Introduction

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A retreat with Anadi is a sacred event, a precious time to devote all of our energy and intention towards our innermost self. The retreat is conducted in complete silence of speech and mind. Within a daily schedule of sitting meditation, Anadi gives regular talks and one-on-one guidance. Those who gather for these events, many of whom dedicate their whole life to the path, do so with an attitude of complete sincerity and dedication. If it is entered with humility and an honest wish to open to the real, it will provide one with all the support that one needs.

 

What is Retreat with Anadi?

Retreat with Anadi aims at the multidimensional awakening of all aspects of our existence. While entering a retreat means to complete dedicate oneself intensely to the inner work, so that all the energy of our being and consciousness is channeled into the task of awakening, on a deeper level retreat opens the doorway to the inner realm. To be in a retreat is to step into the domain of existence that exists beneath the world of appearances, a vast ocean of the light of creation, and to begin to learn how to live in that space as our natural and original home.

To truly attend the retreat one must enter with one’s very soul, with complete respect and devotion, surrendering to the sacred and leaving behind the dust of the personal self so that the magic of transformation can happen.

Structure of the Retreat

Our retreats are held in complete silence of both speech and mind. They are structured around 6-7 hours of sitting and walking meditation per day, which we do as a group. In addition, to support and bring clarity to students in their individual practice, some private one to one meetings with Anadi are also given.
There are fitness and yoga classes held every few days in order to keep the body energized and supple to balance and support the long hours of meditation.

Schedule of Retreats

Summer Season 2017, Europe and Mexico

Mexico Retreat

10 Day Retreat
24th May – 2nd June, 2017
Agua Blanca, Mexico

*partial participation is possible. For more information click here

Hofgut-Rineck

7 / 21 Day Retreats
6th – 12th July
6th – 26th July
Hofgut Rineck, Germany

*partial participation is possible. For more information click here

Winter Season 2017 – 2018 India

India Retreat Schedule

10 Day Retreat
9th November- 19th November
40 Day Retreat
9th November- 19th December
Corbett Park, India
10 Day Retreat
9th January – 19th January
40 Day Retreat
9th January – 18th February, 2018
Corbett Park, India

*partial participation is possible. For more information click here

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The Importance of Attending Retreats

A True Engagement with this Teaching

Many students study this teaching without meeting Anadi or attending the retreats. Even though they can benefit from this to a certain extent, it should be clear that a direct meeting with Anadi is imperative to engage with this teaching in a real and truly constructive way. The spiritual dimension is simply too complex and too subtle to be grasped through concepts alone. Through meeting a true, living teacher, one receives direct guidance, personal clarification and above all, initiation (opening of the doorway) to I am, which is the very essence of the path.

Indeed, it is vital to understand that without being initiated into I am, without having true access to the inner realm, any effort or practice is essentially wasted. Our entry to and growing relationship with I am is the very essence of the spiritual path. This entry cannot be achieved through one’s own efforts, however fervent or sincere. It is a function of grace, and on this plane, almost always happens through transmission from a qualified spiritual guide.

Moreover, it is common for seekers to come across this teaching and develop false interpretations of its content and essence. In this way, one ends up following one’s relative understanding of the teaching, rather than the teaching itself. In particular, it is tempting to translate the teaching through the lens of the tradition or traditions that one has up to now been following. One adapts our various concepts to the framework that one is used to, rather than opening one’s mind to a new type of understanding. Additionally, one may have access to an awakened state, but lack the ability to embody it and relate to it properly, thus limiting one’s ability to expand further into the inner realm. It is common to get stagnated on the path, and the correct guidance is essential to prevent one from stopping at a partial and incomplete realization.

Again, one needs proper, personal guidance and the support of a teacher in order to avoid these common pitfalls. Moreover, considering the potential obstacles and difficulties to be faced, one also needs the energetic support of the retreat environment, as well as the opportunity for intense and dedicated practice that it provides, in order to open to the profound gifts that this teaching has to offer.
In our path, the first step is the awakening of consciousness. This is the true beginning of the path, as it enables one to step out of the realm of ignorance and unconsciousness and into the realm of I am. Consciousness has to be properly transmitted by the spiritual guide. It then needs to be skilfully cultivated and embodied though the correct practice. This practice needs to be fully comprehended, otherwise the awakened state can be easily lost. Furthermore, if one is trying to practice by oneself without the proper skill, there is always a danger of falling into the wrong state or damaging the delicate energetic balance of consciousness.

It is often said that the first step on the path is the hardest. One needs to be humble and recognise that in order to take these precious initial steps, one needs to open to the the proper help, support and inspiration.

