For The Revelation of the Spiritual Heart
17th – 21st July 2014
I am blessed and honoured to be inviting you to a 4-Day Hridaya Silent Retreat here in the UK, lead by the graceful presence of Sahajananda.
The Hridaya Retreat, for the Revelation of the Spiritual Heart, is a unique immersion that facilitates the awareness of our real and essential nature, the supreme and divine Self, atman. Through an artful integration of meditation and yoga techniques, we address broad aspects of the Spiritual Heart from various traditions including esoteric Christianity, Sufism, and Kashmir Shaivism. This retreat is created specifically for an intimate understanding of what meditation truly is and to witness the incredible potential for deep inner transformation that it brings forth. The program aims to create a comfortable experience similar to a solitary retreat; in order to provide an opportunity to reach deep inner states of consciousness, allow for powerful self-reflection, and highly focused interiorisation for the awakening and blossoming of the soul (jîvâtman). This Hridaya Retreat offers a unique integration of Advaita Vedânta (nonduality), Buddhism, Sufism, Tantra, and Dzogchen. In the advanced stages, all paths of authentic spiritual traditions merge harmoniously into one ineffable Reality. Practitioners will be skilfully guided to this penetrating understanding of the consciousness of oneness, as the search for meaning ends in surrender to the domain of revelation.
No previous meditation or yoga experience is necessary as this retreat is designed for beginner and advanced meditators alike.
For many individuals worldwide, these retreats have offered a welcome respite from physical, emotional and mental stress, bringing health, balance, deep inner peace and a stillness of the mind. The Spiritual Heart is the “meeting place” for those who wish to relate to life in a sacred manner. Through exploring our inner universe and the mysteries of the heart, this retreat aims to bring inner peace, love, joy and happiness as well as a profound understanding of our true nature, into daily life.
Sahajananda, founder of Hridaya Yoga, is a Meditation Master and former Professor of Parapsychology, with a life-long dedication to service, study & the teaching of Meditation & Yoga. He offers retreats and teachings around the world to thousands of individuals.
Methods, Techniques and Teachings
This retreat includes advice for guided meditation, lectures, Hatha Yoga and practical methods such as:
- Ramana Maharshi’s method of introspection (Self-inquiry, atma vicara, using the question “Who Am I?”)
- Techniques of stilling and pacifying the mind
- Study of the symbolism of the Spiritual Heart
- Methods of Self-centering in everyday life
- Advice for maintaining awareness of the Spiritual Heart, in various traditions
- A proper understanding of Advaita Vedanta’s fundamental principles
- Methods of passing from individual consciousness to Cosmic Consciousness
- The four fundamental aspects of the ineffable process of Revealing the Spiritual Heart
- Daily special meditations on themes connected with Self-Revelation
- Yogic methods that approach the issue of the Spiritual Heart
All the above tools ultimately offering a profound understanding of the true nature of your existence and the nature of manifestation of Life and the Universe; Consciousness of Oneness.
The retreat will take place in the beautiful and homely Nympsfield Retreat Centre, situated in a quiet village tucked away in the Cotswolds between Bath and Bristol. Nearest train station is Stroud. Travel time – 1.5hrs from Paddington. (GL10 3TY)
Arrival at Nympsfield from 7pm onwards on Thursday 17th July. Guests will be welcomed, dinner will be served and a retreat orientation will be carried out to prepare participants. The retreat and silence will commence on Friday morning at 7am. Retreat will conclude at 5pm Monday 21st July with a sharing.
This retreat includes:
– Daily discourses and lectures
– Guided meditations and techniques
– Daily Q&A
– Daily Hatha Yoga
– All meals (delicious, healthy vegetarian food)
PRICE: £380 per person
**Early Bird Discount: £340. Book by 1st May**
A non-refundable deposit of £150 must be paid to secure your place. Places are non-refundable but are transferable to another person.
Full payment due by 15th June.
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