‘Introducing our 3-Night-Retreat’
July and August 2019

We are grateful to many of our Vanavasis for spreading the good word about Vana. Thanks to this network, we get many daily inquiries from people all over the world who are keen to come and experience a retreat. One of the main reasons we are unable to welcome many of them is time: busy schedules are often mismatched with our structure. This reality has pushed us to re-think our minimum night stay and the various needs of people who look to come on a retreat. Know more…

Kabir, Kabir Kya Kare?
May 29th – June 3rd, 2019

We explore the many moods and possibilities in Kabir, of love and resistance, joy and pathos, irony and tenderness, mystery and candour, even as Kabir mocks us for chanting his name! Know more…

‘Dou’ 道
A touch of Japanese spirit
July 6th – 12th, 2019

At Vana, the spirit and culture of Japan is a constant source of inspiration.

In July, for the first time, we will be conducting a six-day, immersive retreat dedicated to exploring specific Japanese arts and traditions. This retreat will be led by three qualified practitioners: Tomomi Kitami, Tomomi Kamoshita, and Jyoti Naoki Eri. Along with our classes and workshops, we will imbue the days with rituals, lectures, culinary offerings, and entertainment that will allow us a peek in to what it means to live the Japanese way. Know more…