Mindfulness summer retreat 2023
A silent group retreat offers a unique possibility to practice together, deepening your experiences and supporting the development of insight. Suitable for those relatively new to meditation, as well as for more experienced meditators. This is a secular Mindfulness retreat, which means it is offered without traditional (buddhist) forms and rituals.
The retreat will include sitting and walking meditation, as well as gentle yoga. Guidance, talks as well as (personal) interviews are being offered throughout by the teacher.
What to expect in a silent retreat
Once you have arrived and settled in, there is an introduction to the program and a meal shared with your fellow retreatants. After this, the silence begins.
The silence is meant as a space where you can be by and with yourself fully. In daily life, we tend to be extremely driven by external impulses. Without the need for social interaction, the mind can turn inward more easily. At the same time, practising with others can give a sense of connection. Simply by sitting and practising together, we can support each other, even in silence.
Retreat life is simple. The day program is between 6:30 AM and 09:00 PM, with periods of sitting- and walking meditation and mindful movement, and with periods without scheduled activity. The whole day is an invitation to practice mindfulness. Being in silence helps to calm the mind and body and allows to deepen your concentration and awareness. Throughout the retreat, the focus is on developing an attitude of friendliness in the practice.