Important: The retreat is from Friday, 6th May to Sunday, 8th of May.
What is a retreat?
We are very happy to be able to offer another meditation countryside meditation retreat this year at Maribo Inspirationscentret
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, 6th May. A dinner will be served at 6pm on Friday 6th, before the retreat starts. The retreat finishes at 3.30pm on Sunday, 8th May.
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.
The main topics of this retreat are universal love and compassion – training in love and compassion for all living beings. We will learn and practice the meditations called “Taking and Giving” which increase our good heart and ability to help others. These meditations are very practical and create tremendous good karma (positive potentialities) in our mind and at the same time purify our mind. You can read about these meditations in the freely available book How to Transform Your Life, the book upon which the teachings for this retreat are based.
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 – 2,500kr (based on sharing in a room with 2 beds)
Single room per person – 2,900kr
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)