Study and practice of
the theachings of classical yoga and vedanta scriptures: ATMA BODHA and SHIVA SAMHITA
Silencio” Sadhana Kutir, San Carlos-Uruguay
Date: February 21-27,2019
Swami Kashi Muktananda and Krishna Darshan
For the second time in Uruguay, these two senior teachers are joining
to tech a very unique course
Swami Kashi Muktananda
is a Western born Swami (Indian monk) who has been living
in the Himalayas since the year 2,000. He learned Sanskrit
and Indian philosophy from his Guru Swami Chaitanyananda of
Uttarkashi (a direct disciple of Swami Sivananda). Swami Kashi
has taught extensively around the world.
He was for many years teaching the Vedanta philosophy, Bhagavad
Gita and Sanskrit lessons at many of the yoga teachers trainning
courses (TTC’s and ATTC’s) held at the Sivananda
Ashram Yoga Retreat, Bahamas.
He is known for his unique ability to transmit the deepest
philosophical truths in a very clear, entertaining, and joyful
way through beautiful stories and vivid illustrations. His
down-to-earth approach and loving nature make him an ideal
bridge between the ancient Yogic teachings and Western audience.
In this course he will be focusing mainly in explaining the "ATMA BODHA"
an important Vedantic scripture authored by Adi Shankaracharya during
daily lectures and also guiding some of the meditations during
is a direct disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda and has been
a yoga, meditation and philosophy teacher for over 32 years.
He is the main Hatha Yoga instructor in many Sivananda Yoga
Teachers' Training Courses (TTC and ATTC), Sadhana Intensive
courses and other advanced courses at various Sivananda Ashrams
worldwide and has an in depth knowledge of Hatha yoga, Raja
yoga and Vedanta philosophy. He founded and directs the Sadhana Kutir - El Silencio Sadhana Kutir – El Silencio, retreat and study center
He is also a Vedic astrologer, teacher and consultant, specializing
in the application of astrology for yoga practicioners and
He is also a Tabla player, disciple of Tabla master Pandit
In this course he will be focusing mainly in explaining the
"SIVA SAMHITA", a clasical scripture which combines the systems of Hatha, Raja and Jnana Yoga
(also known as the "Siva Raja Yoga" system), in daily
lectures and also guiding some of the meditations and satsangs.
Yoga and Vedanta are
in fact two different schools of philosophy and methods of
Self-Realization. In spite of their difference, they are very
complementary and supportive to each other.
Yoga provides a very practical and step by
step method to purify and silence the mental waves. When the
mind is clean and quiet, the perceiver rests in his own true
Vedanta explains the true nature of the Self
and how to discriminate between the eternal truth and the
illusion superimposed by the mind.
Vedantic meditation is also called “Jnana
is no creed, no ceremony, or form of worship. It boldly proclaims
with emphasis that you are the immortal, all-pervading Soul
or Brahman in essence. Knowledge of Brahman alone can free you
from the clutches of ignorance and death. This knowledge should
come to you as a direct realisation through intuition. Mere
scholarship will not help you to attain the goal. Meditate.
Realise. Be free.”
Sri Swami Sivananda
The capacity for
deep concentration and absorption of the mind (Samadhi), is
the core specialty of yoga and its mastery is a must for the
direct realization of the Vedantic teachings.
“ Hatha Yoga, Raja Yoga, Karma Yoga,
Bhakti Yoga—all these Yogas—prepare the aspirant
for the attainment of knowledge of the Self and culminate
in Jnana Yoga. Therefore he should have a comprehensive understanding
of all the Yogas.”
Sri Swami Sivananda
This course is open to all kind
of practitioners of all levels. Those that have already being
practicing and studying yoga philosophy will be especially
benefited from studying in deeper levels with these teachers.
"El Silencio" Sivananda
Sadhana Kutir is in a beautiful natural country side, is silent,
outside of the noise of the cities, an ideal place for practice,
rest and recoup from the stress of the busy competitive city
life and an ideal place to learn and put into practice all
these ancient and classical teachings.
Meditation and Mantra chanting
08:00 – 10:00
pranayama practice. Group practice.
