By Laura Samper G. Questioning the Masculine Does new masculinity mean being authentic? It is a hot topic of conversation but, most importantly, it is a spiritual matter: What does it mean to be a man today? What is a man’s role in today’s society? What should his life’s purpose be? Does the macho stereotype […]

Headstand for Beginners

By Laura Samper G. Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. -Rumi The Barriers Within Headstand for beginners – a scary proposition. I had never tried the headstand before, but I imagined doing it like a true […]

Mud Building and Meditation—The Art of Karma Yoga By Louise Southwell I love mud. I realized it three years ago when I started building homes with it. It is my “Dharma work.” However, at the end of last year, I embarked on a profound period of spiritual upheaval that tore me away from my previous […]

walking into the unknown

A Taste of the Void By Beata Kucienska At first, walking into the unknown was about letting go the external branches: the love relationship, the job, and the project of buying my own apartment. Then, it felt like walking on water… or floating in the clouds. Who am I without all this? A dance between […]

By Laura Samper Tantra and Mandalas When I look at the stars, I wonder how all this is possible. What is this incredible and mysterious force that propels Earth through the dark cosmos? What is this bright light sparkling in the middle of the deep black sea? I use to go to the beach and […]

By Emma Carruthers It was the first thing that I noticed when I arrived at the Hridaya Yoga Center in Mazunte five years ago. I have heard similar first impressions from others since then: “Where did all of these beautiful, healthy, shiny people come from?” It seemed that I had just arrived at some kind […]

By Laura Samper G.  Are you Living in the Present Moment? These last weeks have been intense for many people. Deep emotions are coming to the surface as well as questions about self-realization, relationships, patterns and so on. I have felt this, and friends and family have expressed having the same experience. This is why […]

Learn to Play the Music of the Heart by Learning to Meditate By Will Allen I meet many people who are interested in meditation but feel like they would not be good at it. They say things like “my mind is so crazy” or “my mind is way too active.” To me, this is like […]

By Laura Samper G. Have You Ever Tried Spiritual Healing? Many meditation practitioners and people looking for alternatives to modern medicine are interested in the ancient practice of shamanism.  The term shaman comes from Siberia and means “the one who knows” (from the verb sha, “to know”). Shamanism is found in Latin America (Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Brazil […]

the truth behind the curtain

By Beata Kucienska   Come. This is your journey into the Heart. The most important one you can ever make. You will travel behind the masks that you have built during your whole life. You will be walking deeper and deeper into yourself. You will cross the darkness; you will go through fear and pain. […]

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by Laura Samper G. A Meditation Retreat for Beginners is a Roller Coaster… Just be present. It seems like an obvious statement, where else can I be? You could be thinking about your past relationship and why he or she left, or why you sabotaged the whole thing. Maybe you are thinking about your next […]

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by Kilian Hübinger The Vision of Ramana Village It has been exactly one year since the announcement of Hridaya Yoga’s new project “Ramana Village” caused a wave of excitement and enthusiasm throughout the sangha. The vision of new Hridaya Center in Europe that, in addition to offering courses and retreats, would have ample space to […]

By Giulio Pietro Benati, translated from Italian In your life, you have probably experienced a “bad day” in which you are sad, irritable, or lazy. Sometimes, this condition persists and before you realize it, one bad day becomes a week…then a month…until it somehow becomes your normal state. For no apparent reason, your mood gets […]

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By: Giulio Pietro Benati; translated from Italian We hear it all the time: “I am spiritual, but not religious.” Recent human history has probably seen more conversions to spirituality than any other era. However, what does it mean, “being spiritual”? I grew up an atheist, with the certainty that religion was the opiate of the […]