The Sadhana Retreat is an annual comprehensive seven-day residential course at Sandipani Vidyaniketan which aims to educate, engage and empower students around the various areas of Sanatan Dharma, Shrimad Bhagavatam and Hinduism. Through the combination of traditional living, intertwined with ancient and modern teaching techniques, attendees will experience the synthesis of balancing spiritual and contemporary life.

Inspired by Pujya Bhaishri Rameshbhai Oza, the retreat is developed for individuals who would like to learn about the foundations of Hinduism with like-minded people in a fun, friendly and spiritual environment. This fantastic opportunity brings together seekers from all over the world with the common goal of learning under the guidance of one of India’s great Vedic institutions.

The Sadhana Retreat was first carried out in July 2018 with 15 attendees of various ages from Africa, UK and India and proved to be a great success of Pujya Bhaishri’s vision to continue to keep live the Vedic education and Sanatan Dharma all over the world.

Sadhana Retreat in 2020

This year, The Sādhanā course will be taking place in the safety of your home due to the current pandemic situation. We will be preserving the motto of ‘stay home, stay safe’. In 2020, we are changing the dynamics using the valuable form of technology to advance our learning! This is a truly unique  opportunity that brings together seekers from all over the world with the common goal of learning under the guidance of well learned scholars. Join us this year for eSādhanā for a three day online course. 

Who is Eligible to Attend?

The eSādhanā course is open to all.. However, due to the speed and structure of the course, we recommend individuals over the age of 18 to attend. Prior knowledge of Hinduism is not essential and the course is designed to provide a comprehensive structure for all levels. Each candidate who would like to attend must complete the registration form (see below under Registration). Once the registration deadline has passed, each application will be assessed followed by an email to confirm your attendance.

Contact Details

For further details or queries, please contact Krunal Makwana on +44 797 0505 822 or email on


3rd July to 5th July 2020

Modules Covered

The Sadhana curriculum is divided into academic, scriptural and practical aspects of Hinduism. Students will go away knowing the main principles of Hinduism, and the basics of the Śrīmad Bhāgavat.

Sanatan Study

This module empowers students with the knowledge of the structures and foundation of Hinduism. It is led by Shri Krunal Makwana from the UK. Topics covered include:

  • The 5 Pranas (vital principles) of Hinduism
  • Origins of Vedic civilisation
  • The classification of Vedic Literature
  • Concept of God
  • Walkthrough of the three main scriptures in Hindu Philosophy
  • Hindu Philosophy
Shrimad Bhagavatam Module

The Shrimad Bhagavat class provides an in-depth analysis of one of Hinduism’s greatest scriptures and the importance of spiritual living. The class is led by Shri Shyambhai Thakar who graduated from Sandipani Vidyaniketan and is well known for his Shrimad Bhagavat Kathas.

Pujya Bhaishri will also be interacting with us during this three-day course. You will have the opportunity to do satsang and ask questions. You will also be tuning in to the Shri Hari Mandir Aarati which will be posted live from the Shri Hari Mandir facebook page.