DEEP PEACE SILENT RETREAT
with Rosanna and Will
28th February – 6th March 2018
SHAMBALA GATHERINGS, Sweden
PRICE: 5900 kr (including VAT., food and accommodation)
“The gift of meditation is beyond ordinary value. In this retreat we will be learning practices to open our hearts and step into a deep intimacy with ourselves.”
“Having attended both Will and Rosanna’s classes I can attest to their passion and love whilst teaching. Will’s knowledge and clarity imparting these teachings is both profound and beautiful. They are both truly gifted teachers that will touch you deeply. I have no doubt that their retreats will be a hugely transformative experience for all participants.” – Gaenor, Australia
The gift of meditation is beyond ordinary value. In this retreat we will be learning practices to open our hearts and step into a deep intimacy with ourselves.
Most of us spend our entire lives chasing happiness, peace and security. And we find ourselves in hidden anxiety, often subtly unfulfilled hoping to find what we are looking for.
Meditation, spiritual teachings from all traditions, show us that what we are looking for is not outside of us, but inside of us. Most of us have heard this before, and maybe even believe it, yet have not truly begun the internal search.
In this retreat we will learn practices and techniques to begin deeply looking within.
What we find when we begin exploring the depths of our being is indescribable stillness and a fullness of life. While these are just words to try to share an experience, it does not and cannot measure up to the experience itself.
Come, learn to meditate, continue to go deeper in your meditation practice.
This retreat is not focused on pushing us into a rigid discipline. The focus here is on meeting everyone where they are at. Silence is required, to assist all in going deeper in meditation and exploring new dimensions of our beings. Full attendance of all lectures, meditation sessions and yoga sessions is also required to ensure that we all get the most of our retreat experience and support each other in the journey. And yet, there is a soft attitude of easing into the retreat experience. Sitting comfortably in a position that will allow us to meditate.
Respecting our bodies in the yoga sessions and not trying to push ourselves into positions that we are simply not ready for. The attitude of the retreat is the attitude of balance and harmony, the middle way. We do our best to not fall into a laziness or lack of commitment and at the same time to let go of any tendencies to push or force ourselves in a way that is not psychologically healthy or physically healthy.
This retreat is a very special experience. We often take vacations or courses, explore and relax, and yet find ourselves in the same patterns of stress and being closed off. Here, it is not just an experience and a good memory, but the retreat stays with us. Helping us to open our hearts everyday, to come into a true authenticity, compassion, care and ease.
In this retreat, there will be daily lectures. Sharings of profound teachings from many spiritual traditions (predominantly from the Eastern Wisdom Traditions of Yoga and Buddhism). Not only will we learn meditative practices that can be applied right away. But we will also learn the profound philosophies that we all intuitively feel, and yet the inspiring teachings can help us to live in the warmth of these understandings.
- Anyone wanting to begin a meditation practice, learn to open their hearts and rest in deeper peace.
- Anyone who already has a practice and would like to go deeper in meditation and understand new depths of Surrender.
- Anyone who would love to let go of anxieties and simply learn to be more present to their life.
Check-in from 16.00
18:30 retreat orientation
THURSDAY TO MONDAY
7.00 – 9.00 Meditation, with breaks
9.00 – 9.45 Breakfast break
9.45 – 11.15 Lecture
11.15 – 12.30 Hatha Yoga
12.30 – 13.00 Meditation
13.00 – 15.30 Lunch Break
15.30 – 18.00 Meditation, with breaks
18.00 – 18.45 Dinner Break
18.45 – 19.30 Question and Answer Session (answer to silently written questions)
19.30 – 21.00 Evening Lecture with a short Meditation
7.00 – 8.00 Yoga, for those who can and want to participate
8.00 – 9.00 Meditation, for those who can and want to participate
11.00 or earlier, check-out
Rosanna Österlund & Will Allen
Will’s intense passion for mediation and the insights it brings shows through in his lectures. After years of devoting himself single-mindedly to his meditation practice he began to teach and share with others. He is most interested in sharing these insights in a way that directly impacts the every-day lives of his students. His teachings are inspiring, clear and easy to understand.
Rosanna’s generous heart and care for others has naturally brought her to share her passion for health and movement through Yoga. She is an experienced yoga teacher with a love of Ayurveda and herbalism. Yoga classes with Rosanna are lighthearted and peaceful, fostering a sense of connection with ourselves and the class in general.
The cost for this retreat is:
Full price: 5900 kr
Eary Bird (before 15th January): 4900 kr
Cost includes accommodation, all food, transfer to and from train station at Skinnskatteberg (5 mins away).