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Eight-Day Silent Meditation Retreat in France

Join Shôken Michael Stone and community for an 8 day silent meditation retreat. This retreat, taught in English, integrates the techniques of Vipassana with the schedule and basic forms of Zen. It is organized to give new students plenty of support in establishing a meditation practice. As well, experienced meditators will learn how to drop into deeper levels of practice. Silent retreats are where most students experience breakthroughs in their practice.

Le Moulin de Chaves1463526
24640 Cubjac, France, Cubjac France, FR
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Type of Event

  • Retreat

Yoga Styles

When

Jun 22 to
Jun 29
2015
14:00 pmto14:30 pm

JUN 22
14h - Arrive and settle
16h - Registration opens
18h - Dinner
19h - Orientation, sitting, walking and bowing instruction
2030h - Rest or optional sitting/walking

JUN 23-28
630h - Wake-up
715h - Sitting and chanting
8h - Breakfast
9h - Work meditation
945h - Stop work, clean up
10h - Alternating sitting/walking meditation
1120h - Prepare room for yoga
1130h - Physical practice(s), self guided in silence
13h - Lunch
14h - Rest or work period for afternoon kitchen crew
1530h - Alternating sitting/walking meditation
1640h - Dharma talk
1730h - Sit or outdoor walking
18h - Dinner
19h - Rest or work period for evening kitchen crew
2030h - Alternating sitting/walking meditation
2120h - Chant then rest or optional sitting/walking

JUN 29
630h - Wake-up
715h - Sitting and chanting
8h - Breakfast
9h - Work meditation
945h - End of work period, clean up
10h - Talk: bringing the practice home
11hr - Closing council
13h - Lunch and ending of silence
14h - Clean-up
1430 - Home

Price

450 €

$450 (approx. €320)
plus food and accommodations at Le Moulin de Chaves
Camping €320
Women’s dorm €420
Shared rooms €480
Single rooms €600

Full Description

June 22 - 29 2015
Le Moulin de Chaves
Cubjac, France
An opportunity to drop deep into silence, mature your meditation practice, and touch your awakened nature.

Join Shôken Michael Stone and community for an 8 day silent meditation retreat. This retreat, taught in English, integrates the techniques of Vipassana with the schedule and basic forms of Zen. It is organized to give new students plenty of support in establishing a meditation practice. As well, experienced meditators will learn how to drop into deeper levels of practice. Silent retreats are where most students experience breakthroughs in their practice.

Meals are vegetarian and gluten-free, there is daily yoga, afternoon dharma talks, and opportunities for one-on-one meetings with Michael Stone. Limited to 55 students.

As we strive to be an open and inclusive community, accepting and supporting diversity in age, race, physical and mental abilities, as well as sexual orientation and gender identity* we welcome requests regarding accommodation.

*Our sangha is inclusive of trans and gender nonconforming people. We recognize that gender is not dependent on how someone looks and can be something other than male or female. One’s gender is often inferred by the pronoun used as reference (he/she/they). We encourage mindfulness around pronouns.

Dates
Seven Nights
Arrive by 14hr on June 22, 2015
Leave 1430hr on June 29, 2015

Cost
$450 (approx. €320)
plus food and accommodations at Le Moulin de Chaves
Camping €320
Women’s dorm €420
Shared rooms €480
Single rooms €600

Location
Le Moulin de Chaves
Le Maine Cubjac 24640
France

Le Moulin de Chaves is in the forested Dordogne region of south west France, outside the village of Cubjac, 120 km from Bordeaux International Airport, and 90 minutes from Limoges and Bergerac, each of which have a RyanAir airport.

How to Apply
Submit a completed application
Receive an acceptance email with link to registration
Register and pay at
Pay for accommodations at
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email us.

What to bring
Loose-fitting clothing for meditation, dark or muted in color, work clothing for indoor and outdoor work (outdoor shoes or boots are handy), toiletries, towel, flashlight, and your own bench, if needed. Le Moulin de Chaves provides meditation cushions, mats, and shawls.

Do not bring musical instruments, journals, books, cell phones, radios, alcohol or illegal drugs.