10:00 – 10:30
10:30 – 11:30
11:30 – 12:15
Students will be asked to perform some selfless service
to keep up with the community needs
14:00 – 15:30
|Free time to rest, go for
a walk or to the river
|Time for individual practice
Meditation and Mantra chanting
|Going to bed
The retreat is still small and there
is a limited capacity. Only small groups will be taken.
in advance!!! Do not miss this unique opportunity !
and fees :
800 dollars with registration before 31st December 2018 –
U$ 900 from 1st January 2019 onwards
• Includes the course,
accommodation and meals (two main vegetarian meals daily)
is NOT included (to and from the place)
Arrival Day: 20th
February 2018 and Departure Day: 28th
Course starts: 21st February 6:00 am and Course
ends: 27th February at 20:00
If you are not coming in your own car,
please check carefully the buses schedule from San
Carlos to El Silencio and from El Silencio to San Carlos.
There is also the possibility for you
to come earlier, during the month of march and take a personal
intensive sadhana retreat with individual guidance according
to your capacity. Also you could stay some days after the
course ends (taking advantage of the easter week holiday)
deepening into your own practice. There will not be group
classes taught during that extra time except for the 2 satsangs
(morning and evening). The cost of each extra day before or
after the course ends will be $50. (this price is only for
those participating in the vedanta meditation course with
Swami Kashi Muktananda)
Cash, Western Union, Paypal. If you pay with credit card (Paypal
online only) we'll charge you an extra 10% because that's
what it costs to us. The deposit can be paid with credit card
ONLY though Paypal, but the rest should be paid in
cash upon arrival, otherwise it will have a 10% extra
Your payment or donation is the way for us
to maintain the place and keep expanding it to allow more
people to benefit, thank you very much!
There are 12 beds available total within the main cabins,
those are in shared rooms.
If you want to keep your privacy, please bring your own tent.
There is plenty of tenting space available in beautiful natural
Beds in dormitory’s or cabins are only available to
the first people who request them. After that there will be
only tent space.
We have a couple of tents available, only for those who request
them first. If you don’t want to travel with your own
tent, let us know immediately to reserve one for you if they
are still available.
During the course and stay at "El
Silencio" , we ask you to observe the following
rules, to help maintaining a Sattvic atmosphere in the place
Do not smoke, drink alcohol, or take any drugs, meat or fish
* Very important:
it is mandatory (except in emergency situations) to observe
complete silence between 9:30pm and 6:00am. It is not allowed
to talk, listen music or producing any noise during that time
in order to respect those that are already resting and sleeping
* Observe ahimsa
or non-violence towards anybody in body, action, speech and
* Do not hunt,
kill or harm any animal
* Do not pollute
the place by leaving garbage of any sort
* Respect and
keep silence as much as possible, avoid shouting, screaming
or loud music
* Please participate
in the practices as much according to your physical capacity
and follow the instructions of the teachers explicitly only
not light any fire, incense nor candles in the whole property
including tents or bedrooms
Only authorized staff will be in charge of incense and
other fire related items.
• Yoga mat
• Notebook to take notes
• If you are going to stay in a tent, please bring your
own sleeping bag or blankets and towel
• Boots. If you like to walk in the wild nature it is
useful to wear boots to prevent thorns and mud especially
if it rains
• Toiletries items
• Bathing suit (there is a river in the property)
•Proper clothing: During this time of the year the weather
is usually warm and pleasant, but nevertheless it can be cool
sometimes in the early mornings or evenings, so make sure
you have some warm cloths for those times.
to reach the place
We are 21km away from San Carlos
city, Maldonado state, 40km from Punta del Este city and around
160km from Montevideo, capital of Uruguay.
you are flying to Uruguay:
you are coming from Montevideo
- Arrive at Carrasco international
airport (MVD) and from there take a bus to San Carlos
(2 hours long). From San Carlos there are buses that will
leave you 1km away from "El Silencio", we will
be there waiting to pick you up. You can also come from
San Carlos by taxi. After you register for the course we
will send you a map and bus schedule to see which one fits
better your conexions. A taxi from the airport to El Silencio
would cost approximately U$ 250, a taxi from San Carlos
to El Silencio would be around U$ 50. The buses from the
airport to San Carlos cost around U$ 10 and from San Carlos
to El Silencio the bus would be U$ 3. You will need to exchange
some money at the airport, to have local currency (pesos)
to pay the tickets. After you register for the course we
will send the bus schedule to see which one fits better