1 – 5 November 2017
The perfect meditation for healing..
This 4-day silent retreat offers the chance for both new participants and for those who have already been practicing Vipassana to go deeper within them selves working towards purifying their body and mind in order to unveil their true natures.
Vipassana is an ancient meditation technique from India and was taught by Gautama The Buddha, he said, “If you watch the sensations in the body rise and fall in a state of equanimity you will purify your body and mind.”
This 4-day retreat offers the perfect setting to leave behind all your worries and duties and to give yourself the gift of silence and meditation. This may be a truly life transforming experience, opening the pathways to greater peace and harmony.
Often due to our busy lifestyles and hectic schedules we find it difficult to take out time to be silent and meditate. This retreat is a safe haven to do just that and the teacher creates a space that makes being silent and meditative so much easier.
Price 3600 DKK
Charles is a healer, meditation teacher and Author of transformational book The Alchemist’s Way. He leads workshops on the art of meditation, natural breath, and Inner alchemy. He also teaches a Two-year Practitioner Training in Europe and he holds life changing healing sessions and meditation retreats.
Over the past 24 years he has deepened his knowledge of the mindbody and studied systems of trauma release including Somatic experiencing, various systems of breath work and a host of healing modalities most importantly he studied with a Japanese healing Master who introduced him to the heart work, he has also studied biodynamic cranio-sacral therapy, qi gong and inner alchemy. For 5 years Charles was pulled as if by a strong magnet into deep meditation for more than 10 hours a day. All of his work is informed by the meditation Vipassana that was passed down by Buddha. As Charles’ heart continues to blossom he finds that he has a profound capacity to help others heal, awaken to their hearts and become more intimate with their true nature.
Charles has trained hundreds of psychologists, counselors, and others in the helping professions in the healing of trauma, over diverse cultures in Europe, India, Asia and Africa. He made a huge impact in the healing of the people of Myanmar after the Cyclone killed 140 000 people and 2 million people lost their homes. He trained more than three hundred volunteers to go back into their villages to help those that were traumatized. The Archbishop of Myanmar, his two bishops and a hundred priests and nuns also participated in the training learning the simple and effective self-regulation tools that he shares in his book The Alchemist’s Way. The Archbishop having experienced the power of the work was instrumental in making the 18-month program happen.
|4:00 am||Morning wake-up bell|
|4:30-6:30 am||Meditate in the hall|
|6:30-8:00 am||Breakfast break|
|8:00-9:00 am||Group meditation in the hall|
|9:00-11:00 am||Meditate in the hall or in your room according to the teacher’s instructions|
|11:00-12:00 noon||Lunch break|
|12noon-1:00 pm||Rest and interviews with the teacher|
|1:00-2:30 pm||Meditate in the hall or in your room|
|2:30-3:30 pm||Group meditation in the hall|
|3:30-5:00 pm||Meditate in the hall or in your own room according to the teacher’s instructions|
|5:00-6:00 pm||Tea break|
|6:00-7:00 pm||Group meditation in the hall|
|7:00-8:15 pm||Teacher’s Discourse in the hall|
|8:15-9:00 pm||Group meditation in the hall|
|9:00 pm||Retire to your own room–Lights out|
This program is suitable for all levels of experience.
Arriving and departing
All participants are asked to arrive between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm on the day the retreat begins. After registration is completed, a light meal and orientation will precede the start of the retreat.
The retreat will end at approximately 12.30 on the last day. All new students, as well as old (returning) students, are required to remain until the very end of the retreat.
A safe place to dive deep within.
There’s no better way to reconnect than to become silent and still.
All students attending the course observe “noble silence” — that is, silence of body, speech and mind. They agree to refrain from communicating with their co-meditators. However, students are free to contact the management about their material needs, and to speak with the instructor. Silence is observed for the first three full days. On the fourth day, speech is resumed as a way of re-establishing the normal pattern of daily life. Continuity of practice is the secret of success in this course; silence is an essential component in maintaining this continuity.
How can I be sure I am capable of doing the meditation?
For a person in reasonable physical and mental health who is genuinely interested and willing to make a sincere effort, meditation (including “noble silence”) is not difficult. If you are able to follow the instructions patiently and diligently, you can be sure of tangible results. Though it may appear daunting, the day’s schedule is neither too severe nor too relaxed. Moreover, the presence of other students practicing conscientiously in a peaceful and conducive atmosphere lends tremendous support to one’s efforts.
Interviews With the Teacher
The teacher is available to meet students privately between 12 Noon and 1:00 p.m. Questions may also be asked in public between 9:00 and 9:30 p.m. in the meditation hall. The interview and question times are for clarifying the technique and for questions arising from the evening discourses.
All students must observe Noble Silence from the beginning of the course until the morning of the last full day. Noble Silence means silence of body, speech, and mind. Any form of communication with fellow student, whether by gestures, sign language, written notes, etc., is prohibited.
Students may, however, speak with the teacher whenever necessary and they may approach the management with any problems related to food, accommodation, health, etc. But even these contacts should be kept to a minimum. Students should cultivate the feeling that they are working in isolation.
It is important that throughout the course there be no physical contact whatsoever between persons of the same or opposite sex.
Yoga and Physical Exercise
Although physical yoga and other exercises are compatible with Vipassana, they should be suspended during the course. Jogging is also not permitted. Students may exercise during rest periods by walking in the designated areas.
Accommodation: Kirsten’s summer house
Villa Fjordhøj is a small farmhouse at Skælskør Fjord, with comfortable accommodation and good food to support us on this retreat as we dive deep within.
Full amount for the course of 3600 Dkk is payable to Kirsten upon registration, Danske Bank reg 3199 konto 60005311. The amount of accommodation and full board will be paid in cash to Villa Fjordhøj before departure.
If canceled up to one month before the date of the retreat, the cancellation fee is 500.00 DKK. For later cancellation, you will be refunded 3100 DKK only if another person can take over the place.
Vipassana Retreat includes
Fees for the Hosting and Tuition
Price is per person sharing
3600 Kr per person
Vipassana retreat excludes
Accommodation : Pay directly at the resort
All food and drinks
Items of personal nature
Travel and medical insurance
Enquire NOW for the Vipassana Retreat
Call Kirsten: +45 32 54 76 51