8-day Spiritual Retreat in VARANASI, India

November 2021 & October 2022
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Butterfly Path Retreat

Celebrate Diwali

Refunds Available up to 30 days before Retreat

Butterfly Path Lifestyle, Karman Yoga & Mantra Meditations, Spiritual Wellness & Energy Healing, Yoga Philosophy, Ancient temple excursions

Celebrate the annual Dev Diwali festival, known as the 'Festival of Lights of the Gods'

November 12-19, 2021 (8 days/7 nights) & October 18-25, 2022 (8 days/7 nights)

Varanasi, India

Features

ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS

Find answers to your questions.

  • What is the purpose of life?
  • What is my path?
  • What is the difference between soul and spirit?
  • Who am I?
  • How do I relate to me – my body, mind, soul, spirit and my spiritual energies?
  • How do I find joy and beauty in life and relationships?

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Butterfly Path Workshops – exploring &  evolving – you are already on your butterfly Path … now the continued journey.
  • Celebrate Dev Diwali the ‘Festival of Lights of the Gods’ on the banks of the Ganges river
  • Karman Yoga meditation (active, mindful, Pranic healing)
  • Mantra Meditation (exploring  & healing  journeys of the heart)
  • Spiritual Wellness & Healing
  • ‘Know your Karma’ – chakra analysis (chakra personality & development)
  • Yoga Philosophy
  • Ancient temple excursions
  • Meditation at ancient temples whenever possible
  • Explore & Experience the streets & nightlife of Kathmandu

DURATION

  • 8 days / 7 nights
  • Active participation & excursions x 6 days
  • Arrival x 1 day
  • Departure x 1 day

DATE AVAILABLE

  • Annual to coincide with Dev Diwale the ‘Festival of Light’
  • 2021 – November 12-19
  • 2022 – October March 18-25

LOCATION

  • Varanasi, India

LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION

  • English

PRESENTERS

Jean du Plessis

  • Spiritual  Teacher , Coach & Energy Healer
  • Author of the Butterfly Path & numerous other books (soon to be released)

Adele du Plessis

  • Spiritual Energy Healer, Coach & TeacherEnergy Healer
  • Author of  Karman Yoga Meditation (soon to be released)

TRAVEL INFORMATION

  • Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport
  • Code  VNS
  • Visa – apply online & issued on arrival
  • Taxi from airport to hotel
  • Hotel information & instructions will be provided

ACCOMMODATION

  • Sarnath area
  • Standard accommodation (non-luxury)
  • Single room with bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Check-in from 11:30
  • Check-out from 11:00

FOOD

  • Local cuisine
  • Vegetarian / Gluten free / Lactose free
  • Other – Please specify when booking

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

  • Dashashwamedh Ghat – attend the Ganga Aarti ritual at night by boat on the Ganges.
  • On Dev Diwali during the festival of Light, light your earthen lamp together with millions of other on the steps of the Ghats on the Ganges.
  • Durga Temple is dedicated to Durga, the godess of war, who also takes on the fierce form of the protective mother goddess.
  • Sarnath where Buddha Gautama after enlightenment gave his first sermon (528 BCE).
  • A visit to a local village to experience village life just outside of Varnasi.
  • Kashi Vishwanath temple is the holiest of the Shiva temples.
  • A number of Ghats – such as Darbhanga Ghat, the Man Mandir Ghat, Scindia Ghat, and Marnikarnika Ghat which is the most confronting where cremations on the Ganges takes place.
  • Bhonsale Ghat, a substantial stone building and three heritage temples, Lakshminarayan, Yameshwar, and Yamaditya temples.

SKILLS LEVEL

  • Suitable for all levels
    Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced

PRICING & CURRENCY

  • US$ 1,540- (approximate)

BOOKING CONDITIONS

  • Deposit Policy – 20% 
  • Remaining amount of 80%  paid on arrival
  • Cancellation Policy

GIFTS

  • Butterfly Path: Transformational Spirituality – paperback signed by the author  Jean du Plessis
  • Mala (semi-precious stone mala)

What makes this Retreat Special

Spiritual learning in the most amazing environment. Here is where you want to unfurl your butterfly wings, and spread them to soar into the light.

