The Ashram of Enlightenment and Integration and Monastery maintains long and short term residential housing to support those with expanding Enlightened Consciousness to become stable and functioning while living in Sahaj Samadhi, the highest level of Samadhi available while maintaining a physical plane body.
Our residence offers shared living in GOD'S House and the Enlightenment Monastery. At this time four long-term resident monks live in residence. We can house one additional resident for retreat stay in GOD'S House and two rooms in The Enlightenment Monastery for two shorter-term retreat residents.
Our Satsang Hall has individual LaZBoy leather recliner chairs. Our retreat rooms have a queen or twin bed with Sealy Posturepedic mattress and springs, a table or desk for writing and/or eating in seclusion, a dresser or wardrobe, and internet. Sheets, pillows, comforters, blankets, towels and washcloths are provided.
Decorations are harmonious. Pictures are inspiring.
You provide your openness to heal, raise in vibration, and integrate there.
Bring your own your toilet articles which you, along with your electric shaver, hair clippers, and/or hair dryer (low voltage) if you use one. American and Indian visitors will need adaptors for our 230 voltage.
Each retreat participant has their own towel rack and bathroom storage space.
Please schedule your arrival to be in agreement with your retreat times you arrange with Lord Grace. Her time and Energy are precious and shared by many.
If you are traveling here from America or India, and have not already purchased Homeopathic No-Jet-Lag, please do so and start taking it just before you fly here, during, and after the flight.
Many before have said they are not effected by jet lag, get here, and with the combination of the extra Shakti of being in residence plus jet lag, got knocked out and slept during regular daytime hours, sometime for days or a week, delaying the start of their retreat.
Being physically Conscious while you are here is definitely a plus. Some, even with taking No-Jet-Lag, have taken hours-long spontaneous daily naps for hours for the first two weeks here, which makes for an interesting retreat schedule.
If you are driving, request emailed directions when you register. GPS is not always reliable.
Filtered water will be provided.
Have your initial retreat food with you when you arrive, including any special menu items.
Retreat participants traveling internationally to get here can arrange for a resident to shop for their initial groceries ahead of time as long as the PayPal amount arrives in time.
Each participant will have your own kitchen cabinet shelf space, refrigerator and freezer shelves. Please use only the glass or stainless steel storage containers provided. We live in the country, and and these containers do not encourage insects or rodents, whereas cardboard or plastic do not stop them, and plastic out-gases.
GOD'S House has two fully-furnished kitchens with lots of stainless steel and some glass cookware, stainless steelware, dishes, 2 blenders, 2 convection toaster ovens, 2 electric stoves, four refrigerators, 2 freezers, a washer and 2 dryers. The Tiger Room kitchen is used by the Sisters, and the Ganesh Kitchen is used by the Brothers. The Enlightenment Monastery has a fully-furnished kitchen and laundry facilities.
GOD'S House and The Enlightenment Monastery have electric radiator heat. The houses are on the village well and septic system, and have local weekly garbage pick-up.
Bring suitable modest clothing, including extra warm socks for meditating, loose, comfortable clothing that is not suggestive and not revealing (not too tight, too short or with low-cut necklines, no holes in revealing places, and no bikinis.) (The wearing of underwear is required).
Maxi or mid-calf skirts or dresses for women are appreciated for modesty. Slacks that fit reasonably are acceptable. No leggings, please.
Layered options (shirts, sweaters, jackets) work for varying mountain weather, sturdy walking/hiking shoes or boots; a modest knee-length or longer bathrobe, or a raincoat or coat that can double as one. Sweat suits or clean jeans are O.K. as long as they are not tight.
Also bring pens and paper or a notebook or laptop computer that you can use to record suggestions and your own notes, dreams, insights and awareness, and spiritual experiences, etc.
Spare cash, credit cards or bank cards are useful in case you are moved to buy books, flower remedies, epsom salts, special menu items, order aromatherapy oils, arrange massage or acupuncture or chiropractic appointments nearby or on special occasion visit the Children's zoo nearby.
Please do not rearrange furniture without speaking FIRST to Lord Grace or Mirabai Swami and getting their permission. Our set-up supports your and others retreats, space to support the integrity of each participant, safety, and for ease in cleaning.
Anything you break, you are responsible to repair or replace before you leave. We operate the Ashram on a budget that does not include repairs or replacements that you have caused.
Each room has adequate clothes-hanging and/or drawer space.
Bring only what you are moved to bring or is needed to make your retreat stay successful. More can be a distraction or a burden to care for. We have no storage for leftover items you bring or purchase here.
ALMIGHTY GOD I AM, BLESS EVERYONE DURING THEIR RETREAT HERE, IN PREPARATION FOR IT, AND DURING INTEGRATION FOLLOWING. OM
Write Mirabai Swami for further Ashram information.