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(English) A Taste of Stillness IV

agosto 16, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - agosto 21, 2019 @ 12:00 pm


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Vipassana retreat in the Spanish Pyrenees from Friday 16 August to Thursday 22 August 2019

In the summer landscape of the Gavatxes estate, we train the mind to perceive with clear attention.

Five days of practice with friendly attention, you will get a view on your reaction patterns and discover how everything is changing. The simple daily rhythm consists of sitting and walking meditations in the Vipassana tradition. We are in silence all day long. We start outdoors with chi kung, meditate in the zendo overlooking the hills, work for an hour on the estate, eat in silence.

In the afternoon there is a chat with the teachers, a metta or compassion meditation, time for a walk to the river, and we continue the sitting and walking meditation. We end the day with a Dharma talk.

The retreat is suitable for people who have done some mindfulness training or who have some meditation experience.

About the guides: Hayo Huizinga and Chris Grijns have a joint Vipassana (insight meditation) background since 1996.

Chris GrijnsChris Grijns is a mindfulness and compassion trainer and practitioner of chi kung. Chris is a meditation teacher affiliated with the Collective Vipassana Now and offers shorter retreats to novice meditators.

Hayo Huizinga is an artist, is trained in the Sufi tradition, and has followed longer retreats in South East Asia.

We are guests of Corrie Koppedraijer and Loet de Wolf on their estate Les Gavatxes. We stay in one of the beautiful apartments with two or three people sharing.

The package consists of 6 nights in a double room, 6 x breakfast, 6 x lunch, 6 x dinner, including tea and coffee throughout the day. There is delicious vegetarian food.

HayoThe cost for the food and accommodation is €450, -. If you come with a tent, a discount is possible, not included are the teaching costs, insurance and travel costs.

The flight from Amsterdam to Girona costs about €300, and you will have to arrange transportation to and from Les Gavatxes, details here.

The teaching costs are paid according to the Buddhist dana (donation) principle.

Start and end: The retreat starts Friday 16 August at 17.00 hours and we break the silence Wednesday 21 August in the afternoon.

You will be welcome from 10.00 am on Friday. Thursday 22 August we will pick up and travel back.

How to get there? You can fly, or take the train to Figueres or Gerona. And from there you will travel by bus to Castellfollit de la Roca.

For travel details see: https://lesgavatxes.es/contact-location/

You organize your own journey.

In preparation you will have a telephone interview with Chris Grijns in June.

For details about Spain, you can email Corrie: info@lesgavatxes.es

Registration and payment: You register via www.mindfulwerken.nl, receive an application form and later practical details.

You are registered once you make a payment of €450 to the account number: NL24 TRIO 0197 8927 01 Kshanti Foundation, quoting your name and retreat date.

See you soon!

Kind regards, Chris Grijns: +31 06 23242364 and Hayo Huizinga: +31 06 41343474.



agosto 16, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
agosto 21, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
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06 23242364


Les Gavatxes
Beget, Girona 17867 Spain + Google Map