“MEDITATION RESIDENTIAL RETREAT”
7 Day Summer Retreat
with Krisana & Mazen
‘Whatsoever happens to you, it happens because of you.
Outside causes are secondary; inside causes are primary.’
Discovering who “I am”? What is this consciousness in me?
In order to live a life that is fulfilled and joyful, we need to experience the mind’s natural, innate inner peace. The various problems that we face may at times seem endless. However, it is possible to discover an inner stability and clarity, wherein these difficulties begin to lose their hold on us.
The path to cultivating inner peace is fundamental to being human – is a place open to all.
This meditation retreat allows us to step out of the complexity of our life, to listen deeply to our body, heart and mind. Some of the retreat will be held in silence, so that participants can better stay with their own experience as it unfolds, moment to moment. In this environment, awareness sharpens, the body quiets, the mind clears, and space opens for insight and understanding to develop.
With no diversions there is nothing to distract us. Since there is no place to hide from ourselves, there is a good possibility that we will know ourselves better after the retreat than we did before. Self-mastery/self knowledge and understanding grow as we see that we can live each moment either with inattention, fear and judgment, or with clarity, friendliness and awareness. By cultivating awareness, clarity and friendliness, we discover our path to liberation, inner freedom and a peaceful heart.
Finding quality in life and understanding the mind:
We have a great capacity to live a long life but we don’t know how to live, to reach this capacity, most humans do not know how to use their body, use their mind. We also have a great capacity to evolve in our consciousness.
The mind and brain function is so complex that scientists are still unravelling its mystery. It manages the whole body.
We need to understand and to be grateful for the mind, to have respect for the mind, knowing ourselves beyond the body and mind and going beyond the mind is a friendly evolution.
Meditation is not against mind, it is beyond mind.
Respecting, appreciating and taking care of our bodies – the vessel of our earthly experience:
We become what we eat. Food is the essential physical fuel for our bodies. Knowing what to ingest and how to sustain our complex and beautiful bodies with the healthiest of the food is not an option but a necessity. The food and drinking choices we make define our ability to face diseases, illnesses, and the way how we will be aging and dying. Either we strengthen our immune system with all the nutrients we give the body through our food or we constantly diminish its function by eating unhealthy food with little life force in them.
To function correctly (perfectly) our bodies and minds need constant sustainable and healthy habits. That requires us to become conscious about our thoughts and their effects and about our food choices and their effects. Thus, to live a long fulfilled healthy life requires our full integrity in our daily lives, presence, self-responsibility and our constant conscious choices to be whole, loving, grateful and respecting to our bodies – our physical incarnation on earth.
Awareness of food, and the understanding of the entire process of nourishment and eating is included at this retreat. Carefully prepared vegetarian/vegan meals are served in this retreat and to support our bodies this week will be gluten free, sugar free and caffeine free.
Krisana and Mazen provide facilitation and guidance throughout the meditation retreat.
The week is supported with:
* OSHO Active Meditations
* Silent Meditations and witnessing
* Ancient Tantric Meditations
* Self enquiry work
* Group Sharing
* Conscious Movement and Dance
* Creativity, playfulness and wonder
* Nature and Rest
Aloha am See – Zentrum für Lebensfreude
Mühlenstrasse 1a, 14789 Wusterwitz (Brandenburg), Germany
Aloha am See is on a land of 1.7 hectares overlooking fields and meadows and is located on a small lake, where we can refresh in swimming and enjoying the surrounding trees, horses and bird life, and also campfire in the evenings.
It also includes a historic Dutch mill. A pair of white storks nest on the chimney and testifies to the healthy ecosystem of this land.
The well known kitchen spoils guests with delicious vegetarian food from organic regional farming.
House and grounds are smoke-free, non-alcoholic, mobile phone-free, meat-free.
Arrival Date |Sunday, 8th of August 2021
Departure Date | Saturday, 14th of August 2021
FULL RESIDENTIAL RETREAT PRICE=
Retreat Facilitation costs + Accommodation costs
RETREAT FACILITATION COSTS:
€ 880 | Early Bird Price (ends on Monday, 26 July 2021)
€ 1100 | Normal Price
Registration CLOSES on: “Sunday, 1 August 2021”
ACCOMMODATION COSTS (4 options available):
€ 372 | 6 Nights single room incl. organic full board
€ 312 | 6 Nights double room incl. organic full board
€ 282 | 6 Nights triple room incl. organic full board
€ 252 | 6 Nights in a tent or camper incl. organic full board (people have to bring their own tent / camper)
The accommodation prices include:
~ Various room options with shower & WC
~ Organic Vegetarian Full board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
~ Tea and fruits
To apply and to register please send an email to:
PLACES ARE LIMITED – Apply early to secure your spot.
– Sunday, August 8th:
Check-in between 14:00 and 15:30
Welcome & Introduction begins at 16:00
followed by dinner and then the first evening session.
– Saturday, August 14th:
Closing Circle & departure at 16:30
Lunch will be the last meal provided.
TRANSPORT & DIRECTION:
1 hour by train (RE1) from Berlin Hauptbahnhof (central station) to Wusterwitz, Bahnhof.
Prerequisites and Disclaimer
This retreat involves dance, active meditations and physical activity and needs suitable mobility. Any questions, please do ask.
The language of the retreat is English.
There are no particular prerequisites to be able to participate in this retreat.
This retreat, like all Tantric Energetics workshops and retreats, is intended as life education for self-responsible adults who can be responsible for their actions at all times and who wish to grow and develop emotionally and spiritually. While it utilizes techniques drawn from therapy, it is not intended as psychotherapy for mental health issues or support for those in crisis.
In particular, if you have been treated for, or believe you may be suffering from a psychological disorder or mental health issue, you may want to consider if you are in a position to participate in our workshops, events and exercises. If in any doubt or have questions if this right for you, please contact Krisana and Mazen by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.