A retreat is a period of withdrawal, away from everyday life for a while, so that you can meet yourself.
The most important characteristic of this daily life is the constant bombardment with stimuli from outside (newspapers, television, internet, social media) and from inside (thoughts and accompanying feelings). Although it is very difficult for some to let go of this flow of stimuli, a retreat is without exception experienced as beneficial, as a kind of mental detoxification.
Each day has a fixed format (which may vary per retreat), with at least several meditations and two work sessions (satsang or workshop). In between there is room to (further) relax in your own way and according to your own needs. This often consists of walking, relaxing and/or sleeping. During the retreat, silence is observed, which means that you will refrain from communicating most of the time. What should not remain unnamed: delicious food, music and exercise bring the retreat into balance.
These retreats take place in our center “Au Coeur du Silence” (“In the Heart of Silence”) in the northeast of France (about 350 km from Cologne, 250 km from Brussels). Sufficient interest given, it is also possible to organize a weekend or a week in your neighborhood.