Stable Mind, Open Heart: A 5-Day Mindfulness Meditation Retreat, Dec 26-31, 2019

The program
The Mindfulness Meditation Retreat is based on the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) principles developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli at the Center for Mindfulness in the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Program Goals

  • Provide a safe and nourishing environment for the cultivation and development of a deep and grounded mindfulness meditation practice.
  • Foster a rigorous retreat experience, independent of any religious outlook, that fulfills Oasis Institute prerequisites.
  • Offer excellent support and guidance from highly trained and experienced MBSR teachers.
  • Practice noble silence to develop a strong container for deepening meditation practice.

Attendance Requirement
Participants must attend all practice sessions.

Attitudes to Cultivate:

  • Non-judging
  • Patience
  • Beginner’s mind
  • Trust
  • Non-striving
  • Acceptance
  • Letting go

Retreat Expectations

  • Self-care
  • Confidentiality
  • Listening and participating
  • Silence
  • Non-disruptive
  • Genuine effort
  • No food or drink (except water) in meditation room

Program Details
Registration takes place from 2– 5 pm on December 26th, 2019. Please arrive before 5 pm to check in and settle into your accommodations. Your program begins with dinner, followed by an orientation. The retreat ends at 11:00 am on December 31st.  Further specifics regarding your program’s schedule will be available upon arrival. If applicable, you will receive an email from the program coordinator in the week prior to your program with any additional information you may need.

Sample Daily Schedule
7:00    Program Session
8:00    Breakfast
9:00    Program Session
12:30  Lunch
1:30    ROTA (community work period) and Rest
3:00    Program Session
4:30    Tea
5:00    Program Session
6:30    Dinner
7:30    Program Session
9:00    Session Ends
10:30  Lights Out

Accommodation and meals (payment directly to the monastery):
Shared double room, in a two-room apartment, with shared bath/toilet (4 pers) DKK 5.452,50
Single room, in a two-room apartment, with shared bath/toilet (2 pers) DKK 6.390,00
I an monastery cell DKK 8.640,00
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Teaching Fee (payment to the teachers):
3000 DKK.
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Cancellation policy:
$200 USD/ 1320 DKK Non-Refundable cancellation fee applicable at any time.
Your payment (less the non-refundable cancellation fee) will be refunded if we are notified by November 1, 2019, that you need to cancel your registration.

No refunds are available after November 26, 2019, except on compassionate grounds.
A minimum of 20 registrants is required to offer this retreat.  In the unlikely event that the course is canceled, Psykolog Dorthe Djernis, is responsible only for a full refund of the registration fee and not for transportation or travel expenses, hotel accommodations or any miscellaneous expenses.

For further information:

Danish: Dorthe Djernis dorthe@djernis.net

English: Janet Solyntjes janet@thecenterforcourageousliving.com

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