Vedanta is the oldest of the major living religions of the world. It affirms that all religions lead to the same Truth—“Truth is one; sages call it by various names” (Rig Veda). Vedanta teaches that the essence of all beings and all things is Spirit, infinite and eternal, unchanging and indivisible. It emphasizes that a person’s true nature is this divine Spirit, identical with the inmost being and reality of the universe and that the goal is to actualize this truth in one’s life.
We are free if we would only believe it, only have faith enough. You are the soul, free and eternal, ever free, ever blessed. Have faith enough and you will be free in a minute.
17th Annual Youth Forum • April 3 – 5, 2015 • Vedanta Retreat
The seventeenth annual Youth Forum is slated for April 3 – 5 at our Olema Retreat in Marin County. Young people ages 11 to 19 are invited to participate in a program of guided meditations, small group discussions, walks, and outdoor work programs in the forest and gardens. The topic is “Meditation and Its Power.” There is no charge, and all meals are provided.
Participants need not attend the program from beginning to end.
Please contact the New Temple office (415-922-2323) or e-mail [email protected] for registration by Wednesday, April 1.
FRIDAY, APRIL 3:
Arrival by 8 p.m. — introducing ourselves, settling in retreat house rooms.
SATURDAY, APRIL 4:
Guided morning meditation, forest walk, breakfast, discussion, meeting with Swami Tattwamayananda, guided meditation, lunch.
After lunch: outdoor work programs, walk to meditation at temple site, DVD showing and discussion, supper.
SUNDAY, APRIL 5:
Guided meditation, forest walk, breakfast, room cleaning.