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 Join us for amazing 11 days in Morning Deer Farm in California where we will dive into the heart of Vedanta guided by Rādhāji & Shāradā Devī. Relax and share in a community of same-hearted people who have a deep value for spirituality, integrity, devotion and truth.

Lewiston, California 

May 30th to June 9th, 2024


Vedanta Classes * Satsang * Guided Meditations * Chanting * Pūjā * Yoga & Embodiment Practices

We feel deeply blessed to invite you to the beautiful countryside in Lewiston in California where we will be nourished not only by the magical nature but also by the timeless teachings of Vedanta, Guided Meditations, Vedic Pūjā Rituals, Yoga & Embodiment Practices. 

This retreat is a dream come true. I have been studying with Shree Rādhāji for almost 15 years. She is one of the most incredible people I know. Her way of unfolding the vision lets your heart find trust, your mind feels safe and your true self reveals itself fully. 

Being with a traditional teacher that comes from a uninterrupted lineage that has a deep understanding of the unconscious with many many years of teaching experience is rare and absolutely priceless. 

I feel so moved and touched to tears to be able to welcome, join and guide you to meet my revered teacher in her beautiful farm, a little ashram, in the wild beauty of California where we can revel in the teachings, absorb in devotional practices and honour the sacred embodiment of life together. 

If you are new to Vedanta or an old student, all are very welcome. What we ask of you is to come with an open trusting heart with a readiness to expose yourself to the timeless teachings of Vedanta through listening attentively to the teachings that are being unfolded respecting the old tradition yet ever value the teacher student relationship and adjust to living in community of sharing a value for dharma where we all help out. 

If this feels like a resounding yes in your heart and soul, warm welcome

with love and much excitement

Sharada & Devī Team 

Schedule Example

(subject to change) 

Thursday 30.05.24

Bus to Deer Farm from San Francisco, Arriving & Settling in

Friday 31.05.24

Orientation Day, Opening Ceremony, Walk & Exploring the beautiful Nature of the Farm & Countryside 

Saturday 01.06 to Monday 03.06

Retreat Days 

Schedule example:

07:30 - 8:30 - Pūjā / Yoga Asana (optional)

09:30 - 10:15 - Meditation (Rādhāji or Shāradā)

11:00 - Vedanta Class  (Rādhāji)

12:00 - Br/Lunch

14:00 - 16:00 Private Meetings with Rādhāji

15:00 - Sharing Circles pots in groups of 3 

16:00 - 17:00 - Class/Session with Shāradā

18:00 - Dinner 

19:15 - 20:15 - Satsang (Rādhāji or Shāradā)

Tuesday 04.06.24 

Excursion Day 

Wednesday 05.06 to Friday 07.06

Retreat Days (same as above)

Saturday 08.06

Closing Ceremony & End Retreat Seva 

Sunday 09.06

Bus to San Francisco.

Reach out if you have some questions!

About Rādhāji

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Rādhāji (Carol Whitfield Ph.D.) studied Advaita Vedanta and Sanskrit with Swami Dayananda Saraswati in India during the 1970’s.  Since returning from India, she has taught Vedanta extensively on both coasts.  She was a university professor and a Jungian-oriented clinical psychologist.  She now teaches Vedanta in California.  

She has an M.A. in Sanskrit from the University of California, Berkeley (1982), a Ph.D. in Phenomenology of Religions from the Graduate Theological Union (1992), and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the San Francisco School of Psychology (1997).

She was one of the founders and the administrative manager of Sandeepany West, Institute for the Study of Vedanta and Sanskrit, located in Piercy, California, and later, of Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Institute for the Study of Advaita Vedanta and Sanskrit, in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania.

One of her primary interests is the synthesis of Western psychology and Eastern spirituality. She was a clinical psychologist with a private practice in Berkeley, California.

No words can express my gratitude for Rādhā and the clarity of knowledge that she shares. I can only bow in gratitude and be amazed that there actually walks someone like her on this earth. - Kristian Hedborg 

About Shāradā Devī

From an early age, Shāradā was on the quest for Mokṣa, absolute freedom, which led her to Venezuela, India & Bali, seeking guidance & answers to the fundamental questions of life. 

20 years ago her journey started with Yoga and more than a decade ago, she found her revered teachers in the lineage of Swami Dayananda Saraswati and has since then been living in Bali & India studying the ancient teachings of the Vedas directly with her teachers. In her lineage, the study of the unconscious aka inner child, devotional practices such as rituals, mantra and guided meditations is incorporated which also shines through in all her magical offerings. She has been teaching the jewels of the Vedic Tradition from the very start of her own journey as she has been encouraged to do so by her teachers.

