10-Day Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreat (in English)
- Hridaya Yoga Center
- Hridaya Yoga Center (El Neem), Mazunte, Oaxaca, 70900, Mexico 70900 Mazunte OAX Mexico
- Dec 26, 2019 - Jan 6, 2020 (12 days)
About This Event
Course Fee: $290 USD (Accommodation and meals extra)
Course Dates: December 27, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Accommodation Dates: December 26, 2019 - January 6, 2020
The Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreat is a unique 10-day immersion experience which focuses on accessing our real and essential nature, the supreme and divine Self, atman, through an artful integration of meditation and yoga techniques. During the retreat, we address broad aspects of the Spiritual Heart, from a variety of traditions including esoteric Christian, Sufi, and Kashmir Shaivism. The atmosphere will be one of agape and strong spiritual support. Read more.
Please plan to arrive no later than the afternoon of the day before the retreat. There will be an Orientation Session held at 2:30 pm that day. It is not possible to register for the retreat after this time. If you will arrive later than 2:30 pm, please email us in advance to make arrangements.
Please note that it is not possible to join the retreat after 7:00 am on the first day.
07:00-09:00 Meditation (beginning in shorter segments)
09:45-11:00 Relevant lecture teaching
11:00-12:30 Hridaya Hatha Yoga
13:00-15:30 Lunch and rest
16:00-18:30 Meditation (Beginning in shorter segments)
18:30-19:30 Personal Practice and Dinner
19:30 - 20:30 Question and Answer
20:30-22:00 Spiritual discourse and final evening meditation
Interest in the Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreat has grown consistently since we started our meditation and yoga center in Mexico in 2012. As in some of our retreats we reach the maximum capacity of our halls, there is occasionally the need to close enrollment and place interested students on a waiting list. We know that some people have a limited time in which they can join us.
To ensure enrollment in a chosen retreat, we recommend booking as early as possible—at least one month in advance.
Reviews To review this event, visit the page for the venue or retreat leaders (above).
Antonia February 17, 2020
I booked the 3 Day Awareness Workshop at Hridaya Yoga hoping to become more aware and elevate my spiritual practice. I didn't have any prior expectations about the workshop nor knowledge about the topic itself (the Spritual Heart & Vijnanabhairava Tantra). What happened was that the "workshop" was in fact 8-hours of pure talking (with some breathing excercises) by the founder. I personally found it all very manipulative and even potentially dangerous. Of course, as with all teachings and every alternative group, it's difficult to say exactly what was so concerning. It just all felt wrong. The words chosen, the immanente feeling of being the chosen ones, the mood between the people. I left after day two, around mid-day. It wasn't for me and friends from Mazunte later told me, people at Hridaya live very isolated from the rest of the town, which to me is another warning sign. I am still grateful I went, because I know now where my boundaries are. I always listen to my gut feeling and if you decide to go and feel that it doesn't feel right, please leave.
Maheswari Moksha June 01, 2019
Hridaya Yoga Center in Mazunte offers the most beautiful Hatha Yoga classes for those who want to approach Yoga as a Spiritual Path. During the Hridaya Yoga practice you will connect with your most inner being, finding the silence of the Heart while you enquire on the nature of the Self, finding the perfect balance between effort and relaxation. You will learn to identify the different energy centers (chakras) that are activated by each asana, and you will be introduced to various methods of meditation that will deepen your practice in a subtle but profound way.
Kevin Sak May 09, 2019
There is so much wisdom, beauty and grace behind the course set up, material and teachers. It creates an amazing atmosphere of love, grace and humility. The teachings of non duality are boundless and can liberate your heart if you are ready to receive. Beautiful karma Yogi's cooking up amazing vegan food. Go to deepen your practice and connection to the heart. Radiate your light for the benefit of all beings.
Julia Kratzer May 09, 2018
I have just finished a silence retreat and before i done Module 1. So many questions has been answered in my Heart, so much love has been grown in just 34 days being here. I gotta say thank you so much for all this amazing teachings. Everyone out there, from deep in my heart i recommend to come here and feel for you¨self¨what Hridaya has to offer. For everyone who is staying in Europe and looking for an Heartopening, Hridaya will be opening in June, in France. check out the website! lots of love to all Julia K.
Gsusa Art June 21, 2016
Hridaya is one of those special places that will stay with you for the rest of your journey. It is such a beautiful place with the most pure, gentle creatures you will ever come across. The teachings are filled with such deep love and humility it overtakes you. I fell in love with this place and it was very hard to leave. Sometimes coming home after exciting travels can be tough, but after Hridaya I felt more ready than I ever have in the past to go home. Two months now after arriving home and I still am experiencing Hridaya daily. I continue to meditate and feel the love and compassion all the time that I found at Hridaya even two months later. I recommend this place to everyone, no matter where you are in your path. Come with an open, beginner's mind. Do not accept the teachings, nor reject them, just observe. At the end you can make your own decision. I've gladly welcomed the lovely new additions to my life. Thank you so much Hridaya, I love you all and can't wait to return. <3 Art
Jenna March 30, 2016
I am disappointed to say that after doing much research and coming to this school with an open heart and the hopes to learn all I could about the yogic lifestyle, I realized that this school only cares about money and not about the safety of its students. The members of the school board provided no assistance for me or held themselves liable after my tent, which was on their campgrounds, was robbed off all my valuables because they have no locked gate or safes for belongings. They never forewarned anyone of the robberies that were occurring biweekly at gunpoint (despite my pleading that they post a warning on their web site) and didn't provide any safety for their students. It has become increasingly obvious to me that the reason this school is so heavily disliked by Mazunte's residents is because they truly only care about making money. As a result of coming here, not only is my whole life in shambles, but I have lost all desire to practice yoga or live meaningfully. Please reconsider before spending your money at this dishonest and greedy facility. If you do decide to visit, PLEASE do not bring any valuables as there is no place to keep them safe. Students have even been robbed while sitting for meditation.
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