its original conception and vision, El
Silencio has been planed and
developed with the goal in mind to provide a refuge from the
worldly noise, a place free from pollution and in close contact
with nature, especially directed to spiritual seekers or people
who want to deepen in their practices of yoga, meditation, introspection,
self study or for those who need a place for self-healing, getting
momentarily away from the stress elements of their daily life
and find an atmosphere that promotes deep relaxation and recharging
of “prana” or vital energy.
Since the ancient times, the yogis have searched for suitable
places for their practices. Places in nature, generally in
the forests or mountains, where the external distractions
are minimized, where it is easier for the mind to be in peace
and dive into deeper experiences of meditation.
For that, we offer courses and small
groups guided retreats for all levels of aspirants or practitioners
and also a space and guidance for those who want to go into
a deeper level of their personal practice or individual retreat.
Even though the practice of yoga or other
spiritual disciplines, done in the city and active life or
service is very useful and important part of spiritual life,
there are moments during the year or periods of life when
the practitioner feels a need to detach from the external
distractions and deepen into the inner silence, towards achieving
the deeper meditative experiences.
A need comes to “unplug” the mind and senses from
the external world in order to fix it fully in the inner divine
Because it is not easy to find such a place where you can
just do your practice and not having to worry about anything
else, we have envision this place and make it available for
the benefit of such seekers.
And, when one person experiences that inner peace in him/herself,
that person becomes a lighthouse of peace for all humans,
he will influence thousands in his life, doing in this way
the highest service to humanity and the whole earth.
For long, long time, human beings
and the so called “civilization” has been focused
mainly on developing in the material, technological, social,
military and cultural levels, trying to develop control over
the nature with that purpose. That has lead to the current
situation where nature is dangerously being destroyed.
The large cities can be compared to a cancer for the earth,
with a lifestyle totally artificial, isolated from the elements
of nature, where violence, crime and sense of competition
and fear dominate. We don’t even know what to do with
our garbage and waste products any longer. We are breathing,
eating and drinking our own waste.
In most countries the jails are crowded beyond their capacities.
All that is showing is obviously
something about this “civilization” that is not
Because all of these reasons and more, it is time to go back
to a simpler life reconnect with nature and preserve the remaining
before it is all spoiled. It is time to stop searching for
happiness in the material consumption, where it is not. It
is time to find it in the inner silence.