“Healing and Happiness are Possible: Reconciliation with Self and Others”
7 day intimate retreat in SW France offering teachings and practices from psychosynthesis, Buddhist psychology, and mindfulness.
(Date to be announced)
Come home to yourSelf! Enjoy the gift of a hands-on, small group retreat in a serene, natural environment perfect for inner reflection and exploration to reconnect with Self.
Enjoy mindful living and practice in a comfy, private, inspiring center with a small number of other retreatants… with space and time for solitary relaxation and meditation.
In this 7-day adventure examine the convergence of spirituality and science… overlaps of neuroscience, Buddhist philosophy, and psychosynthesis. Supported by a small group of committed, like-minded explorers, learn and explore in a ‘family’ environment, living, eating and preparing food together. Share, learn, and practice mindful living through inner and outer explorations to heal and cultivate happiness, while playing and visiting a beautiful, historic and authentic part of SW France!
Make your appointment with Life! Explore and experience the authentically possible and learn to live each moment deeply, with presence.
Learn to bring gentle, mindful attention to all facets of your life and explore the ‘art of happiness’ and the ‘art of suffering’.
Learn to embrace suffering to suffer less!
Consciously cultivate happiness and joy and rewire for well-being.
Release unconscious hijacking of conditioned responses and triggers keeping you small, stuck, and endlessly reliving what doesn’t work.
With mindful awareness and intentionality, choose freedom and step toward highest potential!
Healing and Happiness 7-day Program and Objectives:
- Cultivate a compassionate heart and mind not because it’s ‘right’ but because it’s your birthright and potential, who you are…
Follow the path of bodiccita-loving kindness and compassion, and understand the neuroscience behind this ancient spiritual practice. Create new neural pathways to experience life with love and understanding, instead of harsh criticism and judgment.
Understand how gratitude and ‘taking in the good’ can reverse our brain’s ingrained negativity biais.
Vipassana /Looking deeply: Acquire the U-turn habit; instead of running from what scares you, learn to welcome and embrace vulnerability and nurture what is asking for attention and care.
Dis-identification: Explore and practice dis-identification to be free of the snare of unconscious, conditioned responses such as anger, reactivity, or hiding out.
Recognize triggers before they take control and transform ‘difficult’ emotions ( anger, fear, anxiety, jealousy …) to experience solidity, freshness and peace.
Cultivate and ‘water’ emotions/ states you want e.g. joy, love, compassion, happiness. Learn to live in the present moment, instead of prisoner to past regrets or future fears.
Widening the circle:
Create compassionate responses towards others. Release/forgive yourself and those who have hurt you. Learn to begin anew and reach out to create relationships that support and nurture you!
Explore the deep wisdom and overlapping teachings/ practices between psychosynthesis and Eastern spirituality – Buddhism and Hindouism.
Become your own best friend…a spiritual friend who cares and is there for you!
Live the Bodhisattva aspiration of loving kindness for all…starting with yourself!
Accommodation and Pricing
(Prices based per person double occupancy; 2 single ‘suites’ available with private bathroom: add 45 euros/night)
- AAP member: 895 Euros; Non-member: 985 Euros
- AAP member: 995 Euros: Non -member: 1086 Euros
- 7 day retreat and seminar;
- 2 half-day guided visits to Sarlat and Rocamadour;
- 6 nights accommodation (single or double occupancy) + meals (6 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 4 dinners) in a private cosy, retreat center with extensive gardens and natural surroundings.
Places limited.Register soon. Carpe Diem!