31 July – 5 August, 2017
Author of Dharma Punx, Against The Stream, The Heart of the Revolution and Refuge Recovery, is a Buddhist teacher, author and counselor. He has created a Buddhist approach to addiction recovery called Refuge Recovery, that includes peer lead meetings as well as a professional treatment center. He is also the founding teacher of Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society, with centers in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Nashville and over 20 affiliated groups around North America. He teaches meditation classes, workshops and retreats internationally. Noah holds a Masters degree in counseling psychology and lives in Los Angeles.
During this 5 day Insight Meditation retreat we will focus our attention on our breath, body, heart and mind. The instructions will be based upon the Four Foundations of Mindfulness in combination with exercises in loving-kindness and compassion. Each day will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, Dharma talks and interviews.
Using a hybrid of mindfulness and loving-kindness meditation techniques, Noah will offer an experience of the teachings and practices of early Buddhism. We will learn how to develop a greater sense of care for ourselves and for our world through the revolutionary practices of the Dharma. These practices will guide us to a path of meditative awareness, which can alleviate and end suffering.
This silent retreat will explore the many ways that true spiritual practice is an engagement with life that goes against the stream of the confusion of this world and is therefore an act of rebellion. This ancient path of awakening our own deepest wisdom and compassion is accessible to all who choose it. We hope that you will join us.
For further information about this retreat, please read carefully all details below, which includes important information about your stay.
US$ 200 (before 31 March 2017)
US$ 225 (after 31 March 2017)
Payable via PayPal to: Noah@refugerecoverycenters.com
Camping – €270 + €10 membership
Women’s dorm – €330 + €10 membership
Shared room – €390 + €10 membership
Single room – €480 + €10 membership
This event must be paid in full at the time of registration. Payment is by Paypal and credit card through the online registration process.
Once you have completed the process, you will receive a confirmation email with the details of your booking. If you do not receive this email, (check spam folder first) or you experience any difficulties booking, please contact us directly by email or telephone.
If there is a cancellation, the event is refundable, less a €100 administration fee, until one month before the event begins, and 50% refundable until 14 days before the event. If you cancel less than 14 days before the event start date then there is no refund.
You are welcome to arrive between 14h and 20h on the opening day of this event.It is not possible to arrive before this date unless you are attending a previous retreat.
Rooms need to be vacated by 10h, on the closing day of this event and we ask that you leave by 15h. Lunch is the last meal which you are welcome to stay for. It is not possible to stay on at Le Moulin, unless you are attending the next retreat.
ROOMS All rooms in the main house share two bathrooms and toilets on each floor of the building. There are no en-suites.
The Garden dormitory (women only) has beds for up to 8 people. There is a short walk to the shower and toilet complex, therefore a torch is recommended.
We provide bedding and towels for all rooms.
CAMPING If you are camping you need to bring your own tent, warm sleeping bag, ground sheet, and anything else to make you comfortable. You need to bring your own towel and toiletries and a torch can be useful.
During your stay here, you will be offered 3 healthy and nutritionally balanced vegetarian meals. The main meal of the day is Lunch time with a lighter supper of soup, bread and spreads in the evening time. We endeavour to use organic and fair-trade ingredients as much as possible and are on the road to being 100% organic.
For those who are vegan, wheat, gluten or diary free, or have any other dietary restrictions, we can provide on request a simple diet of steamed vegetables, a simple protein such as lentils, pulses and a simple carbohydrate. We are sorry but we are unable to offer any other more specialised diets.
Hots drinks are available all day.
MEDITATION AND YOGA
We provide meditation mats, cushions, chairs and shawls.
We have enough yoga mats for up to 50 people, however if you use yoga props, you need to bring your own.
DAILY SCHEDULE AND MOULIN GUIDELINES
See a sample schedule of a previous retreat. (Please note this is just an example and may differ on this retreat)
Click here for Le Moulin guidelines. Please read before arriving.
WHAT TO BRING
Please bring indoor shoes/slippers for the main building,
An alarm clock
Torch if you are camping or staying in the garden dormitory.
Comfortable loose clothing for sitting and walking meditation, plus exercise practice.
Appropriate clothing for cool and hot weather.
A towel if you are camping
A european power adapter
Your own cup (optional)
It can get very hot in the height of the summer, so sun hats, water bottles, and sun cream can be useful. However as we are next to a river, the mornings and evenings can be quite cool, so do bring a warm jumper/jacket. If you are camping be prepared for hot and cool temperatures and a warm sleeping bag is recommended.
KARMA YOGA ~ Giving of service
Moulin de Chaves is a non profit Association. Everyone who comes here on retreat contributes one hour of their time each day towards the running of the Moulin. This may be anything from washing up, veggie chopping, cleaning, or gardening. We thank you in advance for helping us in this way.
The Moulin de Chaves operates as a French registered Non Profit Association (loi 1901). In order to maintain this status, all activities are offered as a service to Association members. When you arrive you will be asked to pay an annual subscription of €10 which allows us to offer events at the Moulin for the lowest possible cost. Without membership, we would have to operate as a profit-oriented, tax-paying organization.
Please click here to find out more details on how to get to Le Moulin.