ANUSHTHAN

Anushthan lasts 45 days and this year runs from January 24 to March 8. The Indian saint Shivkrupanand Swami uses these days every year as a time of retreat and deep meditation.

Soham would also like to retreat this year from January 31 to March 3, 2024 to spend these special days in undisturbed meditation.
There will be no live satsang during Anushthan. However, we will continue to meditate live together at 7:30 pm during this time (except on Mondays). Afterwards we will show selected satsangs with Soham from 2021 to 2023 online. Monday evening is reserved for the introduction to meditation. We are then not live on air and meditate together with everyone at 8 pm via Zoom. 

Zoom-Link Passwort: odm2025

Soham ends his retreat with the Mahashivratri Retreat from March 4th to 10th to experience and celebrate these intense last days of Anushthan time together with all of us. You can find more information about this special retreat here.
We would be delighted if you would continue to support Satsang with Soham with your financial contributions during this short break. Thank you very much - a wonderful time to us all.

Message from Soham to Anushthan

"These 45 days help me to cleanse myself of all the impressions I have received over the past year. This allows me to do my job in the best way possible. When a pipe is empty and clean, it is the best vehicle to deliver fresh pure water. And in the same way, the guru must be empty to work best...
I invite you all to join us for the evening meditation at 7:30 pm and the evening satsang selected afterwards."

With deep solidarity and love for you!

Soham

 


MAHASHIVRATRI RETREAT HOUSE MADHUBHAN / ONLINE TOO

Monday 04.03.2024 to Sunday 09.03.2024

Mahashivratri is one of the most important Hindu festivals of the year for meditators. It opens the door to deeper levels of stillness for every practitioner. Everyone can experience pure consciousness - the cosmic energy that can lead us to the experience of our true self.
At the beginning of March, we celebrate Mahashivratri again. On this day - a major festival in India - the Indian saint Swamiji returns after spending 45 days in deep meditation. Directly from the depths of this silence, he passes on divine energy to all seekers.
Soham will also retreat for several weeks during Anushthan. He would then like to share all the blessings he has received with us at the Mahashivrati retreat.
To mark this special occasion, we are offering a silent retreat that will be crowned by this festive event. It promises to be a very special experience.

The retreat is also open to online participants.

The retreat begins on Monday, 04.03.2024 at 19:30 with the evening satsang and ends on Saturday, 09.03.2024 with the morning satsang at around 13:00. There will be two satsangs each Tuesday to Friday (10:00 am and 7:30 pm).

Participation on site / or Participation online
Satsang Fee: 460 € / 460 CHF
Booking and Information:
Phone: +49 (0) 4723 - 506 29 82 or +49 (0) 179 - 101 73 79
Email: retreats@soham.one
The exact address and directions are provided after signing up.

Online Participation
You can join us from home and also ask Soham questions via Skype.

Booking and Information:
onlineretreats@soham.one, Telefon +49 (0)179 - 101 73 79
Sohams Empfehlungen für Online-Teilnehmer

More Informations here.

 

OUR GREAT TEAM OF TRANSLATORS AND TECHNICIANS IS ALWAYS LOOKING FOR SUPPORT!

We are looking for more volunteers for the translation, but currently especially for the technology in Soham's Satsang.
This work will be shared as a collective and - in the spirit of Soham - on several shoulders.

Please contact us or inquire about the special requirements at info@soham.one or Phone 0700 72872647
We are happy to answer your questions in advance, and you can get to know us and meet us in person at any time.

 

FUNDRAISING PROJECT

Dear friends,

On the occasion of Sohamji's 81st birthday, a project was launched and presented at the Birthday Retreat. Through this, the community would like to support Soham's heart's desire, the expansion of the barn into a larger meditation space:
In addition to your contributions, the project also thrives on being shared via link, email or social networks - this is easily possible via the project page itself. The progress can also be viewed transparently at any time.

You can find out everything via the link below, and if you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us at donation4truth@gmx.de . A little hint: If you donate for the project (possible from 5 Euro), a voluntary donation for the platform is preset - you can simply set this to "zero".

https://www.gofundme.com/f/lichtvoller-meditationsraum-in-madhubhan

 

"YOU ARE" FROM SOHAM

We are happy about a newly published gem which we warmly recommend. The new book has already been previewed:

"I am currently holding Soham's new book in my hands: Already the cover invites to be meditatively contemplated: A swinging, open cage from which a bird flies into freedom. Below it in large hand lettering: You are. "Treasure chest" this book is called in the preface. There are over 500 gems on more than 300 pages. They are written in English. Deep truths that can lead you into stillness.
The other day I came home from work after a "terrible" day and found the gemstone "A Perfect Life". This gemstone says, 'Every life is perfect. Every situation is just right to bring us the truth.' Wow. The heaviness that was there before was able to give way to a lightness.
The book is now at my meditation place. I open it, choose a gemstone and take it with me into meditation. Come back to HERE,' I read, 'HERE is okay. Come into HERE and look within. Is there anything missing HERE?'
In "You are" Soham - just like in Satsang - speaks to me very personally, he touches and conveys deep truths in a loving and clear way. You learn more and more who you really are."

