Siddha Ashram Center Meditation Retreat -- Mentone, Alabama

Siddha Ashram Center Meditation Retreat -- Mentone, Alabama

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Mentone, Alabama, private home -- specific address sent after registration

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The reception on Friday night is free and open to the public. This is an opportunity to meet Swami Nardinand and Swami Joyti Ma and other like-minded people. Here you will learn about the upcoming retreat and the healing, loving power of Shakti meditation, We hope you will join us. Please register even though tickets are free. Since this event is in a private home, you will be sent the address and directions after you register. You may attend only the reception/orientation if you wish

The retreat itself, starting on Saturday morning is an intensive two and a half-day meditation experience with Swami Nardanand. The first morning, participants will receive the divine blessing that opens a path to awakening. The manifestation of this divine blessing is unique to each of us and this process encourages independence and curiosity regarding our individual spiritual journey. SwamiJi teaches us that our divine nature is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent, and thus knows exactly what we need to be healthy and happy. Once that divine connection is made, our highest self can guide our spiritual process and daily life. When a spiritual awakening occurs, a person’s life is changed forever.

Event Schedule
The specific schedule for the weekend's events is spontaneous, but but each day's activities will include the following

Friday, October 16, 6 to 8 pm:

  • Reception/Orientation: Introduction to the meaning of Divine Awakening blessing, afterwards a question and answer session. Opportunity to meet Swami Nardanand and Swami Joyti Ma.

Saturday, October 17 and Sunday, October 18, 7:30 am to 5 pm:
  • Three meditations
  • Lectures with Q&A time
  • Plenty of free time to talk with other attendees, senior students and Swami Nardanand; time for walking
  • Breaks for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Monday, October 19, 7:30 am to noon:

  • Meditation
  • Break for breakfast
  • Closing ceremony with Q&A

Retreat Cost
The minimum donation for the two and one-haf day retreat is $200 including breakfast all three mornings. One-day tickets for either Saturday or Sunday are also available for a minimum donation of $125 including breakfast. All registrations are totally refundable until Thursday, October 15 at midnight.

Funds go to support Swami Nardanand's educational programs, the building fund for development of the US wellness and retreat center; special projects of the Siddha Ashram Ujjain, India; and visa and travel expenses for Swami Nardanana and Swami Joyti Ma.

PLEASE NOTE: A limited number of scholarships are available. For information please email your request to

Event Location

The Mentone retreat will be in a private home. Once you have registered for the event, you will be contacted with the specific address and parking recommendations. Accomodations are not included in fee -- participants will need to obtain their own lodging if coming from out of the area.

More on Mentone, Alabama
Mentone is a quaint, welcoming mountain village nestled atop the west brow of Lookout Mountain, in northeast Alabama. Natural beauty abounds, from scenic mountain-top views to the mists of a 104 ft. waterfall. Generations of wonderful people have made Mentone an ideal place to live, work, and visit.

Mentone is centrally located in the region and easy to visit. Located in DeKalb County, Mentone is only 10 minutes from Interstate 59 (Exit 231). Short drive times from nearby areas include: Chattanooga, TN—55 minutes; Gadsden, AL—1 hour; Birmingham, AL—1 hour 45 minutes; Atlanta, GA—1 hour 45 minutes.

Popular fall activities include Mentone Colorfest: Arts and Crafts Festival (the weekend of our retreat), DeSoto Falls and State Park, Little River Canyon/Falls National Preserve. Our venue is a private vacation home at one of the highest points on Lookout Mountain, with a spectacular sunset view, and only minutes from town center.

Lodging Suggestions :

Crystal Lake Lodge B&B, Mentone- 256-634-8209

Desoto State Park- lodge, cabins, chalet, motel, camping 256-845-5380 www.alapark

Heartwood- glamper, Mentone, 256-418-2618, 256-634-4084

Tranquility RV& Campgrounds 256-634-3686, 3680 County Rd 165, Mentone, 35984

Motels in Ft. Payne

VRBO Mentone Rentals

Mentone Inn 256-634-4836

Other Retreat Dates
Can't make it this weekend? Join us in Birmingham, Alabama or Las Vegas, Nevada:

October 19-12, Birmingham, Alabama -- Register

October 23-26, Las Vegas, Nevada -- Register

For more information, please visit the website of the Siddha Ashram Center, Swami Nardanand's focus in the United States.