From 17 - 20 June 2016 in Mennorode, Elspeet, NL

Tara Brach & Jonathan Foust

Jewel in the Lotus: Realizing the Radiant Heart of Wisdom

In Asian languages the word for heart and mind are the same, signifying that on a path of awakening, we cannot separate seeing truth from realizing unconditional love. This retreat will explore the interweaving practices of mindfulness, compassion and forgiveness that heal our hearts and reveal the shining essence of what we are. In addition to formal practice the retreat will include several interpersonal meditations, and time for questions and sharing.

Tara Brach and Jonathan Foust

Program details

A residential retreat from June 17- 20 2016. On the opening day participants are welcome for registration from 3.30 p.m. The retreat begins with the evening meal at 6 p.m. and will end on Monday June 20 around 14:00 (after lunch).


The retreat fee includes teachers’ honoraria, accommodation, and meals:
€ 380,00 for a shared (double) room
€ 459,50 for a single room

In order to make attendance accessible to as many people as possible, i.e. students and those on a restricted budget, a limited number of scholarships are available and shall be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
€ 270,00 for students*
€ 325,00 those on a restricted budget*

We cannot guarantee that every application will result in a scholarship. Please be assured, however, that we will do our best to help you attend the retreat.
It is not possible to apply for these scholarships with the registration form.
We ask you to send your request to: Students (< 26 years) please include a copy of a current student card. Each financial aid request will be assessed in terms of financial need. Priority will be given to those from the following countries: Poland, Rumania, Slovakia, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Hungary, Greece.

Due to the enormous interest the retreat is now fully booked

Click here to put your name on the waitinglist.

About Mennorode:

Situated in beautiful wooded grounds, Mennorode has been a centre for reflection since 1925.

Apeldoornseweg 185
The Netherlands
Tel: (+31) 577 498 111

Plan your route

The venue can easily be reached from Amsterdam-Schiphol airport by way of the nearby Elspeet railway station. Mennorode has its own shuttle service to and from the railway station Nunspeet. Guests can use this service by paying a small fee of ± € 5.00. If you´d like to make use of this service please book a seat at least 24 hours in advance. For information and reservations concerning the shuttle please contact the reception of Mennorode Tel: (+31) 577 498 111
Through you can plan your own route using public transport. You can also download directions here.
Mennorode offers ample parking space.

Teacher bios

Tara Brach is a leading western teacher of Buddhist meditation, a clinical psychologist and founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington. Author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge, her writing and teachings emphasize the practices of mindfulness and compassion in nourishing our awakening hearts and healing our world. Jonathan Foust is a guiding teacher for the Insight Meditation Community of Washington and a senior teacher and former president of Kripalu Center. He has been leading retreats and training teachers for more than 25 years.


For further information or questions you can email us or call:
Edith van Rijn +31 651020988
Margreeth v.d. Oord +31 629566691 or
Joyce Curnan +31 614420103