Big Summer-Retreat and day of mindfulness
with the monks and nuns from the EIAB and Plum Village

Big Summer-Retreats and day of mindfulness with almost 100 monks and nuns from the EIAB and Plum Village

We are pleased to announce that Sister Chan Khong, Thay Phap An, Sr Chan Duc, Sr Dieu Nghiem, Thay Phap Ung, Brother Phap Xa and Sr Bi Nghiem will hold the Dharma lectures and also Dharma exchange Groups - among many other experienced monks and nuns from Plum Village and the EIAB.

Retreats and day of mindfulness 2019

05. - 10.08.2019 

LISTENING TO THE PROMPTINGS OF OUR HEART

German Retreat with the monks and nuns from the EIAB and Plum Village

Our intellectual understanding always brings us up against the limitations of our intellect. In fact there is more than that which we can grasp with our intellect and express in words. We often need to be able to come back to ourselves with the practice of mindful breathing and walking in order to touch the intuition which is available in us all.

When we follow the wisdom of our heart our life can be in accord with the deepest levels of understanding and we can be in harmony with others and with life as a whole. We can develop deep understanding and compassion for our self and our loved ones and we can face difficulties with a true acceptance.

Language of Dharma talk:

Language: English and German – with the respective translations


Most of the Dharma Talks will be in English with consecutive translation into German. There will be an English-speaking sharing group.

The children’s programme will be in German. There will also be a teens programme where English and German will be spoken.

 

Registration until 31 July 2019 and only on our website   click here

11.08.2019

RESTING IN THE HERE AND NOW

A Day of Mindfulness

A Dharma Talk and other meditation practices led by the monks and nuns of Plum Village.

Time: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.,

Doors open at 09.00

Language of Dharma talk: English with translation into German

A day of mindfulness is a wonderful opportunity to be able to devote ourselves to mindful living in its many aspects. We begin the day by listening to a guided meditation which helps us to leave behind the hustle and bustle of the outside world and come back to take care of ourselves.

We shall then listen to the chanting of the monks and nuns who have been trained to chant in such a way that helps us to give rise to compassion for ourselves and for those we love. After that we have a Dharma talk. A Dharma talk is to help us touch levels of our consciousness that we may never have touched. It can be compared to a piece of music more than to a university lecture. We allow the words to penetrate us without using our intellect to agree or not agree with what is being said. Then we shall practise walking meditation together. This wonderful practice of arriving in every step which will be most useful for us in our life at home in order to be in touch with the wonders of nature or to calm ourselves when we are in a difficult situation.

If the weather is fine we shall sit outside on the lawn to enjoy mindful eating in silence: a chance to feel deep gratitude for the food we have to eat and the friends who are with us. After lunch we shall be guided in total relaxation and then have a chance to ask our questions of senior monks and nuns.

Language of Dharma talk:

Language of Dharma talk: English with translation into German 

Registration only on our website: https://www.eiab.eu/day-of-mindfulness-en    

Register only on our website:   click here

12. - 17.08.2019

EMBRACE LIFE IN YOUR ARMS.

Dutch Retreat with the monks and nuns from the EIAB and Plum Village

In the chaos of our daily life we can often lose courage and come near to despair. When we learn how to embrace everything that happens in life, we can discover much that is good and nourishing.

When we recognise and appreciate the many conditions for happiness that are available for us then we regain strength and courage for the challenges we face.

 In this retreat we learn about the simple and grounded practice of mindfulness, which allows us in even the greatest storms of life to remain calm and serene. Then we can accept and embrace our life with all its gifts whether they be joys or difficulties.

Language of Dharma talk:

The Dharma Talks and other activities will be in English or Dutch with consecutive translation. 

There will be a children’s programme in Dutch and teens programme in Dutch and English.

Registration only by internet: https://www.eiab.eu/dutch-retreat

Registration until 05 August 2019 and only by internet   click here

18.08.2019

VIETNAMESE Day of Mindfulness

A Dharma Talk and other meditation practices led by the monks and nuns of Plum Village in Vietnamese

Time: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.,

Doors open at 09.00

Language of Dharma talk:

Language of Dharma talk: Vietnamese

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