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Open Satsang with Mooji

Swami Swatantranand Ashram, Rishikesh, India

Nothing on this earth or in the heavenly realms can overwhelm or overcome you when you know who you truly are. Your true Self is perfect, complete and unchanging. In Satsang, a gathering in Truth, this discovery is made possible. Welcome to Satsang.

~ Mooji

About

We are deeply honoured that Mooji has been invited by Buddleia Media Pvt Ltd to host a four week Satsang event in Rishikesh, India, in 2020.

These four weeks of Satsang with Mooji offer a powerful opportunity to be immersed in the energy field of Satsang. The Satsangs are free and open for everyone who is called to discover who they truly are. During Satsang, Mooji speaks with seekers of Truth as they bring forward any burning questions, doubts and testimonies in relation to their search for lasting peace, joy and liberation.

Mooji is a true light in this world, whose presence, wisdom and loving guidance point us to who we are beyond the limitations of our conditioning and identity. In open interactions with this great spiritual Master, seekers of Truth from all backgrounds and traditions are introduced to the direct path to freedom through self-inquiry and The Invitation—which is proving to be one of the most effective aids for true and lasting Self-discovery.

Universal in his appeal, Mooji’s wisdom, compassion, openness and humour profoundly touch the hearts of those who meet him, thereby inspiring each one to find within themselves the deep peace, love and silence they recognise in him. Every human being has this eternal purity inside, and in Satsang it is being unveiled.

Satsang Season
Satsangs begin on Wednesday, 12 February and are free and open to all. Satsangs are generally scheduled from Wednesday to Sunday (not Monday or Tuesday) from 10:00 – 12:00. This may change so please check here closer to the date. Everyone attending Satsang must arrange their own food and accommodation.

Helping
If you would like to help before or during the Satsang season please come to Swami Swatantranand Ashram on 3 & 4 February between 10:00–12:00 or 14:00–16:00 pm, to let us know about your availability.

Important Guidelines

Satsang with Mooji is for those who are genuinely drawn to Self-discovery. This environment is not for the merely curious, but for those with a sincere and wholehearted commitment to Self-discovery. It is possible to attend any or all of the Satsangs throughout the season.

We highly recommend that everyone who is considering attending first watch these important videos: 
An Invitation to Freedom
A Simple & Profound Introduction to Self-Inquiry
A Direct Introduction to Perfect Presence

By attending Open Satsang with Mooji in Rishikesh you agree to the following guidelines:

  • Approach each Satsang with the understanding that it is not a casual gathering—it is for those earnestly seeking Self-realisation in this life.
  • Mooji deeply appreciates your questions concerning Truth. You are encouraged to come forward in Satsang as though this is your highest opportunity for freedom. Please understand and respect that it is only during Satsang that Mooji invites questions—he will not receive questions afterwards.
  • Respect the silence inside the Hall and on the premises at all times and arrive and leave quietly. Please take all social interaction outside the gate.
  • Please do not take photos or videos inside the Ashram. We have a designated photography and recording team that will make photos and Satsang broadcasts available on mooji.org and mooji.tv.
  • By admission to Open Satsang with Mooji you agree to have your voice or image recorded which may be used for the sharing of Satsang on DVD, mp3, the Internet and other media. All recorded material will be used to serve Satsang only and will be treated with the utmost sensitivity and respect.
  • Switch off your mobiles phones or tablets completely during Satsang. Even a muted phone can interfere with the sound.
  • Please avoid bringing a bag to the Ashram unless you really need one.
    Before entering the premises, there will be a security check of all bags, as well as random body checks. This is requested / required by the local authorities for the safety of everyone present.
    If you do bring a bag, it should be no larger than 25 x 25 x 10 cm. Large bags are not permitted inside the Ashram and you will need to leave them outside the hall. Please note that we cannot provide secure storage for large bags. Check your bag size here.
  • Glass bottles and glass thermoses are not allowed in the Hall.
  • For any practical queries you can go to the Information Desk located at the main entrance of the Ashram.
  • Satsang is not a replacement for any therapy or other medical treatment or diagnosis. If you are currently receiving or have previously received any medical treatment or therapy for issues related to mental health, Satsang may not be suitable for you. If you have a history of serious mental health conditions, it is not advisable to attend the Open Satsang program without ensuring it is reasonably safe to do so. Please check with a specialist healthcare practitioner whether attending the Open Satsang program is suitable for you at this time. More information can be found here.
  • Your safety is of utmost importance. Do not walk alone at night or accept rides from strangers, especially if you are a woman. More safety information can be found here.

