The 21 Stages of Meditation
September 6 – 18, 2017

How to prepare

If you want to study the teachings of Yogi Bhajan about these meditations you can purchase the book „The 21 Stages of Meditation“ by Gurucharan Singh through Kundalini Research Institute or Satnam Versand.

If you want to prepare your body and connect to the energy of the course already now you can do so by reading and engaging in one of the following meditations or kriyas:

What to bring

  • clothes for warm and for windy weather
  • white clothing and head covering for classes
  • yogawear
  • meditation pillow if needed
  • meditation-shawl or blanket
  • sheet to sit on at the beach for meditation
  • swimsuit and beach-towel
  • firm shoes for the excursions
  • light backpack
  • sunscreen
  • insect repellent
  • flashlight
  • notebook and pen
  • Japji Sahib book for morning sadhana
  • driver‘s licence for excursions on motorbikes
  • cash for excursions

Daily schedule

  • Sadhana 5.00 am – 7.20 am
  • Breakfast 8.30 am
  • Morning session 9.30 am – 1.00 pm
  • Afternoon session 4.00 pm – 6.30 pm
  • Dinner 6.30 pm
  • Evening Meditation 8.00 pm

You can also purchase food at the little supermarket of the camping place in 10 minutes walking distance.

Sept. 10 and Sept. 14 will be free days.

Classes will be held in English, translation into German or French is possible if desired.

Excursions

We will offer excursions that you are welcome to join. Please bring cash for kayaking and meals outside of Okreblue. If you enjoy riding a motorbike bring your driver`s license and cash for renting. Expenses for these trips etc. are not included in the course fee.

How to get there

Coming by plane:
Olympic Airlines is the company that flies from Athens to Paros. Make sure you book your tickets well in advance because it’s difficult to find availability during the summer months. For information, visit: Olympic Air
Another option is a charter flight to Mykonos island, Santorini or Creteand then a boat ride to Paros.

Coming by boat from Athens there are two options:
Rafina port is closer to the airport and you can get there either by taxi or bus (about 45 minutes).
Pireaus port is further from airport than Rafina, you can get there by bus, metro or taxi. The metro and bus are both very convenient because they will leave you just a few meters from where you board the ferry to Paros. Both the bus and the metro take about one hour.

The two companies that operate the ferries to Paros are Blue Star Ferries and Hellenic Seaways. Please visit their links for details of the schedules.

Transportation in Paros:
You can either catch the bus from Parikia (port of Paros) to Naoussa and then a taxi to Okreblue (Santa Maria), or a taxi straight to Okreblue from Parikia or from the airport.

Taxi company from Parikia: 0030-6944221645 and from Naoussa: 0030-22840-53490
Okreblue can arrange a taxi transfer (a taxi to be waiting for you at the port or airport. For details on prices please contact reservations@okreblue.com or 0030-6987791219. Please also check the website of Okreblue Seaside Retreat Center

Course Rates

Tuition for all three journeys included. Accommodation, meals and excursions will be charged separately.

Early registration:
registered by June 30, 2017 – 500 €

Late registration:
registered after June 30, 2017 – 600 €

The book „The 21 Stages of Meditation“ is not included, as many people have already purchased it. You can order it, e.g. at www.satnam.de or www.thesource.kriteachings.org.

Prices for accomodation and meals

Price per person/per night and for half board (Breakfast and Dinner):
85 Euro in single room
60 Euro in double room
55 Euro in triple room
45 Euro in tent (2 single beds, shower, hot water)

Single rooms are limited, so you may have to switch to a double or triple room. Tents are provided by Okreblue. For legal reasons you cannot bring your own tent. In case the capacity of Okreblue is surpassed we will find a room for you close by. Prices may be subject to change.

Cancellation Policy

You need to pay the full tuition fee in order to secure your place in the course. If you have registered at the early registration rate, you need to pay the full early registration tuition fee before the early registration deadline in order for this rate to apply.  All fees must be paid in full before entering the course.

Cancellation Fees:
Before July 1, 2017: 75 Euro
Between July 1 and September 1, 2017: 150 Euro
After September 1, 2017: No Refund, and also the price for accomodation and meals must be paid. If for unpredictable reasons the course does not take place, we will reimburse your course fee in full. However, we are not liable for any other expenses you have had in relation to the course, e.g. flight costs. We recommend a travel cancellation insurance.

Registration