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Spiritual & Yoga Retreats at Como Shambala Estate

Retreats with Dr. Robert Thurman January 6-8 and Sharon Gannon with David Life January 23-29, 2005, at Como Shambala Estate at Begawan Giri.


To help celebrate the launching of the Como Shambala Estate at Begawan Giri - Bali's most lavish private estate is offering two unique world-class programs of personal discovery, yoga and spiritual awakening.

Dr. Robert Thurman - Infinite Life: "A Contemporary Approach to the Buddhist Path to Well Being"

Dr. Robert ThurmanIn 1962, Dr. Robert Thurman became the first American ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist monk. In 1997, Time Magazine chose Thurman as one of the 25 most influential Americans, describing him as a "larger than life scholar-activist destined to convey the dharma, the precious teachings of Siddhartha, from Asia to America." The New York Times recently called him "the leading American Expert on Tibetan Buddhism."

It is Thurman's unique take on the relevance of Buddhism to American culture and politics, and his wit and capacity in weaving ancient Buddhist wisdom and popular Western ideals, that makes his knowledge entertaining, useful and informative.

For a single weekend, January 6-8, 2005, Dr. Thurman will lecture on the essence of the Buddhist insight and path, and speak with participants about their doubts and concerns. The group will learn together, meditate together, dialogue and chant, and conduct an auspicious fire meditation Ė to realize a profound nature of mine and reality.

A two day program includes two nights accommodation at the Como Shambala Estate at Begawan Giri; lectures and meditations with Dr. Thurman; return airport transfers; 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners; and a one-hour massage treatment.

Rates from US$1,115 for single occupancy and US$1466 (plus tax and service) for double occupancy.

Jivamukti Retreat with Sharon Gannon and David Life Ė "Transforming Your Experience with Yoga"

Sharon Gannon and David LifeDavid Life and Sharon Gannon, the creators and world-renowned teachers of Jivamukti Yoga, are lauded by their students as creative, spontaneous, and inspirational. Theirs is one of the fastest growing and most popular modern approaches to the ancient art of yoga. All levels of practitioners are welcome to join this exciting yoga workshop. Learn the secret science of transformation and evolution from two masters who have taught yoga to thousands of devotees in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Canada, Japan, Switzerland, Israel, India, Thailand, Singapore Australia and China for over 20 years.

David Life is a certified Advanced Level II practitioner of the Ashtanga System of Shri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India. He has studied yoga with many teachers including his gurus Shri Brahmananda Saraswati, Shri Swami Nirmalananda and Shri K. Pattabhi Jois. He spent several years as a sannyas (renunciate) of a lineage of yogic monks in India. He has received Kalachakra and Bodhisattva initiations from His Holiness the 14th Dali Lama.

He imbues his classes with metaphor, musicality and spirituality, spiced with humor, vigor and spontaneity.

Sharon Gannon has studied yoga since 1976 with many teachers around the globe, the most noteworthy being her gurus Shri Brahmananda Saraswati, Shri Swami Nirmalananda and Shri K. Pattabhi Jois, as well as Swani Shankarananda and Shyam Das.

Sharon brings a rare blend of scholarly study, artistic pursuits and a highly disciplined asana and meditation practice to her offerings as a teacher. As a musician, dancer and producer, Sharon views art as a means for uplifting the soul and her artistic pursuits seek to enrich the community by being both inspirational and educational. A renowned international teacher of yoga, she also has a degree in dance and has studied ballet, modern classical and numerous forms of Indian dance; as well as music and Eastern philosophy.

The Jivamukti Retreat with Sharon Gannon and David Life will take place at the Como Shambala Estate at Begawan Giri January 23-29, 2005. The program includes six nights accommodation; four house of yoga instruction each day; daily brunch; welcome and farewell dinners, and roundtrip airport transfers.

Rates are from US$2,320 for single occupancy and US$3,550 for double occupancy (plus tax and service).

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