Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreat
June 23 -25


'The Heart is the object, means, and subject of this meditation' 

"In this retreat the object of meditation is not the breath or bodily sensations, feelings, or mind as in other retreats, but rather the Spiritual Heart, Atman, the Divine Self.  However, as the meditation goes deeply, the Spiritual Heart will cease to be simply an object of meditation. We will become aware that it is also the Subject, the witness consciousness, the very profound and intimate Self, the very source of our meditation process. So we will understand that the Spiritual Heart is much more than a concentration or meditation object. This will help us to know directly another approach to meditation and spirituality. The Heart will become at the same time the source of attention (the knower), the instrument of knowledge, and the object of knowledge. This kind of meditation is a process which starts from the Heart, and returns to the Heart."(1)





With the support and empowerment of Sahajananda (Claudiu Trendafir), and other Teachers (gurus), we are overjoyed to bring to you the Hridaya Retreat.  This retreat has been a blessing to so many aspirants over the years since it’s inception and is meant for those looking to dive into their heart space and open up to their true Self. This retreat is open for beginner and experienced meditators; all are welcome to experience the beauty of hatha yoga, meditation and the non-dualastic teachings of the great Ramana Maharshi.  During the retreat various methods will be used that stem from such traditions as Tibetan Buddhism and Sufism. 

 Love is what you are. It is just that you forgot this ... Cease hiding yourself from You.

- Sahajananda

This retreat will give you:



Yogic methods for exploring the Heart and our True Self

Methods of awakening 'Spanda' (Sacred Tremor of the Heart)

Guided meditations with techniques for stilling the mind and tuning in to the Heart

Inspirational Poetry Readings

Awareness of the present moment

Centering into the Heart

Sahaja (Naturalness)

Open Attention

Witness Consciousness



Oneness of Consciousness

Methods of centering in Self that can be applied in everyday life

Increased Intuition 

The opportunity to open to the Love that exists within

A cultivation of understanding and wisdom

Anchoring in the present Moment 



Daily Schedule (example only):


Morning session:

7:00 – 9:00 Meditation

9:00 – 9:30 Breakfast

9:30 – 11:00 Lecture

11:00 – 12:30 Hridaya Hatha Yoga

12:30 – 13:00 Meditation


Afternoon session:

15:30 – 18:30 Meditation

18:30 – 19:00 Individual practice

19:00 – 19:30 Dinner

19:30 – 20:30 Lecture and Questions and Answers

20:30 – 21:00 Meditation




Teacher:  Prem Nirava


Dates:  September 1 - September 5, 2016

** Full-time volunteers of a month or longer may be eligible to attend retreats at half price **


Category 1 

1 Person

Private Cabin 


Category 2

2 Person Private Cabin 


Category 3



Category 4

Camping/b.y.o. rv



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(1) As taken from the Hridaya Yoga Website under the what is Hridaya Page