Quest for the Mysteries of Spiritual Experience


Come explore your place within the great spiritual revolution of the early 21st century. Join a community of spiritual seekers and author Ralph White as he shares a retrospective on the consciousness movement and the ways we participate in it, from travel to mysterious esoteric lands, to urban spiritual activism, and quiet contemplative inquiry. This will include sacred history, cultural revolt, the emergence of new learning, and the road that carries the seeds of the human future.

A planetary awakening of consciousness has been gaining momentum over the last half century, and both Swami Sivananda and Swami Vishnudevanada were spiritual leaders in this movement. Today, the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat is a testament to their life’s work, serving as a gathering and resting place for generations of spiritual students and teachers. In this program, we will come together in the spirit of the spiritual quest to gain perspective and inspiration on our journeys.

Offered as two evening satsangs and two afternoon workshops.


Ralph White is co-founder of the New York Open Center, America’s leading urban institution of holistic learning, and currently serves as Creative Director. Author of the recently released, The Jeweled Highway: On the Quest for a Lie of Meaning, he is an international speaker on spirituality, consciousness, and the history of the Western Tradition. Ralph taught the first fully accredited course in holistic thinking and learning at New York University, is also editor of the award-winning Lapis magazine, and has edited and/or contributed writing to many publications, including the Huffington Postand the books What Does It Mean to be Human, The Way of the Wanderer, and Tibet: True Stories.

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