Meditation Tracker
YLM In Person2019-05-20T14:06:26-04:00

Year Long Meditation

In Person

Signature retreats and intensives thoughtfully designed to maximize your efforts in Year Long Meditation.

View All Upcoming Programs

Experience

The Power Of Group Practice

Immerse yourself in the potency of group practice—a powerful capstone for your Year Long Meditation experience. Each event is practice-driven, offers unique benefits, and can be centered around a specific study topic.

YLM Retreats

Our practice-oriented collection of Retreats offers our largest array of programs from a variety of presenters. Each 2–9-night YLM Retreat focuses on a specific study theme, and features group meditations in the Shrine and time dedicated to personal practice.

View All Upcoming Programs
YLM Intensives
With significantly greater education contact hours, YLM Intensives are perfect for students who seek a concentrated course of study with more guided practicums.
Self-Guided Sadhana
Looking to design your own experience, surrounded by our supportive community? We can help you plan a customized visit centered around meditation practice in the Sri Vidya Shrine.
YLM Near You
Unable to make it to Himalayan Institute for a visit? Join like-minded seekers for Year Long Meditation events in your local community. Find an event near you.

(coming soon)

All In Person Programs Include:

  • Meditation in the Sri Vidya Shrine
  • Community of like-minded seekers
  • Daily guided yoga classes
  • Delicious vegetarian meals
  • Daily group prayers
  • Access to PureRejuv Wellness Center
  • Wooded hiking trails on 400 acres
  • Plenty of time for personal practice

Our Faculty

World-Class Teachers

Our faculty include some of the world’s leading teachers of yoga, meditation, and ayurveda—uniting East and West, spirituality and science, ancient wisdom and modern life. Each offers a unique perspective on practice, while remaining rooted in the Himalayan Tradition.

Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD

Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD

View Programs
Sandra Anderson

Sandra Anderson

View Programs
Greg Capitolo

Greg Capitolo

View Programs
Shari Friedrichsen

Shari Friedrichsen

View Programs
Sarah Guglielmi

Sarah Guglielmi

View Programs
Ransom Hare

Ransom Hare

View Programs
Luke Ketterhagen

Luke Ketterhagen

View Programs
Kia Miller

Kia Miller

View Programs
Judy Moulton

Judy Moulton

View Programs
Theresa Oswald, MD

Theresa Oswald, MD

View Programs
Bill Ryan, PhD

Bill Ryan, PhD

View Programs
Rolf Sovik, PsyD

Rolf Sovik, PsyD

View Programs
Rod Stryker

Rod Stryker

View Programs
Kathryn Templeton

Kathryn Templeton

View Programs
Ishan Tigunait

Ishan Tigunait

View Programs
Shiva Tigunait, PhD

Shiva Tigunait, PhD

View Programs
Looking to design your own experience?
We can help you plan a customized visit centered around meditation practice in the Sri Vidya Shrine.

Learn More

Visiting the Himalayan Institute

For more than forty years, the Himalayan Institute’s Retreat Center has been a gathering place for people seeking inspiration and aspiring to restore inner balance.

Vibrant Community

The Himalayan Institute is home to a service-driven family of karma yogis, volunteers, and faculty-in-residence. Our community is held together by dedicated students of the Himalayan Tradition, committed to living their spiritual values.

Retreat Center

Group spiritual practice has been a cornerstone of the Himalayan Tradition for thousands of years, and the Sri Vidya Shrine reflects our deep commitment to group spiritual practice and stewardship of sacred space for all who seek to experience their full potential.

Serene Environment

The natural beauty of the landscape is one of the most captivating aspects of any visit to the Himalayan Institute. Nestled in the rolling hills of the Poconos, our picturesque 400-acre campus offers breathtaking views, scenic trails, and peaceful spaces for reflection and contemplation.

Experience

Sri Vidya Shrine

Originally envisioned by the Himalayan Institute's founder, Sri Swami Rama, the Sri Vidya Shrine reflects our deep commitment to group spiritual practice and stewardship of sacred space for all who seek to experience their full potential.

About the Shrine

YLM In Person

Upcoming Programs

Whether you can only escape for a weekend or wish to immerse yourself in a ten-day intensive, we offer a variety of program lengths to meet your needs while balancing the demands of a busy schedule.

Jul
15
July 15–28, 2019
Sri Vidya Sadhana Immersion
with Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
14-Night
Aug
2
August 2–4, 2019
Freedom from Stress
with Luke Ketterhagen
2-Night
Aug
8
August 8–11, 2019
In Praise of the Devi
with Shari Friedrichsen
3-Night
Aug
22
August 22–25, 2019
Nurturing the Fire of Collective Consciousness through Group Practice
with Ishan Tigunait
3-Night
Aug
30
August 30–September 2, 2019
Reflections from the Gita
with Rolf Sovik, PsyD
3-Night
Sep
5
September 5–8, 2019
Cleanse & Nourish: An Ayurvedic Yoga Retreat
with Judy Moulton
3-Night
Sep
13
September 13–22, 2019
Somatic Psychology of Yoga
with Sandra Anderson & Bill Ryan, PhD
9-Night
Sep
26
September 26–29, 2019
Realize Your Heart’s Desire
with Kathryn Templeton
3-Night
Oct
2
October 2–9, 2019
Tapping into Tantric Elixir
with Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
7-Night
Oct
17
October 17–20, 2019
Mantra & the Dynamics of Sacred Sound
with Shiva Tigunait, PhD
3-Night
Nov
7
November 7–10, 2019
Foundations of Meditation
with Sandra Anderson
3-Night
Dec
6
December 6–16, 2019
Living Wisdom of the Yoga Sutra
with Ishan Tigunait & HI Core Faculty
9-Night