Meditation

Instructed In English
8 Days Clear Vision 

Vipassana Meditation Retreat

At the heart of Germany - Werra Meissner - Near Kassel

Meditation is part of the program
Meditation is part of the program

Gaia Retreat House

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The nature around here
The nature around here

Gaia Retreat House

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The Seminar-Room
The Seminar-Room

Gaia Retreat House

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People of all ages are welcome here
People of all ages are welcome here

Gaia Retreat House

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Vipassana is a profound experience that allows deep understanding, liberation from misconceptions, release from suffering, and awakening to our true nature.

 

The retreat takes place under conditions that allow silence and solitude so that everyone can meet themself without external interference. 
 
During the retreat personal guidance is given to each participant, individual meetings will be held every day with the teacher.

 

The retreat is based on the teaching of the great Burmese Vipassana teacher Mahasi Sayadaw and the great Thai teacher Ajarn Tong Sirimangalo.

The retreat is a personal process and therefore suitable for beginners and experienced.

 

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Retreat Dates

17-24/10/2021
8 days / 7 nights

Retreat Packages

1 Person

In a single room

1 Person

In a shared double room

1 Person

In a shared 3-5 room

€1260  

Total price

€1120

Total price

€1050

Total price

Arrival for fewer days is possible based on availability. Price per person per day 190 Euro Tax included.

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What Vipassana means:

Seeing clearly, seeing through, in a special way, introspection, intuitive wisdom, and intuitive knowledge.


Vipassana is often translated as insight.

In a Vipassana retreat, the meditator is experiencing the present moment with a continuous awareness, developing intuitive wisdom, revealing the truths of existence, and untangling the fetters of ignorance.
 

Retreat Highlights

The Vipassana retreat is based on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness (Four Satipatthana) of the Theravada Buddhist tradition:

  • Mindfulness of the Body.

  • Mindfulness of Feelings.

  • Mindfulness of the Mind.

  • Mindfulness of the Mind Objects.

Included in the price

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7 Nights Accommodation

Bedding + 2 towels per person

2 vegan meals a day

All Retreat sessions & classes

Tea & refreshments all-day

Free parking

V.A.T Tax

Not included in the price

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Arrival and departure

Personal & leisure expenses

Travel insurance

Retreat Instructor: 

Anat Zahor (Zachor) 

Anat the founder of Yoga Dharma School, leading Yoga Dharma retreats and workshops of Iyengar Yoga and Vipassana meditation, a Dharma speaker and a Dharma mentor.

Anat is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher since 1991 and one of the leading teachers in Israel.

She conducts Yoga Dharma teacher’s training and certifies the graduates as “Yoga Dharma Teachers”.

Anat practices Vipassana meditation since 1994 and spent a long time meditating in monasteries.

In 2011 she was ordained for a limited time as a Bhikkhuni (fully ordained female Buddhist monastic) in a traditional ceremony, for the occasion of the first visit to Israel of the late Ven. Ajaan Tong Sirimangalo, the chief Vipassanā Kammatthana Master of the northern region of Thailand and was one of Thailand’s most respected meditation teachers. 

In addition to the practice of Buddhism in the Theravada tradition, Anat also researches and practices Mahayana Buddhism, Zen, Taoistic, and yogic traditions.

Anat is also an artist, the artistic mind generates her unique and creative way of teaching, allowing a direct spiritual experience.

 

About:

https://www.yoga-studio.co.il/yoga-dharma-anat-zahor-english/anat-zahor
 

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Daily Structure

(Some changes may occur)

Check-in 12:30

Check-out 13:30

Arriving Day

12:30 – 14:30  Check-in + Light snack
14:30 – 17:30  Opening session + Meditation 
17:30 – 18:30  Tea Break
18:30 – 20:00  Meditation

20:00 – 21:00  Dharma talk + Meditation

21:00 –   Good night

Last Day 

04:00 – 04:30 Wake up

04:30 – 06:00 Meditation

06:00 – 07:00 Breakfast

07:00 – 08:00 Meditation
08:00 – 11:00 Meditation - Personal practice
11:00 – 12:30 Meditation + Closing session
12:30 – 13:30 Goodby light lunch

Days 2nd to 6th

04:00 – 04:30 
04:30 – 06:00
06:00 – 07:00 
07:00 – 08:00 
08:00 – 11:30  
11:30 – 12:30
12:30 – 13:30 
13:30 – 14;30 
14:30 – 17:30 
17:30 – 18:30 
18:30 – 20:00

