France: Postponed 6-day retreat for The Work That Reconnects (in English) dates are still to be confirmed
Oct 1 @ 4:00 pm - Oct 6 @ 11:00 am€180 – €240
Dear ones in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this 6 day gathering is suspended until further notice. May you stay connected to the routines and practices that bring you inner peace and may you fare gently on these waves of impermanence and change while remembering that you are whole and you are not alone. May we all find ways to support each other. For all beings, Manon
The next gathering will be as soon as conditions allow us to come together for our group experience. Hopefully that will be in Autumn of this year. Planned are several online offerings, I will keep you posted on my website.
Welcome to this wonderful gathering in France to fully experience this empowering work amidst nature. Taking time to let this work move through you and be with the land. Led by Manon Danker, an experienced facilitator from the Netherlands who completed her facilitators-training with Joanna Macy in 2015. Manon is a sociologist en studied environmental sciences. Read more on her website: elemental-journey.com. During this retreat she will be supported by Lida Hospers who is a Shambhala teacher.
In this gathering we go through the full spiral. In doing so we explore our deep belonging and care for the world.
We start with gratitude and feel the nourishment of this ancient practice of giving thanks. We will be with the land and explore the wonder of being alive.
Together we create a safe space so we can be really present for all the feelings that live inside us and open for our pain for the world. Witnessing and supporting each other in this often lonely place is liberating, empowering.
In the third step of the spiral we move to seeing with new eyes. We tap into the wisdom of our ancient heritage and strengthen our awareness beyond our species and broaden our experience of time. Here we breathe deep time and deep ecology.
In the fourth step of the spiral we harvest our gifts and let our deep longing speak to fuel us, to be present for the changes we want to see in our daily lives, the world, in honor of all beings.
In our retreat there is room for inner exploration. At the same time it offers the value of group work, which offers support, is synergistic and generates community. We will use rituals, meditations, bodywork, open dialogue, storytelling and nature connection practices. Our interconnectedness with all beings is central in this working method.
Note: the registration goes through the Shambhala Center
For general inquiries and registration: Email: [email protected]
Phone: +33 (0)5 55 03 55 52 during office times Monday to Friday: 10:00-12:30 and 14:00-17:00
Retreat Arrival day (June 1st): Orientation talk at 8 pm. You’re invited to come from 4 pm in order to register and settle in your room. Dinner is served at 6.45 pm. End of program (June 5th): Closing circle and Banquet in the evening.
Departure day (June 6th): You may leave anytime (no programme). You’re welcome to stay for lunch.
This programme is taught in English.