Urban Meditation Retreat


  • Rigpa-Zentrum Köln Aachener Straße 60-62 50674 Köln Germany

This weekend retreat is the perfect way to begin or reawaken your meditation practice!

In this weekend led by Kimberly Poppe, we will explore the practice of meditation in an interactive, fun and experiential way. The focus will be on self-discovery through meditation itself (practicing both formally and informally), along with plenty of time for questions and clarification.

We will also explore:
•    working with the senses (sight, sound, physical sensations) as a support to become more present and aware both in your meditation and your everyday life
•    how to cultivate a different relationship to your thoughts and emotions and come more into contact with your true self
•    how to establish a daily meditation habit at home, incorporating the latest and most effective advice from behavioural psychology
•    practical tips on how to integrate meditation into your everyday life

This weekend is suitable for complete beginners and it is also the perfect complement to Rigpa’s ‘What Meditation Really Is’ courses. However, long-term Rigpa students particularly enjoy this weekend as it is a way to really deeply focus on meditation practice itself. Many older students have remarked that they have made new discoveries about their mind and their practice through this workshop and they wished that they had done something like this before!

In English with German translation.

What people have said about previous events with Kimberly:

"This a was great weekend retreat for me, it allowed me to:
—understand what meditation is about much better
—meditate with excellent guidance and with constructive & inspiring group discussions.

I appreciated:
—the interactive sessions that enabled me to learn from others and develop my thoughts as I discussed them with others  
—the structure of the program broken into formal vs. informal meditation
—the flexibility and the responsiveness of Kimberly to respond to the group's wishes
—the positive energy and acceptance.”

"Kimberly creates an atmosphere in which everyone could feel safe and relaxed. It was fun, very accessible, practical and so inspirational for all of us, all different types of participants. Thanks again, keep on going in this way, I will be back!”

“The instructions were so helpful and the clarifications so to the point, loving and personal.”

“I have put the suggestions into practice immediately!"

“The event was wonderful. The open atmosphere, the meditation and discussion has deepened my own practise.”

"It was a cozy, warm, heartwarming weekend. I’m inspired to take it all to heart and sit by myself at home. Thanks, thanks, thanks. Best spent weekend in a long time!”