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Preparatory Skype Meeting with Anadi

First-time participants are invited to schedule a Skype meeting with Anadi as preparation for the retreat. This meeting is highly important, as you will be receiving direct guidance and initiation into the proper practice. This will enable you to start your inner work prior to arriving to the retreat.

We advise that prior to your meeting, you will acquaint yourself with the basic elements of Anadi’s teaching including reading the relevant materials and listening to recommended recordings online.

In order to arrange a private Skype meeting with Anadi you can write to anadimeetings@gmail.com.

Preparatory Practice for the Retreat for First-Time Participants

We recommend that you prepare thoroughly for the upcoming retreat in the following ways:

Creating the foundation of meditation practice

Based on the practice given to you in your Skype meeting with Anadi, it is important to follow a daily routine of sitting meditation. You should preferably sit at least two hours a day, morning and evening, to prepare your body, mind and energy system for entering the space of the retreat and for long hours of sitting.

Practice prior to meeting Anadi

Because practicing with consciousness can easily be counterproductive, we do not recommend that you begin this practice prior to being properly initiated and guided through a private meeting with Anadi.

Until such a meeting is conducted, we recommend that in the time leading up to the retreat you will sit in meditation on a daily basis, following the principle of “shikantaza” – just being, or non-doing. In addition one should gently contemplate the nature of the mind while trying to separate one’s sense of ‘I’ from thoughts and to let go of those thoughts. A gentle work of surrendering into being and connecting to the heart can also be beneficial, as well as conscious breathing to the belly.

Study of the teaching

It is essential to arrive to the retreat with a sound overall understanding of the concepts used in the teaching. This will help you to properly follow the personal and general guidance given in the retreat, and thus to gain the maximum benefit for yourself out of this sacred event. Therefore we recommend reading the available materials and listening to the recordings online, particularly those in The Teaching and The Practice pages in our web site.

Physical preparation

As the structure of the retreat includes daily 6-7 hours of sitting meditation, it is important to prepare the body by learning how to sit with the correct posture, as well as doing exercise and basic stretching or yoga. On registration day there will be a session offering sitting posture advice, where you will be shown how to sit comfortably and properly.

Should you have important questions relating to the above, or to your preparatory practice, you may write to Anadi at anadimail@gmail.com for guidance and advice.

Practical Information for the Next Retreat

General Information

 

Address:

Agua Blanca Canyon Resort
Camino Real a las Anonas Núm 1
Jungapeo, Michoacán

Tel: 0052(01)715 15 700 56
0052(01)715-1570732
info@AguaBlanca.mx
www.aguablanca.mx

 

Registration at the Retreat Place:

Tuesday May 23th, 2017 at 16:30 pm. Please try to be at the place half an hour earlier.

The retreat will officially start at 08:00 on Wednesday May 24th.

 

End of Retreat date:

June 2th – after breakfast – approximately 9:00 am.

 

Staying Before and After the Retreat Period at Agua Blanca Canyon Resort:

You are welcome to stay at the retreat place for a few days before and/or after the retreat period at the following rates:

Rates before and after retreat
56 USD per night per person (single or double room) – meals included.

If you request not to include some (or all) of the meals of those days, a discounted rate applies.
Jungapeo, the nearest village, has small grocery stores for self-catering. It can be reached by a 10 minutes taxi ride from Agua Blanca.

Booking before and after retreat
Please e-mail directly to info@AguaBlanca.mx for inquiries or reservations about before and after staying days. Please include a CC to anaditeaching@gmail.com in the correspondence.

Payments
All payments will be done directly to us at the time of registration.

 

Retreat Accommodation at Agua Blanca:

The accommodation during retreat is either in single or double rooms.
Both options are simple but comfortable and of high quality. While we will do our best, we cannot guarantee room preferences.

 

Travel Information

The closest airports to Agua Blanca Canyon Resort are:
• Mexico City Airport – Benito Juarez International Airport
• Morelia International Airport – General Francisco Mujica
• Toluca International Airport – Lic. Adolfo López Mateos

 

A) From Mexico City Airport (Benito Juárez Internatonal Airport) to Agua Blanca

http://www.aicm.com.mx/en/
Our retreat center, Agua Blanca, offers a paid shuttle service to and from Mexico City airport, which we very much recommend using. To coordinate your pick up from the airport, please contact the center directly via email.

