5 Day Spiritual Workshops
At the Maharshi Adhyatma Vishwadivyalaya
In case you are interested in attending a workshop, please read through all the tabs in this section before registering. Please note that these workshops are held in person at the Spiritual Research Centre in Goa, India.
The 5 Day Spiritual Workshop offers you with an unparalleled opportunity to get all the direction and guidance you need for rapid spiritual growth. However, in order for you (as a prospective workshop attendee), to gain maximum benefit from this workshop, it is important that some background preparation is done prior to your arrival at the Spiritual Research Centre and Ashram. We have found that seekers who do not commit to this preparation are not able to obtain gain complete benefit. Accordingly, a lot of time is wasted in the spiritual workshop going over the basics which could easily have been covered prior to coming to the Spiritual Research Centre and Ashram.
We suggest that you undertake the following background preparation before you attend the 5 Day Spiritual Workshop:
- Chanting the Name of God
- Attending preparatory online spiritual meetings (satsangs)
- Study of SSRF website articles
In the sections below we explain these aspects in more detail.
2. Chanting the Name of God
We recommend that you repeat two types of chants as given below.
2.1 General Chant – as per religion
Chanting the Name of God is recommended by Saints as the best and most effective form of spiritual practice in the current era. This is because through chanting we are able to be in constant communion with God. Moreover, as a spiritual practice chanting the Name of God can be done anywhere and anytime, which is not possible with other forms of spiritual practice. It is for this reason we recommend that seekers practice chanting the Name of God as a foundational spiritual practice.
If you have not already begun chanting as a spiritual practice, the Maharshi University of Spirituality recommends that you do so as soon as possible. Learn about which Name of God to chant. If you are not attached to your religion of birth, you can chant the Universal chant of Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya, which is most conducive for seekers until the year 2023. If you have already been chanting for a while, please share the details with us while filling out the registration form (in tab 5). Do share with us when you started to chant, which Name of God you are chanting and for how many hours per day.
Action point: We recommend chanting the Name of God as given above for at least 1 hour per day.
2.2 Protective chant – Ancestral problems
Apart from the main chant we discussed above, we suggest that you chant a protective chant of Shree Gurudev Datta. This chant will remove obstacles that may be caused by departed ancestral spirits. 70% of people suffer from this spiritual problem knowingly or unknowingly. Learn more about problems caused by departed ancestral spirits.
Action point: We recommend chanting Shree Gurudev Datta for at least 1 hour a day.
How to practically go about chanting: You can start with 15-30 minutes of sit down chanting per day and then gradually increase it to a minimum of 2 hours per day by the time you come for the Spiritual Workshop. You can break up the 2-hour time into 1-hour or half-hour time slots during the day.
3. Attending spiritual meeting (Satsangs)
- The Spiritual Science Research Foundation (SSRF) offers seekers free online interactive spiritual meetings or satsangs and one-on-one satsangs. Attending these meetings will help you prepare for the Spiritual Workshop. The schedule for satsangs conducted online can be accessed via the Online Spiritual Events page, and you can register for one-on-one satsangs here.
- Once you have registered for the course, we will send you an invite for some preliminary satsangs to orientate and coach you on what to expect in the 5 Day Spiritual Workshop.
Action point: Please attend as many online weekly satsangs with SSRF as you can.
4. Study material
By studying the websites of Spiritual Science Research Foundation and Maharshi University of Spirituality, you will gain basic knowledge to be able to follow the Spiritual Workshop. You can ask questions about the articles you are studying on our Login system. Answers are usually provided within 48 hours.
Action point: Personality defect removal is a very important aspect of spiritual practice for faster spiritual progress. Prior to you attending the workshop we will be covering this topic in the online Skype calls. We will explain it in a practical way during the Spiritual Workshop.