The interdependence of Love and Death and why it matters

Uncover the silent presence pervading all of your experience

Join us in Tepoztlán, Mexico for this transformative exploration into life and death during Día de Muertos.

This retreat will be a beautiful deep dive into traditional Tantrik teachings on desire, love, attraction (and repulsion), passion, sexual energy, and how embracing the reality of death can bring clarity and maturity to our interactions and experiences in these realms. Most of us live in denial of death emotionally, even if we accept mortality intellectually. True intimacy with mortality is a powerful ally that can increase passion, bring more meaning to life, and amplify the vividness of all our experiences. In this retreat we’ll learn how to make death our friend so that we can live more fully.

Our home for the retreat is nestled in Tepoztlán, an ancient Aztec site rich in history, mythology and Mexican culture. The retreat will be filled with generous servings of authentic Mexican food as well as many rich teachings on love, life and death! Each day will also provide two engaging asana practices along with ecstatic kirtan.

GETTING THERE:

Our venue is a little over an hour’s drive from Mexico City.
After flying into Mexico City, you can get a taxi to the hotel for between $30 – $45.
Make sure to bring cash for your taxi fare = 600MXN

Schedule


7:30 – Meditation
8:00 – Mantra, asana, and meditation with Bindu
10:00 – Brunch
11:00 – Midday teachings with Hareesh
13:30 – Personal time, snacks, and lunch
15:00 – Afternoon teachings with Hareesh
17:30 – Asana for opening and release with Bindu
18:30 – Dinner
19:30 – Practice, Poetry, Satsang and Song

ALL TIMES SHOWN IN MEXICO TIME

In this retreat, you will receive:


– Daily asana classes with Bindu

– Profound guided meditations with Hareesh

– Daily in-depth teaching and learning sessions

– Evening practice sessions with ecstatic kirtan

– Contemplations on death and life

– Delicious authentic Mexican food

and more!


Meet Your Guides

Hareesh is founder and head faculty of Tantrika Institute, and the author of Tantra Illuminated: The Philosophy, History, and Practice of a Timeless Tradition and The Recognition Sutras: Illuminating a 1,000-Year-Old Spiritual Masterpiece. Initiated into the practice of yogic meditation at the age of 16, Hareesh received traditional yoga education at ashrams in upstate New York and India. He then gained higher education at university in religion and classics, Sanskrit, and classical Indian religions.

Bindu has devoted her life to the Yoga Path for more than 25 years. She is known for her clear, precise, deep and methodical teaching style, being also creative, and with light heart.She has knowledge, and ability to transmit with openness, fluidity, and artistic expresion. Bindu has experienced this vast subject: learning from great teachers from deep lineages, such as Sidha Yoga, Dzogchen, and Zen. Founder and director of one of the main schools of Yoga in Mexico, Atmaram Yoga Mandir in Cuernavaca. Bindu leads teacher trainings, workshops, retreats and pilgrimages to India.


Testimonials from our recent retreats:

Hareesh’s heart-mind expanding retreats are a perfect balance of practice and philosophy, and filled with beautiful, devoted kula members that it is a joy to know. I have been so humbly grateful to receive in-person teachings from this brilliant and incomparably generous teacher, who’s knowledge of and experience with the tradition is evident in his own embodied realization. I’m already looking forward to the next one!

Žaneta – USA

I had the most amazing experience in so many ways, everything and more that I hoped for. It is truly hard to find the words to describe my times at TI in Portugal – I hope to return many more times to this amazing community. I feel blessed and full of love – my life will be forever touched by my time there.

Anonymous

Having attended the Spanda Retreat with little to no expectations. I was blown away by the whole experience. The accommodation, the amazing food & the quality of the programming. Of course, the teachings offered by Hareesh were profound and delivered with such love & care that in retrospect, I can see that the whole experience has led to quite a paradigm shift. Thank you for having me, I’ll be coming again!

Yasmin – UK

I don’t know yet to what extent this retreat will infuse me but I already feel that something has changed. I no longer see with my eyes but with my whole body. My thoughts are only a small point lost in the middle of this body that has become vast and permeable to everything around it. I feel the warmth of the sun even when it is grey and the strength of the earth on which I rest. I walk yet it is the world that changed around me.

Benedicte – France

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WHEN

Oct 28 – Nov 1, 2022

Stay for an additional night and enjoy the Día de Muertos celebrations.

WHERE

Tepoztlán, Mexico

HOW MUCH?

Starting from $1290

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