This Retreat transmits the core elements of a complete Hridaya-style meditation: The simple practice of breath awareness helps to calm down the mind, and a quiet mind is able to listen to the silent voice of the Soul calling from the Heart.
This accessible practice helps us connect to the depths of Stillness and opens the door towards more profound states of consciousness. By cultivating a relaxed alertness one aspires to become more aware of the fullness of Life, discovering the beauty of the present moment, learning to live with an open Heart!
The Meditation for the Revelation of the Spiritual Heart is primarily inspired by the great Indian Saint Ramana Maharshi (1879-1950), who combined the powerful paths of Jnana and Bhakti Yoga. While the path of Self-Inquiry (asking oneself “Who am I?”) grants true wisdom, the path of devotion teaches surrender to the Spiritual Heart. Both of these paths present efficient tools for transcending the limiting structures of the ego.
The founder of Hridaya Yoga, Sahajananda, integrated the non-dual teachings of Advaita Vedanta with the brilliant tradition of Kashmiri Shaivism and the wisdom of modern sages like Eckhart Tolle and Ken Wilber. Inspiring poems and carefully selected quotations from Sufism, Buddhism, and Christian Mysticism illustrate the parallels between various cultures, and reveal the Universal Nature of the Spiritual Heart.
The teachings presented in this Retreat translate the supreme wisdom of these verified traditions into accessible language, providing practical tools for their application. The Retreat for the Revelation of the Spiritual Heart teaches us how to create the proper conditions to connect to our divine essence, and helps us incorporate a spiritual perspective into our everyday lives.
This systematic training helps participants develop a continuous awareness of the present moment. A dedicated practice eventually leads to a direct perception of Oneness within the duality of manifestation.
The Retreat is centered on meditation practice, but also includes daily yoga sessions and an inspiring introduction to the meditative style of Hridaya Hatha Yoga. The program also contains a number of eye-opening discourses on meditation techniques, practical philosophy, psychological mechanisms, daily life applications, and more. For a detailed description of the teachings of the Retreat please click here.
The intensity of the course creates an experience resembling a solitary retreat, providing participants with the opportunity for deep internal focus and altered states of consciousness. The space is held in an atmosphere of love and aspiration, carried by the practice of Noble Silence (Mauna).