Experiential II with Aaravindha

Experiential Seminar 15-25 November 2020 

(entire stay is from Nov. 14-28 or optional Nov 2-28), Crete, Greece

In this Experiential II Aaravindha will guide us to move deeper into the development of transcendental awareness into higher states for advanced experiences. The focus will be on quintessential spiritual experience rather than knowledge, the deepening of internal awareness rather than study.

Aaravindha will provide guidance on meditations to help you make the realizations that may have been missing in your transcendental process and establishment of silence.

As we will work on establishing more inner silence we will also spend a majority of the seminar in outer silence again and will not talk to be focused more on the internal processes.

For the Paramahamsas: You will be able to do your advanced techniques in a separate room and are encouraged to join this seminar for your own deepening and the support of group coherence.

What else will be offered?

  • Every evening after dinner is the Free Forum with Aaravindha, where you can ask personal questions and questions about the spiritual knowledge of the tradition. 
  • Powerful meditations in the large group and together with Aaravindha, in which Aaravindha works with the participants on deeper levels. Establishing yourself in the group coherence has an additional strengthening effect for your advanced practices.

Aaravindha Himadra, author of the spiritual bestseller "Immortal Self", is a Rishi (seer) of the timeless Surah Parampara tradition. He teaches profound techniques and spiritual knowledge worldwide that make it easy for you to develop your creative talents and find healing, freedom, deep inner peace and ultimately realize your enlightenment.

New for participants:

Authorized Teacher

Social Media Group

In October we will open the our new Sambodha Social Media Platform. Included in this seminar will be the special restricted access group for all Authorized Dharmacarya and Paramahamsa graduates of the current former teacher training and Experiential seminars. Some areas of the platform will be publicly available and some have special access for participants of certain seminars. 

What you can do in the Teacher Social Media Group

  • Have conversations with others teaching Sambodha knowledge and techniques
  • Ask questions to the Maitri Fellowship on integration times and technique guidelines
  • Download documents like Meditation Agreements for students and guidelines for certain techniques 
  • Participate in live Q&As with Aaravindha on related topics
  • Stay in touch with other fellow teachers
  • Arrange local meetings and initiations

What else can you do on the Sambodha Social Media Platform?

  • You can understand the platform as our own version of Facebook or Instagram but without the data abuse that comes with regular social media. Our platform is open to all people who are part of the Sambodha Community or interested in the teachings.
  • Have conversations with others in the Sambodha community worldwide. You can like and comment on posts 
  • Post interesting links that are relevant to the Sambodha teachings in spezialized groups or your own timeline profile
  • Join the international public Sambodha Social Group and stay in touch with all Sambodhis
  • Connect and follow friends, similar to Facebook or Instagram
  • Send private messages to other people you know from seminars
  • You can post and see local meetings in Europe and the US

I sometimes felt at the seminar as if I had received a letter from Hogwarts and had finally found my world. It felt so good to be among so many lovely and wonderful people. Just to blossom and shine without feeling drained afterwards. The love in this community is just incredible!

Trinyana - Switzerland

The seminar was a theme bath that (still) deeply wakes me up, inspires and centers me. Aaravindha comprehensively answers questions about being, which I have carried around with me since childhood. What a great enrichment. The seminar has strengthened the sensitivity for my inner limitations. Cracks have been created that open the view to the huge free space behind. I was able to refine my meditation technique directly after the seminar. The group offers the opportunity to exchange and learn from each other. I met some wonderful and motivating role models. I am very grateful.

Amarini - Switzerland

In the past years I have attended countless seminars and heard just as many speakers. None of this is comparable to the teachings of Aaravindha. This depth of knowledge, this authenticity, these clear and effective methods to apply his solar knowledge in everyday life... simply unique. A thousand thanks to Aaravindha and the whole team for this life-changing experience!

Sundaram - Germany

The Seminar Location

Sea Side Resort & Spa Crete

On our exciting journey and search for suitable places we always try to balance different aspects. Apart from a very large seminar room, which in itself is difficult to find, we always need exclusive use for group coherence and a hotel in a natural location. In addition, we try to find hotels with prices that are feasible for the majority of the group, including food. Unfortunately, hotel prices have risen considerably in recent years when the location is beautiful. And some more affordable hotels like the Sonnenstrahl, are unfortunately booked out for years for seminars as long as ours, where we need the whole house. The current situation with added restrictions makes it almost impossible to solve the situation, as this means that many countries are generally closed for events at the moment or Aaravindha is not allowed to enter the country at all as a US citizen.

