3-Day Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreat

Peace

The Path of the Spiritual Heart

Find the Stillness Within

The 3-Day Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreat is a short and intensive program designed both for those who want to have their first taste of a meditation retreat and those who don’t have enough time to experience our 10-day retreat.

During the retreat, you will explore the Spiritual Heart from a variety of perspectives, including esoteric Christianity, Sufism, and Kashmir Shaivism. In the advanced stages of practice, all paths of authentic spiritual traditions meet and merge into the same ineffable Reality.

You will learn a form of Self-Enquiry meditation inspired by the non-dual teachings of the great sage Ramana Maharshi.

No previous meditation or yoga experience is necessary as this retreat is designed for beginners and advanced meditators alike. The retreat is guided in English and is also offered in French.

The retreat includes guided meditations, lectures, and practical tools including:

  • Ramana Maharshi’s method of introspection (Self-Enquiry, atma vichara, using the question “Who am I?”)
  • Techniques for stilling the mind using breath awareness
  • Study of the symbolism of the Spiritual Heart
  • Methods for Self-centering in everyday life
  • Methods for passing from individual consciousness to Cosmic Consciousness
  • Daily meditations on themes connected with Self-Awareness
  • Poetry
  • Hatha Yoga sessions

“It was absolutely amazing! Regardless your age, gender, religion, ethnic or cultural background, you can learn so much from this retreat and get your life questions answered. You can gain life skills and learn so much about LOVE! It provides great guidance for your spiritual journey.”

Schedule

Morning Sessions:

7:00-9:00Meditation (beginning in shorter segments)
9:00-9:45Breakfast
9:45-11:00Lecture
11:00-12:30Hridaya Hatha Yoga
12:30-13:00Meditation
13:00-14:00Lunch
14:00-14:45Karma Yoga
14:45-15:30Rest

Afternoon Sessions:

15:30-18:00Meditation (beginning in shorter segments)
18:00-18:30Time for personal practice
18:30-19:15Dinner
19:15-20:15Daily themed spiritual discourse and Q&A (length depends on the number of questions)
20:15-~21:00Final evening meditation

Pricing and Registration

Click Pricing and Registration for a list of prices and types of accommodation available for the dates you are interested in.
DatesTeachersPricing and Registration
December 27 - 31, 2018 Alison Bond and David Coleman
January 30 - February 3, 2019 Alison Bond and David Coleman
March 6 - 10, 2019 Arnaud Philibert and Antoaneta Gotea
April 10 - 14, 2019
May 15 - 19, 2019 Sahajananda
June 19 - 23, 2019 Sahajananda
July 23 - 27, 2019 Sahajananda
September 4 - 8, 2019 Sahajananda
October 9 - 13, 2019
November 13 - 17, 2019
December 26 - 30, 2019

Note that the retreats listed above are presented in English. To find out more about the 3-Day Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreat in French, click here.

Please read the Payment and Refund Guidelines before booking.

Please note that the dates listed above are for accommodation. The course begins the morning after the date of arrival and ends the evening before departure. Check-in is available from 14:00 on arrival day. Please plan to allow enough time to get settled in your accommodations before the Orientation Session that will be held at 17:00. Note that it is not possible to join the retreat after 7:00 on the first day.

Hridaya Yoga France is a non-profit organization and we believe everyone should have the opportunity to practice. This is why we keep our prices low. If the prices still exceed your budget, you are welcome to apply for a scholarship. We will happily consider your request and try to find a way to support you.

The retreat will be held at Domaine de Longeval, a beautiful property nestled in the Beaujolais countryside

No previous meditation or yoga experience is necessary to participate in this retreat.