Online Silence Winter Retreat with Shai Tubali


“Like the state of space, the mind transcends thought. Set it at ease in its own nature, without rejecting it or maintaining it. When the mind is without objective content, it is Mahamudra. Through familiarisation with that, supreme enlightenment is achieved.”


Is there a direct path to the state of enlightenment?

Can we be awakened using ancient teachings and profound tantric meditations, a thousand years after they have been developed?

What can happen when supreme bliss unites with eternal emptiness? 

Shai Tubali, a philosopher, author, and spiritual teacher invites you on a journey that is beyond time and space, guiding you to learn, experience, and merge with the remarkable teachings of Tilopa.

In this powerful silence retreat, Shai will focus on what he considers the most intense and direct path for spiritual enlightenment: the principle and the experience of the Mahamudra, the state and the meditation that leads to it. 

This retreat is based on the direct knowing of the pure mind and the clear light — enabling you to deeply experience supreme tantric bliss united with limitless emptiness and a tremendous insight into the nature and mastery of our subtle body and the Kundalini process.  

This ancient path is as fresh and as transformative for any human being that is looking for liberation as it was 1,000 years ago. Back then, it was taught near the Ganges river by the great teacher Tilopa to his main disciple Naropa, and after him to his own main student Marpa, who brought this unique knowledge to Tibet.

This tradition, which is called Kagyu, stems from the world of tantra. Tilopa integrated visions that he had seen out of a liberated state of consciousness — with many methods that he was initiated for by Indian Gurus — into what was later called The Six Yogas of Naropa. 

Among other methods, Tilopa was initiated into a state he called Mahamudra. Along with his powerful poem, The Gangas, Mahamudra holds with it the great secrets of this liberated state of consciousness. 

During the retreat Shai will interpret this poem, initiating us — as Naropa was initiated — into the direct experience that this poem was intentionally leading toward. 

There’s no way to learn this knowledge from a book, since in order to understand these ancient practices and teachings you need to be in a very high state. And it requires a lot of tantric knowledge to be able to implement the practice.


You are invited to end this year and start the new one in silence, on a deep spiritual quest that can give you access to a liberated state of consciousness and bliss.

The retreat will introduce you to three levels of meditation practices that are built one layer after another:

  • The Inner Fire meditation
  • The Illusori meditation
  • The Clear Light meditation

Together, with the practice of the Mahamudra meditation, three of the six yogas of Naropa, deity yoga, Hatha Yoga, inspiring talks, Satsangs and visualizations — you can place yourself in the deepest fire of transformation (during the retreat-friendly supportive season of Winter).

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In the last two years I have participated in the Silent Retreats of Shai and can only recommend to everyone to take this great opportunity for themselves! This intense time immersed in absolute love gives everyone the opportunity to experience deep insights into themselves and to develop, in the truest sense of the word!

Many thanks to Shai and his great team!

– Susanne S.

After a meditation I had the gift to sink deep into the intimacy of my true essence, losing all boundaries and merging with a happiness which was so unconditional and nourishing that no words can describe it.

This Universe is unbelievable and full of miracles – and so is this retreat! 

Thank you with all of my heart for all the Love! 

– Franziska Schneider

The meditation retreats with Shai Tubali had been one of the greatest engines of true spiritual transformation for me, combining profound spiritual wisdom, with crystal clear guidance, imbued with depth and inspiration. Shai is a true master of spirit, and the atmosphere in the retreats is highly supportive and well thought through- it is evident that every little detail is taken into consideration, in order to create a highly transformative and empowering spiritual field. It is a haven for true seekers of truth and transformation.

– Dr. Nir Brosh

I found Shai’s teachings tremendously powerful and insightful intellectually, yet simultaneously they effected me spiritually, energetically, emotionally with integrated meditations that make the experience ‘real’, ‘known’.

He teaches with heart and a pureness of intuition and intent that I have found wonderfully transformative.

– Lee C.

How does the daily program look like?

