Meditation Practice: From Spirituality to Social Justice

  • 24 Mar 2017
  • 5:00 PM
  • 26 Mar 2017
  • 2:00 PM
  • Catskills / Hudson Valley Region


  • Regular priced registration
  • Discounted registration for students
  • Discounted price for those with financial hardship
  • If you are coming only for one day, including overnight stay

Registration is closed


Meditation Practice: From Spirituality to Social Justice is the theme of this Young Adults Retreat. It will focus on theindivisible relationship of spirituality and social justice. Topics of discussion will include yoga ethics, spiritually founded social justice movements, and current social movement tactics to apply in daily life. 

There will be chanting and meditation, workshops, delicious fresh vegetarian meals, and lots of fun and great company! 

Dada Maheshvarananda is excited to join us. He is a yogic monk who has traveled the globe studying and working on ideas and practices that provide economic freedom for all people. Economic freedom is a cornerstone of social justice. He will lead a workshop on economic democracy as well as teach cooperative games to foster the spirit of community and self reflection. 

The foundation for this retreat is the understanding that meditation practice implies that you "practice" mediation. Practicing mediation involves more than sitting or walking. It involves taking your mantra, ideation, and/or intention and applying it towards social justice. At the core of Ananda Marga is a belief that if you practice meditation you need to be involved, at a minimum, in the fight against disunity of the human race. 

The cost will be a sliding scale for students to those with stable employment, $40 - $100. Please register in advance. You can pay immediately with a credit/debit card or PayPal otherwise send a check. The address will be on the registration confirmation email. 

Contact Jyotisvarupa for more information,