Important: The retreat is from Friday, 14th April to Sunday, 16th April.
Retreat topic – “Finding stillness within”
Everyone has the potential for deep and lasting inner peace. Buddha called this our “Buddha nature”. Meditation gives us access to this potential. By training in meditation we will recognise our Buddha nature as a source of happiness – an internal stillness from which all good things arise.
During this retreat we will focus on becoming familiar with our natural stillness within, so that we can find it more easily – even during the busy-ness of everyday life. By attending this retreat you will also deepen your understanding of what meditation is. (It is much more extensive than is commonly understood).
This retreat will be of immediate practical benefit and a basis for your continued development long after the weekend has ended.
What is a retreat?
A meditation retreat gives us the opportunity to take a break from our busy life and take some time out to gain deeper experience of meditation and its benefits. On retreat you discover how meditation helps improve our overall levels of inner peace, happiness and well-being. This can give us great encouragement and confidence in our ability to continue to enjoy meditation and its benefits long after the retreat is over.
The retreat program
The weekend starts with an introduction session at 7.30pm on Friday, 14th April. A dinner will be served at 6pm on Friday 14th, before the retreat starts. The retreat finishes at 3.30pm on Sunday, 16th April.
There will be 4 x talks and guided meditation sessions on Saturday and 3 x talks and guided meditation sessions on Sunday. In each session Kadam Tim will explain clearly how to engage in the particular meditation and its benefits for our daily life. Then he will guide each meditation, enabling us to gain deep experience of each meditation and its benefits. All talks and meditations will be in clear, easy to understand English.
As it is a retreat, during the mornings until lunchtime we will maintain silence. During the breaks you can take a peaceful walk in the beautiful surrounding countryside. Also, you can simply relax or chat with the other people on the retreat during the afternoons and evenings, in what is always a warm, friendly, and relaxed atmosphere.
About the venue
The retreat takes place at Maribo Inspirationscentret on Lolland about an hours drive by car from Copenhagen.
Maribo Inspirationscentret offers the ideal environment for a relaxing and inspiring weekend meditation retreat. Set in the tranquil setting of the Lolland countryside, Inspiration Center Denmark was built in 1996 by the then Maribo Folk High School. The Inspiration Centre has its own park-like garden and own lake. The meditation room is a tranquil, light filled room, overlooking the beautiful garden. The delicious vegetarian or vegan meals over the weekend are all lovingly prepared by the in-house chef. The rooms where you will stay are of a high standard and cosy. There are also areas to sit and relax or read.
Who should attend?
The retreat is open to everyone. You are welcome to join even if you have no previous meditation experience. You do not have to be a Buddhist to participate, and no one will ask you about your faith or beliefs. (However, as the teachings come from Buddha, each session will start with some short Buddhist meditation prayers).
Prices and practicalities
All prices are the total price for the weekend. The price includes cosy rooms, 3 x delicious vegetarian meals per day, and the retreat fee:
Twin room per person – 2800kr (based on sharing in a room with 2 beds)
Single room per person – 3200kr
If you don’t have your own transport, we will do our best to help you get to and from the retreat – either in other participants cars or helping information on public transportation. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us. (Details at the top of this page)