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Meditation retreat INTO THE EAST: vacation for your mind

23 - 25 November 2018

Dobele , Latvia

Niedras Lake Resort

In today’s fast paced and supercharged world, sometimes we all need a moment to reboot our mind and reconnect with our inner calm. With the rising popularity of mindfulness giving us the tools to cope with the stresses and strains of daily life, an immersive experience, especially in silence, can reset your body and mind, while fortifying your commitment to regular meditation. We are excited to offer this opportunity - vacation for the mind - to reconnect with what really matters. Experience of a lifetime, developing mindfulness and reconnecting with inner calm This is a retreat designed for those who are interested in deepening meditation experience, developing mindfulness, understanding more about the meaning of life and conversing with a Buddhist Monk from Thailand.

Reconnect with what really matters

Highlights

Guided Meditation Sessions

Calm your mind and experience a more profound inner peace.

Meditation Clinic with a Teaching Monk

Interact with a Thai Buddhist Monk privately and learn how Buddhist philosophy can be used to deal with daily problems in today’s fast-changing and unpredictable environment

Candlelight meditation

Discover your inner light and see how you can be an inspiration for others

Mindfulness in practice

Stay centered and observe your thoughts, speech and actions

Digital Detox

Let go the need to be attached to the outside world, instead - reconnect with your true self

Dobele Snowmen Parade

Do you want to know the secret of walking snowmen in Dobele town? Explore rural Latvia guided by snowmen.

Buddhist Wisdom (Law of Karma)

Understand what you need to do and avoid in order to become the master of your destiny

Emotional Intelligence

Learn how to appreciate diversity of your emotions, handle them wisely and gain wisdom from your life experiences

Certificate of Participation

Celebrate your experience with a certificate of participation awarded by Teaching Monk.

Meditation Clinic

The retreat offers a unique opportunity to talk with a monk whom you can ask any questions, doubts, or concerns you have in life and learn how a Buddhist monk uses Buddhist philosophy to deal with daily problems in today’s fast-changing and unpredictable environment.
Topics of the

3-day Life-Changing Program

The myth of body and mind

Understand the nature of the mind and scientific benefits of being present

Getting to know your intuition

Develop a high-resolution awareness of your thoughts, emotions, and habits

Designing your own karma

Understand what you need to do and to avoid in order to become the master of your destiny

The art of forgiveness

Tips to forgive yourself and forget all past mistakes with the power of loving kindness

Venue

Latvia

Niedras Lake Resort is located in Biksti parish, 80 km from Riga. It offers a comfortable stay in wooden cottage houses and a large hall for meditation and other activities overviewing the magnificent open fields, trees and Zebrus lake while resting the mind on natural serenity.

Instructors

Venerable Phra John Paramai commonly known as LP John, a world class speaker and trainer who has been guiding meditation sessions and offered thematic lectures in 50 countries for more than 30,000 participants. He also teaches online meditation sessions and Buddhism on the Mind Stories community.

Watch his video.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Spiritual Dialog
Yoga Practice
Loving Kindness Meditation
Spiritual Dialogue
Work-Life Balance
Meditation with nature
Peace and happiness
Daily Mindfulness

Pricing

per person

Confirmed participants will be requested to make the payment of the participation fee. Please note, the early bird offer is valid for participants registering and paying before September 20th, 2018. The full participation fee of 200 euro must be paid by November 1st, 2018.

Please note that the participation fee is purely to cover the food and accommodation costs. The retreat is not for profit and organized voluntarily by the Peace Revolution Latvia in collaboration with Make Room Europe under the guidance of the Teaching Monk.

