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The Mysteries of Spiritual Experience: Exploring the Beauty & Wisdom of the Western Tradition
with Ralph White

Friday, July 12 - Sunday, July 14

$25

The Mysteries of Spiritual Experience: Exploring the Beauty & Wisdom of the Western Tradition at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch

WITH

Ralph White

Tuition: $25 + Accommodation or Ashram day rate

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A golden thread of radiant spiritual wisdom can be traced through much of the Western world, dating back as far as the mystery centers of Ancient Greece and beyond. Sometimes its influence has produced golden ages, other times it has had to go underground to escape persecution. Now in the 21st Century we can follow the course of multiple Western esoteric streams and explore their gifts to the present age. We will include Ancient Alexandria, the Sufis of Islamic Andalusia, the hermetic and neoplatonic resurgence of 15th Century Florence, the alchemical world of Renaissance Bohemia, the Gnostic Cathars of Languedoc and their troubadour contemporaries and much more. We will also cover the striking gifts of the philosopher and reformer Rudolf Steiner, and his multiple brilliant insights into the journey of the soul between death and rebirth.

Registration Information

The course tuition (listed above) is for the whole program. Your accommodation rate includes meals, Satsangs, and Hatha yoga classes which are offered daily.

Program Schedule

Friday

2:00pm      Check-in
4:00pm      Hatha Yoga Class
6:00pm      Dinner
8:00pm      Satsang*
10:30pm    Lights Out

Saturday

5:30am      Wake Up Bell
6:00am      Satsang* or Silent Walk
8:00am      Hatha Yoga Class
10:00am    Brunch
10:45am    Karma Yoga
12:00pm    Optional Activity (coaching class, walk or other activity)
2:00pm      Workshop
4:00pm      Hatha Yoga Class
6:00pm      Dinner
8:00pm      Satsang*
10:30pm    Lights Out

Sunday

5:30am      Wake Up Bell
6:00am      Satsang* or Silent Walk
8:00am      Hatha Yoga Class
10:00am    Brunch
10:45am    Karma Yoga
12:00pm    Room Check-Out

* Satsang – 30-minute silent meditation, kirtan / chanting, spiritual lecture.
Daily activity schedule, and/or possible changes, will be announced at morning Satsang.

Arrival & Departure Information

•   Friday – 2:00pm onwards
•   Sunday – 12:00pm (room checkout)

Planning to arrive and depart here by bus?  See more information.

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Ralph White

Ralph White is co-founder of the New York Open Center, the city’s leading center of holistic learning since 1984. For 22 years he has directed a series of conferences on the Western Esoteric Tradition known as Esoteric Quests, www.esotericquest.org, that have worked to bring alive the lost spiritual history of the West by focusing on epochs like ancient Alexandria, Egypt, Renaissance Florence, The Golden Age of Andalusia, the Mysteries of Antiquity, the Mysteries of the North in Iceland and the Alchemical World of Renaissance Bohemia. He introduced and edited The Rosicrucian Enlightenment Revisited and is the author of the celebrated memoir, The Jeweled Highway: On the Quest for a Life of Meaning. He also edited Lapis magazine which won the Alternative Press Award 2000 from Utne Reader. http://www.ralphwhite.net

The Ranch's Daily Schedule

5:30amWake Up
6:00amSatsang or Silent Walk
8:00amHatha Yoga Class
10:00amBrunch
11:00amKarma Yoga
12:00pmAfternoon Program
& Free Time
4:00pmHatha Yoga Class
6:00pmDinner
8:00pmSatsang
10:30pmLights Out

Satsang & Yoga Classes

Satsang consists of a 30-minute silent meditation, followed by 30 minutes of spiritual chanting (kirtan), and finishes with 30 minutes of spiritual lecture.
Daily attendance at both Satsangs and Hatha Yoga Classes is encouraged for your health and well-being and to maintain the proper rhythm and atmosphere of the ashram community.

Sivananda Yoga Ranch

Details

Start:
Friday, July 12
End:
Sunday, July 14
Cost:
$25

Venue

Sivananda Yoga Ranch
500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788

Organizer

The Sivananda Yoga Ranch
Phone:
845-436-6492
Email:
yogaranch@sivananda.org
Website:
sivanandayogaranch.org