Dear friends, Jonathan and I are sad to miss having time with you — our European friends — this coming year. Please feel our love and blessings as you navigate these challenging times. Our prayer is that whatever is difficult serves to awaken a deepening of healing, love and wisdom in your beautiful hearts. 🙏🏽💕
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.
It will be a retreat within the Vipassana tradition and will contain: Silent meditation, guided meditations, dharma talks, yoga, movements, silent walks in nature (depending on weather). During the retreat we will practice noble silence. There will be moments that we can speak.
In addition to formal practice the retreat will include several interpersonal meditations, and time for questions and sharing. This program brings mindfulness, radical acceptance, and compassion to the fears and challenges that arise in your life, so you can heal and awaken your naturally wise heart.
A residential retreat from June 21- 24 2019. On the opening day participants are welcome for registration starting at 3.30 p.m. The retreat begins with the evening meal at 6 p.m. and will end on Monday June 24 around 14:00 (after lunch).
€ 315 for a shared (double) room.
€ 150 for students* and those on a restricted budget*.
We have a very limited number of single rooms reserved for participants with medical conditions. The fees for these rooms is € 375. If you require a single room please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
The allocation will be determined on a case-by-case basis and limited by availability.
This retreat is offered on a Dana
What is Dana?
From the time of the Buddha onwards sharing the Dhamma and meditation guidance are considered acts of generosity.
The teachers receive no payment. for their teachings. At the end of the retreat there will be an opportunity to support the teachers by way of a monetary contribution so that they can continue their work. This is what we mean by offering “dana”. Doing so enables one to uphold the tradition of cultivating “giving from the heart” and “friendliness”.
Dana practice is for both the giver and the receiver a moment of reflection and is truly a joyful event. basis. The registration fee you’ll pay covers the costs of one’s own accommodation and food plus the teachers’ accommodation, food and travel expenses only. It does not include compensation for the teachings.
*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. 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: email@example.com. 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.
This retreat is organized thanks to the support of the Dutch Foundation for Insight Meditation SIM.