23 – 28 June, 2017
This retreat will explore different qualities of love, both as the natural resting places of the clarified heart, and as qualities we can train and develop. The retreat will explore the 4 immeasurable qualities of heart as taught by the Buddha – Care, Compassion, Joy and Spaciousness, and will also look at other qualities of heart such as devotion and faith. The retreat will include a period each day of chanting and other devotional practices.
The retreat will be held mostly in silence, except for times indicated by the teacher.
The retreat conforms to guidelines for MBSR instructors fulfilling retreat training requirements.
Dana offerings express your appreciation and support for the time, wisdom and care with which the teachers support you. As a guide, please consider teaching fees for equivalent workshops. Dana can be offered at the end of the retreat either in cash or by Credit card.
Camping – €225 + €10 membership
Women’s dorm – €275 + €10 membership
Shared room – €325 + €10 membership
Single rooms are now FULL
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
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.