The Offerings

Ritambhara offers to take us on an exploration of our being within the world we inhabit, moving from an external sense of perception to an embodied, inner presence. 

The activities of Ritambhara include active co-learning through Inner Work, communing with Nature, exploring theatre, music, and art, the practice of various aspects of the Ashtanga Yoga, and exploratory dialogues on the different facets of the Indian tradition

This occurs at three thresholds: Conversation, Exploration, and Immersion.


Offerings

Conversations take us over the first threshold, where we engage with the question, “How do I interpret the world?”
Here, we look at the various frameworks of thought through which we, as human beings, perceive our world. By initially focusing on our thought patterns, how and why we think the way we do, we can then move on to experiencing the work in a more visceral way.

Conversation

Conversations take us over the first threshold, where we engage with the question, “How do I interpret the world?”
Here, we look at the various frameworks of thought through which we, as human beings, perceive our world. By initially focusing on our thought patterns, how and why we think the way we do, we can then move on to experiencing the work in a more visceral way.

Exploration

At this second threshold, we ask ourselves, “How do I make meaning of myself, the world, and other people?”
The work focuses on examining the structure of the self and requires a fearless and compassionate observation of ourself and other people. Using different facets of the Indian tradition, such as dance, Yoga, and theatre, we begin to uncover further layers of our being, moving inward to our deeper core of self.

Immersion

At the Immersion threshold, we ask the eternal question, “How do I create myself within the world?”
We go deeper in the work to examine the ‘I’ in relation to the self and the outer world, daring to  tackle the age old question, “Who am I?” Through largely non verbal, intense, self reflective processes, we commit to looking at our being from the very depths of ourselves.

Contemplative Weekends

Contemplative Weekends at Ritambhara Ashram are a tiny capsule of sanity in an insanely driven world. In the heart of the Nilgiris, surrounded by historic Shola forests, we offer you a chance to slow down, catch your breath, and find your calm.

You will be guided to engage with yourself through yoga and meditation sessions, as well as reestablish your connection with the Mother through nature walks. Rejoice at dusk with spectacular  bird sightings and interact with members of Ritambhara, people like you who seek to find deeper meaning in their daily lives.

The next Contemplative Weekend is scheduled for the first weekend of August.
Participants shall arrive on Friday the 4th, and finish on Sunday the 6th, after lunch.
Cost per person for the weekend : Rs. 5,000

In order to sign up for a Contemplative Weekend, or arrange for a group to participate, contact us at ashram@ritambhara.org.in

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Programs

Arjuna’s Tapas

Upcoming
July 22nd-23rd, 2017 

What is India?

Upcoming
August 17th-22nd, 2017 

The Nayika’s Quest

Upcoming
August 31st- September 2nd, 2017 

Mahabharata Immersion

Next Program dates not announced yet. 

Parenting Inside Out

Next Program dates not announced yet. 

Antaranga Yoga

Next Program dates not announced yet. 

Saptaswara

Dates to be announced soon. 

Past Workshops