Ahymsin Newsletter: Yoga is Samadhi
  AHYMSIN Newsletter, Issue - July 2013  
 
   
 
   

Silence Retreat on Lake Balaton, Hungary

by Stephen Parker (Stoma)

 

More than forty people gathered at a retreat center near the shores of Lake Balaton for a week long silent retreat with Swami Ritavan, Stoma and Ashutosh Sharma 17-24 June. The retreat center lies beneath the millennium-old Benedictine monastery at Tihany.

Warm, summery weather finally came to Hungary just in time! We arrived just at the start of the lavender harvest and an old barn on the retreat site had 1000 bunches of lavender drying in the rafters!

The retreat kept a light schedule. Ashutosh taught a morning session of joints and glands and postures. Swami Ritavan taught meditation practica from his qualified silence. Stoma answered questions and provided practica on the process of japa and subtle body practices including full, detailed yoga-nidra practices for two days running. The retreat concluded with a 48 hour akhanda-japa (unbroken recitation) of the akhanda-mandala mantra done around the clock and ending with the full moon meditation on Sunday evening the 23rd.


Editor's Note:

Himalayan Yoga Meditation Group of Hungary (Himalájai Jóga Meditáció Közhasznú Egyesület) is an AHYMSIN Affiliate Center. We invite you to visit their website http://www.himalayanyoga.hu/ and Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Himal%C3%A1jai-J%C3%B3ga-Trad%C3%ADci%C3%B3/179274338762509?sk=wall  

Budapest Center of the Himalayan Yoga Tradition is also affiliated.  We invite you to also visit the website: http://www.kny.hu/

 

   
       
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