Bhagavad Gita Retreat
Powerful, Practical Keys to Spiritual Growth

  • Aug 24 – 27, 2023

Faculty Nayaswami Gyandev and Brahmachari Sagar

Tap into the Universal and Highly Practical Spiritual Teachings of the Bhagavad Gita

This weekend retreat will take you into the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita in ways that willl help you understand them not only intellectually, but intuitively and practically. 

Swami Kriyananda, a direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda and founder of Ananda, has called the Gita “the world’s greatest scripture” — not that it is “better” than other scriptures, but that its teachings are so uniquely direct, accessible, and doable.


You’ll explore how the Gita can help you:

  • Rise above the law of karma
  • Overcome obstacles that hold you back, spiritually
  • Develop valuable personal skills for spiritual growth
  • Fine-tune your own unique spiritual quest
  • Deepen your meditation practice — or begin one
  • Strengthen your relationship with God

You’ll also enjoy:

  • A musical evening with chants and songs that focus on the Gita and Krishna
  • Riveting stories from the Mahabharata, the Gita’s parent scripture, that illuminate the Gita’s teachings
  • How-to-live discussions inspired by the Gita
  • Free time to relax and soak up the soothing vibrations of nature at Ananda

All of this in the supportive and uplifting retreat environment of Ananda Village: Delicious food, yoga postures, meditation, nature, and joyful people around you.


Program leaders Nayaswami Gyandev and Brahmachari Sagar will share with you their special affinity for the Gita. They combine clear, centered energy and insights with a great sense of inspiration and fun. They’ll also illuminate the spiritual wisdom of the Gita by sharing some riveting stories from the Mahabharata, the Gita’s parent scripture.

This weekend we will draw from the wisdom and teachings from the timeless book, The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita Explained by Paramhansa Yogananda.
Essence of the Bhagavad Gita


You might like to “warm up” for your retreat by reading the Gita. It’s short, and you can get Swami Kriyananda’s translation from Crystal Clarity (Ananda’s publishing department) at a 30% discount with the code OWABGSLK30 for the ebook or paperback.

This is a one-of-a-kind program that you won’t want to miss!


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Nayaswami Gyandev

Nayaswami Gyandev

Co-Director of the Ananda Meditation® Teacher Training, 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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Brahmachari Sagar

Brahmachari Sagar

Sagar led Ananda’s work in Mumbai for about five years and has served Ananda’s work in India and the US as a teacher and counselor to students and as a meditation and stress-relief workshop facilitator for corporates.

Sagar currently serves in Ananda’s Online Ministry. He is one of the principal instructors for the Ananda Course in Meditation and has helped create several such online offerings and webinars.

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Costs (EBG)
Costs are on a per person basis.

  • Aug 24 – 27, 2023
$468 $597 $798 $744 $1020

Prices are all-inclusive and cover accommodations, meals, classes or activities, and course materials.

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Bhagavad Gita Retreat starts the afternoon of the first date listed and ends with lunch on the last date listed. Check-in is anytime between 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at our Front Desk. Your room will be available by 3:00 p.m. Dinner is at 6:30. The first gathering of your group is after dinner.
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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.

Bhagavad Gita Retreat 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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