Guru, Naam, Satsang, Darshan – Meditation on the Inner Light and Sound

Upcoming events

25th of April - 1st of May

Spring Intense Meditation and Spiritual Retreat with Satguru Sirio Ji in the Sant Bani Ashram (Italy)

Spring is the time of renewal, we could also say, an appropriate or favorable time for positive changes.
In springtime, the body and mind are automatically positively benefited by the arrival of new and fresh energies, so why not renew your spirit as well?
Take the chance and transform your life this spring through an intense Meditation and Spiritual Retreat with Satguru Sirio Ji, who is an authentic realised master with over 50 years of daily experience in the fields of Spirituality, Meditation, Yoga and Ayurveda.

Arrival: 24th of April, leaving: 2nd of May.

Languages spoken during the program: ITALIAN, ENGLISH

The program of the retreat (all meditation programs are personally led and guided by Master Sirio Ji, and all programs begin with singing devotional songs and mantras, except the hatha yoga practice):

Daily schedule:
1.) 6 - 8 am meditation
2.) 9.45 - 10.45 am hatha yoga
3.) 11 am - 1 pm meditation
4.) 4.30 pm - 7 pm Satsang (meditation+talk on the Philosophy of the Masters by Master Sirio)
5.) 8.30 pm - 9.30 pm Nada Yoga concert by Master Sirio
After 10 pm complete silence

The meals are vegetarian and only consist of seasonal fruits, and vegetables (plus dry fruits), to contribute in the best way possible to the spring renewal of the body that benefits also the mind and the spirit at the same time. (Please indicate in advance if you have any special needs, allergies etc.) Some attendees fast completely during the period, to make the program more intense on all levels of the human being, or take only one meal per day. (If you plan to do so, please let us know about it at the time you book, but no later than one week before the program, as we're against food waste and we need to know it for the preparations.)

After the first meditation sitting we offer a hatha yoga lesson in the morning, to make the body fitter, more flexible and more capable of meditating and thus able to contribute to the new and fresh energies of the spring that we are trying to bring into ourselves.

The Master's teachings are given for free. For your stay (bed+3 vegetarian meals) you're invited to donate at least 30 euros/day/person that just covers the costs of staying (water, electricity, bed linen, food).
Above this one can offer free donations to the nonprofit Sant Bani Ashram Association for the maintenance and improvement of the Ashram.

If you would like to come and take part in the program, or if you have any questions, please contact us via
Please note that only those can participate in the program who have booked prior and get a written confirmation from the Sant Bani Ashram.

Podcast Series

The Light of Sirio podcast

Daily guidance meditation podcast

50 years of Holy Practice | 25th of April 1973 |
Satsang | Manav Kendra Ashram, India


Sirio Ji travelled to India via land in 1973 and there he met Maharaj Kirpal Singh Ji by whom he was initiated into the tradition of Surat Shabd Yoga on the 25th of April. This video was filmed in Dehradun, in the Manav Kendra Ashram where he first saw Maharaj Kirpal Ji and he told the story during a Satsang of this life-changing encounter. We wish to honour this spiritual quest of our Beloved Master Sirio and to express our gratitude through this video.
Dear Master, thank You a billion times to bring the Light of Kirpal to us and to share Your spiritual treasure with us in a selfless way!
Thank You for everything Great Master Sirio. we wish You a happy anniversary! ...and many more...

40 years of Holy Service |
Sant Bani Ashram, Italy | Master Sirio

This film was edited in 2022 for the 70th birthday of Master Sirio Ji. It intends to honour the incredible selfless service by which he created the Sant Bani Ashram in Italy. The Ashram had the 40th jubilee of its existence in 2019.

So we wish a happy birthday to the Sant Bani Ashram and a happy birthday to our Beloved Master Sirio, to whom we're eternally grateful for everything.

What is Satsang?

Satsang literally is a speech about Truth. It is given only by the living Master who in turn lived, practiced and absorbed the Satsang of His Master till He became dyed in His colour. Participants may be disciples and also not. The duration of Satsang depends on the need of Truth itself.

Satsang means to speak about Truth. Of elevated thoughts. Practically Satsang is education to the mind, if it only listens to His words and not let anyone or anything deviate the attention . Just like when you get the medicine to cure your body: you feel where it goes and what it does in your body and then you get healed.

Master Sirio

Master Sirio is a unique western Master of Surat Shabd Yoga or Sant Mat. He both teaches and sets an example of practice of this spiritual path as his knowledge is not only theoretical; he has many decades of personal experience and practice, making his work credible and authentic.

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Sant Mat or Surat Shabd Yoga

Sant Mat or Surat Shabd Yoga drew its philosophical basis by taking the best from the Sufi (Islamic) and the Hindu traditions: especially the tradition of the Sant which already adopted certain methods developed further in the Sant Mat. The tradition of the Sufis – Islamic mystics – who -essentially – believe in one God (monotheism) and the Human Pole who is the mouthpiece of God on earth and the instrument chosen by Him to convey the spiritual Light to the souls willing and ready for mystical union.

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Sant Bani Ashram, Ribolla

“…a place of Divine Bliss and a spiritual sanctuary for those who visit it. The wonderful surronding, the atmospehere and its high spiritual charge make it ideal for helding retreats for all those seekers who really wish to improve in their spirit." 

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Quote of the Day

“The practice we do, the singing of holy songs is so good, because it calms down our mind and when our mind is calm then we can meditate on Naam and we can get the Supreme happiness.”

— Satguru Sirio Ji


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