Silent Meditation Retreat - Heart of Truth

April 26 to May 6 2014 - Sattal Ashram, India

Sattal Ashram Lake

About the Retreat

This is a 10-day retreat and as with all of our retreats, one of our important aims is to support you in finding your own rhythm, for what works for you on your individual spiritual path. We greatly value all of the mystical spiritual traditions within Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Hinduism and feel that they all provide profound guidance and support, but do not adhere to any one in particular.  Both we, and the program, are there to support you, as you find what best nourishes your practice.

The retreat will be in silence. Our daily schedule begins at around sunrise, and ends at about 9 pm, with a break in the afternoon after lunch. This includes sitting and walking meditations, teachings, a morning yoga or exercise session, walks in nature, chanting, as well as the opportunity for one-to-one-meetings with Nicole.

Sattal Ashram is set in a peaceful location in the foothills of the Himalayas, with a friendly and helpful staff who have been giving us their support for the last ten years. The ashram is surrounded by forests with an abundance of wildlife and beautiful lakes which invite us to swim.


Accommodation is provided in shared rooms, and vegetarian meals are served three times a day.

Lying down meditation at meditation retreat in India. Person is on tree branch above Lake


The daily rate to cover food and accommodation is 850 Indian rupees, so the total for the practical costs will be 8500 rupees.  To make the retreat possible, the teacher and manager freely and happily give their time and energy for the retreat. Your generosity will help us to continue to offer these retreats in the future. There is the opportunity for you to give donations as an expression of support and thanks at the end of the retreat.

Sunset on Meditation Retreat in India

Getting There

The Ashram is around a one and a half hour drive from Kathgodam and Haldwani Railway Stations.  There are overnight trains available from Delhi and Haridwar (near Rishikesh).  More details of how to get there will be provided once you have registered.

If you have any questions or wish to register, please send an email to

Monkeys on Meditation Retreat in India near Rishikesh