24 Aug – 4 Sept Silence in the Forest: 8-day Silent Meditation Retreat + 2-day Silent Communal Integration (Filling Up)
30 Sept – 9 Oct Autumn Harvest: 8-day Forest Rest & Reset Retreat
Ongoing Solo / Individual Dark Room Retreats (Filling Up)
*All retreats above will take place at our Retreat Home, The Inner Peace Sanctuary Tuscany
24 August – 4 September 2022
Silence in the Forest:
8-day Silent Meditation Retreat + 2-day Silent Communal Integration
In this longer retreat we combine Contemplation, Silence and Harmonious Communal Beingness by integrating the initial 8-days of complete noble silence with a conclusion of two non-verbal days of chanting, kirtan celebration, dance, sauna and silent togetherness.
You are invited to immerse yourself in the teachings & practices of Advaita Vedanta, non-dual tradition of India through the pathway of the Spiritual Heart (Hridaya) and Self-Inquiry and enjoy an integrative conclusion of chant & movement during the last two days of this retreat.
Designed as a non-dogmatic process aimed to benefit people from diverse backgrounds, this retreat is comprised by multiple sessions of meditation each day, guiding you gently through a number of techniques from Advaita Vedanta, Kashmiri Shaivism, Zen and Tibetan Buddhism as well as Middle Eastern Mysticism, complemented by a daily Hatha Yoga session, dharma discourse and delightful Sufi poetry to inspire all to go deeper.
This retreat is open to both, beginners and seasoned practitioners on any path and is held in complete noble silence after the introductory session upon arrival until the closing session on the last practice day.
Daily Schedule (subject to slight adjustments) :
7.30 – 9.30 Guided sitting Meditation with breaks
9.30 – 10.30 Breakfast
10.30 – 11.30 Morning Discourse on supportive Yogic & Meditation Topics
11.30 – 1.30 Meditative Traditional Hatha Yoga
1.30 – 4.30 Lunch, Integration & Rest
4.30 – 6.30 Guided Sitting Meditation with breaks
6.30 – 7 Individual practice time
7 – 7.30 Fruit & tea time
7.30 – 8.30 Q&A and Metta Bhavana/ Loving Kindness Meditation
Sliding scale EUR 847 – 947 (depending on your economic situation)
All incl. of all teachings ans sessions, yummy vegetarian / vegan meals, 11 nights in our 5-bed dorm, pick up & drop off from / at the nearest train station. Private or twin shared accommodation available at a higher contribution, please inquire. A deposit of EUR 49 via the button below secures your spot.
Please note that this retreat is limited to 12 people.
Arrival Day 24 August | Departure Day 4 September
Find pictures of the venue HERE.
30 Sept – 9 Oct 2022
Autumn Harvest Retreat:
8-day Rest & Reset in the Forest
This is our Favorite time of the year at the Inner Peace Sanctuary as Nature here, in gorgeous Tuscany, is preparing for the soft winter and a felt sense of going inwards is present both within and without. And so we invite you to this opportunity of going deeper into precious Rest, Reset, Silence and Nourishment while abiding in the easeful Inquiry of who you truly are.
Immerse yourself in the inherently Healing and Nurturing energy of the forest during Autumn Harvest, while the hills are changing colors every day, bathed in the soft golden autumn light.
Designed as an opportunity to come back to yourself, to go gently, to deeply rest and allow your nervous system to unwind, this retreat is a precious time to gift yourself before the winter months.
During this retreat we’ll all be enjoying silent mornings until lunch.
Daily Flow (subject to slight adjustments)* :
8.30 – 9.15 Guided Sitting Meditation and Mantra Chanting
9.30 – 11.30 Breakfast
11.30 – 13 Meditative Traditional Hatha Yoga
13.30 – Lunch, Rest & Forest walks (end of Daily Silence)
17.30 – 18.10 Supportive Yogic Discourse of the Day
18.15 – 19 Guided Sitting Meditation and Mantra Chanting
19.30 Dinner and Community Time
*There will be the opportunity for a complementary Tuscany exploration day with a trip to Lucca in the middle of the retreat
Sliding scale EUR 797 – EUR 997 (depending on your economic situation);
All incl. of all session and teachings, yummy vegetarian / vegan meals, 9 nights in our 5-bed dorm, sauna evening, pick up & drop off from / at the nearest train station. Private or twin shared accommodation available at a higher contribution, please inquire. A deposit of EUR 49 via the button below secures your spot.
Please note that this retreat is limited to 10 people.
Arrival Day 30 September | Departure Day 9 October
Find pictures of the venue HERE.
Ongoing Solo / Individual Dark Room Retreats
(Filling up for 2022)
We’ve been holding space for experienced practitioners to go deeper through the ancient practice of darkness retreat since 2012. At the moment we accommodate retreats from 3 days up to 49 days in our dedicated dark room facility in Tuscany. Please note that retreating in the dark is an advanced practice that is not to be approached lightly, hence we generally suggest starting with 3-7 days.
If you’d like to know more, please visit our dedicated page.