Adventures in Spiritual Awakening: An Experiential Journey into The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Sep 10 – 15, 2017

A highly personalized journey into the highest spiritual wisdom, through presentation, gentle-yet-deep yoga practices, music, discussion, self-exploration, and meditation.

Paramhansa Yogananda revealed Omar Khayyam’s mystical poetry as a powerful expression of pure yoga, and he made its profound teachings both accessible and practical.  In this course, you’ll use his interpretations as a springboard to learning how to:

  • Free yourself from the tricks of the mind and the pull of harmful habits.
  • Break the bonds of karma.
  • Make the most of your free will.
  • Work with chakra energies to create a powerful pull toward superconsciousness.
  • Make little decisions that lead to great happiness.
  • Thrive in the face of life changes.
  • Cultivate the most important condition for lasting happiness.

Yogananda's commentaries transform mystical poetry into a dynamic guidebook to spiritual living in today's world. You'll enjoy personalized explorations through discussion, meditation, yoga postures, energy-control techniques, guided introspection, and more.

Students meditating at The Expanding Light Retreat

 

Your instructors are Nayaswamis Gyandev and Diksha McCord, who have themselves benefited greatly from the practical wisdom of The Rubaiyat.

Students meditating at The Expanding Light Retreat

Prior yoga experience will be helpful, but not essential.

Participants will also receive a copy of the course text: Paramhansa Yogananda’s inspiring commentaries, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Explained.

 

Gentle Yoga Class at The Expanding Light Retreat

 

 

 



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Nayaswami Diksha

Nayaswami Diksha

Ananda Minister, Counselor, Level 2 Ananda Yoga teacher, E-RYT-500, Director of Ananda Meditation Teacher Training  
What is a nayaswami?

A popular Expanding Light teacher since 1997, Diksha McCord is the Director of the Meditation Teacher Training program. Nayaswami Diksha, a native Israeli who came to the U.S. in 1990, is a powerful and dynamic woman who has shared yoga postures and yogic teachings across the United States, in Canada and Europe.

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Nayaswami Gyandev McCord

Nayaswami Gyandev McCord

Director of Ananda Yoga®, Level 2 Ananda Yoga teacher, E-RYT 500, Raja Yoga Teacher, Spiritual Travel Host, Writer and Lecturer, Ananda Minister
What is a nayaswami?

Combining a fun-loving spirit, keen insight into the spiritual life, and genuine warmth, Nayaswami Gyandev makes the inner quest seem both natural and doable. Since 1983 he has taught Ananda Yoga to thousands of students and trained hundreds of teachers around the world, often forging deep and lasting bonds of friendship and inspiration.

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  • Sep 10 – 15, 2017
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Adventures in Spiritual Awakening: An Experiential Journey into The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam starts the afternoon of the first date listed and ends with lunch on the last date. Please see:

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You can add extra personal retreat days before and/or after your program. Check availability and costs for the days and accommodations that you require.

Adventures in Spiritual Awakening: An Experiential Journey into The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam starts the afternoon of the first date listed. It’s ideal to arrive before 4 pm, if you are able to. That way, you can join in the afternoon session of yoga and meditation, which begins at 4:45 pm. Dinner is at 6:30. The first real gathering of your group is at 7:30 pm. If you need to arrive here after 5 pm, that’s fine, but it helps us if you let us know at 800-346-5350. We can also put aside a dinner for you if you need to arrive after 7 pm. The program ends with lunch on the last date. Please see our Daily Schedule.

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