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Return to the Heart, Ladakh India, 2010

The practice of Silence (Mauna) has been around for thousands years. It is one of the most powerful tools of transformation because it simply brings you to you more than anything else.

Silence is an immense teacher in itself.

Your vital energy is a current, a charge that flows continuously through your body-mind-soul system during your life. When outside stimulus are consciously left out, that same energy starts to work in a different way. When you consciously decide to save yourself from talking, looking out, judging what you see, what you hear, thinking about the next meeting, stop the flow of endless connection with the outside and others, the Silence teacher starts to influence you. The energy that is saved from engaging with others turns into a healing force.

Silence periods can release more emotional tensions and past-related issues that almost any other practice. Silence increases inner awareness and the mind becomes more present, greatly enhancing the ability to absorb Yoga and experience Meditation.

We have introduced many people to the practice of Silence and although most of them have never tried it before, most people experience the space with a big sense of relief to not have to connect and have the permission to be quiet.

“Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation . . . . Tooting, howling, screeching, booming, crashing, whistling, grinding, and trilling bolster his ego. His anxiety subsides. His inhuman void spreads monstrously like a gray vegetation.” - Jean Arp

We do not recommend to practice Silence on your own for the first time. It is important to receive initial guidance and be in a supporting and holding environment for the Silence to be contained.

But if you really want to try on your own, please write to us with your questions and explain the environment in which you intend to practice Silence. The only requirement for you to experience a Silence practice period is your commitment to the guidance given.