Sangha for Women – Open Exploration Relaxation Week

June 2 - June 9, 2024


Open Exploration Relaxation Week

This week is offered as a continuation of the Basic Week. We invite you to come and deepen the experience with sangha and painting that you made in the first week.

You can book this week either as addition after the first week from 26 May-1 June or if you have attended the retreat last year.

Please read carefully the description and information before booking your spot ↓


“With their minds focused on Me and their lives centred upon Me, they inspire one another. By always speaking of My glory, they derive bliss and contentment.”Bhagavad Gita Chapter 10 Verse 9

In this second week, we will delve deeper into the sangha experience. We’ll cook together and have more time to explore the surrounding area. The painting journey continues, with a focus on deepening the experiences from the first week and applying the skills learned from Niraja Dasi. While she will still be available as your guide, ready to assist whenever needed, she will take a step back, allowing you to dive deeper into your own creative space.

The program will largely remain similar to the first ‘Basic Week,’ featuring Atma Kriya Yoga, morning meditation, and puja.

In the evenings, prepare to be enriched by interactive sangha satsangs.

Throughout the day, our painting continues in the olive garden, constantly inspired by the breathtaking view over the sea towards Turtle Island.

“It was so very restful to take time to dive into painting for days on end. It helped me let go of my daily duties and to discover the restorative value of playtime in the company of like-minded spiritual women. And now, it all comes back again whenever I look up from my duties and get to gaze upon my beloved ishtadeva, Radha Krisha” – Aruni from USA living in SPN Ashram Germany


Event dates: June 2 to June 9, 2024

Applications close: March 7, 2024 12:00 am

Notifications will be sent: March 15, 2024

Full payment is due: April 5, 2024


Swamini Drishti

Swamini Drishti first met Guruji in the year 2000. One of His first Darshan events ever was held in her home in Idstein. She also organized Guruji’s initial events in Germany. Despite being primarily involved in organizing events with Guruji since then, painting has always been close to her heart. In fact, she started painting Sri Yantras with Guruji as early as 2000 and later engaged in intense icon painting at the first Ashram in Steffenshof, Germany.

Through her paintings, Swamini Drishti has experienced a unique connection to the divine that she could not find in any other way. She believes that painting a deity or a saint helps create a deeper understanding and connection with the divine.

Niraja Dasi

Niraja Dasi has been drawing and painting passionately since childhood. Her paintings can be found in Shree Peetha Nilaya and Shree Vitthal Dham Ashrams as well as private temples, inspired by spiritual aspects of life, moments of love and beauty.

She travels the world and has created murals of Rukhmini/Vitthala (approx. 3 x 5m), Sri Radha and Tulsidevi in Mexico, Vishnu/Krishna/Mahavatar Babaji (approx. 6 x 2.2m) in South Africa, and “Lotus Flowers” (11m high and 7m wide) in Austria.

Niraja Dasi likes to express the lightness of being, the beauty of nature, and humanity, with a focus on positivity and inspiration in all her art.

Included in the price

  • 7-night full board (double occupancy)
  • Seminar facilitation by Swamini Dhrishti and Niraja Dasi
  • All items for painting (canvas, acryl colours, pencils)
  • Daily vegetarian/vegan meals and beverages
  • A full range of sangha activities

Not included in the price

  • Transportation to and from Zakynthos, Greece
  • Transportation to and from the port of entry to the seminar location (approx. 30 min. by car from Zakynthos airport)
  • Tips
  • Insurances (see below for details)

Registration procedure

  • Before booking, please confirm that you are able to travel to Greece
  • Please only register for this event if you are able to pay the full fee of double room €880 by 5 April 2024
Acceptance Process
  • After you register, your Terms & Conditions application will be reviewed for final selection of participants. (See below for further details)
  • You will be notified of the status of your application via email
Payment Process
  • If you are accepted into the retreat, you will receive an e-mail with payment instructions
  • Your space can only be confirmed after we receive the full payment of € 880
  • Full payment is due no later than 5 April 2024

Health & Safety

All travellers are responsible for their own health and safety during this retreat.

  • You must be in good physical and mental health.
  • This retreat is not appropriate for physically impaired, disabled, or pregnant travellers.
We highly recommend the purchase of adequate insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances. The following expenses are NOT INCLUDED in the package price:
  • Travel health care and accident insurance​
  • Travel cancellation insurance (highly recommended due to Covid)


    • Optional Atma Kriya Yoga or meditation practice in the morning
    • Painting in the shade of the old olive trees under the guidance of Niraja Dasi
    • In the evening interactive satsang led by Swamini Drishti
    • Everyone will learn a very unusual and expressive technique in acryl on canvas
    • One to two paintings can be completed by each one during the retreat
    • You will spend quality time in community: taking nature walks, swimming at the nearby beach or in the pool, OM-Chanting in the olive garden, singing, cooking together and more.


The teaching will be presented in a way that is accessible and applicable to participants of all backgrounds and experience levels, creating an inclusive and supportive environment for personal growth and transformation.

Join like-minded women who are committed to exploring their creativity, deepening their spiritual practice and creating a supportive and welcoming environment for all.

You will have the opportunity to connect with others, share experiences, and build relationships that will continue long after the retreat is over.

“As I drew the second picture, it felt as if someone else was guiding my hand. Each stroke of the brush was the result of something unexpected, but in the end it was a symbol from the heart.” – Renate from Latvia

“It was a joyful time there. We were all able to accept each other as we were, and I think we all learned a lot from each other. And Guruji’s blessing was always felt over everything. My picture now hangs in the hallway and when I come out of the bedroom in the morning, Krishna beams at me with joy and my heart soars.” – Iris from Germany

Location & Accommodation

The island of Zakynthos is known for its stunning natural beauty, picturesque beaches, ancient olive groves, pristine forests, and majestic cliffs.

Our private accommodation is nestled in the hillside of Marathia in the south of the island of Zakynthos, surrounded by nature with a breathtaking view of the sea. We have a serene and peaceful retreat location for ourselves consisting of two houses with a pool surrounded by an olive garden, an outdoor and indoor dining area and community spaces, as well as a yoga platform.

For questions please write an e-mail to:

Additional information

Accomodation Type

Double Room, Triple Room