Friday 12 November – Sunday 14 November 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.
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|
|20:00||Meditation and Puja|
|10:30||Talk & 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.
What do I need to bring?
Please bring bedding, towels and slippers, if you need those. These things are not present at Strodehne and can't be borrowed. We recommend bringing Pen and Paper, in case you want to take notes. Do bring some comfortable clothes for meditating and weather-proof clothes and shoes if you want to go for walks. If you want to bring your own meditation gear, do bring that along. Otherwise, there will be enough mats, cushions, blankets and stools.
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.