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About
Us

Learn more about Hariharalaya
and Founder Joel 

Founded over 10 years ago by Joel Altman, Hariharalaya has been hosting life-changing conscious living courses and have welcomed over 12,000 guests from over 140 countries on this adventure of healing and self-discovery.

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Hariharalaya

Rehab for The Soul

Hariharalaya was founded by Joel after a Vippasana at a pagoda in Siem Reap were it became clear he was to create a learning centre for awakening and living a real meaningful life.

Joel Altman

Linguist, Musician, Ping-Pong Player

Mystic, Polyglot, Yogi, Vegan Chef, Poet, Classical Musician, Jeweler and Lover of Life… Joel was first initiated in a traditional Kriya Yoga path in 2000, which sparked a period of 10 years of intensive Sadhana, Self inquiry and Self discovery.

Joel met his gurus, Sri Karunamayi, Sri Shivabalayogi and Sri Amritanandamayi Ma around 2005 and spent years studying Integral Yoga and absorbing the wisdom of Being from the presence of many great saints, sages and enlightened masters. Since 2010 Joel has dedicated his time and energy to maintaining a sacred space to explore and experience this great Joy and Freedom of Awakening through Integral Yoga, conscious living, community and creativity.

Joel advocates simple and healthy living, coming back into harmony with the natural cycles of Life, and integrating the Body, Heart and Mind as a conscious wholeness. He has great respect for traditional culture and integrated living, which is one of the reasons that he set up his center for Integral Yoga and Awakening in Siem Reap, Cambodia near the ancient temples of Angkor.

Joel is present and teaching during almost all of the retreats and is available for questions. One book of dharma talks, The Foundations of Stillness, was published in 2013. There are currently two more books of talks from early 2014, Seeds of Dharma, which will be released later this year.

Joel Altman
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