Goddess Tara Retreat

A 3-Day Retreat on Compassion

with Antoaneta Gotea

February 21–23, 2020

Presented in English

Compassion Is the Highest Phenomenon

When your love is not just a desire for the other, when your love is not only a need, when your love is a sharing, when your love is not asking for something in return, when your heart quivers at the touch of the other’s pain, when your love is a helping hand for those in suffering, when your love is not your love anymore, when you are Love and Wisdom, then the pure fragrance of compassion is released.

The 3-Day Goddess Tara Retreat with Antoaneta gathers the most efficient practices from Indian and Tibetan Tantra, Sufism, Yoga and Western spirituality for opening the heart and awakening the power of compassion within ourselves.

Living with an open heart is not just a metaphor; it can be a daily reality. This retreat is about healing hearts and re-learning how to embody the truth of love, kindness and compassion.

Please note that this retreat is presented in English and will entail partial silence.


  • The presentation of Goddess Tara according to Hindu Tantra
  • Hatha Yoga practice for opening the Heart
  • The “purifying the heart” method
  • “Heart breathing” techniques
  • Tara yantra practice
  • Tara mantra chanting
  • Tara mantra japa
  • AUM chanting
  • Tara visualization practice
  • Tonglen practice
  • Blowing upon the embers of the heart
  • Metta, meditation to awaken compassion



7:00-8:00Meditation (optional)
9:00-12:30Teachings and practice
14:30-16:30Teachings and practice
17:00-19:00Teachings and practice
20:00-22:00Free time
22:00Mauna (noble silence)


7:00-8:00Meditation (optional)
9:00-12:30Teachings and practice
14:30-17:30Teachings and practice

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”
–His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

Pricing and Registration

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Please Note:

  • This workshop is presented in English at our center in Longeval, France.
  • This workshop is open to all. No previous yoga or meditation experience is required.
  • The dates listed above are for accommodation. The course begins the morning after the date of arrival and ends the evening before departure. Check-in is available from 14:00 on arrival day.
  • Please read our Payment, Refund, and Amendment Guidelines.
  • Hridaya Yoga is a non-profit organization and we believe everyone should have the opportunity to practice, which is why we keep our prices low. If the prices still exceed your budget, you are welcome to apply for a scholarship. We will happily consider your request and try to find a way to support you.

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