An Introduction to Tushita Ashram with Arohananda Ma
19 August – 21 August 2016
$100 accommodation and food, plus dana/koha for the teacher.
About This Introductory Weekend
This introductory weekend is for anyone who is interested in finding out more about Tushita Ashram and The Way of Life. The three days will consist of discourse with Arohananda Ma, contemplative and reflective time, and opportunities for discussion, questions and answers.
Arohananda Ma will speak on the relationship between the realised teacher and the beginning enquirer. She will cover why this relationship is still necessary even in this day and age.
The theme of the weekend is “Understanding the Genius of Natural Wisdom in Human Form”
Two basic strands of enquiry will be explored over the three days:
- Love-attraction to the Way of Life itself
- A critical enquiry into what it is that I am loving or doing now
“Arohananda Ma’s talks set the scene and created a safe space for anything and everything to be shared and revealed. I continue to be re-inspired by her down-to-earth, kind, practical realness.” – Sally Platt
Vitality and Joy are natural – they should never be something that you have to conjure up.
“What are you doing to yourself, what are you believing about yourself, that makes you think that you do not have these qualities. Shame, guilt and fear are made-up, because we have created a problem – they are not natural feelings given from a natural way of being. Nothing you do is shameful. To be bright and intelligent is not an academic thing, it is an open-hearted attitude that creates Divine Intelligence. The more you sit within your feeling of ‘no problem’, the more natural divine intelligence you will have. The body knows inherently what to do – it is always naturally striving for balance – it already knows it is love. Do not rely on anyone for Love – You are selling yourself out and you are insulting yourself.” – Arohananda Ma
What you will learn during this Introduction
- Your own inherent capacity for unconditional love
- How the myths around spirituality and enlightenment keep us bound
- The importance of a realised teacher
- The practical nature of awakening
- The functions of Tushita Ashram and Mystery School
What is included in this weekend
- Two nights accommodation
- Healthy, delicious vegetarian meals and refreshments
- A beautiful and supportive setting
- Structured and free time
- Group discussions and enquiry
- Discourses with Arohananda Ma
The venue for this introductory course is the beautiful Tushita Ashram Hermitage in Peria Valley, Northland. Set amongst the sub-tropical Northland vegetation, the Tushita Ashram provides a safe sanctuary with plenty of space, shared communal areas, and also places to spend time alone, should you wish.
Accomodation and Meals
On-site accommodation and meals are provided for you. Accommodation is in shared rooms.
There are modern and clean showers and toilets.
Dietary requirements can be catered for.
Who is it Suitable For?
This introduction is suitable for:
- Anyone who would like to find out more about Tushita Ashram
- Anyone who has sat with Arohananda Ma or Yanchiji previously and would like to deepen their understanding of this Way of Life.
- Anyone wanting to deepen their experience of life
- Anyone who would like to explore all aspects of what it means to be awake in today’s world
“To be bright and intelligent is not an academic thing, it is an open-hearted attitude that creates Divine Intelligence” – Arohananda Ma
This retreat is $100 plus dana/koha for Arohananda Ma. The $100 covers all meals and accommodation.
Arohananda Ma’s fee is not set and consists entirely of your Dana offering. Dana (meaning generosity) invites each person to offer according to their means and what the retreat has been worth to them. Dana payment is given at the end of the retreat. This can be in cash, cheque or by internet banking – an account number will be provided. (Please note: there is no Eftpos at Tushita Ashram.)
Arohananda Ma has studied for the last 15 years within the Life lineage of the Wisdom Master Yanchiji.
She has been given the blessing by Him to teach, through her own innate revelation, the expression of enlightenment in her form. She is currently a practicing revelation teacher at Tushita Ashram Mystery School, Northland.
Arohananda Ma speaks on all subjects from the point-of-view of the inherent innate nature that all life resides in. Her role as a teacher is the uncommon and unusual task of transmitting and revealing to students their own inspired self-responsibility required to understand their true nature and life purpose.
Arohananda Ma also runs Eyes Open Retreats.
“I feel so grateful to have had opportunities to be with Arohananda Ma and learn from her example of fully lived vital humanity, and her active encouragement of this in myself and others. Her gift of fullness or realisation of ‘already ok’ has helped me shake off feelings of there being ‘something wrong’, and learn to embrace and enjoy my own innate and sensual goodness. She encourages free, pleasurable and joyful life in others with compassion and wisdom.” – Rosalind Atkinson
“Not only does Arohananda Ma have the courage to venture into areas that may potentially be awkward, but there is never any sense of threat because she treads lightly, with grace, sensitivity and humour. Her steady quality of empathy quite naturally draws people out, and her perceptions are highly intuitive. Altogether one feels lighter just for having been in her presence!” – Samarpan.
Introduction to Tushita Ashram: Details and Bookings
Start Date and Time: Friday 19 August 12.00PM
Finish Date and Time: Sunday 21 August 2.00PM
Location: Tushita Ashram
Price: $100 + Dana/Koha for Arohananda Ma
Accomodation and Meals: All included
Bookings Required By: Bookings are required by Friday 12th August
How to Book: Complete the Booking Form here.
Questions: Complete the Contact Form here.
Getting There and Transport
Tushita Ashram is located in the Peria Valley, Northland
You can reach the Tushita Ashram by car. Off street car-parking is provided.
The nearest airport to Tushita Ashram is Kerikeri. Air New Zealand provides regular flights to and from Kerikeri via Auckland. Pick-up and drop-off can be arranged from Kerikeri airport to Tushita Ashram for $25 per person each way.
Intercity and Naked Bus provide transport from most NZ centres to Taipa. Taipa is about 20 minutes drive from Tushita Ashram. Free pick-up and drop-off can be arranged between Taipa and Tushita Ashram.
Pick-up and drop-off
If you require transport from or to Taipa or Kerikeri, please contact us at least one week before your course or retreat starts. You can contact us here.
Tushita Mystery School
This retreat is offered as part of the Tushita Mystery School curriculum.
The Mystery School is dedicated to the advancement of love, service, cooperation and understanding in relation to all beings and all dimensions of society.
The Tushita Mystery School is not so much about the mastery of a subject, but the Mastery of one’s person.
The fundamental function of the Tushita Mystery School is to stimulate and draw out the unique gifts each person comes with into this life. It is not about superimposing another belief system or religion or social programming onto the individual, but, rather, helping the individual towards the empowerment and enjoyment and satisfaction of their own purpose of Being.
The Tushita Mystery School offers a curriculum of subjects, workshops and retreats that encourage and inspire people of all ages towards their common humanity, the otherwise forgotten thread that runs through every body and every culture.