WORKSHOP | Seminar in Hungary
April 30, 2018
Kisnyalka Major

Seminar with Parvathy Baul in Hungary | With special guest Satyananda Das Baul

30th April to 4th May, 2018 | Kisnyalka Major, Hungary

Baul is mainly an oral tradition – intrinsically connected to the practice of Yogis, Sufis and Mystics – which serves to transmit the living wisdom spoken through the songs of great saints. It has been practiced and performed through generations since thousands of years, and continues even today. This living tradition of Musical Mystic Practice is evolving everyday through the contributions of contemporary Baul Sadhakas (Baul practioners) of Bengal. Its mission is to remember, to recognize the flower of universal love which blossoms in everyone’s heart, devoid of caste, class or religion or any kind of human made boundaries.

Parvathy Baul is well known for her masterful solo rendering in the oldest style of Baul song and dance. She sings and dances only with the minimal use of Baul instruments like Duggie, Ektara and Nupur all played at the same time. She inherited this style from the “Parampara” of Shri Sanatan Das Baul (Bankura District, who followed the style of legendary Baul Singer-Practitioner Shri Nitai Khapa), and Shri Shasanko Goshai who left his body at the age of 100 in March 2006.
She practiced various disciplines of painting, print making, theatre, and dance, the art of story telling with painted pictures and is a full time sadhika of Baul. She is one of the very few women who could withstand the hardships of the practitioner’s way of living.

During the seminar Parvathy Baul will teach baul songs, kriya and hatha yoga, however the basics of singing and of yoga are not required from the participants.

Satyananda Das is known for his rich repertoire of old Baul songs, tradition-based improvisation, and dynamic-delicate dance. He has put melodies to many Bhaba Pagla’s poems, which have been loved and sung by many other singers as well. Satyananda travelled and performed widely across India and abroad. He accompanies himself with the instruments ektara, duggi and ghunghur. He will give singing sessions to the participants.

Dates: The seminar will begin on the evening of 30th April, 2018, and continue until the morning of 4th May, 2018.


30th April
From 12:00 am – Arrivals to the manor

Evening : dinner in Kisnyalka and transfer to Gyor for a concert with Parvathy Baul, Satyananda Das Baul, Lakshman Das Baul, accompanying musicians and alpona artists. Transfer back to the manor.

1st – 3rd​May
6:00 – 8:00 am – Yoga
8:30 – 9:00 am – Brunch
9:00 – 10:00 am – Rest
10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Singing Session
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm – Lunch
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Rest
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Singing Session
6:15 pm – 6:45 pm – Dinner
7:00 pm – 9.00 pm Satsang

4th May
Departure in the morning

Price:​ 150 euros + any extra donations for Sanatan Siddhashram (India) are welcome

The price includes:
• The Course
• Accomodation (shared rooms dormitory style for 8 people)
• Food (Vegetarian)

Conditions for registration

•​ Brief motivation letter and CV

• ​Full time participation from 30 th April until 4th May

•​ Full payment until the 10th of April send on the bank account of Foundation Katakomba Művészeti Műhely:
Katakomba Művészeti Műhely Alapítvány:
IBAN: HU68 1170 5008 2046 2714 0000 0000 swift cod: OTPVHUHB

For information and registration please send an email to :

Destination: Kisnyalka Major, Hungary

The beautiful manor called ‘Kisnyalka Major’ is the destination where the retreat & the related ceremonies will be held. It is situated 5 km to the South from Pannonhalma, at the edge of the Pannonhalma Nature Conservation Area.
The house provides simple, comfortable & stylish accommodation (shared rooms for 8 people) with respective female & male bathroom & toilet facilities. There is also a large, circular meditation room with an amazing wooden ceiling structure & cover.
Around the house, you can see the owner’s earth house & stud farm & a garden excellent for doing open air yoga or meditation. The manor is surrounded by hills covered with forests that have plenty of wild animals.

* Photo by Zsolt EÖRI-SZABÓ