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An Exploration of Faith with Swami Sankarananda

Friday, March 6 @ 7:00 PM - Sunday, March 8 @ 3:30 PM

Two days of classes — from philosophical and practical perspectives

Choose a residential stay or attend per session 

Everyone has faith, but faith in what? We each hold on strongly to our beliefs, and yet we find that they do not carry us through the storms of life – this causes us to dive deeper. Faith is either blind, or surface level rooted in physicality, or abiding. It is said that what we seek is the deepest, abiding, unshakable faith. Only this unshakable faith will weather any storm.

On Faith – Teachings and Dialogue about our Paths to Faith
“Faith is a belief in things that your senses have not experienced and your mind does not understand, but you have touched them in other ways and have accepted them. It is easy for one to speak of faith; it is another thing to live it.To me, faith represents that people can, through their own free will, reach out and contact God, and grace represents that God is always reaching toward people.To me it is very important that I remain in constant contact with God, or divine purpose.”  ~Peace Pilgrim

This program is designed to explore faith, to look at our own faith systems and analyze them fairly, and to clearly see the steps that we have taken as well as those in front of us in order to come to the deeper and abiding faith that will free us from our suffering. We will engage in an honest, open and non-judgmental exploration, rooted in Shastra (Truth teachings), including the Bhagavad Gita along with selections from Peace Pilgrim and the Buddha’s teachings – along with practices of the Four Paths of Classical Yoga, all in sacred space. Join us to dive deeper within and to learn more about ourselves – to feel more secure, to take steps out of the state of disturbance.


Swami Sankarananda is a simple pilgrim. Not finding peace in a life of business success, he turned inside, became a disciple of Swami Sivananda, and in 2013 he began to walk across and through the USA in a pilgrimage for peace, completing this in early 2016. He now directs Divine Grace Yoga Ashram in Cottonwood, AZ. He strives to serve the divine in all and support our universal journey to find the happiness and peace for which we search. www.fromfeartopeace.org

Swami Sankarananda will lead two morning Satsangs, two evening Satsangs and give two afternoon talks:


FRIDAY • 3/6

7:00pm Check-in

7:30pm Satsang: The Need of This Time (begins with meditation and chanting)



6:00am Satsang: Peace Pilgrim Steps Towards Inner Peace

8:00am Asana class

10:00am Vegetarian brunch

11:00am Karma Yoga (service)

1:00–3:00pm Exploration of Chapter 17 of the Bhagavad Gita, where Krishna describes three kinds of faith

4:00pm Asana class

6:00pm Vegetarian dinner

7:30pm Satsang: Devotion in Action


SUNDAY • 3/8

6:00am Satsang: Questions and Open Discussion

8:00am Asana class

10:00am Vegetarian brunch

11:00am Karma Yoga (service)

1:00–3:00pm Practical discussion of our “Walk of Faith” regarding how to acquire and strengthen Sattvic Faith

3:30pm Checkout or stay for:

4:00pm Asana class

6:00pm Vegetarian Dinner

7:30pm Satsang

Per session:
Talks $45 each
Meals $10 each
Asana classes $16 each
Satsang by donation

For the Residential Retreat option:
Private room $380 or dorm room $280 for 2 nights (total, including tuition)
Shared same-sex bathroom
Includes 2 vegetarian brunches and 1 dinner, 2 yoga classes, 4 satsangs (attendance required)
1–2 hours of Karma Yoga
Check in 7:00pm Friday; check out Sunday
We request a non-refundable deposit of $100, credit card only. Refundable only if cancelled within 24 hours of booking.
Advance reservation required. Fill in form below or call 310-822-9642 or email [email protected]
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Friday, March 6 @ 7:00 PM
Sunday, March 8 @ 3:30 PM
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Los Angeles, California 90018
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