You are from Soham • 24,99 € • Hardcover, 300 pages
To order via satsang@soham.one

 

AN EUROPEAN ASHRAM IN GERMANY



SOHAM speaks about the meaning of an european ashram in the center of germany.

 

Mantra lyrics online

The lyrics of the mantras we sing together before and after the meditation are now online here.


MAIL TO SOHAM

Soham receives your letters directly and answers them personally. E-Mail: soham@soham.one
Your letters can be written in German and English. You will receive Soham's reply in English.
A very good translation program that we can recommend is Deepl

 

INFORMATION ABOUT THE SAMARPAN MEDITATION

For all those who would like to learn more about Samarpan Meditation, here is the link to the website of Samarpan Meditation Germany

And here is the link to the online introduction to Samarpan Meditation (Monday Meditation).

 

SO, WHAT DID YOU BRING BACK FROM INDIA, SOHAMJI?

I received so many gifts during my visit to Swamiji. Most of these gifts can't be seen or talked about because they are not of this world, but I can tell you some things:
My capacity to receive the blessings from the Divine has increased. And, I have notice that this is what everyone who went to Dandi received, and most likely everyone who participated in the Anushthan from Germany as well.
I did learn some practical things that have helped my tremendously. I learned that all spiritual progress begins with satisfaction. This is something that all of us who are living in the West need to expand. The Indians seem to have this more naturally (or this is a by-product of being with Swamiji for a longer period of time). Here in the West we are truly rich in a material way but we aren’t satisfied…we have all of the luxuries but can't enjoy what we have. In India, they have much less than we have but are happy in the moment.
Swamiji says that this has to do with the Nabhi chakra 3.Chakra/Solar.
I have been playing with this and notice how much better meditation is when I am simply enjoying the moment, not wanting anything more, not even wanting a good meditation. 😊
Also, I experienced how powerful it is to be a part of a huge collectivity. We were 28,000 people together for Swamiji’s discourse on the day of Mahashivratri, and the energy was amazing. But what is even more amazing, is that I suddenly had a greater capacity to receive the grace that was pouring into me.
Anyway, everything that I received in Swamiji’s presence wants to be shared with as many people as possible. So, don’t think that you missed anything. I have carried all of these gifts with me back to Germany with the desire to share them with everyone who wants to receive.
There is so much more to share and I am sure that many details will naturally flow out of me as the days go on, but let me tell you a few things about the German ashram project.
As you probably know, Swamiji as energized a “Murti” especially for us and it is very sweet. Marga said that she just felt like cuddling it when she saw it.
What was especially touching is the generosity of the Indian Sadhaks and Sadhikas. The Indians who were part of the 45-day Anushthan, took up a collection for the German Ashram and Guru Shakti Dham. Tears of joy well up in my eyes from this gracious gesture.

 


ONLINE SATSANG WITH SOHAM

Live broadcasts of Satsang with Soham can be watched on the new online satsang page. This page also provides the possibility to ask online questions.






Soham is available to you live in Satsang:
21.03.2024 to 24.03.2024

Start: 19:30 h, approx. 2  hours
We meditate together from 19:30 - 20:00, then Satsang begins.
Further dates here

Personal participation is also possible normally.
Registration required
Phone: +49 (179) 101 73 79 or email: satsang@soham.one
The address (near Kirchheimbolanden) and all further information at registration.

Upcoming Retreats:
04.03.2024 - 09.03.2024 Mahashivratri Retreat House Madhubhan / on site and online
Registration required. Further informations here


CONTRIBUTE WITH BANK TRANSFER OR STANDING ORDERS

Please pay your contributions with "Online Contribution" as 'reason for payment' into the following bank account:

Bank Account:

Sam Golden
Volksbank Alzey-Worms eG
IBAN: DE61 5509 1200 0025 5660 09
Swift-BIC: GENODE61AZY

For contributions from Switzerland, please use only this CHF account:

Maria Laemmli
Account # 261-372751.40 H
UBS Olten
IBAN: CH75 0026 1261 3727 5140 H
Swift-BIC: UBSWCHZH80A

CONTRIBUTE WITH PAYPAL

Here you can donate directly: paypal.me/sohamji

If you have a personal Paypal account, you can pay your contribution with "Online Contribution" as 'reason for payment' to info@soham.one.

Please use Paypal only for online contributions. For invoices and retreat down payments, please pay via bank transfer instead.


MEANING OF THE NAME SOHAM

The name Soham means: The presence of divinity in each soul. I am That.

It is kind of a long story how I came to ask for a new name from Swamiji. It started when I was invited to attend a retreat in India. 

I had a total and immediate resonance with this extraordinary being and with what he is offering, namely “Samarpan meditation”. So, the name Samarpan suddenly became a confusion as we are suddenly all busy with practicing and sharing Samarpan meditation. And Swamiji’s ashrams are all named Samarpan. So as my last act of ‘Samarpan’ (meaning ‘surrender’), I surrendered this lovely name and adopted the name Swamiji gave me: Soham.


ABOUT SHIVKRUPANAND SWAMIJI

Information on Shivkrupanand Swamiji, the Samarpan Meditation and Samarpan Meditation Centers in Germany can be found here:

German version:

https://samarpanmeditation.de/

English version:

https://en.samarpanmeditation.org/

Info contact: info@samarpan-meditation.de