Fri, 04 Jun | Strathean Retreat Centre

10 Day Heart Awakening Silent Meditation Retreat

Early bird offer ends 20th March
10 Day Heart Awakening Silent Meditation Retreat

Time & Location

04 Jun, 5:00 pm – 13 Jun, 11:00 am
Strathean Retreat Centre, 212 Old Hautere Road, Hautere 5581, New Zealand

About The Event

Consider the depth that only silence can bring and come retreat with us, yet into your own self!

Join us in exploration of the true Silence of being in this 10 days retreat, including 8 full days program with meditation, deep relaxation and self-exploration while observing noble silence(mauna)

Dates: 4-13th June 2021 (Queen's birthday weekend)

4th June, Friday, is the arrival day, with time for registration, accommodation, dinner and an intro session 

13th April, Sunday - morning practice, tidy-up, departure

Food:  the retreat is catered with 3 yummy vegan meals per day  +meals upon departure and before leaving  The diet is Sattvic (pure and balanced), with no caffeine, alcohol or drug intake which facilitates the detox and rejuvenation of the body and mind and creates the right conditions for yoga and meditation practice.

Accommodation:  Private or shared (2 or 4 beds) rooms available.  The retreat venue is a beautiful old homestead surrounded by lush green property where we can take walks and feel close to nature. Speaking mountain views, little lake and private Goddess forest   Also, so easily accessible - only couple of kms from SH1 into the country. Pick ups can be arranged from the town of Otaki or the train station of Waikanae  Look up www.stratheanretreat.nz

Pricing:  

~ 9 nights and 8 full days with 3 vegan meals/day - $1290  (price for a shared room of 2, 3 or 4 beds)

~ Early bird price with all bookings before the 20th March - $1190  

~ Unwaged, students and return retreaters - $1190  

~ Private small room - $100 additional charge

~ Bedding provided by the venue - $50 additional charge

~ A non-refundable deposit of $200 NZD is to be paid upon subscription, the rest of payment due up to a week before the retreat starts  (account number 38-9018-0117320-01, name on account I Z KUZEVA)  

~ Payment plans available - weekly, forth-nightly, monthly  (If signing up with the EB price, it is still only expected to put through the non-refundable deposit before the 10th January, then the rest is due at any time before the retreat starts)

***Prices do not include GST - another 15% will be added to your total.

Limited spaces available

For more info and TO REGISTER, please contact Radha  email: radha.heartawakening@gmail.com  phone: (+64) 020 4055 7734

*WHAT IS A SILENT RETREAT?  A silent retreat means that everyone participating observes mauna, noble silence. No conversations, but also no use of phone or any devices, not even reading. This external vow of silence may seem harsh or difficult, yet it is actually a very natural and normal once begun and inevitably brings an experience of deep peace. In an environment with less information intake, the mind gets the chance to quiet down and meditation is natural and easy.  Being in silence is a very unique, deeply purifying and enlightening experience. It creates space for a deep insight and a proper reset for the mind and the emotions.

*WHY MEDITATION?  Meditation is known for thousands of years as one of the most powerful practices, within and outside of spiritual context. It is good not only for creating a state of calm or relaxation, but also is the best known path to self-knowledge and self-love. When we retreat into silence beyond mind, there is an unmistakable feeling of being back home, in the heart of being, a sense of connection and purpose.

*WHY "HEART AWAKENING"?  The retreat is held in the tradition of Hridaya Yoga. Hridaya (meaning the Spiritual Heart) is a spiritual path based on the philosophy of non-duality, Advaita, and the teachings of the great Indian sage Ramana Maharishi. Nevertheless, it combines techniques from all authentic spiritual traditions (Buddhism, Sufism, Yoga, Christian mysticism) and sacred poetry reading in order to provide a broad and comprehensive view in the search for the Self. A search that starts and ends in the Heart.  “An awakened heart leads to an entirely new way of looking at life, yourself, others, society and ultimately at the whole created order. What that means in practical and everyday terms will differ for each of us.”- Peter Spink

 Awakening of the Heart and through the Heart - a path of revealing love as the very essence of our being.