Communal living, sharing, meditation and time for your individual work.Between the 7th of December, 2020 and the 3rd of April, 2021
7th December 2020 – 3rd April 2021
Language: English & French
Has Covid closed your office, allowing you to live and work where you choose?
In these socially distanced days, are you missing meditating with others, being with Sangha?
Have you dreamed of a longer stay at the moulin, integrating your formal practice into every day life?
This winter, we are opening the moulin for stays of anything from 2 weeks to 4 months. Living in community together, with time for meditation, communal living and sharing, and for your individual work or projects.
Sat Dec 7th to Sat Apr 3rd. Minium stay 2 weeks. (Arrivals on Mondays only)
Individual rooms (or doubles for couples) in the main building (maximum of 15 people at a time).
Who can participate?
Anyone who has sat at least one multi-day, silent meditation retreat (at the moulin or elsewhere).
Teaching fee: Dana
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.
Accommodation & Food
Single rooms €700 + €10 membership (2 week minimum stay).
Single rooms €700 + €10 membership (2 week minimum stay)
€350 per week (€50 per day) for the first two weeks
€300 per complete week thereafter.
Morning and evening group meditation is scheduled. You are expected to participate in at least one group sitting each day.
Kitchen rota for shared meals and common living, plus one hour a day of household tasks.
Silent mornings in the communal areas, though you can still work and be online in your rooms
How to pay
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 a participant should cancelled this event 2 months before the starting date, it is refundable less a €100 administration fee. If cancelled 1 month before the event, 50% is refundable . If cancelled less than 1 month before the event, there is no refund.
Participants may wish to take out an insurance to cover themselves in case of any eventuality
If the moulin should cancel this event, it would return all monies paid by participants for moulin accommodation.
BECAUSE OF THE COVID-19 CONTAMINATION SOME OF THE INFORMATION BELOW IS NO LONGER RELEVANT. PLEASE READ THIS INFORMATION CONCERNING COVID-19.
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.
We have several accommodation options; Single room, shared room or fully equipped Moulin tents in the warmer season. For certain retreats it is also possible to camp in your own tent.
All bedrooms in the main house share two bathrooms and toilets on each floor of the building. We provide bedding and towels for all rooms and all Moulin tents.
If you choose to stay in a moulin tent, available for either one or two people, we will provide everything you need. A bed ( yes a bed!!) quilt, bedding, lighting, torch, towel, and anything else to make you comfortable. The tent will also have space to keep your luggage and belongings.
CAMPING IN YOUR OWN TENTS
If the retreat you choose offers the option to camp in your own tent, please bring the following: your own tent, ground sheet, warm sleeping bag, a towel, a torch, and anything else to make you comfortable.
As the weather can be changeable, we highly recommend you bring a warm jumper or fleece, even in the summer time.
During your stay here, you will be offered 3 healthy and nutritionally balanced vegetarian meals. The main meal of the day is lunch with a lighter supper of soup, salad, bread and spreads in the evening time. We endeavour to use organic and fair-trade ingredients as much as possible (around 80% organic), combined with locally sourced produce that is farmed in a sustainable way.
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, meditation 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.
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, if possible not your mobile phone.
Torch if you are camping.
Comfortable loose clothing for sitting and walking meditation, plus exercise practice.
Appropriate clothing for cool and hot weather.
A towel if you are camping in your own tent (selective retreats only)
A european power adapter
Your own cup (optional)
Mosquito repellant if you are camping
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. The annual subscription of €10 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.