves your inner spiritual journey. During and after the retreat, you can experience the effects of letting go of digital distractions on your mental and emotional health. The benefits of the multi-week digital detox are obvious. It opens up a wide space for reflection on your inner, spiritual journey.
Have I made you curious about the transformative power of Detox in Silence Retreat? You can find out here when and where it takes place, ask the organizer questions or register directly for the retreat.
Conclusion: A journey to yourself in the spirit of Advaita & Detox
A detox retreat in an ashram in India offers far more than just physical cleansing. Through the practice of silence, Satsang in the spirit of Advaita, Ayurvedic nutrition and the absence of cell phones and computers, we invite you on a journey to yourself. It is THE opportunity to escape the noise of the outside world, find inner peace and return to everyday life revitalized and renewed. If you are looking for a profound change, a detox retreat at the ashram in the spirit of Advaita could be just what your soul needs.
Hi, I am Shivani
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