From Feb 2nd to Feb 12th,2012, El Corazon (formerly El Neem) hosted its first ever Hridaya Meditation Retreat. Led by Sahajananda (Claudiu Trandafir), a meditation and yoga teacher of more than 25 years, participants were carried on a powerful and awe-inspiring journey home to experience the revelation of the Spiritual Heart.For over 50 newcomers and experienced meditators […]

Testimonial from a participant of the Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreat, Mazunte, February 2012 Sahajananda, Thank you with all of my being. You have changed my life. For years (almost a decade) I have struggled terribly with self acceptance, self love, peace, happiness… looking for these things in everything external — people, relationships, places, pleasures, images (identifying […]

Finding Freedom: This article has been published in Encompass Magasine, February 2012 In July of 2011, I attended a 10 day silent meditation retreat in Thailand. I’ve been to Thailand several times in recent years to further my training in yoga, tantra, meditation and have found each trip to be unique, challenging, beautiful and deepening […]

Shankaracharya, Adi – A genius and the main representative of [glossary]Advaita Vedanta[/glossary], Adi Shankaracharya (788-820) was a great Hindu mystic and scholar who made the greatest revival of Indian philosophy and spirituality in his short lifespan, being alone responsible for a country almost entirely Buddhist becoming again almost entirely Hindu. He wrote many commentaries on the sutras […]