Kamala Yoga and Meditation Centre organizes:
10 days Hridaya Retreat – A Silent Meditation Retreat for the Revelation of the Spiritual Heart, with Sahajananda
5-16 August 2016, Sanpetru (near Brasov), Romania
(For beginners there is the option to participate for the first 5 days of the Retreat. After the retreat, between 17-19 August, we organize a spiritual trip around Brasov, in mountain areas, for meditation and yoga in nature. If you are interested, please read the specific info below.)
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 on 5th August 2016 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 on 6th 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 11th August, in morning. For the others, the end of the retreat will be on 15th August, after the meditation of the afternoon, when they will share experiences lived in this period. Next morning, on 16th August 2016, it will be the last meeting for meditation, questions and answers, lunch and the depart of participants.
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 necessary).
For retreat fee info, please contact us:
– by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
– by phone +40731324241.
There is a discount for early registration (till 1st June).
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 2016 the deposit fee will be refunded (less bank transfer fee)
-till 15th July 2016will be refunded 50 % from the deposit fee
-after 15th July 2016 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.
Also, please read below the info about the spiritual trip after the silent retreat (17-19 August).
During these 3 days, we will stay în Kamala center and each day we will travel to different locations around Brașov (the description of the activities can be read below). Accommodation and meals will be in Kamala center (cold food for lunch, breakfast and dinner in the center). The fee is 40 euro/day, including accommodation, meals and transport (the fee does not include the cable transport (7 euro), or the fee for other objectives, Bran Castle for example – 7,8 euro).
The schedule is as follows:
Day 1 – we go in the Bucegi mountains, to visit and meditate in the Ialomita cave and, if it is possible (weather, timing), we will go up by cable installation to the Sphinx of Bucegi (very powerful energetic area) to meditate also there.
Day 2 – we go in a beautiful area between the Bucegi and Piatra Craiului mountains, to visit Bran Castle, then meditation in another cave and yoga in nature.
Day 3 – another day în paradise 🙂 we go in Piatra Craiului mountains, for a beautiful trekking day.
The participants have to be prepared with proper shoes and clothes for trekking and also for meditation în a cave (for colder and maybe humid environment).
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!