India Retreat

In Tribute to Sri Ramana Maharshi

with John David
17.12.23 - 07.01.24

Meeting with John David • Meditation • Mantra • Yoga • Heartdance • Theater • Meeting Spiritual Masters

Earlybird Price until 15th November

2.350€  1.850€

The Purpose of this Life is to

Find Your Self

A Pilgrimage to one of India's Most Powerful Spiritual Places
Spiritual Teacher: John David
india retreat

...who will
introduce you


The most direct path to Self Realisation

as taught by


Question: What is the significance of Self Enquiry?
Sri Ramana: In the end, everybody must come only through this gate [of “Who am I?”] before reaching the citadel of the Heart. Who am I? is the only sadhana which is such that the one making it is the same as the one in relation to whom it is made. The snake must bite his own tail. Otherwise he will not die.

Beginners who complain that Who am I? is not working are given the suggestion that they should watch the thought “I”, or that they should remain attending to Subjective Consciousness alone. Still less mature souls are told to repeat “I”, “I” mentally, together with simultaneously concentrating on the sense of personality associated with “I”, that is to say with the mental concept of “myself”.

Those who are not able to do even this should do pranayama, japa [Mantra Meditation], moorthydhyana, or hathayoga. None of these practices, however, could possibly serve as a substitute for Self Enquiry, nor is it meaningful to confuse any of them with Self Enquiry or to imagine any of them to be the same as Self Enquiry. Self Enquiry is the final door. The “I” attends to himself, not to his Self. The ego attends to the ego and to nothing else; that is Self Enquiry.


The Great Yogis say the Mountain is the Heart Chakra of the Planet and the Most Auspicious Place on Earth for Spiritual Practice.


Retreat Trailer

The Retreat

Practices & Activities


Daily with John David


Silent & Active


Daily in Mornings



Indian Masters

Visits & Satsangs


with John David


of Indian Culture


at Ramana Ashram

Practicalities & Booking


2350€   Standard
1850€ Early Bird until 15th Nov and Concession 
1200€ Young Helpers (talk to Indira)

The cost includes all Program, meals and accommodation in  twin rooms. 
Single rooms are available at an additional cost.

Contact: Indira

Mobile and Whatsapp: 
+49 (0)178 289 0814


Cheap Plane Tickets can be found here:
Select your country or city as departure and CHENNAI airport as destination. From some countries BANGALORE is easier to find an airplane to.
From Chennai Airport you can take a taxi to the Ashram in Tiruvannamalai 〜 40-50€. From Bangalore 〜 60€.

India Retreat
with John David

17th Dec 2023 – 7th Jan 2024


If you have any questions about the retreat or registration you can contact Indira. 

The Striking Beauty of India &
Impressions from Previous Years

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For Questions contact Indira:

Mobile and Whatsapp: 
+49 (0)178 289 0814