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'Intensive Retreat, Leh, Ladakh, India, 25-31 May 2014
: Neema Majmudar & Surya Tahora
: 25-31 May 2014
: Leh, Ladakh, North India
: Chapter 17 of Bhagavad Gita. Meditations, breathing exercises, meditative movements; Vedic Chanting, questions and answers session.
Comments of participants :

(1) Being a part of retreat at Leh was a very good experience. What I liked the most was the methodical way in which Neema, lead us to the realization that the self, the universe and the Ishvara , are all well integrated , in fact, manifestation of the same reality. This realization paved the way for, living with a vision, living with freedom and living in unison.

Neema is a wonderful teacher and Surya complements her perfectly.

During the course of the retreat, I also realized that meditation is the process by which one seeks and gets a small little corner in the heart, where one can take refuge, and feel loved, in a state of happiness. Once one is comfortable in this little corner, one is comfortable everywhere. This was the actual experience; these are not just the words.

I would love to attend such retreats again and again to sharpen the clarity and to enjoy the state of bliss.

Alaka S., Assam, India

(2) I first came to this retreat thinking, "How could someone lecture 7 days on one chapter in the Gita?" I quickly realized that Neema could have lectured for much more than 7 days if we had the time. Her instructional teaching on the nature of Ishvara and her inspiring delivery made the classes both fun and enlightening. Surya compliments Neema in a very special way through the guided meditation, Tai-Chi, and Vedic chanting. The combination of all of these teachings helped focus the mind and enrich my life beyond anything that I had expected. Thank you so much Neema and Surya, may much love and blessings follow you always.

Dev C., M.D. Miami, Florida

(3) To go to Leh on the Vedanta retreat was one of the best decisions that I could have made. Throughout the retreat I kept thinking to myself that it couldn't get better than this. To have the knowledge of the Gita unfold in such a pristine, magnificent setting was awesome. But to have it taught by Neema was even better. Her knowledge, clarity, honesty, sincerity, and enthusiasm made everyday fun. There was never a dull moment in class.

To top it off we had morning meditations lead by Surya, what a wonderful way to start the day, reflecting on what Neema had taught earlier. Surya's open air morning Tai Chi and Vedic chanting in the evening were just as great. Our chanting had our two teachers giggling like crazy. Despite all the classes we even got to go sightseeing and trekking which was fun too.

By the end of the retreat our small group became like a family with every one sharing and taking care of each other. I think it was all due to what we were all learning from you both daily. I seem to have run out of all the words to describe how this amazing, fun couple complement each other and made this trip so special for me. I thank you both from the bottom of my heart. I know I have just started on my journey of discovering the realities of life and hope I am blessed to be a part of another of your retreat in the future for I know I have a lot to learn as yet. Thank you very much once again for taking me on such a lovely journey.

Meera K., Bangkok, Thailand

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