UAE Retreat 2018



Hello Friends,

Please note the venue for upcoming retreat has been changed. Now we are holding the retreat at Danat Al Ain, a 5 star resort, with ample garden space for Meditation, Yoga, walk etc. You can check the website for details.

Al Ain if called as Garden City & falls under Emirate of Abu Dhabi. It is about 130 km from Dubai.

Click on the link below for location on Google map.

For those, coming with family, pls note this is a family friendly resort with plenty for kids to enjoy while we take a dip into spiritual realms

Please note retreat cost remains same for the adults, AED 1200 however for Children it has now changed from AED 350 to AED 450. Please pay this difference to Mr Uttam Bhatia at the retreat venue or before.

Follow points to be strictly followed:

  1. Master has personally requested Not to touch his feet or hugging him. Full cooperation is expected in this regard.
  2. Carry your valid ID for Check-in process. Original Emirates ID or Passport is required at the counter. No other ID or photocopy will be entertained.
  3. Go directly to Retreat Venue. Location map link is given above.
  4. Check-in : 24th April 18 – 1500 hrs onwards. At reception, mention “Yoga Retreat 2018” identify your allocation in the list.
  5. Check out – 27th April 2018 after breakfast.
  6. Retreat full program copy will be kept in every room.
  7. At All times, Pranaams to be done from distance.
  8. It is advisable to read Sri M’s Autobiography, if not read already.
  9. Refrain from consumption of Liquor and non-vegetarian meal.
  10. Those coming with family, please check that it does not distract you & others around you from focusing on purpose of the event.
  11. Outside visitors strictly not allowed. DO NOT ENTERTAIN ANY OUTSIDE VISITORS.
  12. In case you wish to use any facility at the resort, you may do so by paying in cash directly.
  13. Please bring Yoga Mat, Walking Shoe.
  14. There is amazing swimming pool at the resort, so come prepared if you wish to use.
  15. We will be meditating at Hill tops as well sand dunes – prepare accordingly.

Following Volunteers to be contacted for assistance:

  1. Transport to & from Retreat venue

Mr Anup – 050 653 1759 or Mr Sumeet Malhotra +971557628625

Send request on Whatsapp in below format if offering or asking, accordingly.


Offering Transport Asking Transport
Name Name
Contact No Contact No
Starting Time Starting Time
Starting Location Starting Location
Seats Available No of Passanger
Type Vehicle

2. Travel / Visa / Additional Stay / Tourism related

Manuradha  +97150656837

3. Bhajans – Sing at retreat and / or Manav Bhawan ?

Mrs. Jaya Menon +971504215195 & Vijayasekharan +971529946566

4. Meals at Manav Bhawan – Wish to cook for Master?

Mrs. Meena Data +971558780643

5. Medical Assistance at Retreat

Dr Rahul  +971557879459

6. Group / One to One Meetings at Resort & Manav Bhawan

Mr Sonjib Banerjee +971504597101 Param  +971554453455

7. Still not covered ?

Param  +971554453455

Danat Al Ain Yoga Retreat 2018 in UAE


We are delighted to share that “Danat Al Ain Yoga Retreat 2018 in UAE” is open for registration. The event is planned for 24/04/18 to 27/04/18.  This event is on Cost Sharing basis & the same will be advised soon. Please click on the link below to register.
We have limited seats hence on first come-first served basis.
For any further info, please email at
We will revert back as soon as possible.


WoH Introduction Video Clip

The introductory short film intends to convey the concept and objectives of Walk of Hope (WOH) to the target audience. Shot at the picturesque Hesaraghatta in the outskirts of Bangalore, the film will be used for varied purposes—to introduce WOH to the volunteers and organisers, as a curtain raiser at press conferences related to WOH, to be disseminated across social media platforms and be prominently featured on WOH and Manav Ekta Mission websites. Currently in English, the film will be dubbed further into Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada and Tamil, Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi.
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Sufiana Qawaali


I happen to come across this old Qawaali (a style of devotional music now associated particularly with Sufis). I had heard it before but it suddenly brought me to alert. I decided to share it with you, my friends and since many don’t know this language, I found a translation. Hope you find a string of your heart touched too.

Italic Case : Original Lyrics

Normal Case : Translated

Chadhta Suraj

huye naamwar benishan kaise kaise
Look how the world forgot even the famous people

Zamin kha gayee naujawan kaise kaise
Once who were heroes look now they are in graves, as if the grave has eaten them

aaj jawaani par itranewale kal pacthhtayega
Today Oh Man Proud of your youth tomorrow you will repent,

aaj jawaani par itranewale kal pacthhtayega
Today Oh Man Proud of your youth tomorrow you will repent,

chadhta suraj dhire dhire dhalta hain dhal jayega

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Nature of Things


monks at the river

Two monks were washing their bowls in the river when they noticed a scorpion that was drowning. One monk immediately scooped it up and set it upon the bank. In the process he was stung. He went back to washing his bowl and again the scorpion fell in. The monk saved the scorpion and was again stung.

The other monk asked him, “Friend, why do you continue to save the scorpion when you know it’s nature is to sting?”

“Because,” the monk replied, “to save it is my nature.”

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