However, last year we visited a hotel in Crete, which offers us everything and is still quite reasonable. The location is dreamlike on the cliffs of a dragon head that lies in the water. This additional vacation from everyday life is certainly very good for all of us and allows us to regenerate and recharge our batteries in the prolonged sun. The weather on Crete in November is often still quite summery warm.

Here you can take a virtual tour through the Sea Side Resort:


Video flight over the Sea Side Resort 

Details on travel and hotel booking

Sea Side Resort & Spa, Crete

With flights, transfer, hotel and food included, prices will roughly equal the overall cost of double rooms with food at the Sonnenstrahl. Unfortunately there are no possibilities for dormitories or other lower priced solutions.

Due to Corona and the potential cancelation risks involved, we will be handling flight and hotel bookings exclusively through a tour operator in Crete. This has several advantages for everyone:

  • Secure off-season flights: Currently, airlines cancel flights on a whim if they don't fill up to minimize their losses. This turns flight bookings and your journey into a gamble. The tour operator guarantees us the flights; however, the condition is that the whole group books through him so that he can make the flights possible for us.
  • Guaranteed airfare: The airfare included is the lowest price at Condor for a ticket with one checked bag and a cancellation option. Condor has currently offered this price on its website, but there is only a limited number of seats available at this price in Condor's online portal.  Because of our large group the tour operator can create stable conditions for everyone, not only a few. The departure airport for the Experiential II group will be Munich. This means that some of you will have to travel a little further to Munich or ask the travel operator for options on connecting flights.
  • The package price includes the transfer from the airport to the hotel and back, which is located about 30 km from Heraklion airport. 
  • The package price includes a group insurance, which lowers the risk for traveling in these times. Normal travel insurance does not cover cancelations due to positive corona tests right before the trip. Please read the FAQs and package price section for additional information.
  • Furthermore our tour operator helps us to get an entry permit for Aaravindha from the responsible minister. Without this the seminar would not be possible in Europe!

What does this mean in terms of procedure?

  • You must have booked with the tour operator by September 30 (or October 10 if you only attend the Experiential), as the seats can only be blocked so long with Condor.
  • When booking, you must already indicate your room partner or indicate when booking that you are still looking for someone. The tour operator will then try to find a suitable a room mate for you.
  • The registration for this Experiential II must be booked separately here on this website. In case of cancellation of the seminar due to Corona regulations or government restrictions, you will be refunded the full seminar fee. In all other cases our cancelation terms apply.

Who can participate?

Participation is only open to participants of the previous Experiential seminars or Paramahamsas. Some exceptions can be considered depending on the individual cases of seminar attendance and level of Pavanas. The minimum requirement is the participation in one Mantra Intensive, Bhumitra 1, and Bhumitra 2 before this Experiential, and a daily steady practice of the Mahasiddhi Pavana and the commitment to do Experiential 1 when it is offered, which might already be in spring 2021. Please read the exclusion criteria and restrictions of participation in the Terms and Conditions before you register!

What are the fees?

Fee: $2,250

Single parent / Student: $1,800

Paramahamsa Repeater: $800

The entire fee must be paid by October 15 to reserve the place.

Installments: Installments are paid in 10 equal monthly installments from the time of registration plus $15 handling surcharge per installment.

Bank details: You will receive the bank details for the participation fee with your invoice by email a few days after registration.

Discount for single parents and students: If you are a single parent with children under 21 years of age or a student/trainee, please send us documents proving this by email within 2 days after registration.

Sign-up Experiential II

The registration is only possible via our online form* below. Please register by September 30 (or October 10th if you only attend the Experiential seminar but not the Bhunitra 2 seminar). Please note that the booking of the flight and the accommodation will be made through the tour operator. More information below.

Please read our seminar and cancellation terms. There are no exceptions to the cancellation terms. In case of cancellation of the seminar due to Covid regulations or travel restrictions, you will be refunded the full seminar amount.

*Important note: For technical reasons, please use the same email address for all Sambodha registrations. Couples have to use their own email address for registration, as we can only assign each email address to one participant in our database. Please check if you have received a confirmation email (also in your spam folder). If not, your registration did not go through. If not, please try again with another current browser.

