10-days Silent Hridaya Retreat
Kamala Yoga and Meditation Centre organizes:
10 days Hridaya Retreat – A Silent Meditation Retreat for the Revelation of the Spiritual Heart, with Sahajananda
14th – 25th August 2015, Sanpetru (near Brasov), Romania
(For beginners there is the option to participate for the first 5 days of the Retreat.)
The Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreat is a unique 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.
The Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreat was created specifically to comprehensively and intimately understand what meditation is and to feel the amazing inner transformations which it brings.
The program aims to create an experience resembling a solitary retreat (such as in a cave) in order to provide an opportunity to reach deep states of consciousness, intense aspiration for the Divine, and highly focused interiorization for the awakening and blossoming of the soul, jivatman. This method is a unique integration of Advaita Vedanta, Sufism, Tantra, and Dzogchen.
In the advanced stages of practice, all paths of authentic spiritual traditions meet harmoniously and merge into the same ineffable Reality. During the Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreat, practitioners will be skillfully guided to this penetrating understanding where the search for meaning ends in surrender to the domain of revelation. No previous meditation or yoga experience is necessary as this retreat is designed for beginner and advanced meditators alike.
The leader of the retreat
The Revelation of the Spiritual Heart Retreat is led by Claudiu Trandafir (Sahajananda), whose meditation, for years now, has been dedicated to the Revelation of the Spiritual Heart through Divine Love and the opening of the soul. Claudiu, an engineer in electronics by education, was formerly a professor at the University of Parapsychology in Bucharest, Romania. He has been a Yoga teacher for 25 years, specializing in solitary cave retreats, following the example of Ramana Maharshi and other Jnana Yoga masters. In 2001, after many solitary retreats, Claudiu began to guide groups of people using this method. He has led this special retreat for thousands of participants across Europe over the last seven years, and has also started to lead Retreat programs in Mexico and Thailand. By popular request, the Retreat program is now available in Canada, Great Britain, Romania, Israel, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Thailand and India.
The opening meeting of the retreat will be held Friday 14th August 2015 at 19:00. During this meeting will be explained guidelines for participants, some general principles of the retreat and it will be the first meditation. All administrative details will be resolved in the evening, so that when the retreat itself will begin Saturday 15th August, the following 5 or 10 days will be devoted exclusively for meditation and interiorization. Those who want to participate only the first 5 days will leave on 20th August. For the others, the end of the retreat will be Monday, 24th August 2015, after the meditation of the afternoon, when they will share experiences lived in this period. Tuesday morning, on 25th August 2015, it will be the last meeting for meditation, questions and answers, lunch and the depart of participants. The tour of Brasov and some short trips around will be offered to those who choose to stay one or more days after retreat.
The retreat is held in Sanpentru, a town about 2 km from Brasov. The trip from the airport in Bucharest to Brasov takes about three hours, either by train or bus. We can offer you all the necessary information for a fast and safe transport to Sanpetru.
The retreat is held in English (with Romanian translation, if neccessary).
The total fee for retreat (accommodation, meals and coordination fee, for 11 days and nights) is between 355 euro (2-4 beds in room with bathroom) and 300 euro (in your own tent).
There are three vegetarian meals daily (breakfast, lunch and dinner). The first meal is the dinner on 14th August, the last meal of the retreat is the lunch on 25th August.
For early registration (till 1st June 2015) , the fee will be between 330 euro and 275 euro.
Payment must be made in advance. A deposit of 150 euro is due with reservation.
If you want to cancel the participation in retreat:
-till 1st June 2015 the deposit fee will be refunded (less bank transfer fee)
-till 1st August 2015, it will be refunded 50 % from the deposit fee
-after 1st August 2015 the deposit fee is non refundable.
If a person makes the decision to leave the retreat, he or she does so with the foreknowledge that the fees are forfeited.
The only exception to this scenario is for cases of medical emergency, in which case – following substantiation of a refund request – Kamala Center will return fees for the unattended portion of the retreat (on a per diem basis, according to the rate of fees paid).
Registration is being coordinated by Kamala Yoga and Meditation Centre.
phone: + 40 731 324 241 or + 40 268 360 424
to make your reservation; registration is made in order of request.
May the Sacred Tremor of the Heart enlighten our lives!