Planned Bhante EU Retreats 2020

Following a peaceful and successful retreat with Bhante Vimalaramsi the UK in March/April 2019, we are very fortunate for the opportunity to bring Bhante back to Europe in 2020 for two 10-day silent retreats, one in Germany and one in the Netherlands.

Dates are set for September September 28 to Oct 8u for the first one in Germany, and October 11 to October 21 for the second one in the Netherlands. Each retreat can have up to 30 meditators.

We are finalizing the exact details for both retreats, including location and costs. We are considering multiple options for the locations. Retreat costs will be approximately 950-1050 euro, including all food and lodging. Dana for Bhante can be donated at the end of the retreat.

Both retreats will serve vegetarian and vegan food (no meat will be served). If you have any diet issues please note on future application

For both retreats the schedule is the same as all other retreats with Bhante:

Day 1

  • Arrival and Registration time will begin between 2-4PM. Evening 6PM opening talk will include site orientation, guidelines for retreat, basic meditation instructions. Light dinner on arrival at 5pm. No lunch.

Day 2

  • Begin Retreat. the retreat will be a silent retreat under 8 precepts, with daily interviews. This is a Metta-Vipassana Retreat.  Daily schedule same as DSMC

Day 3

  • Start daily interviews at 9AM and 2PM

Day 11 – last day of the retreat

  • The retreat will officially end after morning service, meditation and breakfast.

Daily Routine
5:00 am      Wake up (your alarm clock)
5:30 am      Taking Refuges and Precepts – Sitting 30 min  & walking 15-20 min, and repeat.
7:00 am     Breakfast -Bell
7:45 am       Sitting and walking meditation to 11am
—9:00 am       Individual Interviews with Bhante start
11:00 am   Lunch – Bell
12:30 pm     Rest and Nap – 1 hour
1:30 pm       Sitting and walking meditation
5:30  pm    Tea  time 
6:00  pm      Dhamma talk and discussion
8:00 pm       Sitting and walking meditation
10:00 pm    BedtimeDiet:

Bhante has agreed to come to Europe for 2 consecutive retreats, one in Germany (Sept 28 – Oct 8), and the second one in the Netherlands (Oct 11 – Oct 21). Each retreat can host 30 meditators. Please use the links below to register. We will update this web page with more details, so stay tuned.

September 28 – October 6 2020
October 11 – October 21 2020