Cultivating the Heart together
More than ever, our world is in dire need of unity and peace. It's within each one of us, however, mostly untouched. Retreats are needed to cultivate the heart, to experience the unity and to remember who we are.
In spite of the rapidly changing world, there is a place within each one of us that is forever constant and is also a reservoir of our inner wisdom and potential. These times are asking us to connect and draw from that space within; to cultivate strength, trust and calm in the midst of chaos and overwhelm.
Anchoring into this space is how we can weather this storm. Heart based meditation technique along with the Heal Your Life technique are much needed. We can be the catalyst for change, no dream is too lofty right now. Yes, that's right, it's in the middle of the mud that lotus flower blooms.
Insights from the Last Retreat
- Improved quality of life by raising our level of awareness. Moment to moment awareness is what creates a quality life.
- Quality of life lies in our ability to "feel" and our ability to think is expanded when we integrate it in the feeling sense.
- To feel the subtleties of our being is a process and an art; we learn it by cultivating it.
- There is a deep place within us that is at peace at all times regardless of what's happening outside of us. The meditation practice is a tool to build a connection with that place.
- Life is meant to be enjoyed; the enjoyment is in our ability to feel, it is not in what we are doing but how we show up in what we are doing.
- This is a bonus point! If you are too busy to meditate, then you are too busy.
Want to learn the HBM Technique
A technique passed on by a teacher holds a lot of power as it anchors us in the teachings and helps us to expand and grow within the teachings. When we are dabbling, many times the commitment isn't there. We are asked to move into the heart - to the feminine, the feeling, the receiving and Love. Now is the time to learn. And you can do so from the comfort of your own home.
Learn more about heart based meditation and sign up for our online audio program.
In our retreats, we build upon this technique for more advanced and specific techniques.
Song of the Morning, Vanderbilt, MI If you are a Spiritually minded woman craving to let go of the past and step into the next season of your life with ease, experience joy, feel anchored in love and open to what’s possible, then join Meena Puri in this highly experiential and potent weekend in a…
A wonderful experience to spend a weekend with like minded students learning and sharing. The weekend meditation allows me to fully immerse and have a deeper experience. It provides a wonderful opportunity to recharge and refocus on the meditation practice. Meena, as always, combines the learning with her wonderful insights. Denise H.
At the beginning of the weekend, my mind and spirit was full of all the troubles around me and I felt sick. Now, at the end of the retreat, I feel full, content and at peace. I feel strongly grounded and ready to live my life. Jackie B.
I realized the importance of deep rest and relaxation. I have been more diligent about resting after my meditation. Paul Dugliss is a great teacher and being with others was important as I learned so much from them. The bonus was experiencing and enjoying food from Meena's kitchen. Chuck H.
I so enjoyed the winter 2020 retreat. It was nourishing, challenging, enlightening, and heartfelt. Thank you for tending each of us and for tending the process. I got much needed rest and new appreciation for a rested nervous system. I appreciated the instruction and explanations from not only my teacher, Meena, but from her teacher as well.
I was inspired to continue to develop my practice. The support of teachers and community is inspiring. I was inspired by the presence of love and humor. There is such amplification and encouragement when practicing with a group!
Meena is nourishing literally and figuratively! The aromas, the flavors, her attentiveness to each person at her table -- all are fuel for the body and soul. She created dishes from the pantry of her heart and soul. Some of her recipes can be found in her cookbook (that is actually an "eating for life" book). Eating with Meena is truly fulfilling. Claire C.
I realized that rest is very important mentally, physically and emotionally. I re-committed to trying to get more rest in my day to day life, better sleep. I recommitted to putting more meditation into my life...I think it can be very restorative and calming
I think meditation can promote positive change in terms of self control, self love, self care and one success builds on the next success and so on and so on. I fell more calm and peaceful. I felt less reactive. The group itself (both in the room and remotely) also inspired me to continue practicing meditation.
Just “doing” the meditation, having a scheduled time that I join a group, forced me to commit to the intention. Left to my own devices I do find it challenging to keep up a practice, but I am trying. I’ve meditated 3 x in the last week after attending the retreat.
Loved the cauliflower and sautéed onion dish, the naan, the soup, all of it. But the cauliflower dish and the naan was my favorite. The food is another goal, its another example of healthy living and healthy eating. Mary S.
Attending the retreat was a great reminder of the importance of prioritizing meditation and connecting with my heart. I loved the fact that we had groups from across the country on the retreat as well, really felt the collative energy as well. We have installed so many of your suggestions in our lives. I loved the chapatis and chai at the retreat - a good reminder of your book. Lisa H.
The meditation weekend retreat is quite worthwhile. Although it’s hard to carve a full weekend out of your busy life, your meditation practice is so fortified, that it keeps giving back, every day of your life. Not only do you have to stop buzzing around with daily activities, your time at the retreat is of such high quality, it’s like gaining time. I leave feeling richer, smarter and a little more evolved. This is my fourth year attending the retreat and every year, more doors open to me, and I love the opportunities they supply. And, most people think (myself included, in my first year) that time is going to drag on, and how can you possibly meditate so much. But, time absolutely flies by and it is not all meditation. Most time we meditate for at a time is 30 min. There is discussion, Yoga and sharing of your experiences. It is difficult to describe, but it truly is enriching.