Cultivating Natural Awareness
7-day Meditation Retreat with Alexis Santos
at Buddhistisches Haus Berlin (Frohnau)
June 17-24, 2018
In mindfulness meditation, we practice developing the qualities of mind and heart that lead to well-being and freedom. These
qualities, when cultivated, can free us from the suffering and stress that are the routine experiences of our lives.
On this retreat you will be guided in learning the foundations of mindfulness meditation while also exploring the development of wisdom. Emphasis will be on developing a relaxed continuity of awareness and a kind, compassionate attitude towards all that arises. The retreat is suitable for both new and experienced practitioners.
Alexis Santos has practiced insight meditation in India, Burma and the US since 2001, including several years as a Buddhist monk in Burma. A long-time student of Sayadaw U Tejaniya, Alexis’ teaching emphasizes knowing the mind through a natural and relaxed continuity. He brings a practical, intuitive and compassionate approach to the development of wisdom and the qualities
of the heart. He is a graduate of the Spirit Rock/IMS Teacher Training and can be found teaching retreats throughout the US and Europe.
Sunday, June 17 – Sunday, June 24
4:00 - 6:00pm arrival, check-in (arrival possible from 3:30pm)
6:00 - 6:45pm evening snack
7:00 – 7:30pm welcome and evening meditation
The retreat will close on Sunday with lunch (12:30 noon).
The course is open to both beginners as well as more experienced meditators of any kind of tradition.
The course language is English and the meditation instructions are easy to follow for everyone.
Food & Accommodation
The Buddhist House provides double or triple bedrooms with shared WC/ bathrooms.
Participants will be served breakfast and lunch as well as a small evening snack. All meals are vegetarian.
Participants may also attend the retreat without residing at the Buddhistisches Haus. Please indicate your preferences at your registration.
The course fee includes food and lodging. Moreover, it covers traveling costs as well as food and accommodation for the teacher and a small fee for the course organization. The course fee does not include a compensation for the teacher. According to the ancient Buddhist monastic traditions, teachers offer their retreat guidance based on donations. Donations can be given at the end of the course at the Buddhistisches Haus.
- With accommodation: 7 days incl. meals: 345,-€ + teacher donation
- Without accommodation: 7 days incl. meals: 240,-€ + teacher donation
We try to keep the costs low in order to make the course available for everyone. However, if you have troubles in paying the costs, please contact us via email. We will find a solution.
Cancellation and Refund Policy:
If your participation is cancelled 3 weeks before the beginning of the course, your course fees will be refunded with a cancellation fee of 20 €. In case of cancellation up until 10 days prior to the course, 50% of the course fee will be refunded. In case of cancellation within 10 days before the start of the course, you will be refunded 30% of your paid fees. In case you cancel on the last working day before opening day, the full course fee is due.
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