Realize your jourey is already on the path, now learn about the Butterfly Path – a  transformative teaching both ancient and contemporary.

Workshops presented by Adele and Jean (the author of the Butterfly Path) – their teaching is  based on decades of experience  in spiritual energy healing, and transformational spirituality.

Guided excursions discovering the spirituality and traditions of ancient Varanassi, and how that ancient wisdom applies to our lives today.

Celebrating Dev Diwali – the festival of Light.  Light your candles on the banks of the Ganges river and join in the celebration of Light.

Daily Karman Yoga meditation (mindful & active), and Mantra meditation (heart focus).

Benefits

You will understand the crucial difference between soul and spirit.

Find the answer to the question ... What is the purpose of life?

You will experience the change in your spirituality, and your worldview will become more peaceful.

You will embrace self-love.

You will be happier.

Your relationships will improve.

Discover Yoga of the Way & the Lotus Heart

Understanding & insight into your chakra personalities

You will be able to do Karman Yoga & to Meditate.

Location – Varanasi, India

Varanasi has been a cultural centre of northern India for several thousand years – the recent discovery of artefacts dating back to 1800 BCE confirms this ancient civilization.

As a major center for pilgrimage, it is closely associated with the Ganges.The city is known worldwide for its many ghats, embankments made in steps of stone slabs along the river.

Buddha is believed to have founded Buddhism here around 528 BCE when he gave his first sermon, ‘The Setting in Motion of the Wheel of Dharma’, at nearby Sarnath.

Varanassi is the birthplace for Kabir Das, a 15th-century Indian mystic poet and saint, whose writings are still popular today.

Hindus believe that dying here and getting cremated along the banks of the “holy” Ganges river allows one to break the cycle of rebirth and attain salvation.

Itinerary

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Butterfly Path workshops

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Karman Yoga and Mantra meditations

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Excursions to ancient temples and cities

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Lunch will exploring the Nepalese cuisine at local restaurants

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Evenings free- for you to explore the multitude of markets, restaurants, and nightlife

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Schedule will be flexible to accommodate the weather and local activities

What’s Included in this Package

  • Butterfly Path workshops
  • Karman Yoga meditation
  • Heart Mantra meditation
  • Know your Karma analysis
  • Participating in the celebrations of Dev Diwali
  • Guided excursions to ancient temples, ghats, and village
  • Temple admission fees
  • Transportation for the excursions
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Meals – breakfast, lunch, light snack
  • Semi-precious stone mala
  • Copy of the Butterfly Path, signed by author

What’s not Included in this Package

  • Airfare
  • Visa
  • Insurance
  • Dinner – explore Varanasi at your own leisure, eating dinner at your choice of restaurant (meals vary from US$3-10+)
  • Room service charges
  • Excursions, other than included
  • Taxi for personal use
  • Medical care if needed
  • Transportation from and to the airport

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Accommodation Included

  • Butterfly Path workshops
  • Karman Yoga meditation
  • Heart Mantra meditation
  • Know your Karma analysis
  • Participating in the celebrations of Dev Diwali
  • Guided excursions to ancient temples, ghats, and village
  • Temple admission fees
  • Transportation for the excursions
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Meals – breakfast, lunch, light snack
  • Semi-precious stone mala
  • Copy of the Butterfly Path, signed by author

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Accommodation Included

  • Butterfly Path workshops
  • Karman Yoga meditation
  • Heart Mantra meditation
  • Know your Karma analysis
  • Participating in the celebrations of Dev Diwali
  • Guided excursions to ancient temples, ghats, and village
  • Temple admission fees
  • Transportation for the excursions
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Meals – breakfast, lunch, light snack
  • Semi-precious stone mala
  • Copy of the Butterfly Path, signed by author

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