5 Days Heart Awakening Silent Meditation Retreat
Retreat into YourSelf,
Retreat into Silence beyond mind,
into the Heart.
Allow to be taken on an unforgettable journey
5 days of meditation, deep relaxation and self-exploration while observing noble silence(mauna) in this coming spring
Allow yourself the treat to just Be and rejoice in the beauty and wisdom of the Heart while learning about Hridaya meditation and how to establish your own meditation practice.
Creating a quiet and supportive environment, a group retreat is the best way to immerse yourself into Self Enquiry and silence and reap the benefits of it.
In the sessions of the retreat there is a presentation of techniques from different meditation and mystical traditions and the time to practice them, inspirational talks sharing the vision of Non-duality (Advaita Vedanta) and a daily Hridaya hatha yoga practice to relax the body and harmonise its energies.
A retreat suitable both for beginners and for people with an established practice - the Hridaya approach makes it exciting and easy to fall in love with Awareness
Hridaya (meaning the Spiritual Heart) is a spiritual path based on the philosophy of non-duality, advaita, and the teachings of the great Indian sage Ramana Maharishi. Nevertheless, it combines techniques from all authentic spiritual traditions (Buddhism, Sufism, Yoga, Christian mysticism) in order to provide a broad and comprehensive view in the search for the Self. A search that starts and ends in the Heart.
Hridaya meditation has proven benefits on all levels of our being - physical health, mental clarity, emotional release, deeper self-knowledge, life, lived in alignment with our innermost truth and an open heart.
“An awakened heart leads to an entirely new way of looking at life, yourself, others, society and ultimately at the whole created order. What that means in practical and everyday terms will differ for each of us.”- Peter Spink
Profound! I felt a deep Heart activation and healing. This has enriched my own practice greatly and will inspire how I teach yoga. ~ P.A., New Zealand
- Guided and held meditation sessions and creating the foundations of self-practice
- Non-dual philosophy
- Techniques for quieting the mind and accessing the depth of the Heart
- Time for contemplation and healing
- Yoga postures and techniques creating inner peace and serenity
Venue HighlightsThe venue is just 2km away from State Highway 1, yet in a very pristine and peaceful area, tucked away in the foothills of mountain ranges and surrounded by nature
The venue has been used as a spiritual centre for decades and carries its amazing and peaceful energy
- Free Parking
7.00 - 9.00 - Meditation sessions
9.00 - 10.00 - Breakfast
10.00 - 11.00 - Teachings
11.15 - 12.30 - Hatha yoga
12.30-13.30 - Meditation
13.30 - 15.30 - Lunch and rest
15.30 - 16.30 - Yoga practice (relaxation/pranayama)
16.30 - 19.00 - Meditation sessions
19.00 - 20.00 - Dinner
20.00 - 21.30 - Questions and answers / Technique presentation/ Practice
- Gluten Free
Menu/CuisineUsually light breakfast, muesli (including gluten free option upon request) with plant-based milk, fruit and tea
Bigger lunch which includes at least one plant source of protein, one source carbs and some fresh greens/ salad
Lighter dinner, usually soup, gluten free bread and dips
AccommodationsSingle beds in a shared room of 4 or 2 or in a single room upon request.
Simple yet tidy and super cosy.
Toilets and bathrooms are shared.
BYO bedding and toiletries.
DirectionsFlight to Wellington from anywhere in Australasia, then one hour train/ bus to Otaki.
For connections, please se www.metlink,org.nz