What's included

  • Pick-up service from Riga airport and departure to Niedras Lake Resort
  • 2 Nights Accommodation for 1 person in a cottage house for 4 people
  • 3 meals a day and coffee breaks
  • Teaching materials
  • Meditation clinic with a Teaching Monk

What's NOT included

  • Travel & Health insurance
  • Taxis and transport taken outside of the stated itinerary
  • Yoga Mat/Meditation cushion (for own comfort)
  • Tips/gratitude
Your day looks like this

Daily Schedule

Friday: 23 November

Time Activity
11.00-16.00 Pick-Ups at the Airport / Registration at "Niedras" Lake Resort & Welcome Smoothie
16.30-17.30 Getting to know each other with Light Dinner
18.30-20.30 Opening of the Retreat & Evening session: The Art of Being Present (BAC practice) by Monk John

Saturday: 24 November

Time Activity
6.00 Wake-up call : Prepare your body and mind for a peaceful day!
6.30-7.00 Loving-kindness Meditation : Spreading love to all living beings
7.00-7.30 Exercise : Energize your body!
7.30-8.30 Breakfast
9.00-9.30 Group activity : Building a positive team dynamic
9.30-11.00 Morning Meditation & Teaching: Digital Detox: reconnect with your true self! - by Monk John
11.00-11.30 "Be at the Center" Talk : Sharing meditation and mindfulness experiences
11.30-13.00 Lunch
13.00-14.30 Snowmen Parade in Dobele : Exploring the local town of Southern Latvia - Dobele
15.00-16.30 Afternoon Meditation & Teaching: an inconvenient truth of Habits : by Monk John
16.30 - 18.00 Meditation Clinic with Teaching Monk : Meditation Clinic offers a unique opportunity to talk privately to a monk. You can ask any questions or concerns you have in life and learn how a Buddhist monk uses Buddhist philosophy to deal with daily problems in today’s fast-changing and unpredictable environment.
18.00 - 19.00 Light dinner
19.00 -19.30 Rest time
19.30 - 21.00 Evening Meditation & Teaching: The Organized Mind (Four Responsibilities, Life Balance and Universal Goodness) - by Monk John

Sunday: 25 November

Time Activity
6.00 Wake-up call : Prepare your body and mind for a peaceful day!
6.30 - 7.00 Loving-kindness Meditation : Spreading love to all living beings
7.00 - 7.30 Mindful Walking : Walking meditation: connecting to the energy of the picturesque surroundings
7.30 - 8.30 Breakfast
9.00 - 9.30 Opportunities : Exploring opportunities offered by the World Peace Initiative Foundation
9.30 - 11.30 Morning Meditation & Teaching: Emotional Intelligence Best Practice - the Art of Forgiveness by Monk John
11:30 - 13:00 Lunch
13.00-15.00 Afternoon Meditation & Teaching: Bringing Retreat Home - by Monk Jonh
15.00-15.30 Tea, coffee & Refreshments
15.30 - 16.00 "Be at the Center" Talk : Sharing meditation and mindfulness experiences
16.00 - 17.00 Closing Ceremony/ Group photo/ Offering Homework
17.00 - 18.00 Candlelight meditation
18.00 onward Departure from the Lake Resort "Niedras"

FOR MORE INFO

We are just an email away

Phone: (+371) 26 111 319 (Latvia)

WhatsApp: (+371) 26 111 319

Email: agnija@wpifoundation.org

Skype: agnija_kazusa

“DOBELE SNOWMEN PARADE”

Every winter white, mighty Snowmen have been increasingly establishing themselves in the streets and squares of Dobele. Already for the fifth year, Dobele becomes a meeting place of the great Snowmen. It is the only city in the Baltic States and Europe where all through winter, regardless of the weather conditions, you can meet with the mighty tall Snowmen. Every year, the Snowmen Parade in the streets and squares of Dobele is expanding, some even say the snowmen are taking over Dobele when the first snow falls. Once the winter comes you can meet more than 30 Snowmen of different size and character. Every year among the snowmen we can find Skiers, Hockey players, Musicians, Poets, Drivers, Janitors, Doctors and Bakers.

Upcoming Fellowships

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