Vipassana light @ Pelion’20

June 2-12, 2020 (10 nights, 9 full days)

Teachers: Henk Barendregt (this year alone)

Location: Hotel Alexandros, Pelion, Greece.

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Pelion, Greece

Meditation style: Mahasi Sayadaw: walking meditation and sitting meditation focussing on the footsteps and on rising and falling of the abdomen, towards the increase of wholesome mind-states and the decrease of unwholesome ones. Each session last 45min. One learns to deal with change in life in a peaceful manner. See link above right “Theoretical background”, used for a course at Sapienza University in Rome, Italy.

The five living advises:
Being respectful towards life, possessions, sexuality (for the retreat: a friendly a-sexual attitude if one comes as single; couples are asked not to show intimacy in public), speech (in the mornings there is noble silence, in the afternoon one speaks truth and respectfully, without gossiping); no alcohol, tobacco, or drugs (medicines excepted; coffee is allowed).

Period: Retreat starts Tuesday June 2 at 19:00 with registration and an evening meal at 20:00. The retreat ends on Friday June 12 at 11:30.

Location: Attractive Kalikalos Campus Alexandros, Pelion, Greece. Participants bring their own meditation mat and pillow or bench (some are available).

Prices: full pension per person for 10 days: 345E tent; 500E twin room, 660E single room on basis of full (vegan/vegetarian) pension. Registration open. This price includes travel and sojourn for the teacher, teaching free of charge. Opportunity for expressing generosity (dana) towards the teacher will be given to the participants at the end of the retreat. Travel to be organised by participant.

Bursary: In case of financial problems to attend you may apply to Alexandros-Kalikalos center for a reduction of the price. Persons from the Balkan or former East-Europe countries may apply.

Arrival: travel to nearest airport Volos (alternatives: Thessaloniki or Athens plus busride) to be organised by participants. Pick-up from Volos airport or city bus station may be requested.

Registration open. Sending this form indicates intention to participate; after receiving acceptance and having paid your deposit (100E) the registration is valid. Maximum number of participants is 24.

Organisation: Kalikalos Holistic Holidays.

Payment instructions (using bank transfer with IBAN).
Email for Information.