iStar is a specially designed Akram Retreat for International Youth (between the age of 13 to 21 years), that gives them the opportunity to study in-depth the Spiritual Science unveiled by Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan.
The Retreat is held for all international youths with an interest in learning Spiritual Science through Dada Bhagwan's Akram Vignan. It is conducted in a very simple and lucid way, using modern methodologies, to suit the liking of today's youth. The Retreat includes interactive activities, day-trips, jatra (religious tour), group discussions, self development programs & games, videos and also satsang sessions with Pujya Deepakbhai, Aptputra bhaio & Aptputri behno. It gives a wonderful opportunity for youngsters to visit India & Simandhar city to get a flavour of Indian culture, interact with other like-minded youths from various countries and get an in-depth introductory understanding of Akram Vignan (step-less spiritual path).
This retreat is held in India at Simandhar City (Adalaj, Gujarat) every summer (July / August) for two weeks. So it provides a great opportunity to visit India and Simandhar City to get a flavor of Indian culture, interact with other youths from across the world whilst learning Dada Bhagwan's Akram Vignan. For the convenience of the participants, the language of communication during the retreat is English.
After the great success and overwhelming response from all the participants & their parents from the first two retreats, it was decided to continue iStar every year for all international youths during the summer. We take great pleasure in announcing the 6th iStar, scheduled from 10th August to 23rd August, 2015. Participants have to arrive on 9th August for the registration and accommodation, one day prior to the Retreat. Check out is on 24th August after breakfast.
iStar 2015 Dates
: 10th to 23rd
Participation is available in 2 Options:
Participants ready to attend this unique retreat are requested to go through the registration process explained below:
STEP # 1: Fill the application form click here
The applicants, who have not attended any of the previous iStars, are required to provide references of two mahatmas from their local satsang center.
STEP # 2: The filled application form will be reviewed by the iStar Team.
STEP # 3: Once the application is approved, a confirmation email will be sent to the applicant along with the payment details and s/he will be required to fill out the payment form (sent via email) and provide personal details on it along with signatures before submitting it to the payment country coordinator along with the payment.
In case an application is not approved by the iStar team, for valid reasons, the applicant will be duly informed by email.
Minimum Requirement: To conduct iStar 2015, a minimum of at least 12 participants (12 girls and 12 boys) will be required in order to conduct it otherwise iStar team would reconsider whether iStar 2015 can be conducted this year or should be cancelled. Participants will be informed accordingly on 1st June 2015.
Last Date of Payment: The last date to submit the filled application form along with the full payment is 15th July 2015.
Note: Please note that no part attendance to
this retreat will be allowed. The participant will be required to
check in on 9th Aug-15 (by noon) and check out on
24 Aug-15 (after lunch). It is recommended that
participants not start late or cut short on the retreat as it takes
away from the overall experience of the retreat.
To know iStar 2015 brief schedule : click here
For answers to frequently asked questions : click here
For any further questions, please write to us on firstname.lastname@example.org.