istar-logo International Spiritual Teen Akram Retreat - 2014

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 5th iStar, scheduled from 4th August to 17th  August, 2014. Participants have to arrive on 3rd August for the registration and accommodation, one day prior to the Retreat. Check out is on 18th August at around noon.

iStar 2014 Dates
Registration and check-in

4th to 17th  August
: 3rd August (by noon)
: 18th August (after lunch)

Participation is available in 2 Options:

  • Option1: Entire 14 days program from 4th-17th August (check-in on 3rd & check-out on 18th August), Cost USD $325 / GBP £200.
  • Option2: Part enrolment (without Jatra) from 4th to 10th August (check-in on 3rd & check-out on 10th evening), Cost USD $165 / GBP £100.

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.

The last date to submit the filled application form along with the full payment is 15th July 2014.

Please note that no part attendance to this retreat will be allowed. The participant will be required to check in on 3rd  Aug-14 (by noon) and check out on 18th Aug-14 (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 2014 brief schedule : click here 

For answers to frequently asked questions : click here

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