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Hansacharanam Retreat - Guru Purnima

Self Enquiry Life Fellowship, a 501 (c) (3) Nonprofit

Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 5:00 PM - Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 7:30 AM (PDT)

Hansacharanam Retreat - Guru Purnima

Registration Information

Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Single Room   more info Ended $485.00 $0.00
Studio with Private Bathroom Ended $695.00 $0.00
Child in Single Room (6-12 years)   more info Ended $385.00 $0.00
Child no Bed (3-5 years)   more info Ended $185.00 $0.00
Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.
Ended $385.00 $0.00
Child Commuter (6-12 years)   more info Ended $235.00 $0.00
Child Commuter (3-5 years)   more info Ended $185.00 $0.00
Donation to the Nonprofit ----- Guru Daxina for Guru Purnima
If you feel inspired to give, your love donation may be offered at the time of registration or at the blessing line on 19th July. All donations on this auspicious occasion will be offered to the meditation altar for prayers. We deeply appreciate your support.

Event Details

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Hansacharaņam Retreat
with His Holiness Swami Vidyadhishananda

Check-in: Sat, 16th July from 2pm – 5:30pm
Check-out: Wed, 20th July from 7:30am – 11am

Join our Hansavedas Sangha for a memorable retreat experience centred on the auspicious full moon day of Guru Purnimā. This annual celebration is an immensely rich Vedic tradition to honour the lineages of teachers. Prepare for a rare blissful experience, especially from the divine blessings conferred by our sat-guru Swami Vidyadhishananda at the Guru Purnimā blessing line. This gathering is a time-honoured traditional fellowship where devotees make offerings from their hearts and the choicest blessings are bestowed by the lineage of spiritual masters.

During this 4-day retreat you and your family can share in a blissful experience and connect with the Hansavedas community to nurture your spiritual yearning. Salient features of the Retreat include:

  • Guru Purnimā darshan & Blessing Line
  • Guided Meditation
  • Full Moon Meditation
  • Yoga-sutra Teachings & Practice
  • Practice of Ahinsa Nonviolence
  • Breathwork Prānāyāma Classes
  • Yoga-vinyāsa Classes
  • Devotional Singing & Kirtan
  • Classical Arts Presentations

We encourage and welcome you to bring your families and children. Some sessions with His Holiness will be appropriate for children, but there will also be the option for children aged 3-12 to participate in special children's activities. To learn more about bringing your children and teens please read the sections below labeled "Children's Camp" and "Teenage Participants".

This retreat offers a balanced curriculum of fellowship teachings, blessing line, organic food, yoga and breathwork practice. Those participants wishing to rejuvenate through personal silence will have an opportunity to do so, as indoor meals and teaching areas are kept mostly silent, and all rooms are single occupancy.

The retreat is designed keeping in mind the need for parents to spend a summertime mini-vacation with their family while exposing their children to a divine ambiance. The retreat schedule allows families and friends to spend time together in open spaces and green lawns of a university campus and share meals outdoors.

The children’s camp is designed to help parents manifest a family experience within the limitations of the venue, volunteering and other resources. While the children’s camp allows for parents to attend classes and sessions, it is not designed to completely free up parent(s) from their own initiative to look after and interact with their children. The retreat schedule allows the flexibility for a combined retreat-vacation supportive of a family experience.

Every effort has been made to optimize the cost of the retreat for all participants within the restrictions of venue rental and catered meal delivery. Overall this retreat is offered “at cost” to encourage participation, and your love donations for this auspicious Guru Purnimā occasion will help cover the organization’s indirect costs.

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Meals & Lodging
Your retreat includes four nights of accommodation plus two meals per day. Vegetarian meals, which are gluten-free and mostly vegan, will be lovingly prepared according to sattwic Ayurvedic principles. The lodging is apartment style. Each apartment has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a living room and a kitchen. Individuals will be assigned to shared same-gender apartments. Married couples and families are welcome to stay together in the same apartment, but each apartment is limited to four people. In some cases, for families with children, more than four people may be allowed to stay in an apartment. All rooms are single rooms with only one bed.

