Friday 12 July – Friday 19 July
For you who: Have meditated regularly for at least 12 months and are open to Buddhist ritual
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Listening to the Wisdom of the Body
A mindfulness retreat drawing on the Anapanasati Sutta (Breath and Insight Meditation) and the Qi Gong practice of Shi-ba-Shi.
The retreat will be mostly in silence to support a deepening connection with our heart, mind and body. Through this deepening connection we can begin to know how life naturally unfolds. We learn to live more in harmony with life, each other and our world. The days will weave between sitting and walking meditation and Qi Gong practices, and the evenings will focus on developing our innate qualities of the heart through loving-kindness meditations.
The retreat is led in English by Karunavira, Dharmavasita and Viryabodhi.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is included in the price?
The price covers the cost of the retreat, including accommodation and all meals. The price does not include dana/donation or support for the retreat leaders, apart from travel expenses, the members of the order who lead do not receive any payments for retreats at Dharmagiri.
When does the retreat start and end?
The retreat begins with dinner at 18:30. You are welcome to come anytime from 15:00. We wish that you do not plan to arrive later than 18.30. If you still think you might need it, contact us before booking.
We finish in the afternoon at 14:00.
What are the accommodations like at the retreat?
Dharmagiri offers simple but comfortable accommodation. You will share a room with 1-5 other people and we will eat all meals together.
Being on retreat together means taking care of each other. The team leading the retreat are volunteers who are also on the retreat and we will ask you to help with cooking, cleaning and simple chores. Working together is a great way to get to know each other, and it also helps us keep the cost of the retreat to a minimum.
Can I have a single room?
Dharmagiri has one single room that can be allocated to a person with special needs. If you require a single room in order to attend, please contact us prior to booking to ensure availability.
What kind of food is it?
We eat breakfast, lunch and dinner together every day. Many Buddhists eat a vegan diet as an expression of nonviolence. All food at Dharmagiri is therefore vegan. If you have any allergies, it is important that you contact us before booking to ensure we can accommodate your special dietary requirements.
What do I need to bring?
If you are not traveling from another country, we ask you to bring your own bedding (sheets, duvet covers and pillowcases). You also need to bring all the toiletries you need, including towels. For those who have traveled a long way or forgot to bring sheets, these are available to rent against payment. Individual toiletries are also available for sale.