Madhukar: As lovingly as I am looking at you, you can look at yourself. You can behold yourself. And thus realize the peace, the love that you are. Our intensive life, the hectic life with information overflow, pictures and faces brings our mind and therefore also our body into states of excitation. These are not always peaceful. Therefore it is good if you are sitting in silence and simply breathe. With this I mean the conscious breathing into the belly. Once your belly breathing is calm and deep you can turn to beholding yourself with love. Look inside with closed eyes, behold the Self. In doing so, awareness stays in consciousness itself. This precious consciousness that always has been distracted by your streams of thoughts, your tempers and moods, becomes consciousness itself. Very simple. All it takes is your orientation. For this you use the mind. Consciousness, untouched and pure, is always here. Have you already noticed this? To what do you give it away? For what do you exchange this consciousness?
Madhukar, Yoga of Silence Event in Stuttgart, Germany in November 2016
„Like a lighthouse over the city”
In the Yoga of Silence, the encounter of Advaita master Madhukar with people, who gather in silence and peace to be in the Self, their true nature, in love, happiness, laughter and freedom, shines like a beacon. Like a lighthouse in the storm, in poor visibility and fog, when orientation is missing, in the dark of the night, coming home at daytime, a joyful sight from afar, a promise of the view from there, a memory in busy everyday life. A light at night, saying: “I am always here. I show you the way back home, if you wish to come home.”
In Yoga of Silence Madhukar points out that you are already free: He is like a lighthouse. He reminds you who you really are, where you are always at home, home in your Self. No matter what happens around you or inside of you. You are That.
Like the sky, blue and wide, pure and unfathomable, you are that.
This year again the unique three weeks silent retreat with Madhukar in Tiruvannamalai was a precious opportunity to dive into absolute reality. At the feet of Arunachala, the holy mountain in the South of India, where the famous Saint Sri Ramana Maharshi lived, where Papaji, the master of Madhukar met Ramana Maharshi – a very special retreat at a very special location. This place at Arunachala has a very strong presence, the power of silence can be perceived very intensively here and it helps melting into this silence.
Being silent for three weeks in a traditional Indian ashram full of blossoming plants and beautiful peacocks. Satsang twice a day, yoga in early morning, eating together healthy ayurvedic food in the dining hall, walks in the beautiful nature of the ashram, and time & space to dwell in the Self, for Self Inquiry, for the clear orientation on the Self, your true nature.
Satsang is the most important thing here: being together in truth, which is the meaning of “Satsang”, being together with the master, with Madhukar, who again and again points to absolute truth. In Satsang, Madhukar is in silence with the participants. There is also space for clarifying questions or for just simply sharing the own experience during this intensive time. And space for lots of fun, because Madhukar is fond of joking. Silent peace, deep love, joy and happiness unfold in this protected space.
A special event is the fullmoon Pradakshina, a circumambulation of the holy mountain, which is said to be the embodiment of Shiva, the divine Lord of creation and destruction, the first yogi bringing yoga to the humans. The mountain Arunachala was the master of the Saint Ramana Maharshi, or as it is called in India: the guru. The circumambulation of Arunachala happens in the fullmoon night together with many other people who travel to Arunachala only for this tradition. All the people are walking clockwise and mostly barefoot around the mountain. The air is full of mantra singing. One can hear it all over the mountain, and all over there is the fragrance of incense. It is said that a wish kept in the heart consciously in silence during the Pradakshina will be fulfilled. This event is already very intensive, but the retreat participants say that together with Madhukar it is much deeper and an experience beyond everything they have experienced before.
This retreat with Madhukar at the feet of holy Arunachala is a unique chance to awaken and to realize your true nature.
A unique chance to realize that you are already free. The chance to live this life in freedom. To be the one who you are. To end the search for truth because there is nothing to search for anymore once you have found who you really are.
Watch this video of an Open Satsang in Tiruvannamalai at the foot of the holy mountain Arunachala, that took place during the retreat “Awakening” 2017! In a second you are present at Satsang with Madhukar!
Madhukar speaks of the Grace of Now – the Grace to be in Satsang, the instant of Now and Self-awareness.
A retreat of powerful presence.
Deep silence and clarifying dialogues.
Being without concepts.
Simplicity and love.
Yoga of silence with Madhukar.
Simply be happy.
January 7 – 21, 2017
Mystery of Oneness
Info: Leela +49 171 7 87 85 35 or +49 7146 86 29 62
Report of last year’s retreat ‘Mystery of Oneness’ in 2016: