In a world of change and unpredictability, in times that often feel chaotic and confusing, where do we look for ease and security? Often, in our search for a dependable refuge, we can mistakenly turn to that which is essentially unreliable and unable to provide the stability we seek.
Insight (or vipassana) meditation is the simple, direct observation of the mind/body process with relaxed, open and careful attention. As we connect with our experience from a place of spacious stillness and steadiness, we learn to meet the changing conditions we encounter with greater ease and balance of mind. As our understanding deepens, equanimity in the face of change grows, and we discover a refuge that is to a great extent independent of life’s changing conditions.
This retreat is suitable for both beginners and experienced students of meditation. The primary language will be English, with possibility of clarification in Swedish if needed.
Application: Apply by paying in the application fee SEK 500:- to the postal account (plusgiro) of Vipassanagruppen 17 43 75-6. Write your name, birth date, address, e-mail address, phone number and code GMR on the application. The rest of the retreat fee, 2.400 kr, should be paid in full before 30 June 2019.
If payment is made over the Internet with limited space for details, send those in a separate e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
In case of cancellation, please inform us as soon as possible. The retreat fee is refundable if the cancellation takes place before 1 of July 2019 (minus the registration fee of 500 SEK that will be taken to the Vipassanagruppen Scholarship Fund).
16.00 Check in
18:30 Delicious vegan evening meal
19.30 Introduction to meditation and Qigong.
20:30 Sitting meditation or rest
THURSDAY TO SATURDAY
06:00 Wake up
06.30 Qi gong
09:00 Sitting meditation and instructions
10:00 Walking meditation / Group meeting
10:45 Sitting meditation
11:30 Qi gong
12:15 Succulent vegan lunch buffet
14:15 Sitting meditation
15:00 Walking meditation/Group meeting
15:45 Sitting meditation
16:30 Qi gong
17:15 Delicious vegan evening meal
18:30 Sitting meditation
19:15 Standing meditation
19:30 Dhamma talk + Q&A
20:30 Walking meditation
21.00 Sitting meditation + chanting
06:00 Wake up
06.30 Qi gong
10:00 Qi gong
10:45 Closing ceremony + free time
12:00 Succulent vegan lunch buffet
13.30 Check out
meet the team
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“The energy is so, so clear, deeply heart centred and the intent with which Shambala Gatherings is held is so beautiful it has become a massively important part of our event’s work and life. We have found nothing like it elsewhere.”
How to get here
Located just two hours away from Stockholm in Skinnskatteberg, Sweden, the area is easily accessible by air, train and car, making a great option for a short break wildlife destination.
- Coming by air: The nearest airport to Shambala is Stockholm Vasteras. The second nearest airport is Arlanda airport, the main airport in Sweden. You can easily take a train all the way to Skinnskatteberg from both of them.
- Coming by train / bus: We are fortunate to have a train / bus station at Skinnskatteberg only 5 minutes ride from the center. We offer free pick up services from this station in summer.
- Coming by car: Simply open this Google map on your navigator and follow directions to Borntorpet 1 in Skinnskatteberg, Sweden.