Meeting Your True Essence

Meeting Your True Essence


A Deep Meditative Retreat in the Alps of Switzerland: 14 - 20 Nov. 2022


Riversong Retreat in Switzerland
Riversong Retreat in Switzerland

“The greatest art is the art of living, greater than all things that human beings have created…”- J. Krishnamurti, The Whole Movement of Life is Learning


As human beings we all wish to live life with joy, peace, love and creativity. Only when we come in contact with our true essence, our inner song, we start to live life with fullness. When we are living mostly driven by our past baggage, life becomes heavy and a field of suffering. Stepping out of this conditioned field of suffering is essential to discover the true freedom, love and beauty of life.

This retreat is a wonderful opportunity for those who are willing to go deeper into the journey of self-discovery and transformation. Whether you are a seeker, a mindfulness practitioner, a coach, a therapist, an artist, a teacher, a professional from any field or simply a student of life, this retreat offers a safe, gentle and caring space to relax and explore a new dimension of living.


This retreat offers a compassionate learning space where one’s deepest essence can unfold and flower. Such a retreat provides a deep rest/pause for the mind, body and heart which is essential for an inner transformation. The deep intention of this retreat is not to fill the mind with intellectual knowledge but to awaken a deep source of being, the intelligence of heart and get inspired to live everyday life from the wellspring of pure presence. The program includes:

Inspiring live talks Meditative dialogues and self-inquiry sessions

Exercises in 1:1 and small groups


Meditative walks in nature

Deep inner rest 


What are the existential questions of our life?

What is the art of meditative self-inquiry?

What is awareness, self-knowing and pure presence?

What is deep listening, observation and insight?

How to face our deep fears, emotional reactions, sorrows, hurts and traumas?

What is the source of conflict in our relationships?

What is love? What is inner freedom and joy?

What is inner beauty and creative living?

Why do we feel a kind of stagnation in our life, work and relationships?

What is meditation in daily life?

Can the mind be still now?

Are we growing or flowering inwardly?     


Mukesh is a worldwide frequently invited speaker and facilitator for retreats, workshops and seminars. He has been on this meditative and transformative journey for more than two decades, inspired by the teachings of J. Krishnamurti. His approach is primarily based on the direct perception of existential questions from a non-reactive still mind and an affectionate attentive presence. He is also the founder of the School for Self-Inquiry.


Riversong is nestled in a small beautiful village in the Alps of Switzerland, about two hours from Geneva International airport. A perfect place to take a complete break and immerse in the natural beauty and oneself. The place has revived an age-old Swiss tradition of healing hot baths containing special salts and minerals. People have the option to attend the retreat for the full week/ on week days/ on weekend. The retreat duration includes 4 week days and one weekend. Participants can choose to join for the whole period or select either weekend or week days. A minimum stay of two nights is required.

The retreat begins on Monday and the arrival time is by 5 pm and departure is on Thursday after lunch at 3 pm. 

For the weekend, the arrival time is Friday 5 pm and departure after lunch at 3 pm.

For reservation please write to Bernard at: [email protected]

With a copy to: [email protected]

Phone: 00 41 79 607 80 65 or 00 41 24 524 15 40

Address: Riversong - 1880 Les Plans-sur-Bex -

route de Pont-de-Nant 8 - Switzerland



Mariska Ray, A Personal Coach in Switzerland:

"After attending a retreat with Mukesh at Riversong, Switzerland, I'm a lot more connected to joy and I feel that I begin my days with my heart open and that I embrace my life fully with trust."  

Catherine PfaehlerBern, Switzerland:

"Spending gentle time with Mukesh at the Riversong Retreat Centre in Switzerland has been a deep gift and pleasure for my soul every time I had a chance for it. The slowing down, the practice of deep listening and seeing in a small group helps me to grow, to broaden my understanding on all levels and to relax into my heart. Thank you for allowing me to realize that this is all I need, for my entire life: Resting peacefully in the heart."

Sophie Parlatano Erbrich, Switzerland:

"I really appreciated the general approach of the retreat, based on the exploration of the present moment, in all the finesse of life in motion. I liked the art of formulating essential questions, especially around the themes of listening and compassion, while taking great care not to fall into the temptation of wanting to answer them, or even to hold any knowledge. For "the deepest questions have no answers", we were told. And this space opened up by the absence of pre-fabricated answers a field of possibilities, a breath of confidence!

The roots of my spirituality are Christian, but this did not prevent me from being not only welcomed, but from feeling comfortable, without ever feeling a contradiction in myself. Mukesh always spoke to us with gentleness and humility, taking care to give everyone a chance to speak, fraternally calling us "friends", never trying to convince us of anything, constantly inviting us to sharpen our awareness, to stay close to our experience of the here and now.

We alternated between silent meditations, moments of sharing and movement. The welcome, the open-mindedness, the attention, the empathy, but also the good humour and the laughter were good to experience. I came back feeling calm, confident and stronger than when I arrived." - April 2022

School For Self Inquiry