A 5-Day Silent Retreat at Vækstcenteret
Awakening and Opening the Heart
3.-8. oktober 2023
Our motivation to relieve suffering, deepen our meditation practice, and offer ourselves to the world in ways that may increase well-being and human flourishing means that we have before us a great challenge: the embodiment of these intentions. This is a lifetime labor, necessitating our willingness to be completely undone and transformed through constant intimacy with suffering and sorrow, joy, beauty, and love.
Four decades into the adventure of integrating meditation and mindfulness into mainstream medicine, healthcare, and the broader society, makes resoundingly clear that the most vital work of human beings is to become apprentices of the heart. Fierce and tender, fiery and loving, training in the awakening and opening of the heart is what is called for if we choose to serve in this difficult and beautiful world.
Mercifully, we are not alone in this labor of love. In the company of heartfelt companions, the retreat is structured to support you as we join in a daily schedule of sitting and walking meditation, yoga and movement, morning and evening talks, and group and/or individual practice meetings. Embedded in silence and infused with the spirit of befriending, this retreat is an invitation for you to become intimate with your heart and make it accessible and vibrant in your daily life and work.
This retreat is open to all with prior meditation experience. Attendance for the entire retreat is a prerequisite for participation. This retreat is approved as one of four required silent retreats within the MBSR professional teacher training path at the Danish Center for Mindfulness, Aarhus University.
During this retreat translation into Danish language will be provided when needed.
This retreat will have a maximum of 30 people. Please bring your own meditation cushion.
A Sufi and Buddhist student for more than four decades and former long-time director of the internationally acclaimed MBSR Clinic, executive director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society and professor of medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Psykolog, ph.d. i mindfulness og certificeret til at varetage undervisning og uddannelse i Mindfulness baseret stress reduktion (MBSR) gennem omfattende træning og supervision af Jon Kabat-Zinn og Saki Santorelli. Han har haft en daglig meditationspraksis i mere end 20 år og tager hvert år i længerevarende retreats. Piet er fast underviser på Vækstcenteret og modtager praksisvejledning af Jes Bertelsen.
3.-8 oktober 2023
The retreat begins Thursday at 7:30 p.m and ends Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
DKK 4.500 / Student: DKK 3.000
Food DKK 1100
Sol15 at Vækstcenteret
8766 Nørre Snede
Registration via. Vækstcenterets homepage.