With Mystic-Philosopher Dr. Shai Tubali

Death and Rebirth

A Special Online Retreat based on Ancient Yoga Teachings and Practices


What is the deepest secret of death?

Passing through Death into Life

Online, from wherever you are

Buddha Walking Meditation

Explore the teachings concealed within death and the potential for rebirth.


Unravel the transformative potential of the ancient, sacred text of the Katha Upanishad. 


Kriya Yoga: the advanced and esoteric practices of Kundalini awakening.


Experience expanded states of consciousness.


“Those who look at the surface of the sea must behold the birth and death of the waves, but those who seek the depths of the ocean behold one indivisible mass of water. Similarly, those who acknowledge “life” and “death” are tossed by sorrow, while those who live in the illimitable superconsciousness behold and feel the One Ineffable Bliss.“

– Paramahansa Yogananda

From Death to Life

What is the deepest secret of death?

Every end has something very special. It is a little death. For example the turn of the year is a special time. An old year ends: it dies so that something new can begin. What lies in the gap between the two?

This time is an invitation into a deep letting-go and an inviting of something new. It is a metaphor for the deepest kind of transformation – death and rebirth.

In Tibetan, the word for body is “Lü” and it means ‘something you leave behind,’; so every time “Lü” is said, it is a reminder that this life is transient and we are only travellers.

In our modern world, on the other hand, we have created a reality full of consumption and distractions where there seems to be no death. This simultaneously robs us of the deeper meaning and mystical depth of life. We plan, and prepare, and wait – without ever really being alive.

Using a story from the ancient Kata Upanishad, in which a boy sets out to meet and question him about the meaning of life and death, we will explore the transformative depth of this incredible mystery – death – finally to be reborn in it.

This is the invitation of this Online Retreat with Dr. Shai Tubali.

Journey to the beyond

The boy who met death

The Katha Upanishad belongs to the most ancient and transformative teachings of India, called the Upanishads.

It is also the most popular Upanishad, since it tells a lively and touching story of the transformation of a boy who goes to meet Death, in order to ask him about the meaning of life and death.


This story and the teachings transmitted by Death will enable us to understand the teachings hidden in our death and the possibility of rebirth.

Through Shai’s explanations and guidance, we will learn to decode the transformative potential behind this ancient, sacred text.


The advanced and esoteric practices of kundalini awakening

According to teachers like Paramahansa Yogananda or Swami Satyananda Saraswati, kriya yoga is possibly the most efficient method that has ever been developed for systematically evolving man’s consciousness.

The kundalini kriyas of kriya yoga are said to have been the teachings for the transcendental sadhana which Lord Shiva gave to his disciple and wife, Parvati. By tradition, kriya yoga was never taught publicly. The kriyas were always communicated verbally from guru to disciple.

It is only in recent years that these kriyas have been published in accordance with the needs of this era.

In this retreat, advanced and Kundalini-activating practices from Kriya Yoga will be an essential building block. Kriya Yoga activates the Kundalini, our spiritual potential, allowing us to enter deeper into expanded states of consciousness. This makes it easier to dive into the experience behind Shai’s teachings on death and rebirth.


This is what enthusiastic participants say

Amy Elizabeth Fox

Chief Executive Officer, Mobius Executive Leadership

"Dr. Shai Tubali is one of the great master teachers of our generation."

To have the Grace to study the texts and teachings alongside the receiving of his transmission of the mystical intentions of these works takes one on a rare initiatory process and offers a precious blessing for the journey of the Soul. Dr. Shai Tubali is one of the great master teachers of our generation. A brilliant mind, a pristine awakened consciousness, and a vastly loving heart enable him to decipher, transmit and induct the very soul of these wisdom teachings. To have the Grace to study alongside his transmission of these works is an initiatory process and a precious blessing. A true trustworthy resource for cultivating presence, peace and illumination.

Dr. Nir Brosh

Medical Doctor, Meditation Teacher

"It is a haven for true seekers of truth and transformation."

“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.”

Franziska Schneider

Web Designer, Transformational Coach

"This Universe is unbelievable and full of miracles – and so is a retreat with Shai Tubali! "

“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!”

Dr. Bettina Preney

Literary scholar

"It is a wonderful intimate journey to one's Self."

A Retreat with Shai Tubali is a wonderful intimate journey to one’s Self.

Bathing in Shai’s pure Energy, we are cleansing and purifying ourselves – like in a bath of Light.

Especially his powerful Life-Force-Meditations let us experience the Unity we are – since I am sure that there are no real boundaries between us – that we are all this flowing Life-Energy.

Really, that gives such happiness!

In the time between the meetings with Shai, we can walk in beautiful landscapes, Yoga-exercises are proposed, Dynamic Meditation – and last not least, we have delicious vegan food.

So, I’m really grateful that I can participate in this new Retreat 2023, thank you for organizing such beautiful events!

Liliane Meier

Yoga Teacher

"My personal transformation process was an immense opening to the inner source."

“My personal transformation process was an immense opening to the inner source.

This connectedness, from which I can draw at any time in order to give, is probably the most sacred thing I have realised. I have experienced so much peace in my being that emotions no longer take up so much space. I react much more calmly and clearly when a storm breaks in from the outside. Decisions are no longer based on offended ego, but in compassion and peace.

