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Inspiration Center Denmark
Summer Retreat - Embrace Life Fully: A Joyful Retreat on Owning Your Own Death
Time & Location
02. jul. 2023 16.00 CEST – 07. jul. 2023 16.00 CEST
Inspiration Center Denmark, Hunseby Kirkevej 13, 4930 Maribo, Denmark
About the Event
Join us for a heartwarming journey into a Buddhist understanding of the nature of impermanence, where from this perspective we will explore the possibility of dying, and therefore living, fearlessly!
Learn how to benefit yourself, and your loved ones during this transformative experience through
- guided meditations,
- engaging discussions,
- Q&A sessions.
A safe and supportive space which invites you to share your thoughts and feelings with others on this adventure.
This retreat is perfect for beginners and seasoned practitioners alike, providing an opportunity to enhance and deepen your practice while embracing the beauty of life and making it meaningful!
Set in the lush, comfortable, and beautiful surroundings of the Inspiration Center on Lolland, Denmark, you'll find yourself immersed in a peaceful and calming environment, perfect for reflection and self-discovery.
Come join us and experience the joy of owning your own death in this idyllic setting.
7:00-8:00 personal practice
9:00-10:30 Session 1
10:30-10:45 tea break
10:45-12:15 Session 2
13:30-15:30 personal time
15:30-16:30 Session 3
16:30-16:50 tea break
16:50 -18:00 Session 4
19:15 -20:30 personal practice
+ Personal practice to be discussed at Introduction session
+ Silence to be observed : after evening session till lunch time the following day.
+ Quiet talking: Lunch time through to last session in evening.
About the Teacher : Ven. Mary Reavey
Mary Reavey, a former staff nurse, originally from Dundee (Scotland) was led by her love for adventure and trekking to Nepal in 1978 where she had an unexpected encounter with Buddhism during a visit to Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu in 1978. Her life would never be the same after attending a month-long course taught by Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. She was deeply moved by their teachings, which emphasised the importance of meditation and taking complete responsibility for one's actions and their effects. Mary's journey as a Buddhist practitioner began here, and it has led her on a path of spiritual growth and service to others.
In 2001, Mary was ordained as a nun by Lama Zopa Rinpoche and has since dedicated her life to teaching meditation and Buddhist philosophy at various locations, including hospitals, hospices, and prisons. Her teachings have touched the lives of many, and her students appreciate her for her clear, structured, and humorous approach.
Ven. Mary's dedication to the path, beyond always going where she is needed, is also reflected in her personal practice, as she completed a one-year solitary retreat in 2014, and she spends each winter in solitary retreat.
Currently, she teaches at Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds, Jamyang Liverpool, and York. Her influence extends beyond the UK, and she has made a significant contribution to the FPMT center in Copenhagen, where she continuously supports her students with teachings, both online and in person.
Mary's warmth, wisdom, and compassionate approach to teaching have made her a living example of a seasoned dharma practitioner and a mentor to many. We are fortunate to have her visit Denmark once again, and her students eagerly anticipate the opportunity to learn from her teachings and her way of being.
About the venue
Inspiration Center Denmark is set on beautiful Lolland, south of Copenhagen. The venue has a long history for hosting various retreats, including our own.
It's set in a peaceful green lush nature, and it's located a short 5 min drive from several beautiful sandy beaches.
The retreat center is elegently decorated and welcoming.
Several little nooks and corners can be used for relaxing during your personal time, to read, write or just enjoy the beautiful garden between sessions.
Not included in the package, however available upon request at the venue, one can have access to the:
- Sauna (minimum of 4 participants needed for it to be fired up)
- Hot tub (outdoors)
The venue will serve 3 delicious vegetarian meals for us, as well as coffee and tea during our morning and afternoon breaks.
1. Accommodation in a Double Room (two single beds)
2. Accommodation in a Single Room
3. Family rooms with 3 beds
4. Tent spot
What's included in the retreat fee
- Full board (3 vegetarian meals and snack/tea breaks)
- Travel arrangements (we will however help participants and put you in touch with others if you are interested in car pooling)
- A donation to the teacher is encouraged. We are not for profit and out margin doesn't allow for much surplus, if any, depending on the number of participants. We therefore warmly invite you to bring some cash which we can put together in an envelope and give to the teacher as a donation at the end of the retreat.
- Access to Sauna and hot tub can be arranged on the spot
Families with kids are welcome to join but please take note that children although allowed in the retreat venue, won't be allowed in the teaching sessions.
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We can help you set up a payment plan that fits your budget, so that you can cover the full fee in several instalments prior to the retreat. Write to our retreat coordinator Martina at email@example.com for more info
Accommodation in a room with two single beds Full board (all meals and snack/tea breaks) Tavel and a donation to the teacher is not included. We will help participants to get in touch for car pooling. Please bring cash for a donation to the teacher. We will provide envelopes.5.400,00 kr.
Single Room Accommodation6.100,00 kr.
Tent spot4.200,00 kr.