Goddess Tara Retreat

A 3-Day Retreat with Antoaneta Gotea

February 21 – 23, 2020

Presented in English

Compassion is the Highest Phenomenon

It is the best cure for the heart’s wounds

When your love is not just a desire for the other, when your love is not only a need, when your love is a sharing, when your love is not asking for something in return, when your heart quivers at the touch of the other’s pain, when your love is a helping hand for those in suffering, when your love is not your love anymore, when you are LOVE and WISDOM, then the pure fragrance of compassion is released.

The 3-Day Goddess Tara Retreat with Antoaneta Gotea gathers the most efficient practices from Hindu Tantrism, Tibetan Tantrism, Sufism, Yoga and Western spirituality for opening the heart and awakening the power of compassion within ourselves.

Living with an open heart is not just a metaphor; it can be a daily reality. This retreat is about healing hearts and re-learning how to embody the truth of love, kindness and compassion.

Please note that this retreat is presented in English and will entail partial silence.

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”

Dalai Lama


Topics Include:

  • Presentation of Goddess Tara according to Hindu Tantrism
  • Hatha yoga practice for opening the Heart
  • The “purifying the heart” method
  • “Heart breathing” methods


  • Tara yantra practice
  • Tara mantra chanting
  • Tara mantra japa
  • AUM chanting


  • Tara visualization practice
  • Tonglen practice
  • Blowing upon the embers of the heart
  • Awakening compassion meditation – Metta meditation


Friday – Saturday

7:00-8:00 Meditation (optional)
8:15-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-12:30 Teachings and practice
12:30-13:15 Lunch
13:15-14:30 Break
14:30-16:30 Teachings and practice
16:30-17:00 Break
17:00-19:00 Teachings and practice
19:00-20:00 Dinner
20:00-22:00 Free time
22:00 Mauna (noble silence)


7:00-8:00 Meditation (optional)
8:15-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-12:30 Teachings and practice
12:30-13:15 Lunch
13:15-14:30 Break
14:30-17:30 Teachings and practice

Pricing and Registration

Click Pricing and Reservations for pricing information and to reserve a spot in this workshop.
Dates Program Teacher Pricing and Reservations
February 20 - 24, 2020 Goddess Tara Retreat Antoaneta Gotea

NOTE: This workshop will only take place with a minimum of 4 participants. We welcome you to either register an interest by sending an email to info@hridaya-yoga.fr or you may reserve a spot via the Pricing and Reservations link above. However, please do not make travel arrangements until we have contacted you to confirm that it will go ahead. We will confirm no later than 2 weeks before the start of the course.

This workshop is presented in English. 

The dates listed directly above are for accommodation. The workshop begins the morning after arrival and ends the evening before departure. Check-in is available from 14:00 on the date of arrival.

Hridaya Yoga France is a non-profit organization and we believe everyone should have the opportunity to practice, which 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.

This workshop will be held at Domaine de Longeval, a beautiful property nestled in the Beaujolais countryside.

This workshop is open to all.