Ways to Join

There are two ways to participate in the Open Satsangs with Mooji in Rishikesh. You can come to the event to be in Mooji’s physical presence, or you can join the free live Internet broadcast through Mooji TV.

Attending physically at Rishikesh
Being in the physical presence of a living Master and fully immersing yourself in the energy field of Satsang is a rare and blessed opportunity. Mooji’s loving and unfathomable presence itself can trigger transformation in one who is ripe for awakening. If you are drawn to attend in person, please make sure you have read and agree to follow the above guidelines.

Watching online via live Internet broadcast  
If you are unable to attend physically at Rishikesh, joining via live Internet broadcast is an excellent alternative. Open Satsang with Mooji in Rishikesh will be broadcast live for free. You do not need to register to watch the online broadcast. You can watch the live broadcasts and the recordings on Mooji TV.
For Mooji there is no separation, no distance to those joining online and he sees absolutely no hindrance or disadvantage to your awakening in attending in this way.

Location

Swami Swatantranand Ashram, Rishikesh
स्वामी स्वातंत्रनंद आश्रम, ऋषिकेश

Open Satsang with Mooji will be held at Swami Swatantranand Ashram, which is located between Ram Jhula and Rishikesh town centre. The ashram is a 1.8 km walk from Ram Jhula along the Ganges or 2+ km via the road. 

Address 
Swami Swatantranand Ashram
(opposite Swami Dayananda Ashram)
Shisham Jhari, Muni-ki-reti
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

About Rishikesh
Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas on the banks of the sacred Ganga River, Rishikesh has been a centre of spiritual and religious activities since ancient times. Rishi, meaning ‘seer’, was a name given to monks living in caves in the surrounding hills, the holy men to whom the Vedas (Hindu scriptures) were originally revealed.
Today, Rishikesh is known as the world capital of yoga. It is home to many internationally renowned ashrams and countless meditation, yoga and spiritual courses.
For more information about travelling to India and around Rishikesh, please see Buddleia Media Pvt Ltd.

Schedule

The schedule and all timings are subject to change, so please check this page regularly.

12 February – 8 March
Wednesday – Sunday (not Monday or Tuesday)

Daily Schedule
7:45 – 10:00   Ashram gate is open (please be on time!)
9:15 – 9:45  ‘An Invitation to Freedom’ audiobook is played
10:00 – 12:00  Satsang with Mooji

Important! Satsangs vary in duration, usually running between 1.5 – 2.5 hours, but also occasionally longer or shorter. Everyone attending Satsang must arrange their own food and accommodation. The Satsangs are free and open to all. It is possible to attend any or all of the Satsangs throughout the season. 

Additional Information about Entrance for Satsang
We are using a lottery system for entrance to the Satsang Hall. We have found this to be the best way of removing the need for anyone to arrive early to queue.

  • The gate opens at 7:45.
  • The lines fill up until 8:45.
  • When the bell rings everyone must be inside the queuing area.
  • The lottery begins; the person in the first row of each line draws a number.
  • Each line will then enter the Hall in the order that has been selected by the lottery.
  • Anyone who is not inside the lottery queue area by 8:45 will wait in a separate queue until after the lines have entered.

Translations

The intention is to offer live simultaneous translation of the Satsang sessions in several languages.

Although no languages are as yet confirmed, we expect there to be translation in French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Hindi. Other languages will also be offered wherever possible. 

Information about how to access the service both on site and online will be shared here closer to the time.

To watch the live broadcast from Rishikesh with simultaneous translation in your language please visit Mooji TV. On each language page we will post the next available date with translation in this language.

Travel & Accommodation

Important! Highly useful information about travel, accommodation, health, safety and much more can be found on Buddleia Media Pvt Ltd website.

Connecting on Facebook
You can connect with fellow travellers who are attending Satsang with Mooji through our event page on Facebook: Satsang with Mooji — Rishikesh 2020. For example, you could arrange to share a ride together from Delhi to Rishikesh.

The most important thing in life is to wake up to who you truly are. You are not merely a personal being; you are the living spirit of Truth. You are the light of consciousness revealing all. You are the perceiving presence devoid of desire and attachment. You are the wisdom and love that shines from the source of existence. You are unborn Awareness.

~ Mooji