A silent meditation retreat is a place where we can let go of many habitual ways of being and relating to the world. Allowing us to turn our attention inwards to gently investigate our inner world.
In this relaxed and supported environment we can cultivate presence; the capacity to be where we are, as we are. Becoming familiar with ourselves in the existing moment awakens our capacity to respond more freely and creatively to all of life. We can loosen our need to know what I am doing and why, and through this uncover a calm depth supporting us into deeper allowance of who I am. This quiet exploration of natural aliveness can bring us to a discovery of profound transformation.
The retreat is residential and will be held in silence. The daily schedule will include a morning yoga asana session, walking, sitting and lying down meditation and time for personal interviews with the teachers. The afternoons will be devoted to the exploration of ancient Indian texts like the Yoga Vashista and the Bhagavad Gita. Ajay will read these in Sanskrit, offering his own unique translation and commentary.
No previous meditation experience is needed.
Ajay Pal Singh was born in a small village near Lucknow, India in 1957. After finishing degrees in Sanskrit, Law, Economics and Social Work, as well as a diploma in Yoga, he gave himself to spiritual practice at the age of 29. Ajay has been assisting friends with spiritual advice since 1988.
He uses his personal experience to help and guide others in a friendly, practical and down to earth manner. Ajay uses his own unique interpretation to modernise and enliven traditional texts, such as the Yoga Vashista and the Bhagavad Gita.
On silent meditation retreats he is available for personal interviews in which he provides advice specific to each individuals unique circumstances.
Zohar Lavie has been practicing meditation in different traditions since 1995. This journey has taken her from the meditation cushion into exploring further ways of expressing truth and love and in 2004 she co-founded SanghaSeva. She now spends most of her time dreaming up and facilitating retreats that offer service as a spiritual path around the world. Since 2006 she has been teaching on silent retreats and dharma gatherings in India, Europe and Israel.