Arrival on Mon, 1 July, departure on Sun, 7 July, Marcevol, France
Please note: This retreat is open only for all senior students who
– are in the process of becoming,
– have finished the formal training (incl. module 3) and are considering to become,
– already are,
Graduate in Unity in Duality (STM)
After the succes of our retreat in Vallcebre in the last two years, we are happy to announce that we have planned again such a retreat for this year. The aim of the retreat is again to create the opportunity to strengthen your individual practice and condition, to support people in the process of becoming a graduate and most of all to further build on our international community, which we consider as of the utmost importance for the continuation and flourishing of UD in the coming years.
In the last years we all have greatly enjoyed the meditations, the discussions with Lene to clarify deeply some key- concepts of UD, the undisturbed time to write from this meditative base, the supportive sessions and the evenings of exchange. Hence we are mostly sticking to this formula and hope it will again be of use for the individual processes of all.
We are organizing this retreat for all senior students and graduates, who: are looking to deepen their personal process, or are considering (not necessarily having decided) to make their final paper and go for the international exam, are in the process of tentatively putting some words on paper, are writing a paper, are writing their cases, have made the examination but still need to send in their cases, etc. We hope that by this retreat these processes will be furthered and become more of a shared effort.
During this six days retreat, we will be having instruction, investigative meditation and exchange in the early morning, time for individual practice after that. Those who wish can continue this individual practice or one can take time to reflect on their individual process to start writing or continue writing in the afternoon. There will again be the opportunity to take sessions and individual tutoring with graduates and join the tutorclasses at the end of the afternoon. Some evenings are reserved for the exchange on how UD is changing our personal and professional life.
In this way, we hope to encourage and practically support each other in this individual process of becoming a graduate. Again, it is not necessary to have decided to go for the writing of a paper, wanting to get a taste of this process or to investigate whether this would suit you is a good motivation to join. For those who are in the process of writing, this would be a wonderful opportunity to completely immerse in the material and write from your deeper base.
The retreat will take place at the Prieure of Marcevol in the south of France in the Pyrenees.
The closest train station with international access and airport is in the city of Perpignan (see below Traveling).
For a small group of people there is the opportunity to bring a tent and camp in the yard, enjoying the view on the mountains. For those who do not know the Prieure and its surroundings: there is ample opportunity for hiking and enjoying the mountain scenery. And a swim in the Mediterranean or the waterfalls is also possible.
The retreat will start at the morning of Tuesday, 2 July and end in the evening of Saturday, 6 July.
Arrival will be on Monday, 1 July and departure on Sunday, 7 July.
The nearest train stations are Marquixanes or Vinca, which can be reached by TER from Perpignan main station. Perpignan is part of the TGV rail network in France. Trains can be booked at SNCEF Connect. Perpignan is also the closest airport.
If you plan to extend your trip or come earlier, the Pyrenees as well as the French and Spanish mediterranean sea offer many possibilities for vacationing.
Since we have to confirm our arrangements soon, we would appreciate if you could sent us as soon as possible wether you like to join this retreat. If you are considering to do so but not sure yet wether you can make it: please let us know too. E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Warm greetings and looking forward seeing you soon,
Lene Handberg, Cecilia Innanen, Christine Klett-Esters, Beate Salzburger, Sandrine Gousset, Genevieve Hamlet, Caroline Vossen, Frances Nijssen.