december, 2018

14dec(dec 14)16:0016(dec 16)14:30Silent Retreat with Markus Atmananda

Event Details

Weekend silent meditation retreat with Markus Atmananda 
14–16 december, Villa Söderåsen, Röstånga, Sweden
Leave your everyday life with it’s stressful demands and social pressure behind. In the stillness of the silent retreat you will explore your inner world. You will learn different meditation techniques carefully selected by Markus Atmananda to still the mind so that you can rest in your natural state of being. No prior experience of meditation is required.

The retreat will be held at the comfortable and charming Villa Söderåsen Bed & Breakfast.

About Markus Atmananda
Markus Atmananda is teaching non-dual meditation. His personal experienced are the foundation for his teaching. He uses everyday language to describe the big questions in life. Read more about Markus Atmananda at atmananda.org

Schedule  
Friday 14 december
16.00–17.00  Arrival and check in
17.30–18.30  Dinner
19.00–21.30  Satsang
21.30–22.00  Tea
22.00        Good night

Saturday 15 december
06.30         Good morning
07.00–08.00     Optional morning yoga (Maria Landström)
08.30–09.30     Breakfast
09.30–11.30     Satsang
13.00–14.00     Lunch
15.30–17.00     Satsang
18.00–19.00     Dinner
19.30–21.30     Satsang
21.30–22.00     Tea
22.00         Good night

Sunday 16 december
06.30         Good morning
07.00–08.00     Optional morning yoga (Maria Landström)
08.30–09.30     Breakfast
09.30–11.30     Satsang and closing ceremony
13.00–14.00     Lunch
14.30        Check out and goodbye

What you can get of and expect from the retreat
To be on a silent retreat should be both relaxing and challenging. The challenging part is that in staying with yourself in silence there will be a sense of self-confrontation. The silence and lack of distractions will expose the deeper aspects of your inner world and create a new sense of clarity. Many people get a firmer grip on what their mental tendencies are and find it easier to let go of old thought patterns and emotions and finds a more harmonious way of being.

  •  If you are just starting your practice it will help you get off to a good start.
  •  Come to terms with destructive thought patterns.
  •  Deepen your understanding of what meditation is.
  •  Free yourself from old emotional patterns.
  •  Avoid detours in your meditation practice.


What does it mean to be on a silent retreat?

On a silent retreat you will refrain from verbal communication with the other participants. Try to also avoid eye contact if possible. The retreat is constructed in a way to simulate being by yourself with the benefits and support of being in a group that all share the will to explore meditation. During the satsang Markus Atmanada will guide you verbally and you can ask questions.

Guidelines to follow during your stay

  • Participate in all of the satsangs to get the most out of your stay.
  • Have a quick talk with your roommates on the day you arrive to solve any
    practical issues concerning your living quarters.
  • Avoid any form of intoxication. If you have prescribed medicine by a doctor you are of course allowed to take them.
  • Your mobile phone and other valuables can be left with the staff for safekeeping during the retreat.
  • Avoid physical contact with the other participants during the silent part of the retreat.
  • Recording of the satsangs is only allowed with special permission from the staff.

Accommodations
Your stay at Villa Söderåsen is included in the price. You will share room with other participants (1–2 people in the same room). If you want private accommodation please write an email to maria@atmananda.org. Linen and towels are also included.

Food
The lunches and dinners are made by vegan chef Shmuel Goldberg (former head chef at Raw Food House in Malmö). There will also be tea and water to drink between the meals. If you have any allergies please tell Maria when you register.

What should I bring to the retreat?
Comfortable clothing
Raincoat / Umbrella
Soap, shampoo, toothpaste etc.
Meditation pillow or meditation bench/chair. You can also borrow a chair if you prefer.
Yoga mat if you want to participate in the morning yoga.
2 blankets. One under your feet if you sit on the floor and one shawl or blanket to keep you warm during the satsangs.
Earplugs
Water bottle
Alarm clock

Transportation

From Malmö Central station: Train to Stehag station – Bus 518 Röstånga Busstn. The whole trip takes about an hour.
From Göteborg Central station: Train to Helsingborg Central station – Train to Teckomatorp Station – Bus 230 Svalövs Centrum – Bus 243 Röstånga bussta. The trip takes about three to four hour depending on what train your on.
From Stockholm Central station: Train to Hässleholm Central station – Train to Stehag stn – Bus 518 Röstånga bussta. The trip takes approximately five and a half hours.

Via Airplane: If you are arriving by plane the closest international airport is Copenhagen airport and from there you can go by train and then bus to Röstånga where the retreat is. Train to Malmö Central station. Change train to Stehag station. Change to Bus 518 to Röstånga Busstn. The trip takes approximately 1,5 h.

Arrival and departure
Check-in is at 16.00 (4 pm) on the 14th of December at Villa Söderåsen, Nackarpsdalsvägen 5, Röstånga. The retreat will end on the 16th of December at 14.00 (2 pm). In case of any delays please write an email to maria@atmanada.org

Price
The retreat price is 2500 sek.

That includes:

  • Satsangs with Markus Atmananda
  • Vegan meals and tea/coffee
  • Bed in shared room + linen and towels
  • Optional morning yoga with Maria Landström.


Registration
You register to the retreat by sending an email to Maria Landström at maria@atmananda.org. Please send your contact information and if you have any allergies and we will send you the billing info.

Time

14 (Friday) 16:00 - 16 (Sunday) 14:30

Location

Villa Söderåsen, Röstånga

Nackarpsdalsvägen 5

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