Family Lodging
If you are a family with children, please call us at 909-543-6003 for assistance with registering. Families of 5 or more will have a few options for staying together or staying in two adjacent apartments. Please call us to inquire further so we can support you to ensure you have a meaningful and comfortable family retreat-vacation.

Children’s Camp
Children aged 3-12 years who are accompanied by an adult are welcome to join the Hansacharanam Children’s Camp. The camp will be divided into two sections by age group and will include activities such as: arts & crafts, reading, creative writing, song & kirtan, yoga & dance, games and other activities. The Children’s Camp sessions will coincide with certain class sessions for adults on the schedule, but children will eat all meals and snacks with their parents and will stay with their parents in the apartments. A separate Children’s Camp schedule will be available denoting when children will be participating in the class sessions with His Holiness and when they will be engaged in separate Children’s Camp activities. Please email our Children's Camp coordinator, Ms. Ali Dawn Weber, at for further details or if you have questions related to the Children's Camp.

Teenage Participants (ages 13-17)
Teens who are 13-17 years old are welcome to attend the Hansacharanam Retreat, and should register as adult participants. Teens are welcome in all class sessions with His Holiness, but may also apply to volunteer as Children's Camp teacher's aids. Teens who wish to apply as teacher's aids may email Ms. Ali Dawn Weber at to learn about the application and approval process for teen volunteers.

Shuttle Service (LAX only)
We have arranged shuttle service to transport participants arriving to and departing from Los Angeles Airport (LAX). Please send your flight itineraries to no later than July 1st 2016 to guarantee your spot on the shuttle. Make sure to include the shuttle payment during your registration. This option will be at the bottom of the registration form.

16th July Arrival Shuttles (LAX to CSUCI)
First shuttle departs LAX at 12noon
Final shuttle departs LAX at 4pm
*Book your flights accordingly keeping baggage claim in mind

20th July Departure Shuttles (CSUCI to LAX)
First shuttle departs CSUCI for LAX at 7:30am
Final shuttle departs CSUCI for LAX at 12noon
*Book your flights accordingly

Per IRS regulations, your registration is not tax-deductible due to fair market value of tangible benefits. Any donation added to your registration at the time of payment or given separately during the weekend is much appreciated, and will be tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Registration Cancellation
In order to receive a refund, please notify Self Enquiry Life Fellowship’s main office either by email at or by phone at 909-543-6003. No refunds or credits toward registration amount will be offered if you cancel within 7 days of the start date of the event, if you do not show up, or if you leave an event early for any reason.

Registration Amount Refunds
Full refunds are available if your cancellation request is received at least 15 days prior to the workshop or retreat check-in date. A 75% refund of registration fees is available if your cancellation is received between 8 and 14 days prior to the retreat or workshop check-in date. Please check the description to see if your event has a special cancellation policy. No refunds or credits toward registration amount will be offered if you cancel within 7 days of the start date of the event, if you do not show up, or if you leave an event early for any reason.

Cancellation by the Organizer
Self Enquiry Life Fellowship reserves the right to cancel any event at any time. In the instance an event is cancelled, registrants will be notified and offered the option of receiving a refund or credit toward a future event. While Self Enquiry Life Fellowship never anticipates cancelling an event, due to unforeseeable circumstances some events may be canceled. Self Enquiry Life Fellowship does not refund travel related expenses, including airline tickets, in the case of event cancellation. Therefore Self Enquiry Life Fellowship advises all participants to refrain from purchasing non-refundable airline tickets.

Have questions about Hansacharanam Retreat - Guru Purnima? Contact Self Enquiry Life Fellowship, a 501 (c) (3) Nonprofit

When & Where

Cal State Channel Islands
One University Drive
Camarillo, CA 93012

Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 5:00 PM - Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 7:30 AM (PDT)

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