Summer Meditation4 August - 11 August 2019 / CANCELLED
Meditating, being creative, and active in nature
Getting things moving, unfolding your own creativity, getting active and simply being human. That’s what the summer retreat is for – with plenty of space. After all, our daily lives often look different. HIGHER – FASTER – BETTER seems to be the motto, not only in professional life, but also at university or school.
Be it students, people who have both feet on the ground in terms of work or those who are not sure about decisions about their path: Hardly anyone finds calmness or leisure in the hectic pace of daily life. Meditation, as well as activity, summer zest for life/joie de vivre, fun in nature, and community experience take centre stage during this retreat.
Live in the present moment! Mindfulness meditation for young people
Mindfulness means letting go of often oppressive thoughts of the past, or future tasks, and resting in the HERE and NOW completely. One becomes aware of emerging thoughts and feelings, but without judging or holding on to them. The positive effects of mindfulness meditation have been investigated well and proven by a wide range of scientific studies. Furthermore, regular practice of mindfulness can foster the development of emotional intelligence, a key skill and capacity both for your professional and private life.
This is where the SUMMER RETREAT comes in. It offers the opportunity to learn and practice mindfulness meditation in a wonderful setting, with like-minded people from all over the world; and to prepare for upcoming challenges at university, school or work.
Meditating, practicing mindfulness, enjoying nature – celebrating summer!
The retreat manor “Gut Alte Heide” (old moor) is idyllically situated in the countryside, in the heart of the Bergisches Land mountain range – a place of rest and mindfulness, ideal for encounters and inspiring thoughts. Open-air meditation, contemplative and meditative walks, but also plenty of time for exercise and the creative process: the summer retreat makes it possible. Sitting together at the campfire in the evening, or spending some me-time with a panorama of forest and meadows. The retreat offers a wonderful mix of action and relaxation.
Another unique facet of this retreat is the gathering of different nationalities and cultures in a secular context. Meditation and mindfulness, meeting people, and the joy of living take centre stage.
In summer nature beckons us to explore, go outside, enjoy life – without any agenda, to-do lists or time pressure.Summer Meditation
Seeing young people discover meditation in a friendly environment is the greatest motivation I can imagine. In parallel, I discover myself, step by step – this experience remindes me where I came from – a fresh beginners mind. Very precious.