Taxi option (up to 4 passengers)
Benito Juárez Airport to Jungapeo, Michoacán (Agua Blanca)
Taxi companies from the airport are reliable and safe.
Duration of journey: 3 to 3.5 hours
Cost: 2,250 MXN or 180 USD

Taxi – bus option
Benito Juárez Airport / Observatorio Bus Terminal / Zitácuaro / Agua Blanca
Duration of journey: 3.5 to 4 hours
Cost: 700 MXN or 40 USD

1) Take a taxi from the airport to Terminal de Autobuses Poniente (West Bus Terminal),
also called ‘Mexico Poniente’ or ‘Observatorio Bus Terminal’.
Taxi companies from the airport are reliable and safe.
Duration of journey: 30 – 45 mins
Cost: 350 MXN or 15 USD

2) Take a bus to Zitácuaro
Route: Mexico Poniente (Observatorio) – Zitácuaro
Daily Autovias buses from 06:00 hrs to 23:59 hrs (every half hour)
Duration of journey: 2 hours and 10 minutes
Cost 200 MNX or 12 USD

AUTOVIAS bus tickets online sales http://www.reserbus.mx/en or http://autovias.com.mx
app: Autovias
01 800 622 22 22
Please note when booking your flight that the bus running from Observatorio to Zitácuaro is only available between 6:00 a.m. and 11:59 p.m.

3) Take a taxi from Zitácuaro bus station to Agua Blanca (Jungapeo)
Taxis outside Zitácuaro bus station are reliable and safe.
Duration of journey: 30 minutes
Cost 150 MNX or 10 USD

You can also call taxi service to ‘Radio Taxi Zitácuaro Nueva Imagen’, phone number: 0017151539969

 

B) From Morelia Airport (General Francisco Mujica Airport) to Agua Blanca

Direct taxi option
Morelia Airport to Jungapeo, Michoacán (Agua Blanca)
Taxi companies from the airport are reliable and safe.
Duration of journey: 2 hours
Cost: 1,100 MXN or 60 USD

Taxis Transporte Monarca: +52 01 (443) 317-29-11
Taxis Transporte T.H.H.V. : +52 01 (443) 317-21-44

Taxi – bus option
Morelia Airport/ Morelia Bus Terminal / Zitácuaro / Agua Blanca
Duration of journey: 4 hrs
Cost: 395 MNX or 25 USD

1) Take a taxi from the airport to TAM /Terminal de Autobuses Morelia (Morelia Bus Terminal)
Duration of journey: 30
Cost: 80 MXN or 5 USD

2) Take a bus to Zitácuaro
Route: TAM – Zitácuaro
Daily buses: 02:30 hrs, 14:15, 15:15, 16:15 and 17:15 hrs only
Duration of journey: 3 hours
Cost 165 MNX or 10 USD

AUTOVIAS online sales http://www.reserbus.mx/en or http://autovias.com.mx
app: Autovias
01 800 622 22 22

Please note when booking your flight that the buses running from TAM to Zitácuaro are available between 02:30 hrs to 17:15 hrs only

3) Take a taxi from Zitácuaro bus station to Agua Blanca (Jungapeo)
Taxis outside Zitácuaro bus station are reliable and safe.
Duration of journey: 30 minutes
Cost 150 MNX or 10 USD

 

C) From Toluca Airport (Lic. Adolfo López Mateos) to Agua Blanca:

http://www.vuelatoluca.com/english.html

Option direct taxi
Toluca Airport to Jungapeo, Michoacán (Agua Blanca)
Taxi companies from the airport are reliable and safe.
Duration of journey: 2 hours
Cost: 1,700 MXN or 95 USD

Taxis Caminante: 01800 226 4627 | http://www.caminante-aeropuerto.com
Taxis Morelos: (722) 273 1020 · (722) 273 1052
Taxis Excelencia: (722) 273 3333 | http://taxisexcelencia.com
We do not recommend a taxi/bus option in this route due to large detours

We have set up a Facebook page, “Anadi Retreat Mexico 2016,” for those wishing to coordinate travel arrangements and lift-sharing with other retreat participants. Please request membership.

 

What to Bring

We recommend you bring the following items:

  • Meditation cushion.
  • Since we provide sitting cushions only, bring a mat/cushion for your feet if you plan to sit in a chair.
  • White clothes for the hall – While we recommend that you wear white in the hall, it is not obligatory. However, any clothes worn should be plain and not have strong images or lettering on them.
  • Shawl and warm clothes (for evenings).
  • Flashlight.
  • Water bottle (for refilling at the resort’s water stations).
  • Watch.
  • Toiletries (the resort provides soap).
  • Laundry powder or soap.
  • Sun protection items: hat, sun cream, etc.
  • Mosquito cream.
  • Bathing suit (close to the center are thermal springs and a river to bath in).
  • Vitamin C/multivitamins.
  • Earplugs.
  • Yoga mat.
  • Home gym strips for exercise.
  • Sport shoes.

 

Kindly note that the center is located in an isolated area, so no shopping will be possible during the retreat except in cases of emergency.

Cost of Retreat:

Please email us with questions regarding rates and costs for the retreats.

If you have any questions regarding the above you are welcome to email us at anaditeaching@gmail.com