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K2228-1: Internationales Sommer-Retreat für Erwachsene - BE BEAUTIFUL - BE YOURSELF -

13.07.2022 - 17.07.2022

An International Adult Retreat with Thay Phap An, Sr Bi Nghiem, Thay Phap Xa and Sr Song Nghiem.

We are very much looking forward to our first international summer retreat for adults!

In this retreat we want to learn to let go of all expectations and pressure to perform so that we can simply be ourselves. Only in this way can we really relax and accept ourselves as we are, because chasing our own ideals wastes enormous energy resources and can lead to burnout. The Buddha teaches us how to find peace and happiness in the present moment and realize that we already have more than enough conditions to be happy.

We will look deep inside ourselves to see what we really need to be happy.

Retreat languages: English / German
Sharing groups in English, German and Dutch

Only an adult program is offered in this retreat.
Family retreats with children's program will take place in early August.

Please kindly read the following information carefully before booking:

A single participant can only book a single room.
A shared room can only be booked by those living in the same household or registering together.
For the security reasons, the options for a camper and commuter were cancelled.

Length of attending the retreat
Participating in the whole retreat is required. Coming earlier or later is impossible due to organizational reasons.

Registration procedure:
1. Sign up for the retreat using the online registration form, which can be found at the following link:
Please note that you shouldn't pay anything until you get an official booking confirmation including instructions on how to pay and other necessary information regarding the retreat.
2. Within 3 days of your booking, a confirmation of booking will be sent to you. Otherwise, there may be something wrong there and you need to email us to check it out.
3. Approx 7 days before the start of the retreat, we send you an announcement of the retreat situation and the other information about our EIAB regulations, which will be effective in the retreat.
4. About 4 days prior to the beginning of the retreat, a check-in email, which includes the information about your bedroom and so on, will be sent to you.

If you are in financial hardship or are a student, you can apply for a discount.
Please note that a discount is possible only when booking a room without a private shower and toilet.
If this is the case, please kindly email us at registrar@eiab.eu.

The Covid rule
See on the homepage of our website.

Brother Phap Xa

Bruder Phap Xa

Thay Phap Xa is a Dutch monk and Dharma teacher, who has been living and teaching at the EIAB since 2010. He studied and taught mathematics at the university in Enschede (Netherlands), but prefers to concentrate on solutions for a happier and more fulfilled life. Apart from his great interest in the teachings of the Buddha, he enjoys spending his time in contemplation and stillness in the way that...


Sister Bi Nghiem

Schwester Bi Nghiem

Sister Bi Nghiem, Adorment with compassion, was born and raised in Germany. She is a professional librarian and studied French and Italian literature in Montreal, Canada. She was ordained by Thich Nhat Hanh in 1998 and became a Dharma Teacher in 2006. Her special interest is interfaith dialogue....


Sister Song Nghiem

Schwester Song Nghiem

Sister Song Nghiem, Adorment with Parallel, was born in Vietnam. She received her PHD in chemistry from Darmstadt Technical University. She subsequently worked as a chemist in research and in industry. In 2003 Thay appointed her as a lay Dharma Teacher and a year later she was ordained as a nun by Thay. In 2012 she once again received the Dharma teacher lamp, this time as a nun. Her special inter...


Thay Phap An

Thay Phap An

Bhikshu Thích Chân Pháp Ấn is one of the elder disciples of Zen Master Thích Nhất Hạnh.

He received a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas in Austin in 1985. At the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), he received a Master of Science (MS) in Chemical Engineering in 1988 and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics in 1990. He was a Re...



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