Big Summer-Retreat and day of mindfulness
with the monks and nuns from the EIAB and Plum Village
Summer-Retreat 2019

What to expect

The teachings emphasize the happiness and strength of communal practice. It is important for all retreatants to fully participate in all scheduled activities.

Sample Schedule (subject to change)
6:00    Wake-up
6:30    Sitting Meditation
7:15    Exercise
8:00    Breakfast
9:30    Dharma Talk
11:30   Walking Meditation
12:30   Lunch
15:00   Working Meditation
16:30   Dharma Sharing
18:00   Dinner
19:30   Orientation or Presentations or Sitting Meditation
21:30   Noble Silence

Retreatants are requested to refrain from smoking, drinking alcohol and sexual practice during the retreat to support the practice of monks, nuns and lay friends.

All retreatants will be assigned to a Family. In the Family of about 15-20 people you'll be able to share experiences and insights with other family members (Dharma Sharing). In the retreat are Dutch speaking Families and English speaking Families. On the online registration you can register your language of preference.
Working Meditation

All retreatants contribute to the retreat through working meditation, in activities such as arranging the meditation halls, preparing meals, cleaning bathrooms, emptying garbage, watering plants, washing pots, and cleaning the kitchen.

All meals during the retreat are vegan (no animal products, dairy, etc.). We cannot provide for special diets. Please provide your own medication or special foods if needed.

In case of emergency

Please make sure you can be reached on your cellphone during the retreat in case of an emergency at home. The phone number for the retreat (+31 (0) 6 2268 1750) is only for requests for information about the retreat. Don't forget to bring your cellphone charger.