I would definitely recommend this program. This training is key and there is probably no one who could not use this kind of healing. Especially now in this time when there is a global awakening going on.”

Nadia D.

"I don't know what to say. There are only tears running and in my heart there is a feeling of infinitely deep touch. How long have I longed for this connection, how long has my heart cried out for this realisation."

“Dear Shai, dear team, dear everyone,
I don’t know what to say. There are only tears running and in my heart there is a feeling of infinitely deep touch.
How long have I longed for this connection, how long has my heart cried out for this realisation. What a challenging journey….
It obviously takes some time for a deep insight to slowly grow.

I am everything. I contain everything. I am full of fullness and at the same time “emptiness”. This realisation has revealed itself today on a very incisive and deep level in my heart and I am sure that this realisation may now deepen even further.
I would like to thank you, the team and all of life from the bottom of my heart.
A special thank you for your clear and honest words, thank you for your endless efforts, your support and your endless love. As I listened to your words today, I realised the dedication and love with which you share the messages with the world. At that moment I felt no separation and it seemed as if only the One was speaking to itself.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for this wonderful challenge and I wish you endless and liberating insights for the road ahead.
From my heart”

WHAT you can expect

The Retreat Program Includes:

Morning talks: Death and Rebirth – based on the ancient teachings of the Katha Upanishad

Dharma Rad

Kriya yoga practices: the advanced and esoteric practices of kundalini awakening.

Evening Satsang: spontaneous transformative dialogue

Other supportive Meditations like the Inner Cave of the Heart Meditation


About the Online Experience

Upon registration, you will immediately gain access to our online campus, where all video recordings and accompanying materials from the retreat are available.

The retreat ‘Death and Rebirth’ was conducted live in Berlin, Germany, over four days in the winter of 2021. With the current online format, you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the timeless reality of death and rebirth at your own pace, guided by Dr. Shai Tubali.

Whether you decide to complete it as a four-day individual retreat or prefer to engage with the content over several weeks, the choice is entirely yours. The secrets of spiritual liberation that lie within the reality of death await you. It’s time to decipher them!

Seminarhotel Chlotisberg Lodge
Seminarzentrum Chlotisberg

ABout thE tEacHer

Dr. Shai Tubali (Ph.D.)

Shai Tubali, PhD, a mystic philosopher, blends academic expertise in the philosophy of religion with 25 years of mystical insight. He bridges the gap between tradition and the non-traditional world, offering a unique perspective and teachings that convey the mystical power of ancient doctrines.

In his teachings Shai makes use of ancient mystical knowledge to enlighten our human experience. He believes that transcendent states of consciousness have the power to pour meaning, depth, order, and clarity into our deeply complex and sometimes troubled life. In his work, he aims to clarify the principle of psychological and spiritual transformation as much as possible.

Based on his own direct and ongoing revelation of cosmic consciousness since the age of 23, he is a pioneering figure in the field of self-transformation who has helped thousands of people to transform their lives in his many years of teaching around the world.



Among Shai’s books:


Join this Journey Through Death into Life Now

 You will receive access to all videos, medtitations and materials directly after your registration

What you get:


A Gate to Liberation

Explore the teachings concealed within death and the potential for rebirth. Unravel the transformative potential of the ancient, sacred text of the Katha Upanishad.

Letting go into Life

Dedicate the New Year, or a new cycle in your life to a deep letting go to be reborn from stillness and depth into Life.


Facing the Reality of Death

Learning to fully face the reality of death is the biggest key to dealing with any form of change, and being truly alive. 


Kriya Yoga

The advanced and esoteric practices of Kundalini awakening.

Immediate Access

After your registration you will receive access to all materials on our Online Campus


Participate from wherever you are and immerse yourself in the retreat at your own pace. You receive 24 months full access to everything.

  • No prior knowledge required.

Price: 550 $




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“The entirely different perspective from on our PURE BEING, free of Dogmas and rituals, free of have to, should, otherwise…. is so liberating and inspiring. To place ourselves in freedom like this, is pure love. Thank you so much!”

Elisabeth Lumina

“The loving guidance from the level of the person through the transpersonal field towards the SELF touched me a lot. A helping hand – yet fully open. Clearly focused and still so free.”

Michael Lindenberg

“Shai speaks from his heart to our heart … in this way our heart gets ears … and we can listen from here … in this oneness, in this vast spirit, it is possible to lose myself and to find myself.”

Katrin Cüppers



I am not experienced/have only a little experience with meditation. Can I still join?
Yes, the retreat program is built in a way that is supportive for beginners and experienced participants alike. You do not need any prior experience in order to participate. The teachings and practices will take you as far as you can go and lead you, in a soft and structured way, to your full potential of transformation at that time.
To I need to be Buddhist to join?

No, this is not a religious retreat. It is open to anyone who wants to explore the different states of consciousness described in the Tibetan Book of the Dead and to come into direct contact with the deeper spiritual truth to which the scripture point. Whether you practice in a Buddhist tradition or not, this retreat can fundamentally deepen and enrich your inner experience.

I am not sure if my English skills are good enough to understand everything.
The retreat will be guided in English, but we offer simultaneous German translation for anyone who is interested in that through personal high quality receivers and headphones. You can choose to listen in English, German, or both.
You have more question?

Please feel free to contact us. We are more than happy to get to know you and answer your questions!

Just write an email to: c.stickel@human-greatness.com



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