20:00-21:00

21:00 

Wake up 
Meditation
Breakfast 
Meditation 
Meditation  
Meditation
Lunch 
Resting time
Meditation
Tea Break 
Meditation

Dharma talk + Meditation

Good night


Meditation together in the hall
Bathing & cleaning 
Meditation together in the hall 
Personal practice  
Meditation together in the hall

Bathing & cleaning & resting
Personal practice
 
Meditation together in the hall

 

 
 
Personal report  

 

Personal report 
 

 

Testimonials for Online Mindful Training
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"Coming Home"

Robine, Germany 

I did the Meditation Training as well as the Online Mindful Living Foundation Training, and I need to say that both experiences were absolutely incredible.. Eran and Anat made me feel like coming home again.. I highly recommend the retreats and the online trainings.. because any experience in Gaia house; will positively change your life forever! Love and Light, R

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"Really inspiring"
Rina Shapiro, Israel

An inspiring yoga and meditation teacher,
An inexhaustible spring of knowledge, creativity and innovation
Recommend to all road seekers
Thank you dear Anat !!

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"A Unique experience"
Rachel Levin, Israel 

A rare teacher of yoga and meditation.
The practice experience is unique and creative. Inspirational.
Attention, awareness of details.
  Health for mind and body.
Thank you to the amazing teacher for years of learning and development and inspiration !!!

Nicolas Testimonial

"A magical experiance"

Nicolas, Germany 

It’s hard to describe with words what these few days at the Gaia Retreat House mean to me. My heart was deeply touched when I returned home and I’m so thankful and blessed that I decided to visit that beautiful place. I learned so much and I will never forget this time and it will have a very special place in my heart.

About Gaia Retreat House

 

The Gaia House is a retreat center for Yoga & Wellness, located in the vicinity of a natural forest, which resides in the “Werra Meissner Nature Reserve". This area is surrounded by lush forests, flowing rivers, mountains, lakes, and small villages. It is well known for its hiking, cycling and canoe activities (look at our The Region page to learn more about the outdoor activities in the area).

 

Gaia has 11 guest rooms, suitable for up to 20 guests, a vegetarian/vegan kitchen, a large and bright dining room, yoga studio, meeting and home areas, a trampoline, a children's playroom, and a sauna area.

 

The house hosts year-round Yoga & Wellness Retreats, as well as self-awareness, movement & creative seminars.

Nature view
Nature view

Gaia is located in a natural forest surrounding which resides in the “Werra Meissner nature reserve"

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Our rooms
Our rooms

Cosy & homey Gaia Retreat House Germany

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Gaia House Seminar-Room
Gaia House Seminar-Room

Where the Retreat take place Gaia Retreat House

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Our Dining room
Our Dining room

Are served in our homey decorative dining room Gaia Retreat House Germany

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Retreat hospitality
Retreat hospitality

Hospitality is our nature Gaia Retreat House Germany

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Evening get together
Evening get together

Yoga Weekend retreat Feb. 2019 Gaia Retreat House

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Music is welcome
Music is welcome

Yoga Weekend retreat Feb. 2019 Gaia Retreat House

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The local view
The local view

The landscape is always green Gaia Retreat House Germany

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Gaia's food experience...

 

The food in Gaia is an exceptional experience and a real celebration. It combines Mediterranean flavors with healthy nutrition and passionate cooking, made with lots of love and attention. Gluten-free, Lactose-free & other food sensitivities are welcome in Gaia and get suitable attention. During the retreat, we provide 2 vegan meals a day to support your physical activity. No one stays hungry with us.

Home made vegan spreads
Home made vegan spreads

Gaia's food made with love & passion...

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Vegan Rootbeat Dessert
Vegan Rootbeat Dessert

Gaia's food made with love & passion...

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Home made Humus & Salads
Home made Humus & Salads

Gaia's food made with love & passion...

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Participants insperation
Participants insperation

Gaia's food made with love & passion...

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Home made cashew cheese
Home made cashew cheese

Gaia's food made with love & passion...

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Vegan eggplan dish
Vegan eggplan dish

Gaia's food made with love & passion...

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A Raw Brauni cake
A Raw Brauni cake

Gaia's food made with love & passion...

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Vegan branch presentation
Vegan branch presentation

Gaia's food made with love & passion...

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