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:
Let your heart blossom!
Here is Leela’s fresh report of this year’s retreat ‘Mystery of Oneness’ in Goa, India. Enjoy!
here is my personal report of our ‘Mystery of Oneness’ retreat in Goa this January:
We had sublime Satsangs with our very loving Master Madhukar. He shared a great deal of wisdom with us and many times played some real cool music during Satsang. Whoever put this in a song is absolutely right: ‘God is a DJ!’
Sometimes we also had ‘Ecstatic Dancing’ Satsang – magical and thrilling!!
We stayed at ‘Free Flow Yoga Center’ again, directly at the beach – a really great location with a new Yoga spot on the roof top of the three-storey neighbor house with a great view to the ocean, palms, sand beach and sky.
And yes, we worked out a lot! Lohita taught her professional Yoga sessions each morning, and Satsang was above the third floor – each time you forgot something you had to climb up and down all those steps… besides, of course, splashing around in this marvelous warm ocean water, jogging at the endless sand beach during sun set, playing beach ball, hunting the Frisbee…
We had tremendous fun at the Saturday Night Market and we enjoyed the legendary sun sets at ‘Anjuna beach’ with its magical fire-dance party beach nights. Quite amusing were two guys – obviously newbies – strolling through the market, dressed like ‘The last of the Mohican & Jedi Knight’, while one was saying to the other: ‘Hey, man we ain’t even slightly sticking out around here!’
Then there was our jungle trip to the holy Banyan-Tree. Madhukar was sitting with a Sadhu there, and chatting in such a witty and yet extremely wise way – what an experience!
When we left the jungle it was already dark. We were thirsty and stopped off at a beach shack where we had some beer with our Master. Then we moved on for dinner to another paradise beach shack, where we were getting served all this delicious food and fresh fruit juices at midnight.
Madhukar held public Satsang in the ‘Love Temple’ in Arambol and in ‘Anahata’ in Ashvem Beach. It was very moving to experience the very first encounter of new people – coming to be and sit face to face – with a master. Beautiful dialogues arose and it was just great to see how people seized the chance.
The Master spent a lot of time with us, and each time after public Satsang he joined us for dinner!
Goa has its own very unique power and energy, and the retreats with Madhukar are so fantastic there. I heard one of the participants say, a young lady from the US: ‘If people knew what an enormous blessing these retreats with Madhukar in Goa are they would flock in crowds…’
People call it ‘Golden Goa’, and Goa emanates its gold bounteously on to everybody just like the Master who so generously bestows love and freedom upon everyone approaching him. Needless to say, I have already booked for the next year!
Love and freedom – is that what you want to experience also? Then come to the Goa retreat!
The date for next year are Saturday, January 7 – Saturday, January 21, 2017.
Wake up to beauty
Awakening retreat with Madhukarji
January 31 – February 20
~ While fading thoughts clear the space again
for the beauty surrounding you,
the Master is guiding you
deeper and deeper into silence – a revelation unfolds! ~