AUM 2010: Manifesting the Spiritual Destiny of America

July 8–11, 2010

Menla Mountain Retreat and Conference Center, Phoenicia, NY

Hosted by Matagiri Center for the Evolution of Consciousness

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From the ancient spiritual beginnings of our Native American heritage to the latest technological developments where consciousness and science meet on a cutting edge, this conference will explore various aspects of the American experience in relation to the Integral Yoga and the future of humanity.

Presentations and workshops

  • Search for the soul of America
    A vision quest for the U.S. Pavilion in Auroville

  • Awareness through the body
    Awakening the deeper sensitivity of the physical consciousness

  • Matagiri, Mother’s Mountain
    Joining hearts and hands to manifest a “New Creation”

  • Sacred Earth
    Finding the Divine in the tremendous beauty of nature: America’s sacred heritage

  • The Transcendentalists
    Voices of the early American mystics

  • Conscious evolution
    Integral Yoga in the 21st Century

Presenters (tentative):

  • Eric Hughes, cofounder of Matagiri
  • John Robert Cornell, AVI USA and Sri Aurobindo Association
  • Aloka and Ashaman, Awareness through the Body
  • Julian Lines, Matagiri board and Auroville International Advisory Council
  • Lynda Lester, Sri Aurobindo Association
  • Mita Radhakrishnan, Tomatis Method
  • Narad Eggenberger, Om Choir and Horticulturalist
  • Judy Abbott, Native American historian
  • Richard Geldard, Emerson Scholar
  • Richard Hartz, Sri Aurobindo Ashram Archives
  • Mira Nakashima, architect, author and designers

Main Hall, Menla Conference Center

Join us at beautiful Menla

Menla Mountain Retreat and Conference Center is set on 320 acres in the historic Catskill Mountains of New York State, surrounded by a national forest preserve. Menla’s facilities include eco-friendly accommodations, tennis courts, hiking trails, an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center, and wellness services. Wi-Fi is available in the main buildings, and most of the housing accommodations offer direct Internet access. Menla is conveniently located near major northeast metropolitan areas:

  • Two hours north of New York City
  • Three and a half hours from Boston
  • One hour from Stewart Airport in Newburgh, N.Y. and Albany International Airport
  • 50 minutes from Rhinecliff Amtrak Station
  • Three hours by bus from New York City on Adirondack Trailways to Phoenicia, N.Y.

Newark (EWR) is the preferred New York City airport and Stewart (SWF) is the
preferred regional airport.

Visit for a map and local directions.
Menla Mountain Retreat Conference Center
375 Pantherkill Road
Phoenicia, NY 12464 Phone: 845-688-6897

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