That eternal now

That eternal now. Make use of knowledge. Jnana. The Yoga of Silence. Madhukar - "Awakening", Silence-Retreat in Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, India at the holy mountain Arunachala, where Ramana Maharshi lived and H.W.L. Poonja, called Papaji, met him.
That eternal now. Make use of knowledge. Jnana. The Yoga of Silence.


Yoga of Silence event at the Arunachala during the retreat “Awakening” in Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, India. Sitting in silence on the rocks of the holy mountain. Satsang with Madhukar. Being together in truth with the master. The Sangha with the guru, this means the community, the gathering around the master focusing on absolute truth.

Since thousands of years.


Meeting with your self.


To be this mystery

"To be this mystery which rests in each one of us and to live it this is Love." Madhukar - "Yoga of Silence" Easter retreat 2017 in Oberstaufen, county of Oberallgäu, southern Germany.
To be this mystery
which rests in each one of us
and to live it
this is Love.


It seems impossible to you to just simply be this mystery and to live it? You want to experience this love yourself?

Then come – to the retreat with Madhukar, a modern master of the precious Advaita!

A unique chance to attain Brahma Vidya, direct enlightenment. Experience Satsang with Madhukar. The direct disciple of the Saint Papaji has the great gift to help you with your daily challenges through this ancient Indian wisdom. In Yoga of Silence you receive an effective guide to happiness. After all, Advaita is the bliss to be one with oneself and the world.

Literally, retreat means “withdrawal” and in this case it means to immerse into the silence that is underlying everything – with the support of a living master, Madhukar.

“Yoga of Silence” – the first retreat of the year in Europe. Spring awakening in the mountains of the Oberallgäu, celebrating Easter in the source of Beingness!

April 13 – 18, 2017 (Easter) | Yoga of Silence
Oberstaufen, Germany
Info: Shivani +49 7121 6 80 81 69 or +49 171 217 43 38

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Letters in the retreat “Awakening”

Your smile is a flower to me! (Dein Lächeln ist für mich eine Blüte!) Madhukar während des Stille Retreats "Awakening" ("Erwachen") mit Madhukar in Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, im Süden Indiens.
Letters in the retreat – what is it all about?

During Satsang, “being together in Truth”, with Madhukar you have also the possibility to speak with Madhukar, besides sitting in silence with him. You are encouraged to ask questions or share your problems which can be answered and clarified by the master. You can bring up obstacles that keep you from being in silence, from being in peace, from being happy. You also can share your experiences. Especially during a retreat, such an intensive time focusing on absolute truth, things may appear other to you than before. So use the support of the master!
Besides speaking directly to Madhukar, often participants write him a letter during a retreat. Madhukar reads the letters in the retreat and a dialogue may arise from it. It’s as simple as that.

OM Drawing 1 - Briefe aus dem Stille Retreat "Awakening" ("Erwachen") mit Madhukar in Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, im Süden Indiens.

Letters to the master

Every obstacle, every hindrance can all of a sudden fall off from you, then you are able to experience this peace, this love and joy, arising from this intense silence. You become aware how precious this encounter with the master is. Then you are filled with deep thankfulness: to life, to the master, to the other ones here in the retreat. And then words of beauty emerge and you try to put your experience into words: Letters to the master, to Madhukar, result.

OM Drawing 2 - Briefe aus dem Stille Retreat "Awakening" ("Erwachen") mit Madhukar in Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, im Süden Indiens.
From the retreat “Awakening”

Here are some letters from the retreat “Awakening”. Maybe they can give you an idea of what shows up there.

Dear Guruji,
I am so happy and full of joy to be here with you in this precious retreat.
Thank you from my heart,
love, yours,

Dear Madhukarji,
I am grateful to sit in front of you. I appreciate to be here and be with my self – in contrast to my daily life. Here one can leave it. How lovely to start in the sunrise with yoga, and then go with the flow and follow the rhythm and just be. I feel embraced by the nature and the beauty here. Every day I discover something new that fascinates and touches me. These three weeks in silence are the best start for a new life!

