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Padma Meditation Courses

Retreat in India Training Program: BALANCE

$5,895.00

September 14 to 28, 2025
Join Padma for 2 weeks in the Himalayas of India. This will be a small group of under 20 people in a meditation and yoga immersion. Join a very special experience filled with Yogic and Buddhist meditations, hatha yoga, philosophy, Sanskrit chanting and incredible hikes in North India.

Pay your Deposit today for early bird pricing and Save your Spot in this epic journey!
Pay the Balance by April 1, 2025.

 MEDITATION RETREAT IN THE HIMALAYAS OF INDIA

September 14 to 28, 2025
For 2 weeks, a small group will experience a meditation immersion in the Himalayas of India with Padma. This will be a very special experience filled with Yogic and Buddhist meditations, hatha yoga, philosophy, Sanskrit chanting and incredible hikes in North India. Registration priority is given to participants in the Padma Meditation Training Program, but everyone is welcome to this retreat if space allows.
$1000 Deposit Reserves your place on this exclusive experience.
Save your place in this incredible training!
Email Padma for more information.

Watch testimonials from past participants here and here.

CHANGE YOUR LIFE

Taking you into her beloved  Himalayas, Padma will share her life's work with you: deep knowledge of Meditation, Yoga, Satsang, and years of experience living this Wisdom.  We will hike through mountain villages of the exotic Valley of the Gods, and be guided in daily morning classes of meditation, yoga and deep knowledge.

This trip offers a rare combination of Himalayan Yoga wisdom traditions and practices. Explore the life of a Yogi with daily yoga and meditation classes. Dive deep into your practice in the very mountains where these traditions originated. These clear and accessible practices will open you up to your most joyful self.
Complete the online courses before September 2025, and be fully prepared to maximize your understanding and depth of practice.

Meditate with two masters, Padma and also Aakaash. Aakaash will join us to present special bonus classes on Tibetan Buddhism philosophy and practices. Learn ancient wisdom from two Master yogis!

Padma
An enlightened educator and one of Canada’s most respected and popular teachers of meditation, yoga and self-realization. Having studied with a meditation master in the Himalayas since the 1980’s, for the last 25 years she has been guiding people towards finding their own freedom, inner power, peace and enlightenment. Padma’s teaching style is free, joyful and insightful in the tradition of a Himalayan meditation master.

Aakaash
A highly trained Tibetan Buddhist for 25 years, plus 18 years living with a realized master in the Himalayas, Aakaash has a wealth of knowledge and wisdom to share. He was also one of the foremost teachers of Vipasana meditation in Europe and has developed training programs and taught classes for years. His beautiful documentary films are available on aakaashfilms.com

TRIP TO INDIA 2025

Tentative ITINERARY

SEPTEMBER 14, SUNDAY
You arrive in Delhi to Dharmsala and be picked up by taxi at the airport and transferred to a lovely 4-star hotel in Delhi.
Check -in to your room
Explore about on your own, rest up

SEPTEMBER 15
10 am An expert english-speaking guide will take you around in Delhi, exploring markets, temples, mosques and historic sites.

SEPTEMBER 16
Picked up and transferred to Domestic flight
Fly from Delhi to Kullu
Picked up and driven 1 hour to Naggar Village to the Naggar Delights Hotel.
Welcome to the Himalayas celebration!
2pm Afternoons free for settling in
4:30pm Afternoon yoga
6pm Welcome supper
7:30pm Evening Mantra and Meditation

SEPTEMBER 17 to 27
7 – 8:30am Morning Yoga and Meditation
9am Breakfast
10 – 12 Meditation and Studies
1pm Lunch
2pm Afternoons free or a Special Group Outings. Afternoon walks, visits to various villages, hillsides and temples.
4:30pm Afternoon yoga on days when there is no outing.
6pm Supper where and as you like. 3 Suppers are included at Naggar Delights.
7:30pm Evening Mantra and Meditation

SEPTEMBER 28
Travel Day.
We’ll assist you if you have other travel ideas or plans. From Naggar, you can travel west to Dharmsala where the Dalai Lama lives. You might want to stay in Kullu Valley to experience the Dushera Festival that will happen in the first week of October, 2025.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

• ALL Private Single rooms!
• Welcome Package, including a special meditation Mala
• Daily Yoga Classes with Padma
• Daily Wisdom Talks and Meditations with Padma
• Private Sessions as by appointment
• 13 breakfasts and 13 lunches
Daily Hosting, Guiding and Companionship with both Padma and Aakaash throughout the trip
• Learning sacred Sanskrit Chants appropriate to the various locations and religions
• Any cultural events scheduled for the group
• Pick up at Delhi International Airport and taxi transfer to Delhi Hotel. 2 nights in Delhi.
Taxi to Domestic airport to fly to Kullu. Pick up at Kullu airport and taxi to Naggar.
• Tips for Guides and Taxi drivers
• 18% GST for hotels
• Visit to Tibetan Buddhist Temple
• Walks around Naggar Village, Jana Village, Krishna Temple
• Walk to Forest Hikes, Vashisht Waterfalls
• to Manali (Visit the Hadimba Devi Temple)
• Taxi back to Kullu Airport

FEES DO NOT INCLUDE

• International flights
• Travel Insurance
• Domestic flight from Delhi to Kullu
• Flights or Taxis back to Delhi or Chandighar from Kullu
• Spa treatments
• Alcoholic beverages
• Room service/extra snacks/extra meals outside of the resorts
• Laundering service at the retreat venues
• Service tips at hotels or restaurants
• Museum or gallery entrance fee
• Meals not specified: Suppers will be separately and individually paid
• Cost to obtain valid passport, Indian Tourist Visa
• Cancellation, Flight or Medical Insurance
• Any items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks and telephone calls
• Any item that is not specifically detailed or in the final retreat itinerary

WHAT TO DO TO JOIN US:

• Pay your deposit by December 1 to save your place at Early Bird price (only 15 places available)
• Get a valid Passport that is valid until well after the trip dates
• Get a valid Indian Visa in time that is valid until November at least (There’s a back-log now so to get a Visa it can take up to 4 months, so please make sure you get started on this by the summer of 2025)
• Join the open Zoom Q&A Meeting in November with Padma.

REFUND POLICY:
• A non-refundable Deposit of $1000 CAD is due to hold your early bird place in this trip
• Early Bird Balance must be fully paid by April 1, 2025
• 50% of Balance is Refundable on cancellation before July 1, 2025
• There are no refunds of any kind after July 1, 2025

MEDICAL QUESTIONNAIRE
Since this is a trip to a mountainous region, we require you to fill out and sign a Medical Questionnaire, for your safety. Thank you.