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Please note the following points when applying for Student Spiritual Submersion Time at Tushita Hermitage. 
All dates 2018 dates for attending Tushita Hermitage are listed after this application section.

  • Please apply for each Time that you wish to attend.
  • Apply when the visit prior to the one you wish to attend has been completed.  For example, if you wish to attend in March, please apply after the January event is complete.
  • You are asked to come from the beginning of each Time. If you are not able to attend from the beginning - please apply for a Time when you can come from the beginning.
  • Please apply up to 3 weeks prior to the start date of any Time 
  • The 10 day Times  allow for people to attend Tushita Hermitage for an initial 2 day Introduction as their first attendance.
  • The 7 day Times do not include an introduction, and so will only be for people who have previously attended Tushita Hermitage. Numbers will be limited to 25. If this number has been reached when you apply you will be asked to apply for a subsequent Time

First time attendance (First 2 days of a 10 day Time)

From: 2.00 pm Friday To: 2.00pm Sunday
Anyone attending for the first time will come into Formal Satsang with  Arohananda Ma, and, with chosen practitioners, be taken through an understanding and modalities to enhance the required body/mind preparation for clear and focused understanding of the Way of Life principles.  Should you wish to attend, please write to for confirmation.

Second and third attendance (First 5 days of a 10 day Time)

From: 2.00 pm Friday  To: 2.00pm Tuesday
Anyone attending for their second or third time and have sat in Formal Satsang with Arohananda Ma, will continue with her teaching guidance and start attending Formal Satsang with Beloved Yanchiji in sitting times with other students. Should you wish to attend, please write to for confirmation.

Fourth time (plus) attendance of 10 day Times 

From: 2.00 pm of first day  To: 2.00pm of last day
After attending for at least a 2 day Introduction, and two 5 day Times at Tushita Hermitage, you can apply to come for the whole 10 day Time.
Should you wish to attend, please write to Arohananda Ma for confirmation.

Attendance of 7 day Times

From: 2.00 pm Saturday  To: 2.00pm Friday
For a person to attend the 7 day Times - they will need to have previously attended Tushita Hermitage for at least an Introductory 2 day session and a 5 day session, OR, two Introductory 2 day sessions.
Should you wish to attend, please write to Arohananda Ma for confirmation.



January 19 - 28 (10 day)
March 9 - 18 (10 day)
April 19 - 28 (10 day)
June 9 - 15 (7 day)
June 23 - 29 (7 day)
August 11 - 17 (7 day)
August 25 - 31 (7 day)
October 6 - 12 (7 day)
October 20 - 26 (7 day)
December 7 - 16 (10 day)


What is a "Formal Student"?


Some of those attending Tushita Mystery School are drawn to practice and explore this way of life, emphasising  our inherent OKness in a more formal way.

This includes a sincere  desire to put into practice the learnings and understandings that arise from a more unproblematical relationship to life – in all the areas of our life.

It also includes attendance at Tushita Hermitage with Arohananda Ma or Yanchiji being the guiding teachers during this time and coming to Listening Groups  (currently in Wellington, Auckland and Peria Valley).

There are no tests, beliefs or monetary requirements to become a formal student.  Studentship by its very nature is open to us all.

How do you become a Formal Student?

If you feel drawn to explore what it means to be a formal student of the Way of Life at Tushita Hermitage and would like to spend time with others practising in this way you may wish to consider….

  • Attending Formal Satsang with Yanchiji or Arohananda Ma
  • Attending Study Groups with current practising students
  • Attending an Introduction to the Tushita Hermitage