WILD SILENCE: A Love Affair with Reality
— Meditation, Mindful Movement & Digital Detox Gathering
February 15-18, 2024 Nonna Hof, Mecklenburg, Germany
This gathering is intended for anyone who's seriously interested in exploring inner landscapes, and to uncover the deep well of profound ease and stillness that is in each one of us. It's never not there, but most of us haven't learned to uncover it, and so we get caught up in endless streams of worry and regret. In plans and memories, and in mental constructs that obscure rather than illuminates.
When we begin to glimpse reality the way it is rather than the way we are, we'll inevitably fall in love. Because there's so much beauty and awe to be found everywhere.
During this long weekend at a peaceful location, we'll give up our phones, and we'll practice noble silence for 48 hours. People often discover that being silent with other people is an intimate and powerful experience, and that there are many other ways to relate to people than through words.
But there will also be time to share and to talk, and most likely to have a few laughs too.
We'll practice walking and sitting meditation, and we'll practice yoga and other movement modalities. There will also be plenty of time for journaling, reading and walks in nature. In the evening the sauna will be lit.
This retreat is intended for people with some meditation experience.
Limited to 13 participants
6:10 wake-up gong
6:30 Meditation hall is open for self-practice
7:30 Flow Yoga & Meditation
12:00 Guided meditation
12:30 Walking meditation
15:00 Dharma Talk + Meditation
17:00 Evening Program (yin/ restorative/ somatic)
21:00 (Optional) un-guided meditation
Nonna Hof is an oasis of stillness, a simple old two-storey farmhouse, with exposed wooden beams, sparsely yet stylishly furnished with loads of natural light. The house is surrounded by over 20,000 square meters of pristine land; meadows and woods, a healing herb garden and old fruit trees.
The beating heart of Nonna is the spacious kitchen /lounge where we will share our meals, but also cosy downtime reading or journaling.
Accommodation are in pretty doubles and triples, there are 5 shared newly renovated bathrooms/toilets.
Arrival is from around 15:00 on Thursday, and we'll finish around 12 noon on Sunday.
HOW TO GET THERE
Train to Ducherow takes 2 hours from Berlin.
Course fee is €250 new student/€225 old student *
EB until December 1st: €230 new student/€210 old student
€320 for food+ accommodation in a shared triple room
€340 for food+ accommodation in a shared double
Price includes plant-based brunch & dinner, as well as snacks & tea throughout the day
Use of sauna
Use of yoga mats & props
Bedding & towels
*You've been on a Swanmountain retreat/gathering already
Booking is confirmed by paying the course fee below.
The balance is due by January 5th, 2024