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The Sea Side Resort offers a variety of room categories. You can find some impressions here. More pictures and descriptions of the available categories can be found here:


Double room land view

Double room land view

Double room sea view

Double room sea view

Junior Suite sea view

Junior Suite sea view

Junior Suite land view

Junior Suite land view

Superior double room sea view with private pool

Superior double room sea view with private pool

Superior double room sea view with shared pool

Superior double room sea view shared pool

Suite sea view private pool

Suite sea view private pool

Suite sea view private pool

Suite sea view private pool

Acro Suites

Acro Suites

Acro Suites on the cliff with private pool

Acro Suites on the cliff with private pool

Acro Suites on the cliff with private pool

Acro Suites on the cliff with private pool

Acro Loft Suites on the cliff with private pool

Acro Loft Suites on the cliff with private pool


The hotel & flight package includes full board through the vegetarian and vegan buffet with delicious local Greek and international specialties, desserts, fruit, water, tea & coffee.

Package prices

Flight / Transfer / Hotel / Catering

All prices are per person and include round trip flight from Munich including 1 x suitcase with 20 kg, 1 x hand luggage with 8 kg, transfer between airport and hotel, 14 or 26 overnight stays, full board, and cancellation insurance*.

All participants have to book through the tour operator, for any deviations of the package please contact the tour operator. In the links you find example images of the individual room categories. Please don't contact the hotel for rooms, only the travel agent handles our bookings! Contact below!

Experiential II seminar from November 14-28, 2020, 14 nights incl. round trip flights from Munich, transfer, full board, cancelation insurance

Per person in Double Land View: €1.260,00

Per person in Double Land View for single use: €1.650,00

Per person in Double Sea View: €1.415,00

Per person in Double Sea View for single use: €2.040,00

Per person in Junior Suite Land View: €1.415,00

Per person in Junior Suite Sea View: €1.585,00

Per person in Superior Double Sea View with room access to shared pool: €1.725,00

Per person in Superior Double Sea View with private pool: €1.960,00

Per person in Suite Sea View with private pool: €2.345,00  (double occupancy)

Per person in Acro Sea view Suite (32 m2) with private infinity pool: €2.655,00

Per person in Acro Sea view Loft (37 m2) with private infinity pool: €3.020,00

Bhumitra II & Experiential II from November 2-28, 2020, 26 nights incl. flight from and to Munich, transfer, full board, cancelation insurance. Please note that you can only book this option if you participated in the Bhumira I seminar in Caux.

Per person in Double Land View: €2.055,00

Per person in Double Land View for single use: €2.770,00

Per person in Double Sea View: €2.345,00

Per person in Double Sea View for single use: €3.495,00

Per person in Junior Suite Land View: €2.370,00

Per person in Junior Suite Sea View: €2.630,00

Per person in Superior Double Sea View with room access to shared pool: €2.920,00

Per person in Superior Double Sea View with private pool: €3.350,00

Per person in Suite Sea View with private pool: €4.070,00  (double occupancy)

Per person in Acro Sea view Suite (32 m2) with private infinity pool: €4.650,00

Per person in Acro Sea view Loft (37 m2) with private infinity pool: €5.355,00

Please note:

  • Option to book & pay until September 30 for departure November 2nd. (After this date package rates increase – ask for quote)
  • Option to book & pay until October 10 for departure November 14 (after this date package rates increase -ask for quotation)
  • Please request quote by email if you wish to fly from another country or airport
  • If you have a room mate, please list the name of your room mate when you make your reservation
  • Please request information if you are looking for a roommate to share a twin room
  • Please request quote by email if you fly on 02.11 and return on 28.11  from airports of Dusseldorf & Frankfurt, as package rate includes trip from and to Munich on November 28.
  • Please request twin rooms via email due to limited number of twin rooms in the different types of rooms. As an alternative, some rooms also have sofa beds.

*The package rates include coverage in case of cancelation. In that case, your paid amount will be returned  after deducting  €95,00 deductible.  You are covered to receive the amount of the package paid back (minus deductible)  for officially  proven cancelations if you or a first degree family member has an accident, illness, positive Covid-19 test before last day before trip or if cancelation of trip is necessary due to government restrictions. 

How to book the flight & accommodation package

Please make your booking by email. Indicate the room type of your preference, if twin or double or single, if looking for room mate, if wishing to fly from another airport or country.

Please only use your legal name in the booking to make sure the tickets match your passport.

