STHITAprajna - Vegan Life Centre in India

new vegan retreat in rural coastal Karnataka, southern India
kleines, neues veganes Yoga- und Urlaubs-Resort in Karnataka, Süd-Indien
un nuevo centro vegano en Karnataka, en el sur de India

STHITAprajna- Vegan Life Centre
An International Vegan Centre for Yoga, Meditation, Relaxation and Rejuvenation

P.O.Box-17, BYNDOOR, Kundapur Taluk, Udupi Dist., Karnataka, India.
Ph: 93411 28767 Web:
indianvegansociety.com Email: indianvegansociety[AT]rediffmail.com
Gita identifies the person with the True Human Nature by the Sanskrit name Sthitaprajna (Perfect Yogi). Sthita means stable, Prajna is mind, intellect, wisdom. Sthitaprajna is a person whose mind has stabilized. According to Gita, Sthitaprajna attains the Universal Wisdom and Eternal Peace by abandoning the illusory pain and sufferings. Lord Krishna’s ideal human being is Sthitaprajna who is not a religious person engaged in rituals. Whether he has faith in the Divine is immaterial as long as he is in a state of equilibrium while facing the ups and downs of life. In this state he does experience life but remain unmoved by it because his mental faculties are always in a state of equilibrium.


Mahatma Gandhi once said "The only change that the world needs is you!" The attitude determines the outcome: those with positive mental attitudes do not worry about the rewards or punishments from their actions. Sthitaprajna represents the qualities of the changed human soul.
STHITAprajna, is a vegan community located close to the Western Coast of South India in the state of Karnataka, on the footsteps of Western Ghats, a world hot spot of bio-diversity. STHITAprajna is spread over about 3 acres of vibrant nature along a seasonal natural stream. Nearest airport is Mangalore (140 kms) and the Railway Station is Byndoor (10 kms).

In today’s world, life is full of pulls and pressures causing enormous pain making people immune to the problems and sufferings of the fellow beings. At STHITAprajna one learns to live a life in a state of constant happiness with good health and in harmony with nature (animals and earth) using minimum resources available in the nature. At STHITAprajna residents have healthy vegan food (plant food without animal products) with emphasis on organically grown ingredients procured from local sources.

At STHITAprajna we plan to have a yoga hall for the practice of yoga, pranayama and meditation. It is an eco-friendly place for relaxation and rejuvenation having very basic amenities with place for reading and listening to soulful music, playing indoor and outdoor games, cooking and eating, connecting with the external world using telephone, email and internet. One may involve in other activities like cooking, cleaning, growing vegetables, etc. in the campus. Trekking along the mountains, village walk, visit to beach, excursions to nearby temple towns like Kollur, Murdeshwar, Udupi and Dharmasthala can be other options.


STHITAprajna is an associate of Indian Vegan Society and International Vegetarian Union (www.ivu.org) and slated to open on World Vegan Day on 1st November, 2009.

STHITAprajna- Vegan Life Centre
An International Vegan Centre for Yoga, Meditation, Relaxation and Rejuvenation

P.O.Box-17, BYNDOOR, Kundapur Taluk, Udupi Dist., Karnataka, India.
Ph: 93411 28767 Email: indianvegansociety@rediffmail.com

INAUGURATION PROGRAM
1st November, 2009 – World Vegan Day.
A 5 day event is planned to mark the opening from Oct.30 to Nov.3, 2009. Tentative program is as follows:
30.10.2009: Informal Meetings and Variety Music Program in the evening.
31.10.2009: Informal Meetings and Variety Music Program in the evening.
01.11.2009: Main Event – Inauguration, World Vegan Day Celebration (many celebrities and VIPs have been invited, will be published after their confirmation).
02.11.2009: Excursion (Vana Chetana, a spiritual vegan ashram and another place, to be confirmed)
03.11.2009: Excursion (continued from previous day).
For long-distance travellers, 5 day (4 nights) packages with accommodation, vegan food and local travelling (including excursion) are offered:

1. Package 1: Stay at Jewel Rock Hotel, Hemmady, Kundapur (45 minutes drive) - Rs.4000 for Resident Indians (US $ 100 for others) onwards, per person on twin sharing basis, single supplement charges 25% extra.

2. Package 2: Stay at Sai Vishram Vegetarian Non-alcoholic Beach Resort (
www.saivishram.com), Byndoor (20 minutes drive) - Rs. 7000 for Resident Indians (US $ 175 for others) onwards, per person on twin sharing basis, single supplement charges 50% extra. (Maximum 44 persons can stay here on twin sharing basis in 3 types of accommodation)
Stay can be extended at discounted rates. All programs are subject to change. Charges are to cover the approximate cost of accommodation, transportation (from Hotel to Sthitaprajna and back and for excursion) and food only assuming that there will be a minimum of 40 registrations. No amount is being taken to cover other expenses like administration, music, etc.
Packages for shorter duration can also be given. Please write to us for more details with the dates of proposed stay. Registrations and cancellations up to 31st Aug. 2009 only will be accepted.

REGISTRATION FORM*
(send separate form for each participant)
1. Name:
2. Address:

3. Country:
4. Email:
5. Telephone No.:
6. Sex: Male/Female
7. Date of Birth:
8. Date of Arrival:
9. Date of Departure:
10. Package Desired: (select one package plus single supplement charges if applicable)

a. Package 1: Rs.4000 for Resident Indians (US $ 100 for others) -------------------
b. Package 2: Rs.7000 for Resident Indians (US $ 175 for others) -------------------
c. Single supplement charges (package 1-25%, package 2-50%) -------------------

Total -------------------

11. Siganture:
12. Date:

Payment may be made directly to the hotel. Please contact us at
indianvegansociety@rediffmail.com for mode of payment.

*Send this form as an email attachment in .doc format.

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