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Costa Rica Meditation
September 12-26, 2009

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Dear Friends,

Would you like to get together in Costa Rica for daily meditation and conversations about meditation, contemplation and the other topics that I've written about on the SwamiJ.com website? If so, please join me.

DATES: I will arrive in Costa Rica on Saturday, September 12 and will depart for US on September 26. You are welcome to come for any or all of that time.

HOST: Our host is Jack Welborn, who I know from Florida, and has had Serenity Beach Retreat Center on the Pacific Ocean in Jaco (pronounced hah-koh) (travelretreatscr.com) for about 10 years. Jack is a very warm-hearted man and will do whatever it takes to make your visit comfortable.

LOCATION: Serenity Beach Retreat Center is on the Pacific Ocean in Jaco (pronounced hah-koh).

MONEY: Contact Jack directly for exact costs for staying at Serenity Beach. You will find the prices quite reasonable. There are no fees for my time and service, although you may make donations if you wish.

ACCOMMODATIONS and RESERVATIONS: Read about the accommodations on the Retreat Center website at travelretreatscr.com. For reservations, please contact Jack by phone or email: http://travelretreatscr.com/Reservations.html. If you want to stay elsewhere for whatever reason, Jack will help you arrange that. He is quite familiar with the area and is happy to help.

FOOD: Meals are provided at the Retreat Center and will be vegetarian.

SCHEDULE: While our schedule will be flexible, we will have meditation four times per day: early morning, late morning, late afternoon, and evening before retiring. We will have mid-morning, mid-afternoon, and evening for conversations or other activities, such as swimming, surfing (Jack gives lessons), or various excursions into the jungle.

YOGA SUTRAS IN SAN JOSE: For a few days during this retreat time, I will be in San Jose at Yoga Masthai, a Yoga school operated by Edgar Ortiz (yogamasthai.com). We will be discussing the practical aspects of the Yoga Sutras. I will speak in English and there will be translation into Spanish. Exact dates are not confirmed, but most likely will be September 13, 18-20. If you would like to participate, please contact Edgar directly through the yogamasthai.com website.

TRAVEL: The airport is San Jose, designated SJO. Jaco is about 2-3 hours from the airport and Jack will arrange for your transportation to the Serenity Beach Retreat Center.

In loving service,

Swami J