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I-CODA 9th Annual Summer Residential Retreat with Swami Premodaya

Schedule Fri, 25 May 2018  4:00 Pm
Venue Four Points by Sheraton
541 Bourbon Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
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New Orleans is the love capital of America... And Bourbon Street is the headquarters. You must experience it for yourself. That’s why this year’s summer retreat will be smack-dab on Bourbon Street.”

— Swami Premodaya

 

A full Friday-to-Wednesday intensive program (5 nights / 5 days) of Satsang immersion with Swami Premodaya.

I-CODA’s residential retreats have proven to be powerful vehicles for accelerated personal growth, realization and permanent transformation.  This human life is a profound cosmic adventure.  Premodaya’s work makes the deeper levels of this journey more directly tangible and experience-able for participants. Sharper awareness, expanded consciousness and more compassion, are the richer possibilities that pave the path to the God-centered/Truth-devoted life.  The daily life by-products along the way are love (‘open-hearted’), wisdom (‘Truth-devoted’) and happiness (‘God-centered’).  Together, these reveal Freedom and Peace.

Premodaya’s beloved Master, Gangaji, has said:  “The deeper investigation demanded by a spiritual life, revealed the limits of my idea of freedom.  I came to recognize that the desire ‘to do whatever I want to do’ is an infantile, or at best, an adolescent view of freedom.  To be free to do what I want to do, is not reliable freedom at all.  What one simply wants to do, is dictated by impulses, instincts, desires, and other people’s opinions.  It’s dictated by memories and by thoughts about what may come next.  This is the opposite of freedom!”  And Premodaya explains:  “True happiness is spiritual happiness.  It’s the contentedness that arises when you’re not being ruled by ‘impulses, instincts, desires and opinions’ (worldliness)—not captive to ‘memories and thoughts’ (personality and ego).  When instead, you’re identified with Divinity itself.  Truth becomes actually available, only when you’re no longer a slave to yourself.  Truth, Freedom, inner Peace, God-centeredness—these are potentials. They result from going beyond your limited personal psychology—from moving toward the Universal, the Timeless, the Infinite and Eternal.  Ultimately this is achieved through surrender (as reached through love, devotion or trust [‘bhakti’] or through higher knowing [‘wisdom’ or ‘jnani’]), which simply amounts to overcoming restrictive individual will.  Overcome your willfulness, and you’ll become truly happy, truly free, truly a willing participant in life—a grateful participant in the higher life, which is the Divinely-oriented life”.


ACCOMODATIONS/AMENITIES/LOCALE

5 days/5 nights, triple or quadruple occupancy.  Room assignments are based on available space, and I-CODA is pleased to take personal preferences into account, but cannot guarantee that all requests will be met.

Hotel Information:

  • Four Points by Sheraton – 541 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70130. Phone: 504-524-7611
  • Check-in time at the Sheraton – 4pm on 5/25/18
  • Check-out time from the Sheraton – 12pm on 5/30/18
  • Hotel room charges are included as part of the retreat. Please note incidental charges (room service, phone calls, spa charges,etc…) are participant responsibility
     

MEALS/FOOD/BEVERAGES

  • Breakfast and lunch are included as part of the retreat.
  • Breakfast will be served every day at 8:00am at Vacherie restaurant located at 827 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70116. Vacherie is across the street from the Sheraton on Toulouse St.
  • Vegetarian Lunch will be served every day as per the program schedule, also at Vacherie. 
  • Please explore the many, exciting, local French Quarter restaurants for dinner.

 

Please visit www.i-coda.org for more information and pricing.

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Organized by Swami Gyanmitra Prem Prasad
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