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How to Flourish as Community: Living in Joy in a Time of Planetary Phase Transition

September 22, 2018 - September 28, 2018


How to Create a Spiritual Community, and Flourish

How to Flourish as Community:

Living in Joy in a Time of Planetary Phase Transition

A Seven-day Shunyamurti Retreat, September 22 – 28, 2018 Sat Yoga Ashram, Costa Rica

For those who are awakened to the nature of our historic moment and the requirements for survival through this time of global tribulation and who realize the necessity of forming and fostering a new kind of tribal living.



The Sat Yoga Ashram community has gained priceless experience from our own steep learning curve in our shift from vision into manifestation. We have come to understand what is needed to sustain an enduring community with a lifestyle that balances constraint with creativity, duty with freedom, growth with consistency, law with love, and spiritual realization with re-education.

We remain humbly engaged in endless learning and sharing. That spirit has motivated us to open our doors to create a forum that can both inspire and support, and also receive new information and perspectives—and opportunities for mutual benefit—by inviting all those who are either members of communities, leaders, or those who are thinking of joining a community and want a deeper sense of what is involved, what mistakes to avoid, and how to augment our thriving lifestyle.​



Themes and Topics

The themes we intend to discuss at this inter-communal gathering include the following:

  • Unifying Vision and Full Commitment

  • Structure, Dharma, and Leadership

  • Psychological and Spiritual Power, Understanding, and Training

  • Food Security and Adaptation to an Off-Grid Future

  • Harvesting the Wisdom of past Monastic, Ashram, and Tribal Cultures

  • Transformational Processes for Maturation, Conflict Resolution, and Ego Transcendence

  • The Nitty Gritty: Dealing With Such Matters as Aging, Death, Money, Workers, Children, Entheogens, Sex and Drugs

Interested in learning more about these themes?

Read Shunyamurti’s New essay: What is Community?



About Shunyamurti

Shunyamurti is an adept healer who functions also as a researcher, author, community leader, guide, retreat facilitator, and teacher. He is the founder and spiritual director of the Sat Yoga Institute and Ashram.

Many years of meditation practice and training in numerous forms of yoga, including apprenticeship with Baba Hari Dass, ten years of vowed association with a Brahmachari ashram in India, a special resonance with Sri Ramana Maharshi and a deep study of Advaita and esoteric Shaivism and Buddhism, have been supplemented by the intensive study of western metaphysics, modern sciences, profound exploration of the dimensions opened by entheogens, trans-personal psychology, various forms of psychoanalysis and Jungian dreamwork, and the entire development of the perennial philosophy, including Taoism, Kabbalah, and mystical Christianity.





                            Shared Room                 Single Room

International:          $ 1700                              $ 1850

Local:                      $ 1200                              $ 1350

(includes accommodations, all meals, and activities)

Special Offer

25% discount for all applicants who are a part of an intentional community.

Read more about meals and accommodations



September 22, 2018
September 28, 2018
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Sat Yoga Ashram Institute Foundation
Rio Nuevo, Perez Zeledon Costa Rica
+ 506 2200 4440
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