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France: Postponed to 2021 our 6-day retreat The Work That Reconnects (in English)

May 10, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - May 15, 2021 @ 11:00 am CEST

€180 – €240

Dear ones in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this 6 day gathering is suspended until further notice. These dates are still tentative so they may change. Please contact me before planning your attendance. Meanwhile 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

This gathering is postponed to 2021. More information will follow a soon as possible. Contact Manon Danker to stay informed, email [email protected]

We plan to welcome you 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 and 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.


At the moment future participants are asked to sign up for the list to stay informed about the planned dates in 2021. You can do so with Manon Danker at [email protected]

This the planned itinerary

Retreat Arrival day 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 Closing circle and Banquet in the evening.

Departure day  You may leave anytime (no programme). You’re welcome to stay for lunch.

This programme is taught in English.

Programme pricing: Regular 240 €,  Concession 180 €, Early Bird 204 €

Accommodation and food is paid separately and 41 €  per night for full board * includes standard accommodation and all meals

Location Centre Shambhala Dechen Chöling
Le Mas Marvent, Rue du Château, 87700 Saint-Yrieix-sous-Aixe, France


May 10, 2021 @ 4:00 pm CEST
May 15, 2021 @ 11:00 am CEST
€180 – €240
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Centre Shambhala Dechen Chöling
Le Mas Marvent, Rue du Château, 87700
Saint-Yrieix-sous-Aixe, France
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