Hridaya-Yoga-Newsletter-April-2017

Greetings from Mazunte!

We trust this message finds you well and reveling in the peace of Christ Consciousness. Activities at our home in Mazunte are developing beautifully, and we are delighted to share that we have started teaching children’s yoga classes at a nearby school—yay! The kids have been very enthusiastic, their natural curiosity guiding them deeper in awareness. We also recently participated in the Equinox Festival, an event honoring the sun. We did sun salutations at Punta Cometa, welcoming the new season and recognizing our inner and outer light.

We hope you can join us soon for a retreat, yoga course, or workshopNaomi’s Spiritual Psychology will be offered May 12-14 and Dominique’s Dance of the Divine Feminine will be presented May 20-21.

Inspiration from Sahajananda

Ode to Solitude
“I am the Cat who walks by himself, and all places are alike to me.”
-Rudyard Kipling, The Cat That Walked By Himself

The recent end of the 49-Day Pratyabhijna Retreat reminds us of the mystery of solitude.

In nirvana, solitude is society.
There are many people, but only one Solitude.
First, you find yourself alone. Then, you find Yourself…

In solitude, the murky waters of thinking clear themselves, revealing the bottomless well of Presence.
There is a real, uncontroversial solitude: the naked longing and freedom of a humble and triumphant soul.
You are but a joyful, silent servant in the largest community of life—least alone, eternally held in the arms of cosmic intimacy.
Aloneness might be struggle or asceticism, the taste of dry bread. But in solitude, your soul’s sole pleasure is surrender, emptiness, and death.

Zooming out. The crowded atoms of daily existence make up the solitude of stars, the solitude of space.
Solitude is a time of no time, it is being while not being. True solitude is the subtle kiss of Grace.
It is the effervescence of emotions and their recognition in waveless Infinity.
Solitude is Hamsa, the majestic Swan of Awareness, gliding on her own reflection.

In solitude, you hear the hidden echo, resounding ever more clearly:
“The Heart is the Beloved that never betrays you.
How long will you betray such a Lover?”

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Sahaja’s Latest Book
In our continuous effort to spread the message of the Heart, we have published the Dictionary of the Ineffable, a Collection of Expressive Words Pointing to a More Meaningful Silence. This useful compendium of esoteric knowledge was written by Sahajananda and provides insight into key concepts in yoga and spirituality. It is available now on Amazon. From April 24th-30th, the Kindle version will be on sale for 60% off—only $1.99 USD!
Service and Healing
Service and Healing
Preparations continue for our new Karma Yoga Immersion with Claud. This program will start in mid-June and is a chance to go beyond personal limitations and dive deep in service. We are also happy to announce that beloved Agama Yoga teacher Ananda Maha will present two workshops in Mazunte: Yoga and Psychotherapy and The Science of Tantric Sexuality. Stay tuned for more information about these unique offerings.
Share The Heart
Share the Heart
We are happy when you invite friends and family to visit us, so we want to encourage you to send more loved ones down the path of the Spiritual Heart by offering a 15% referral credit. Visit our website for more information.
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New Video
In our latest video, Sahajananda explains how walking the spiritual path doesn’t make us insensitive or numb to other’s pain, challenges, or troubles. Instead, it allows a flowering of all the dimensions of the soul. Check it out.
Spotlight Sahridaya Refuge
Spotlight: Sahridaya Refuge
Just an hour from Mexico City in the magical town of Tepoztlán, Tara and Paul have founded Sahridaya Refuge. It is dedicated to offering space for those seeking to integrate daily life into spirituality. They present monthly 3-Day Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreats and other courses. You can read more about Sahridaya Refuge in our Branch Spotlight.
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International Events
Hridaya Yoga teachers are sharing from the Heart all around the globe. Upcoming events include those in Thailand, Guatemala, Canada, Australia, England, and Germany. Visit our International Events page for the complete listing of special events and ongoing courses. Find a program near you and enjoy the opportunity to go deeper into your Real Nature.