Mauna means stillness or silence. This refers to inner silence, the stillness of the mind, and inner peace. This form of stillness does not only mean being silent, but also means controlling thoughts. Calming the mind has always been one of the most challenging spiritual practices, and is important in various religions including the Christian, Hindu and Buddhist traditions. To spend three days in silence in the presence of a highly accomplished Master, means to go on a journey within, to be mindful of the breath, to calm the mind and to experience the magnificence of one’s own beingness. Sri Swamiji says, ‘To practice silence one must go deep within oneself. Only then can the power of this silence be experienced.’ Sri Swamiji has been visiting Switzerland for over 30 years, giving seminars in yoga, Indian philosophy and silence.