Justine Baruch

About us

ten day silent vipassana retreat was Justine’s first introduction into meditation and it was love at first sight. She comes from a long line of doers (people who like to be very active and don’t know how to sit still), therefore the concept sitting and quieting the mind was quite foreign. However, when the stillness finally came, it swept Justine off her feet and she has now committed to a life-long partnership. Instead of riding off into the sunset with her new love, she carried her pillows into the Hridaya retreats time and time again; each journey into the stillness brought its challenges as well as its rewards.

Having been with Agama Yoga since 2005, Justine found Hridaya teachings to perfectly compliment her search. The retreats are a excellent combination of techniques for calming and transcending the mind as well as inspirational teachings for exploring the truth of our existence. Sahajananda, the gentle lion, captivated Justine from the beginning and has guided her into beautiful openings.

Justine participated in the HTTC in 2011 because she wanted an intense Hridaya program and to be in the daily presence of Sahajananda…and she received so much more. The teachings touched her even deeper and have inspired her to want to help share this message.

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My last retreat at SMC was so inspiring and so relaxing. But i'd love to have more time there to spend at the Stupa, visit the Kami shrine, and generally interact with the beautiful enlightened society happening on that entire land. Brett

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We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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