The Shaktipat Retreat

Experience a transmission of spiritual energy

shaktipat retreat

In the tradition of Kashmiri Shaivism shaktipat refers to the transmission of energy from a spiritual teacher to a spiritual aspirant. It is an event that not only takes place in the consciousness but also refers to subtle beneficial forces taking root within the disciple, according to the will of the Divine. A disciple’s elevated consciousness and deepened level of spirituality are the intended effects.

According to Tantra, shaktipat from a great soul helps tantric devotees in their evolution and changes patterns in their lives by cleaning up areas of the subconscious mind that they could not potentially have done for themselves. Read more

Duration:

14 days residential retreat

Suitability:

Fits for everyone regardless of prior experience in spirituality

During our Shaktipat Retreat, Somananda offers himself as a spiritual channel to impart divine love and energy to each individual. This energetic transfer, which may possibly elevate one’s resonance and increase inner peace, may also act as a catalyst for profound spiritual awakening.

This retreat operates at the level of the soul. It is indescribable and simply must be experienced firsthand.

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Shaktipat meditation

Upcoming courses

Rishikesh, India

from: €1560 – €1960

from: €1560 – €1960

Does Somananda need to be my guru to join this retreat?

No, this is not necessary. For some students they find it beneficial to align themselves with a specific guru and/or spiritual lineage. Doing so can help elevate their faith, devotion and spiritual practice to the next level. However, this is something that is voluntary and a process that should take place organically over time and with spiritual maturity. It should not be forced nor occur at the level of the mind or ego, but rather from the heart.

We welcome all to join this retreat and there are no expectations or demands for any participant to align themselves to the STS lineage or our teachers, nor is this a requirement in order to benefit from the transmission of spiritual energy that has the potential to take root in this retreat. As mentioned in the retreat description, this transmission is not left to the discretion of our teachers but strictly imparted according to the will of the Divine.

Who is this retreat for?

This retreat is for anyone – beginners and advanced practitioners alike – who wish to partake in an intensive spiritual retreat experience in the presence and under the guidance of an advanced teacher.

Each attendee will have the possibility and opportunity to benefit from shaktipat – a transmission of divine energy through the conduit of a spiritual teacher. A disciple’s elevated consciousness and deepened level of spirituality are the intended effects.

Is this retreat fitting for a beginner practitioner?

Yes, it is. This retreat is designed with both beginner and advanced practitioners alike. If you do not yet have a personal spiritual practice and/or are not familiar with authentic techniques, then you may attend introductory teachings at the beginning of the retreat and learn from the guided group yoga and meditation sessions. Regardless of your level you will feel comfortable and supported at all times.

Will there be a daily schedule?

This retreat is meant to be a personally crafted experience based on the spiritual aspiration, aptitude, and motivation of each individual participant. Certain daily schedule is suggested and can be followed, however it is not compulsory.

While this schedule forms an elective framework of support, each day is yours to determine how you would like to spend it and to which degree you wish to focus on your own spiritual practice and evolution. 

Ultimately, this retreat experience has been created with independence and autonomy in mind. You will have the rare opportunity to withdraw from everyday life and dedicate ample time in a remote, spiritual location for deep contemplation and the gift of meditating in the company of a competent and spiritually accomplished teacher.

Will I experience kundalini rising in this retreat?

Shaktipat is mistakenly understood to be a spontaneous kundalini awakening or rising by way of initiation from a master or teacher. In fact, shaktipat is, according to the authentic traditions, a transmission of spiritual energy of varying degrees and manifestations that is determined by and according to the grace of the Divine. Commonly, shaktipat is transferred through a medium or channel, such as a spiritual teacher who has reached certain levels of spiritual achievement.

During this retreat, Somananda will access elevated states of consciousness and offer himself as a conduit of manifestation for divine grace and action. During the process of shaktipat, each individual participant receives something different which is perfectly designed for and catered to his or her own karma and unique path.