A Movement of Prayer ~ A Moment of Reality ~ A Body of Mystery 

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A powerful 16-day retreat journey of Deep Communion and Prayerfulness in two of India’s most sacred and magical  locations, Rishikesh and Tiruvannamalai. This precious time with B is a calling to flower in Greater Awareness through the entrance of prayerfulness and to communicate full Meaning in all areas of your Life, forming the profoundly brighter Reality of your Real Self. 

Over this time there will be scheduled  satsangs and spontaneous activities together such as walks to the holy river Ganges in Rishikesh and to the sacred mountain Arunachala and Ramana Maharshi's Ashram in Tiruvannamalai. There will be shared meals and coffee outings, a beautiful opportunity to spend time with B in the satsang of Life.

Afternoon Satsang (4 - 6 pm) will be open to all in both Rishikesh and Tiruvannamalai. India residents and travellers are invited to join by donation at the door

10 - 19 February

Retreat sessions start in the morning on the 11th

19 - 26 February

Retreat sessions start in the morning on the 20th

Full Day Travel from Rishikesh to Tiruvannamalai  - 19th February

What's Included: 


16 Days of Satsang and journeying with B

Rishikesh included:
• All teaching sessions and time with B
• Accommodation and breakfast in twin share/double rooms (Friday 10th - Sunday 19th February)

NOT Included:
• Any Travel i.e flights, airport transfers and travel to Tiruvannamalai
• Lunch & dinner

Tiruvannamalai included:
• All teaching sessions and time with B
(Monday 20th - Sunday 26th February)

NOT Included:
• Any Travel i.e flights, airport transfers
• Accommodation NoteAt your request we can book a room for you at Ramana Towers , where satsang sessions will be held.
• Meals Note: There are many good places to eat nearby and we will guide you in the right direction OR move as a group.


For all enquiries please email Karen: karen@bernieprior.org 



How to get to Rishikesh: The closest airport to Rishikesh is Dehradun Airport. International flights go via  Delhi with a connecting flight to Dehradun. From Dehradun take a taxi to Ramana's Garden in Laxman Jhula / Rishikesh (approx. 1 hour) 

Travel from Rishikesh to Tiruvannamalai on the 19th of February

Note: We will let you know the best options for flights and taxis for the 19th, so that we can travel together as a group

You will need to fly from Dehradun to Chennai (via Delhi) in the morning and then travel via taxi to Tiruvannamalai. The taxi drive takes 3 - 3.5 hours and will be prearranged by us.  

For your Return Journey home, the closest major international airport to Tiruvannamalai  is Chennai.

Venues & Accommodation



We have booked the accommodation in Rishikesh, where room availability at this time of the year is extremely limited. It is essential that you book your space with us soon.

Our venue for this retreat in Rishikesh will be Ramana’s Garden Children’s Home, a vibrant and much loved school and home for children founded and run by Prabhavati Dwabha, who has been living and deeply serving in India for nearly 40 years.


Please take a look on their website to see what an amazingly inspiring place it is. 

Breakfast is included at the venue.  Lunch and dinner is available daily at Ramana's Garden's famous organic cafe and restaurant or you can eat in one of the many places nearby.

Venue Address:  Ramana’s Garden Children’s Home
Laxman Jhula, Tapovan, Rishikesh,Uttarakhand 249192, India  (+91)  94129 92907

About Rishikesh:
The ancient beautiful city of Rishikesh lies beside the River Ganges in the Himalayan foothills of northern India. It is a vibrant and peaceful city and since ancient times famous as an abode for rishis and sages, a place of worship and meditation. This is one of India’s holiest cities and the only one where alcohol and meat are illegal and cows have the right of way on the streets.


In Tiruvannamalai we have not booked any accommodation for the group, but at your request we can book you in at Ramana Towers, where the retreat sessions will be held.

Alternatively you can make your own arrangements nearby. We recommend you stay close. Please see a few links below:

Ramana Towers Tiruvannamalai
Booking.com has many options
(clickable links)

Ramana Towers
All sessions will be held in an airconditioned Yoga Room at Ramana Towers.
At your request we can book accommodation for you here.

Venue Address:
10/J/1, Chengam Road, 4th Street,
Tiruvannamalai, (+91) 04175 235550
(Opposite Sri Ramana Ashram)

About Tiruvannamalai:
Tiruvannamalai is a sacred destination in southern India. Set below Mt Arunachala, the city is also well-know through Ramana Maharshi’s ashram. Tiru is one of South India's five  cities of Shiva, where He is worshipped in his fire incarnation as Arunachaleshwar.  Read more on lonely planet...

The purposeless purpose of existence is to realise the knowing of what I AM without beginning or end.
— B Prior

Others' Experiences:

"I am blown away again and again by the depth of Love and its expression here. I experienced a profound shift in Awareness from identification with forms to the depths of Being."
Yvonne, Ireland

"When B speaks I am knowing all of what He is expressing as me. Great Love lights up the cells in me, opening me to my Heart’s deepest longing to know and embody All that I am."
Barbara, Scotland

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