Dear Guruji Sri Madhukarji,
I realized in Satsang that you embody the truth which I encountered in such a direct way never before. Thanks to you my life became so much easier, more beautiful and richer!
In love and gratitude,

Beloved Master,
Thank you for your grace, your love, your patience, peace and happiness. I feel so blessed to be here with you at Arunchala. My parents gave me the name Anne which means grace. I am so lucky that this name blossoms in my life. I have no questions because you guide me in silence.
In love and thankfulness,

Dear Madhukar,
I am blessed and so happy to be here again. It is the best! The Guru says the world of thought is not real, the Guru points at something else, the Self. And it is as the Guru says: now look here my dear friend, there is something very precious. Understand this and the Self will take care of everything. Just relax in it and you are saved.
With thankfulness and love,

Beloved Madhukar,
There are no words to express THIS. The best expression is you yourSELF. Thank you for Awakening.
In love, from my heart,

Beloved Master Madhukarji,
Thank you for your guidance. Thank you for your help and your support in my life.
With all my love,

Beloved Master!
This life is highly blessed because I was allowed to meet you. I am thankful and happy that you are there. You are the most precious in my life and I love you more than anything else. Full of joy I lay the red rose which blossoms in my heart at your feet.
In love,

Beloved Father,
all my heart and all my love to your holy feet and the feet of Arunachala.

Beloved Madhukarji,
Thank you for this sacred association with you. I am blessed. You enlighten my life in many ways and even most unpleasant circumstances are changed by you in such a way that I am benefited. Magically in your presence, peace and sparkling joy coexist in harmony and there is nothing but love.

Beloved Guruji, my dear heart!
I am sitting in your heart and you are sitting in mine, just Oneness is here. Words of thankfulness are not enough to express my love and gratitude for you. Amongst all beings in this whole universe it is you I love the most.

Beloved Sri Madhukarji
I thank you so much. I am beyond grateful. For what I owe to you. For what you give without a word. Grace & Love. Only that. Thanks. Words cannot describe… Love endlessly.

Beloved graceful Master of our heart!
Thank you so much for this powerful retreat, and that we are allowed to b e part of this beauty. We are grateful for your trust and for this incredible grace which you bestow on us always.
Om Shanti, with love,
Amrita and Satya

Namaste Briefe aus dem Stille Retreat "Awakening" ("Erwachen") mit Madhukar in Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, im Süden Indiens.

‘Awakening’ – Retreat in India

Am Fuße des heiligen Berges Arunachala. Ich bin. Frieden ist unsere wahre Natur. Madhukar während des Retreats "Awakening" ("Erwachen") in Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, Indien.

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.

Murugan, einer der Pfaue im Suddhananda-Ashram am heiligen Berg Arunachala in Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, Indien. Hier fand das Retreat "Awakening" ("Erwachen") mit Madhukar 2017 statt.
Being silent for three weeks

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.

Jedes Wesen verlangt danach, glücklich zu sein. Madhukar während des Retreats "Awakening" ("Erwachen") 2017 in Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, Indien 2017.


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.

"The screen of the Self includes the seer and the seen - it is full of light." Ramana Maharshi - Retreat "Awakening" ("Erwachen") mit Madhukar 2017 in Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, Indien.
Fullmoon Pradakshina

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.

Vollmond-Pradakshina um den heiligen Berg Arunachala mit Madhukar während des Retreats "Awakening" ("Erwachen") 2017 in Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, Indien
A unique chance

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.


Yoga of Silence is joy! (Yoga der Stille ist Freude!) Madhukar während des Retreats "Awakening" ("Erwachen") 2017 in Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, Indien



The Grace of Now – What is Enlightenment?

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.

Retreat ‘Mystery of Oneness’ in Goa, India. January 7 – 21, 2017

A retreat of powerful presence.
Deep silence and clarifying dialogues.
Being without concepts.
Simplicity and love.
Inner peace.

Yoga of silence with Madhukar.
Loving clarity.
Uniquely precious.
Attaining freedom.
Simply be happy.

January 7 – 21, 2017
Mystery of Oneness
Goa, India

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: