Open to seekers from around the world, Journey to Find the Other Half of Your Soul is our signature chanting pilgrimage and meditation retreat in India now in its 22 year!
Note: 2020 will be the final year in which we offer our extension that extends our signature 18 day pilgrimage into a deeper experience of study and practice of sacred sound. If you have an interest in healing from the perspective of spiritual enlightenment, sign up now for the full 30-day pilgrimage experience.
Over the past two decades, we’ve taken many hundreds of westerners to India and facilitated their spiritual transformation in remarkable ways. The extent to which people are affected by the scope and depth of their transformation inspires them to return, repeatedly, very often a fourth and fifth time. Some even five and six times. Why? View testimonials below …
People return with us so many times because not only is spiritual transformation something we never stop engaging, but, more importantly, because we have designed a unique process that delivers this transformation consistently, deepening it each time one undertakes this spiritual makeover.
Check out our pilgrims testimonials in their own words:
RARE, EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENCES AND WORLD-CLASS RETREAT SESSIONS
During our pilgrimage, we take you to special places in South India and introduce you to experiences that few westerners who travel in India can gain access. We do this in addition to offering world-class retreat sessions that deepen your knowledge and spiritual experience through lectures, exquisite live music, group chanting, sitting meditations, walking meditations, sacred movement meditations, and Tantric sound healing sessions.
“The Pilgrimage was one of the very few programs I have experienced that fully lived up to its billing as a spiritual retreat. I felt totally acknowledged as a spiritual participant (as opposed to a client or patient or buyer). This retreat is one of a kind and my colleagues and I felt fortunate to be under the tutelage of Russill’s consummate experience and teaching skill. I truly felt that each component of the Pilgrimage was crafted with each participant’s spiritual journey in mind.”
Terry L. Williams – Oakland, CA
YOU FOCUS ALL YOUR ENERGIES ON YOUR SPIRITUAL MAKEOVER
We take care of all of the practical aspects of the journey so that our pilgrims can focus on their spiritual transformation. It is why one undertakes a journey like this: not just to have powerful spiritual experiences, but to have the means to understand them, channel them, and direct them in ways that take you to the next level on your spiritual journey.
These are intense spiritual awakenings, and we are right there, as facilitators, preparing you for them, holding the space while you have them, and then helping you assimilate them. Our pilgrims return with us repeatedly because of how well we care for them during their time with us in India on many different levels.
RELEASE, REALIZE AND REPLACE ON OUR SPIRITUAL MAKEOVER
During our chanting pilgrimage and mediation retreat, our pilgrims shed psychic and physical weight as they awaken to the next level of their spiritual potential, and they empower their souls in ways that they could not have anticipated. We have designed our sessions and our programs in intentional environments that maximize your potential to grow and awaken spiritually.
As the experience unfolds progressively, old, unwanted patterns are released and we realize what is holding us back. Pilgrims are provided with tools and resources that can help them replace outmoded patterns with a new, empowering perspective. The intention behind this spiritual makeover in India is for participants to return with power and confidence to wherever in the world they reside. Each pilgrim takes back specific spiritual empowerments relevant to their soul’s needs at the time.
SPIRITUAL HOTSPOTS THAT ARE PLACES OF SPIRITUAL TRANSPARENCY
Without exaggeration, we know that the places where we take our pilgrims are true spiritual power spots and spiritual hot spots, not only because of the ancient spiritual history of these locations, but also because of the powerful programs and rituals we conduct in these spaces specifically for our pilgrims.
The environments we take our pilgrims to are also “thin spaces” where the boundaries between the visible and invisible worlds are thin, that is, transparent. Our spiritual sensitivities are heightened in these spaces to which we bring the power and depth of our spiritual practices. As each day of our pilgrimage unfolds, our spiritual presence deepens and our souls grow in power and presence.
RECEIVE AMAZING VALUE FOR OUR MAIN PILGRIMAGE
This is our classic pilgrimage that we have honed to perfection over 20 consecutive years. We introduce YOU to the authentic, ancient India and ensure that you are given the support, diet and environments that allow you to dedicate your energies and attentions towards your transformation.
The unique process we have designed and honed combines privileged access to sacred spaces and ancient rituals along withworld-class retreat sessions. Many of our pilgrims, either first time or repeat pilgrims, have traveled in other parts of the world as well as in India. As many of our pilgrims state in their testimonials, they appreciate the experiences we provide as something they simply could not experience any other way than through us.
Dates for our Main Pilgrimage: Jan 12 to Jan 30, 2019 approximately
All Inclusive Package: $3599 + $399 registration includes international airfare, plus all accommodations, meals and tuition for the retreat.
