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Retreat details
Feb / March 2023
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Baul Gyān Darpan 
24 February - 2 March 2023
(7 days)

Retreat at Sanatan Siddhashram


Baul Gyān Darpan 2023 is a 7-day retreat that offers the opportunity for participants to learn songs from Baul Masters and soak in their music, wisdom and experience.

It is a fully immersive retreat, with full-time sessions with Parvathy Maa and the other Baul Masters each day.

You will learn songs and their meaning, practice dance and movement, and other guided practices. There will also be satsang each evening.

Teachers: Nizam Sai (Bangladesh), Zahura Baul (Bangladesh), Lakshman Das Baul (West Bengal). Hosted and guided by Parvathy Baul.

Retreat contribution

In-person attendance including food, accommodation & daily transport between guesthouse and ashram:

  • shared room: 456 EUR/USD (Rs. 33,000/-) per person, or

  • single room: 539 EUR/USD (Rs. 39,000/-) per person

The higher option is for those who would like to and are able to contribute more to the Masters, Sanatan Siddhashram and those who are supported through ashram projects. Recordings will be available for a limited time.

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Ishta Dhyāna - Durga Dhārana 
10-14 March 2023
(5 days)

Retreat at Sanatan Siddhashram


Ishta Dhyāna is an immersive sadhana initiative, where participants will be guided to learn certain basic steps of worshipping one's Ishta Devata, i.e the deity with whom one intends to build a deeper connection.

Mā Durga Dhārana enables the participant to undertake basic sadhana of Mā Durga under the guidance of senior sadhaks. Though Dhārana is very practice oriented, it will allow ample scope for interaction with the senior sadhaks to understand various nuances of Sadhana.

Details of Sadhaks facilitating Sadhana: 

Sri Rajarshi Nandy

is an sadhaka whose path is associated with tantric upasana of The Divine Mother. He is also a author and columnist on several topics related to Indian religious and spiritual thought.

He has helped co-author a paper exploring the links between Tantra and Modern Neuroscience which was published in Neurology India.

He manages a popular Facebook page on Hindu spirituality named Adhyatmikta.

Sri Ramachandra Roddam

is an Sadhaka of the Divine Mother. He is an invited faculty who teaches on Indian Spirituality, Yoga and Sadhana.

He is the author of the book Devi Bhakti Tarangini, which is a devotional offering of English poems to the Supreme Goddess.

Currently he is rendering Seva at Sanatan Siddhashram, a traditional Gurukul for the ancient Baul tradition located in Birbhum district, West Bengal.

Retreat contribution

including food, accommodation & daily transport between guesthouse and ashram:

  • shared room: 289 EUR/USD (Rs. 21,000/-) per person, or

  • single room: 346 EUR/USD (Rs. 25,000/-) per person


The in-person retreats will take place in Parvathy Baul's Sanatan Siddhashram in Birbhum District, West Bengal (India), about 15km from Shantiniketan.

The ashram is located in a natural ambience. If you have allergies with plants, animals or insects please let us know in advance, we will try to help you in the best way we can.

As the Gurukul is still growing, we will have only basic facilities.

Nearest airports are Kolkata and Durgapur.

Please plan to arrive one day before the start of the retreat and to leave the day after the retreat ends. 

We can help with more detailed travel info and arrangements after you have applied.


As the ashram is still under construction, participants will stay at a Guesthouses in Shantiniketan and travel daily to Sanatan Siddhashram, our learning space.

Daily travel between the guesthouses and the ashram is arranged by us. 

The guesthouse will have all basic facilities and clean, and western toilets. Rooms will be on shared basis, though on request and additional fee a single room may be possible.


Food will be simple, sattvik and vegetarian/vegan without onions or garlic – ashram food mostly grown at the ashram.

The food will be prepared at the ashram and we will all eat together. If you have any special requirements or food allergies, please let us know in advance.

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If you have any questions, send an email to or reply to any of our emails.

Impressions from past retreats
at Sanatan Siddhashram
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Joy Guru

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