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April 2019

Meditation Weekend April 2019 with Michel Genko Sensei

April 12 @ 6:30 pm - April 14 @ 6:30 pm
Les Gavatxes Beget, Girona 17867 Spain + Google Map
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Continuing our series of monthly weekend meditation retreats, the next one is on the 12th - 14th April 2019, starting in the evening on Friday and ending in the afternoon on Sunday. We are pleased to say that we will be joined by Michel Genko Sensei from Paris, a long time friend of Les Gavatxes, who will give dharma talks on the Saturday and Sunday. We typically meditate about 12 - 15 times during the course of the weekend, in…

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Qigong Retreat, Easter 2019

April 17 @ 7:00 pm - April 21 @ 11:00 am
Les Gavatxes Beget, Girona 17867 Spain + Google Map
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Enjoy a springtime Qigong retreat this Easter weekend in the Catalan Pyrenees. The teacher, Isabel Arias Arcos, says: "Among all the activities that I have been developing and enjoying in recent years, there is a special connection to the art of healing through movement: Qigong, Dance, and Spiritual Flamenco. These three practices have made me feel more and more integrated in my daily life, within myself, and with what surrounds me, and I find myself looking for beauty in every…

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May 2019

Yoga Retreat from 17th to 19th May 2019

May 17 @ 5:00 pm - May 19 @ 12:00 pm
Les Gavatxes Beget, Girona 17867 Spain + Google Map
€150

Ariadna Barceló Three days of practice to connect with your inner and outer nature. At Les Gavatxes - located near Beget in the Catalan Pyrenees, between beautiful mountains, forests, rivers, and cows in springtime meadows. A space both welcoming and quiet to enjoy the calm of the surroundings. The programme includes practice of daily asana, meditation and a small (optional) excursion into the surrounding countryside, with time to rest, read or contemplate. Accommodation is in shared apartments with single and…

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June 2019

Zen Meditation Retreat with Jacky Demmers Sensei, June 2019

June 15 @ 7:00 pm - June 22 @ 12:00 pm
Les Gavatxes Beget, Girona 17867 Spain + Google Map
€450
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From Saturday 15 June (7PM) to Saturday 22 June (12PM) 2019 Jacky Demmers Sensei will lead her annual zen/work retreat. In the 'Instructions for the Tenzo' the thirteenth century Zen master Dogen wrote a practical manual for the Zen cook: the Tenzo. He describes how and what the cook must do to prepare a good meal for the Zen monastery. For Dogen, cooking or other work was not so different from meditating on the cushion - that is, doing zazen.…

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July 2019

Intensive: Back To Your Nature, 1-6 July 2019

July 1 @ 4:00 pm - July 6 @ 7:00 pm
Les Gavatxes Beget, Girona 17867 Spain + Google Map
€535

With Marieke Mosk and Jon Marrée An intensive for those who want renewal in their life. Insight, overview, organization, and interpretation. What are your intentions for the coming period of your life? What are the obstacles that you can clean up? You can create a new starting point out of personal freedom and strength. The intensive has been given a new shape. Participation in individual parts has become possible. Group activities take place in the morning and the afternoons are…

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August 2019

Qigong Workshop, 5th to 11th of August 2019

August 5 @ 7:00 pm - August 11 @ 11:00 am
Les Gavatxes Beget, Girona 17867 Spain + Google Map
€450

Homo sapiens needs to know, to know, to control, everything that is around him, with an urge to dominate it, to manipulate it and to convert it to his whim. The style of life in which we are immersed, requires us to walk fast, to communicate fast, to work fast and uncontrollably. It is almost forgotten, left behind in an almost remote past, the enjoyment of small things in the environment that surrounds us. The consumption of food, people, information,…

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A Taste of Stillness IV

August 16 @ 5:00 pm - August 21 @ 12:00 pm
Les Gavatxes Beget, Girona 17867 Spain + Google Map
€450

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…

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Perspectives: A Yoga Retreat

August 26 @ 1:00 pm - September 1 @ 3:00 pm
Les Gavatxes Beget, Girona 17867 Spain + Google Map
€495
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The retreat will start at 1pm on Monday 26th August 2019, and will finish after lunch on Sunday 1st September 2019. Biographies Marco Aicardi Marco Aicardi first discovered meditation and Yoga 12 years ago, while backpacking around India. After an initial time playing around with different styles, he found the Ashtanga Vinyasa system, and immediately felt a deep connection with that practice, making it his own sadhana. In 2013 he completed a 500 hour teacher-training course in Rishikesh and since…

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September 2019

(Español) “Ancestros” Workshop, Septiembre 20 – 22, 2019

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - September 22 @ 4:30 pm
Les Gavatxes Beget, Girona 17867 Spain + Google Map
€200

(Español) Ancestros es una invitación a conectar con nuestras raíces, a través, de nuestra memoria corporal.

Partiendo de nuestro cuerpo o templo, como punto de inicio, para explorar territorios, como: la danza, la voz, la música, el espacio aéreo, la acrobacia entre dos cuerpos, la plástica, etc. En pleno contacto con la naturaleza.

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October 2019

Meditation Weekend, October 2019

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - October 20 @ 3:00 pm
Les Gavatxes Beget, Girona 17867 Spain + Google Map

Dear friends of Les Gavatxes, our next meditation weekend will be on Friday the 18th of October 2019, starting about 6pm, and going on until after lunch on Sunday afternoon the 20th October. We typically meditate about 12 - 15 times during the course of the weekend, in 25 minute sessions, plus short bursts of kinhin (walking meditation) in between. We do samu (working meditation) for about 1.5 hours on both Saturday and Sunday morning. We typically have a dharma…

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