WE KNOW EAST AND WEST, SPIRITUALLY AND CULTURALLY
Over the past twenty years, we have come to understand what it means to be engaged in spiritual transformation in India where we are in a culture radically different from any other part of the world. We know this culture. We grew up here. And we’ve brought several hundreds of pilgrims to India to transform with us. This is our specialty! When you are in India with us, our knowledge of eastern and western spirituality together with our deep knowledge of cultural sensitivities helps sustain your focus on profound levels of spiritual transformation
I want to thank both of you again for the extraordinary experience. It would not be an exaggeration to say that it changed my life. I can’t imagine the amount of planning, preparation, and coordination to facilitate that magical, mystical joining of a group of strangers! Rev. Linda George, Army Chaplain, Retired.
RECEIVE SPECIAL PREPARATION BEFORE AND DURING THE JOURNEY
We bring our consummate skills and capacities to help prepare you for this journey. After you complete your registration, you receive a specially prepared, orientation handbook to help prepare you for this life-changing journey. In fact, almost all our pilgrims speak of the mental, emotional and spiritual experiences that start to unfold from this point onwards.
And then, during the pilgrimage, we are right there with you, helping shape and support your transformation with the 25 years of teaching expertise we have at leading-edge conferences and institutions across the US and worldwide. Before each conducted experience, for instance, going out to a temple, we brief you on the deep symbolism and and how to approach this as a spiritual experience. And because we are not jumping from one spot to another, as in a typical travel schedule, you have enough time to assimilate each experience while preparing for the next. In this way, your transformation unfolds moment to moment, day by day, week by week. Each day you grow and develop spiritually in ways you cannot imagine or anticipate.
RECEIVE EVEN MORE VALUE WITH OUR EXTENSION AND SRI VIDYA
While you can attend the 1st part of the Pilgrimage (Jan 12 to 30, 2019) by itself, you can also extend your stay with us to a full month (a 30-day experience) by choosing the Complete Package, which includes both 1st part of the Pilgrimage and our Extension.
The extension goes deeper because we can engage in more powerful practices after the foundation laid in 1st part of the Pilgrimage. In 2019, our extension will focus on on Sri Vidya that brings together the enlightenment of the Vedas, the principles of Yoga, and the powerful energy practices of Tantra. Details on this powerful extension will be provided when we connect with you prior to the registration for the 1st part of the Pilgrimage.
Extension with Sri Vidya Retreat : Jan 28 to Feb 10, 2019
Cost: For just $1500 (actual value is $3000) you get the complete experience!
Extend your stay with us in India to a month for our Sri Vidya retreat and deepen your pilgrimage. Sri Vidya uses secret methods of mantra practice for improved mental and emotional well being. During the extension, you will experience powerful and ancient healing rituals as well as journey to sacred mountains and temples revered for their mystical vibrations for thousands of years. Further details on this powerful extension will be provided when we connect with you prior to the registration for the 1st part of the Pilgrimage.
Students from our online Yogic Mystery School™ often travel with us on on annual chanting pilgrimage to India because of the sustained experience of spiritual practice over many weeks in the land where these traditions were born thousands of years ago. We share the places and environments that have influenced our spiritual life while at the same time teaching the transformative practices that have dramatically affected our consciousness.
ABOUT THE FACILITATORS
This transformational experience in India is facilitated by Asha and Russill Paul, who grew up there but have lived for the greater part of their lives in America. They bring decades of spiritual and professional expertise together with a solid reputation that uniquely empowers them to lovingly facilitate a profound metamorphosis of your total self.
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This pilgrimage was so rich and full. It is clear that you are very experienced at bringing groups through a process such as this. The pacing and consideration of our needs at every step were superlative. We did so much, learned so much, experienced so much. The ceremonies and rituals that we experienced in the temples were extraordinary and so meaningful, even though I didn’t know what was being said in Sanskrit. I just know that I received many gifts that continue to open in the weeks/months since. Hope H. from North Carolina
WHY OUR PILGRIMS KEEP RETURNING WITH US REPEATEDLY
Our pilgrims return with us to India repeatedly not because of the spots we take them to but because of the process they undergo which is always different but delivering the same powerful results. At the end of pilgrimage, our pilgrims are more empowered than they were before starting on the journey. They are more awake, spiritually, than before. And they touch, or deepen, places inside them that are hard to reach otherwise. This is why keep returning.
FROM ONE OF OUR SIXTH TIMERS
“I felt I was coming home when I arrived. And I would not keep returning if it were not for Russill & Asha. In fact, because of them, I cannot stay away.” Becky Meyer, PA
FROM ONE OF OUR MANY FOURTH TIMERS
My heart continues to ring with the depth of the Presence that opened within my soul during this thoughtful and inspiring pilgrimage. — Ruth N. from Portland, OR