Email in English or German to:

Phone : +302810336000 or Mobile +306977674674 (bookings only via email on first come first serve basis)

Form of payment preferably by bank transfer (in this way in case of cancelation we can transfer the amount back)

BANK DETAILS for remittance/transfer

ACCOUNT No : 00260020160201179232ΙΒΑΝ : GR0702600200000160201179232

Flight Timetable



MUC – HER   DE 1600   14:50 – 18:30 

DUS – HER   DE 1616  13:45 – 18:00 

FRA – HER   DE 1662   05:45 – 09:50 




MUC – HER   DE 1600   14:45 – 18:25 

DUS – HER  DE 1616   06:15 – 10:30 

FRA – HER   DE 1662   13:45 – 17:50 




HER – MUC   DE1601   11:40-13:45 

HER – DUS   DE1617   19:25 – 22:05 

HER – FRA   DE1663   18:50 – 21:10 




HER – MUC   DE1601   11:40-13:45 

HER – DUS   DE1617   19:25 – 22:05 

HER – FRA   DE1663   18:50 – 21:10

Other airports at extra charge on request from the tour operator.
E.g. connecting flights from Munich to other cities after the Experiential 2.

General FAQ

Here you will find further answers to possible questions about seminar preparation


The hotel told us they can turn off the Wi-Fi. We will leave it off in the seminar room area all the time and turn it on only at certain times during the day far away from the seminar room.

Meditation equipment & flight

The hotel buys 120-150 meditation chairs for the floor-seaters for our group! This should be enough for the needs of the group. There are also inflatable cushions, in case someone wants to order one.

What Covid measures are taken?

The seminar will be similar to the one in Caux in terms of measures. However, you will need to bring enough hand disinfectant or gloves for the entire stay.

Are we tested for Covid at the airport in Crete? What happens if I test positive? Do we have to go into quarantine when we return home to Germany?
In Heraklion at the airport about 10% of each flight from Germany is randomly tested for Covid. There will also be other travelers in our planes. This means that statistically, a maximum of a handful will be picked out of our group. The statistical risk of being picked out and then testing positive and having to go into quarantine is about 0.14% per person. This figure also includes the false positive rate of PCR tests.

In the rare case you are tested, you can request having a test performed through a saliva swab in the mouth/throat and not the nose. Please remember that you have the choice if on the rare chance a test is required.

If you are among the 0.14% from a German flight who tests positive and are asked to self isolate in Greece, you will be quarantined directly at the Sea Side Resort in a remote room and will have the food brought to you from our seminar buffet. This way you will be in the group coherence and can do the meditations in your room at the same time as the group. You can then use the time as a meditation retreat. We will refund your seminar fee if that happens to you.

The tour operator recommends, if you don't want to take any risk, that you might want to take a test in Germany within 48 hour of arrival and bring the negative result. Then you will not be tested if you are randomly picked in Crete. If you test positive in Germany, you can cancel the entire trip one day before departure and get a full refund of the hotel and flight cost, minus the €95 deductible.

Returnees from Greece do not have to go into quarantine in Germany! If Greece is classified as a risk area in November, you have the choice of either quarantine or testing when you return. But Greece and especially Crete has lower numbers than Germany, so this development is rather unlikely.
Is it possible to get special food due to special diets?

Unfortunately this is not possible! But the selection is very large there and it should be possible to find something for everyone.

Is there a hair dryer in the hotel?

Yes, a hair dryer is available in every room.

What socket plugs are used in Greece?

You can use EU plugs C and F,  which are the same as in Germany or many other EU countries.

Can I do laundry at the hotel if I stay for both seminars?

There is the possibility to drop off laundry at the reception and have it washed at a reasonable price. There is no self-service machine.

Sponsor Angels

We have a wide variety of people in our group with very different financial backgrounds. Aaravindha provides many discounts for those in need who are single parents, students and participants who go through health or other crisis that are financially burdening. 

But this is often not enough and some people need additional support. For the seminar in Caux we have received generous donations to help others and we also already have received a very big donation for this purpose for the fall seminars. 

If you would also like to make a donation to support others, please let me know. I will then add the amount to your seminar invoice.  It will be applied to give other participants in need an additional reduction on seminar fee.

If you are one of the people who need help, please contact me.


Aiyanna Diyamayi

Tel. +1 360-298-9211

(ab 19 Uhr deutscher Zeit)