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

Annual Autumn Intensive Meditation Retreat

Sant Bani Ashram, Ribolla (Italy)

29/10/2022 - 01/11/2022

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Quote of the Day

“You may have had this happen in your experience too: Sometimes you’re sitting very absorbed; somebody calls you, your ears are open but you don’t hear. He calls you once, twice, thrice. He comes up to you and says, “Well you have not heard me? I have called you so many times.” “No, I have not heard.” “Why?” — “My attention was engaged somewhere else.” So similarly it is your attention that gives life to all your outward things. You are the giver of all attention to these things and you are dragged by all these things. How shameful it is, I would say. The whole thing is topsy turvy. It is you who give the strength to your mind, to your outgoing faculties; and what has happened now? Outer things attract your outgoing faculties; and faculties control your mind. Mind controls intellect. And poor fellow, Soul, is being dragged about. Is it not so? Just come to your own self, that’s all I can say. You know who you are? Now you understand? Forget all outward forms, everything like that. Master does not give you anything new, only [the opportunity] to come to your own Self, that’s all. You may learn it in a day, ten days, ten years, ten births. Why not learn now? Man-body is the golden opportunity you have got. In this body only, you can do it. This is really your own work, personal work. All other works are the question of give and take, finish off. Wind up the whole thing.”

— Sant Kirpal Singh

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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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