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January 16 @ 8:00 am - January 20 @ 5:00 pm

5-Day Drg-Drsya-Viveka Residential Retreat: Inquiry Into the Nature of Seer and Seen

Through insightful inquiry, the Drk-drsya-viveka text reveals how we mistake the changing world of objects for the unchanging truth of existence, Brahman. When we discern the difference between the seer (drk) and the seen (drsya), our understanding opens into clarity. The book is rigorous in it’s analysis into nature of “I”. We will explore:

  • The Three Seers: Explore the seer-seen relationships on the levels of the senses, mind, and pure witness consciousness.
  • The Relationship Between Consciousness, Mind, and Senses: Learn how consciousness is reflected in the intellect and brings sentience to the body.
  • The Three States of Waking, Dreaming, Deep Sleep: Investigate the “I” sense across states and the functioning of each state.
  • The Cause of Suffering and the Power of Maya: Discover how ignorance veils our true nature and projects the illusion of separateness.
  • Meditation Techniques: Practice varied methods of inquiry and absorption into the Self using internal and external focal points.
  • The Nature of the Liberated Sage: Understand the state of the jivanmukta who sees reality rightly.
  • The Three Types of Selves: Explore the paramarthika-jiva, vyavaharika-jiva and pratibhasika-jiva.

This 5-day residential retreat will be held at Thonse Health Centre in Karnataka, India – led by Vedic and Sanskrit teacher Andre Vas.  You will be systematically guided through the 46 verses so your vision is aligned with the vision of the book.

Teachings are based on Swami Paramarthananda and Swami Tejomayananda's Drg-Drsya-Viveka book which you can get on Amazon.

We will have 3 sessions per day (morning/afternoon/evening) to help integrate the wisdom deeper amidst like-minded friends.

What's covered?

Click to download the PDF and mind-map used in class…


Where is it?

  • Address: Thonse Health Centre in Karnataka, India.
  • Description: It's held at a Ayurvedic center by the beach in Thonse, which is a small and quiet village in Karnataka. There are a few Indian stores, ATM, restaurants and long beach walks. Ideal for contemplation, play and relaxation.


  • Arrival: The retreat is from Jan 16-20, 2024. Please arrive at least a day before 16th, as we'll be starting early.
  • Departure: We should finish by 6pm on 20th.


  • Registration Fee: The registration fee for the 5-day retreat is AUD65-125 (it's up to you how much you wish to send). It's intended to cover the rental cost for the seminar room (where teaching takes place), and organizational costs.
  • Accommodation Fee: The cost for 7 days is about AUD240/USD145/€150 per week. The fee includes private room (AC and/or with ceiling fan) with bathroom, 3 vegetarian meals per day, herbal teas, juices. 
  • No charge for the Vedanta teaching itself as it's the standard in tradition.
  • SUMMARY: Total Cost = Registration Fee + Accommodation Fee + Your travel expenses.

How To Register:

  • STEP 1: Apply for eVisa if outside India. On their site, click on bottom button, “Apply here for e-visa”. Approval within 5 days. The 30 day eVisa is USD25.
  • STEP 2: Fill out details at organizer's website. Organizer's name is Otto Munters: https://vedanta.nl/aanmelden/.
    1. Tick “I want to participate 16 to 20 January 2024”.
      • OPTIONAL: Neema (teacher of Andre), from WisdomOfRishis.com — will explore Bhagavad Gita, CH13 on the Value of Values, through dialogue and reflection. Her brilliance lies in communicating how to integrate Vedantic principles into daily living for emotional freedom. If interested, also tick “I want to participate 5 to 14 January 2024”.
    2. Choose room type. Submit.
    3. Otto will ask you to pay the registration fee (AUD65-125) via PayPal, or you can also pay at our Donations page. The accommodation fee is payed on arrival to Thonse Health Center.
  • STEP 3: After payment, Otto will secure a room for you.

Getting There:

  • Closest airport is: Mangalore International Airport [IXE]. From there, get a taxi/Uber to: Thonse Health Centre  (about 1:30h drive).  NOTE: For foreigners, it's cheaper to land in New Delhi, or Chennai, or Bengaluru (closest to Mangalore). Then to Mangalore International Airport.


January 16 @ 8:00 am
January 20 @ 5:00 pm
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Thonse Health Centre, in Thonse, Karnataka India
Thonse Health Centre
Thonse, Karnataka India
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