We offer a full day activity. The Program includes:

Q & A

How Does an Online Retreat Work?
The yoga, lectures and meditations will be streamed live via Zoom. You will receive a link in advance with access to the stream. In addition, all recordings are uploaded daily to our online campus. So you have access to them at any time and can watch them again and again. Some meditations are also sent to you as audio files, so you can practice them outside with headphones.
What is Mahamudra?
Mahamudra is the highest teaching and practice of the Buddhist Kagyu lineage that started with the great master Tilopa and his known disciple Naropa. The Mahamudra is the final realization of the nature of the mind. It was conveyed in a beautiful yet mysterious long poem – the Ganges Mahamudra – that Tilopa transmitted to Naropa. The retreat will be fully dedicated to the complete understanding and experience of the Mahamudra.

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The right support for your transformation

The Gift of Silence

A silence retreat is the most effective context for true and lasting self-discovery. In this intense field of awakening–created through deep silence, inspiring daily Satsangs, conscious body movements and a unique variety of meditations–the seeds of your true being can grow new roots.

The true colours of life can be seen only in deep silence. All of life’s so-called smaller miracles–ones that are taken for granted and turn into grey reality in our daily life–are illuminated in the sharpest, most striking detail.“ – Shai Tubali

The intense energy field

Even though the retreat takes place online, still an intense field of transformation is created throughout the journey. The Mahamudra with the combination of Shai’s deep liberated energy field is the best recipe for an amazing week of transformation and bliss. 

A retreat package for an effective silence experience

Files that contain guidance for an effective silence experience, reading materials, and useful images, a list of recommended foods that can enhance the silence, unique notebooks and personal messages 

Conscious Movement

Audio recordings for guided walking meditations in a forest, your garden or a park

Enlightenment is the totality of the universe awakening to itself through the cognitive activity that we call the human mind. Cognition is not a personal matter, so it is the giant, which we call the universe, that rises to its feet and says, ‘I am’.”

Shai Tubali

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The Silence-Retreat Package includes:

  • Online access to all the video-recordings for 24 months after the event.
  • Online-bonus-package: with special recommendations of how to create a deep and transformative retreat experience at home
  • Two inspiring and transformative talks per day focused on profound spiritual awakening
  • Unique guided meditations and practices from the Tibetan tradition
  • Supportive physical exercises and daily traditional hatha yoga
  • The possibility to ask questions in written form throughout the retreat, to be supported optimally in your individual process

Your retreat leader- Shai Tubali

A philosopher, international speaker, author, and spiritual teacher since 2000.
A trained Yogi, with 23 years of studies in the field of Eastern thought and Yogic traditions, Shai Tubali has become one of Europe’s experts in the field of subtle bodies and, more specifically, the ancient chakra system. Based on his own direct and ongoing revelation of cosmic consciousness since the age of 23, he has guided thousands in Israel and Europe towards deeper experiences of the hidden potentials of their hearts and minds.

Currently based in Berlin, Shai guides online and in person seminars, schools and retreats around Europe, focusing on deep teachings of enlightenment, unique practices with the adaption for a western 21st spiritual seeker that is interested in living a full realized life.

Shai is the head of the Berlin holistic center Human Greatness: a model of a holistic way of life in light of the 7 human centers, which also introduces the many therapeutic and meditative methods he has developed.
As a prolific author since 1996, Shai has published 23 books in English, German and Hebrew, introducing not only spiritual nonfiction but also prose, poetry, and soon – academic research. In his writings and teachings, he skillfully combines psychology, philosophy, Yogic traditions and Eastern thought and practices, into powerful processes of inner transformation. Several of his books have appeared in different languages, including Chinese, Taiwanese and Korean; some have become bestsellers and two have been awarded in book contests. He has also published numerous articles in spiritual magazines as well as academic philosophy journals. Currently, he is conducting his Ph.D. in philosophy in the field of mysticism, self- transformation, and Western philosophy at the University of Leeds, UK.

An initiate of the Siddha Yoga tradition, Shai brings into the Mahamudra teachings and practice the depths and kundalini understanding of the Nityananda yogic tradition, and creates a path that is clear, intense and well rooted on his own self spiritual state.

Cost & Registration:

Language: English with simultaneous translation to german

Date: 28.12.20-3.1.21

Time: 10:30 – 18:30 Uhr

The event costs::

  • 440 Euro
  • Partner-Discount: the second person in a household gets a discount of 25%

More Information and registration

Carlos Stickel, Tel. +49 178 51 75 114,


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