Shāradā is a devoted and committed student and teacher of Vedanta, Sanskrit & the Vedic Tradition, a Priestess of Ceremonies & a Vedic Chanting Mistress as well as the Heart of Be Woman Project & the Visionary of Devi School where Spirituality meets Embodiment. She is also a Feminine Embodiment Coach and Therapist.

 “She is one of the best teachers I have ever come across in my life! Truly transformational, life-changing experience!” Taryn Weggelaar, Loka Yoga School

“She is a slight young woman with Swiss, Philippine heritage and it’s clearly not the first life she has dedicated to Vedanta. She has such poise, presence and a deep love of Sanskrit, and her discourse is mind-opening, gentle and exquisite.” Clare, UK

"Sharada teaches ‘Yoga Philosophy’ which she calls Yoga Knowledge with all her heart. She conveys the Vedantic/Yogic Teachings & Sacred Disciplines in a real, authentic, graspable, enjoyable, deep, heart-opening and mind-blowing way."

"She teaches with all heart. Her love, patience, compassion and clarity help one to see what Vedanta is saying in a seemingly effortless way." - Julia Devī

Smt. Shāradā Devī is one of my brilliant Senior Students.

She has been with me Studying Vedanta, Sanskrit and Vedic chanting in Bali now for over 13 years and continues to study and teach the same. She has Studied Directly from Sri Swami Dayaananda Saraswati in the Traditional Ashram context and discipline for a year and participated in various camps. 

She is highly committed and well established in all aspects of Vedic traditional structure, Attitudes, and Values, she embodies these values and is constantly sharing the same with all her devoted students. Sharada is a qualified Celebrant in her own right having been traditionally initiated with major Hindu  Vedic Samskāras ie. spiritual initiations.

She has been blessed by her revered teachers and embodies these rites of passage and Initiates others who sincerely ask and are ready to receive these priceless transformational blessings in their lives.

In her Devotional Yajna Spirit, she has been organising and conducting Sacred Feminine Women’s circles empowering women to profoundly heal themselves at all levels and has inspired many women to do the same.

Sharada has classically trained in Odissi a form of Bhaarata Naatya sacred devotional Dance, a profound form of Meditation – integrating body mind and spirit to be one with Deity.

She is deeply immersed in all aspects of Traditional devotional Ishvara Pujaa and has trained so many sincere yogic students in these priceless spiritual practices. She has been teaching mainly in Bali live classes individuals and groups in established International Yoga Teacher Trainings, and also on the web through “Vaidika Dharma” & Her Sacred “Be Woman Project” and during summer months she teaches in Sweden, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, Holland etc. with Ishvara Guru and Shāstras grace profound for Jnāna Vairāgya Moksa Siddhih.

May her sacred Yajna continue timelessly blessing all that come to be blessed by her guidance and teaching.

with Naaraayana Smrtih 

Swami Vagishaananda Saraswati 

 
 

Testimonials of Students 

taken during the Vaidika Dharma Yoga Teacher Training in Bali in collaboration with SOHA School of Healing Arts by Founder Daniela Mandala

One Time Investment 

Only a few spots left!

 

* accommodation 

* food (morning snack, brunch, dinner and snacks throughout the day)

* bus transport from and to Rādhāji's Farm (San Francisco to the Farm and back)

* retreat sessions (Vedanta Sessions, Guided Meditation Sessions, One to One Sessions with Rādhāji, Embodiment Sessions with Shāradā, Pūjā & Embodiment Sessions offered by Devi School Team)

* one day excursion

* Bonus: Fundamentals of Vedanta Online Course (Valued at 188e)

* Meditations with Oneself Online Course (Early Bird Bonus) (Valued at 108e)

* Access to 2 ongoing live classes happening online Wednesdays and Thursdays:

- Hymn for shared intention for Dharma, Moksha & Oneness Samvāda Aikyamatya Sūktam (Valued at 108e)

- Absolute Happiness (Valued at 108e)

2100 €

 

 

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3 Monthly Instalments

Only a few spots left!

 

* accommodation 

* food (morning snack, brunch, dinner and snacks throughout the day)

* bus transport from and to Rādhāji's Farm (San Francisco to the Farm and back)

* retreat sessions (Vedanta Sessions, Guided Meditation Sessions, One to One Sessions with Rādhāji, Embodiment Sessions with Shāradā, Pūjā & Embodiment Sessions offered by Devi School Team)

* one day excursion

* Bonus: Fundamentals of Vedanta Online Course (Valued at 188e)

* Meditations with Oneself Online Course (Early Bird Bonus) (Valued at 108e)

* Access to 2 ongoing live classes happening online Wednesdays and Thursdays:

- Hymn for shared intention for Dharma, Moksha & Oneness Samvāda Aikyamatya Sūktam (Valued at 108e)

- Absolute Happiness (Valued at 108e)

3x 715 €

(total 2145 €)

 

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