heart of meditation retreat

The heart of meditation

Spring 2018: 19 to 24 May

Welcome to the Heart of Meditation retreat where we will meditate in the tranquility and beauty of Epidaurus in Greece.

There is something beyond our mind, which abides in silence within our mind. Kena Upanishad
When you let yourself become quiet, when you settle into the breath, you find yourself in the heart.
Gurumayi Chidvilasananda

Where there is love there is joy

The heart is the seat of the deepest Self, the place of love, compassion, joy and harmony. We meditate to experience this love, to maintain and give love in our lives and work through our words, actions and thoughts.

Place of culture and healing

During the retreat we are inspired by what is present in nature and the area. We meditate and walk through beautiful olive yards surrounded by magnificent mountains. We will also experience the healing power of the famous Greek sanctuary of Asclepius, the God of medicine, and walk an ancient pilgrimage trail where we take a plunge in a centuries old healing source.

Each day has its own theme and knows a balanced rhythm of action and rest, so we can find stillness in our thoughts and enter the space in our hearts where there is peace. We discover that everything is present to set new intentions, release old patterns and find new inspiration in attunement to your heart.

Program

We start each day with yoga and meditation in the garden near the sea, under the olive and orange trees. After the rich breakfast, also in the garden, we set off for one of the beautiful walks during which we abide in silence as much as possible to keep our focus inside and enjoy the scenery.

In the afternoon, there is time for rest and relaxation and everyone has the possibility to work on individual assignments. You can stay in your own room or balcony, in the shade of the trees in the garden or on a sun bed on the private beach.
Later in the afternoon, the program continues with meditation and a sharing of the experiences of the day. We end the day with a delicious Greek dinner.

Artisa

The stay in Artisa is a relief. The natural surroundings, the sea and the Mediterranean climate, the light and the silence are an invitation for meditation, creativity, peace, healing and sharing experiences.

Facilitation

This retreat is led by Indah Courtens. Since 2006 she works as a life coach and she gives courses in the field of consciousness and meditation training to employees of the Radboud University and Radboud UMC, The Netherlands.

Feel free to send Indah an email if you want more info, or want to sign up for the retreat: lotus@lotuslifecoaching.nl

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