Arpita Hackenberg

San Marcos La Laguna
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Since her childhood Arpita lived in the reality of complete wonderment of the Universe and Life itself. In her late teenage years she started a formal practice of yoga as a student in the Satyananda tradition which inspired her with its traditional approach to the ancient science and wisdom of Yoga.

Looking for answers she studied Western Philosophy, Latin, Ancient Greek, Cultural Anthropology, Culture Studies and Theory of Religion while in the meantime in her early 20s, guided to the depths of Theravada Buddhism and Vipassana meditation, she experienced her first states of overwhelming expansion of Consciousness, Unconditional Compassion and Complete Oneness.

After a few years of committed meditation sadhana (spiritual practice) and completing a master's degree on Hinduism and Buddhism, seeing a picture of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi made her heart recognize the Guru and teachings she was waiting and longing for which brought forth prolonged and more well-integrated states of recognition of the Ultimate Eternal Self that we all are.

Arpita dedicates her practice and entire being to service of her teacher and all beings, holding meditation groups and Tantra workshops and foremostly taking care of Kaivalya Ashram and its residents and being available for spiritual guidance, advice and counseling for everyone in need, knowing by her own experience that there is nothing more precious and fulfilling than supporting others on the path of Self-realization.

Her motto on the Path: "By doing service, heart and mind are purified ... be convinced of this! To engage in service is a very powerful Sadhana [spiritual practice]; do not become impatient. Rather, serve your people with the utmost calm and have a kind word for everyone."
~ Sri Anandamayi Ma


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Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
I love Arpita

With her loving and gentle spirit, Arpita guided me through what became a very deep and transformative period of practice and reflection. Almost without my noticing her attentiveness, she monitored and responded to my varying needs as they arose, asked questions when I needed clarity and encouraged me when I was ready. There were times during the 2 month process when I sought a lot of support from Arpita, and she was always there for me, whether with a fresh insight or an honest reflection, and she has continued to guide, encourage and inspire me ever since. Arpita was a stranger 7 months ago and now she's family.

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A True Blessing

I initially planned to stay at Kaivalya Yoga Ashram for two months, but thanks to the support and teachings of Arpita, I continue to be closely connected to the ashram nine months later.
My stay at Kaivalya Yoga Ashram stands out as one of the most transformative times in my life. I am consistently in awe of Arpita’s compassion, generosity, seemingly endless knowledge and spiritual guidance. When I was in doubt, Arpita encouraged me to deepen my spiritual practice and through this encouragement I found greater understanding and a sense of peace. To learn from her is a true gift and a blessing. My time in Guatemala would not have been the same without her presence.