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There is nothing to learn, nothing to change nothing to attain. In our deep meditations and open conversations, we can relax into pure being, without straining. Whether for a weekend intensive or a 10 day retreat, come back to the natural freedom of your truest heart, to your one abiding friend, Love. Based on the non-dual traditions founded by Sri Ramana Maharshi, our journey of self-discovery is simple and direct, and welcomes anyone who seeks gentle guidance towards grace.

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Hawaii Retreat

  • Ruthie & Jim Bernaert's 46-4091 Old Mamalahoa Hwy Honoka'a, Hawaii USA (map)

Located at 2000 feet on the slopes of Mauna Kea, Honoka'a is verdant and enjoys slightly cooler temperatures than the white sandy beaches for which the Big Island is famous (about a 30-40 minute drive away). Surrounded by this lush beauty, we gather for nine days to rest in the heart of silence. 

Friday, March 11th only is also a public Satsang. 
Drop-ins welcome. $15 donation suggested.

This retreat is also available to attend online via video conference. You will be invited to meditate with the group and watch all Satsangs happening live during the retreat. However, dialogue with Devaji is not available for online participants. Once registered, you will receive email instructions for joining the video conference as we get closer to the event. 


Full Retreat: $595 + $15 facility fee
Partial retreat options:
$75 per day
$45 Early session
$35 Late session

Online Full Retreat: $275*
Partial online options:
$35 per day
$20 Early session
$20 Late session

Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HAST)

Friday, March 11:
*Drop-ins welcome. $15 suggested donation.

Saturday, March 12:
1:00 - 4:00pm
5:30 - 7:30pm

Sunday, March 13:
9:30am - 12:30pm
2:00 - 4:00pm

Monday, March 14:
9:30am - 12:30pm
5:30 - 7:30pm

Tuesday, March 15:
9:30am - 12:30pm
3:30 - 4:45pm Gentle Yoga (open to everyone)
5:30 - 7:30pm

Wednesday, March 16:
9:30am - 12:30pm
2:00 - 4:00pm

Thursday, March 17:
9:30am - 12:30pm
3:30 - 4:45pm Gentle Yoga (open to everyone)
5:30 - 7:30pm

Friday, March 18:
2:00 - 5:00pm
6:30 - 8:30pm

Saturday, March 19:
10:30am - 1:30pm
3:00 - 5:00pm

Sunday, March 20:
10:30am - 1:30pm


  • For more information, please contact Ruthie at or call (310) 890-3165.

  • For more information about online attendance, please contact

  • This is a non-residential retreat.

In The Heart of Silence is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and as such, donations may be tax deductible to you.

Earlier Event: March 3
Lake Shastina Retreat
Later Event: March 26
Carmel Retreat