Weekend Retreat in English (February)
Friday 4 February – Sunday 6 February at Strodehne, Brandenburg
A retreat is a precious opportunity for practice. We'll be meditating in the calm surroundings of Strodehne an der Havel and delve deep into the Buddha's teaching through inputs, groups, meditation and ritual. Especially suitable if you have been to our centre before.
For our Retreats, you will need a proof of vaccination or recovery as well as a negative test result (Lateral flow test).
The Retreat rates are differentiated after net income. Full rate: over 1250€, Concession: under 1250€.
Typical Retreat Programme
|20:00||Welcome & Meditation|
|10:30||Talk & Groups|
|16:30||Meditation or Workshop|
|10:30||Talk and Groups|
|12:00||Clean-up and Closing Ritual|
|13:00||Lunch Snack & Depart|
This is a typical Weekendretreat programme. The actual programme for your retreat might look different, depending on the retreat leader.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to be a Buddhist?
Though our Retreats are being led by Buddhists and we are practising and teaching Buddhism on our events, you do not have to be a Buddhist in order to come on our retreats or benefit from them.
What is included in the retreat rate?
The retreat rate includes all the retreat activities, including Food and Accomodation. You only have to organise the travel there and back. Cooking and Cleaning will be done by retreat participants.
What is the accomodation like?
In Strodehne, there are simple multi-bed rooms. To live and practise communally is an important part of our retreats. Usually, 2-4 people are sharing a room in a single-sex environment.
Benötige ich Vorerfahrung?
Da dies ein Einsteigerretreat ist, benötigst du keine Vorkenntnisse in unseren Meditationsformen. Es wird bei Bedarf in unsere beiden Meditationen (die Achtsamkeit auf den Atem und die Metta Bhavana) eingeführt. Das lohnt sich, auch wenn du bereits bei einer anderen Gruppe eine dieser Meditationen kennengelernt hast.
What do I need to bring?
Please be sure to bring bed linen, towels and slippers! These items are not available in the house and cannot be borrowed. We also recommend that you bring paper and pens so that you can take notes during the retreat. Otherwise, please bring comfortable clothing for meditation and sturdy shoes as well as weather-appropriate clothing for walks. If you would like to use your own meditation equipment, you can bring that too. Otherwise there are plenty of cushions, mats, blankets and stools available.
Can I get a single room?
In order to accomodate as many people as possible and to create a collaborative atmosphere, we give out single rooms very reluctantly. In the case you have special needs which otherwise would hinder you to participate in the retreat, please contact the retreat leaders.
How To Get Here
Coming from Berlin, take Heerstraße until you get on the B5. On the B5, drive to Friesack and from there turn in the direction of Rhinow. In Rhinow turn right in the direction of " Fähre Strodehne". Directly in front of the church and the graveyard in the centre of the village, turn right onto the courtyard of the Youth House.
From Berlin Main Station (Hauptbahnhof) with the RE4 to Rathenow, from there with the Bus 684 to Rhinow Grundschule. There you change to Bus 688 and go until Strodehne Wendestelle. This Bus does not operate in School holidays unfortunately.