Mon, Sep 25|
Portugal - SerVivo
5 Day Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreat - September 2023
Join us in a 5 day immersion into the silence of the Heart.
Time & Location
Sep 25, 2:30 PM – Oct 01, 9:30 AM
Portugal - SerVivo, Estrada do Vale dos Barris, 2950 Palmela, Portugal
About the event
"When the lips are silent, the Heart has a hundred tounges." - Rumi
During this 5 day Silent Hridaya Meditation retreat we will gradually explore the foundations of meditation practice, discovering the joy of Stillness and the intimacy of the Heart.
We will combine silent meditation sessions with Hridaya Hatha Yoga practice, teachings on meditation techniques and talks on inspiring spiritual topics, which are meant to support and bring insights into the meditation practice.
In this retreat we will mainly explore the teachings of Self Inquiry, as presented by Sri Ramana Maharsi. Embarking in the quest for the Self, the fundamental question, “Who am I?” Going beyond identifications, preconceived ideas, allowing the answer to be revealed in the Silence of the Heart.
Additionally, we will unique integration of different spiritual traditions such as Advaita Vedanta (non-duality), Yoga, Sufism, Tantra, Kashmir Shaivism, or Buddhism. All these precious ancient teachings are pointing towards the essence of our being, the essence of all that is.
During this retreat, in silence and introspection, resting in the present moment, we will create favorable conditions to open ourselves to the Spiritual Heart, recognize the depth of who we are. No previous meditation or yoga experience is necessary as this retreat is designed for beginner and advanced meditators alike.
The retreat will take place at SerVivo Retreat center, at the foothills of the Arrábida mountain ( https://www.servivo.earth/ ), close to Lisbon.
Since ancient times, these mountains were known for hosting hermits or, as they were popularly known, wild monks.
The origin of the name Arrábida comes from the Arabic expression Al-Ribat which means "place of prayer". This name seems to explain why this place has attracted so many poets, artists, philosophers, and mystics.
SerVivo vision is "to hold space for living and exploring authenticity, connection and joy. We support integral human development, co-creating a global culture of trust and heartful connection, inspired by the wisdom of nature."
The profits of this silent meditation retreat will be used for the creation of “Cave of the Heart”, our dreamed small silent retreat center in south Portugal (see future updates of our website for more information).
We can offer "low income discounts" for those who cannot afford the price of the retreat and have a genuine longing.
Please contact us for more information.
In shared dorms
or camping (bringing your own camping gear)
Pricing: (5 day retreat, incluiding 6 nights of accommodation, 3 vegan meals per day and course fee)
For Registration, please click the "Register here button" and fill up the form. You will receive an email with information to secure your spot with a 120 deposit.
The daily Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreat schedule is split into two parts:
A morning session (07:00-13:00) and an afternoon/evening session (15:30-21:30).
07:00-09:00 Meditation: Hridaya Meditation for the Revelation of the Spiritual Heart. This meditation will begin in smaller segments building up to one continuous, deep meditation session.
09:45-11:00 Relevant lecture teaching.
11:00-12:30 Hatha Yoga.
13:00-16:00 Lunch and rest.
16:00-18:30 Meditation. Hridaya Meditation for the Revelation of the Spiritual Heart. This meditation will begin in smaller segments building up to one continuous, deep meditation session.
19:15-20:00 Question and Answer Session.
20:00-21:30 Spiritual discourse lecture and final evening meditation. (may go later depending on number of questions)
“Love says 'I am everything.' Wisdom says 'I am nothing.' Between the two, my life flows.” ― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj