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Countryside Meditation Retreat


  • Droste's Twente Tubbergen, Netherlands (map)

An opportunity to deeply (re)connect with yourself through immersion in the practice of meditation!

Take this weekend to completely unplug and just be with yourself—to allow yourself to simply be as you are, however you are.  Kimberly creates an open, loving and yet safe space to explore and (re)discover your most authentic being.

The retreat will consist of sessions of meditation practice, along with the opportunity to ask questions, share experiences and learn from each other. We will also bring the mindfulness, awareness and spaciousness of meditation into whatever we are doing, whether sitting, walking outside, eating or even just enjoying a cup of tea!

The mornings will be in silence but there will also be times to just relax and enjoy being together.   

Location

The retreat will take place in a beautiful old farmhouse in an historic part of East Holland. Surrounded by woods and meadows, the venue is located in a protected area of nature. This special and unspoilt environment is the ideal setting for a retreat, a place where the mind naturally settles and where you can relax and enjoy the peaceful and natural surroundings.

The farmhouse has been newly renovated in a contemporary style and has the perfect combination of lovely group spaces and private rooms.  

The meditation sessions will take place upstairs in the loft, a unique space with wooden beams, lovely natural light and views out into the garden. Downstairs, there is also a cosy living room with fireplace and a lovely group dining area.

In total, the farmhouse has space for 18 participants: 12 bedrooms with 6 single rooms and 6 double rooms (two twin and four double bed rooms). Most rooms even have their own private shower. Toilets are shared.

For more details, see Droste's (Oerboerderij).

Food

We will be nourished with fresh and home cooked meals made with love by Davide, who is a great Italian cook. He will use the best and highest quality ingredients (organic wherever possible). Davide is also a long-term meditation practitioner and scholar of Buddhist philosophy, so you can also ask him questions! He will be a great presence in helping to hold the space of retreat.

Provisional Daily Schedule

Day 1 – Friday 27 October

  • 18.00                         arrival at the farm
  • 19.00 – 20.00           dinner
  • 20.00 – 21.00           opening session (setting intentions & meditation)
  • 21.00                         settle in, relax by the fireplace
  • 22.00                        bed time

 
Day 2 – Saturday 28 October

silence until lunch

  • 6.30 – 7:30                (optional) loft space open for individual yoga practice
  • 8.00 – 9:00                1st meditation session
  • 9:00 – 10:00              breakfast
  • 10.00 – 11:00              2nd meditation session (including walking meditation)
  • 11.00 – 11.30               tea/integration break
  • 11.30 – 12.30               3rd meditation session
  • 13.00 – 14.00             lunch
  • 14.00 – 16.00             free time to relax, walk, rest, do nothing!
  • 17.00 – 18.30              4th meditation session (loving kindness) and Q & A
  • 19.00 – 20.00             dinner
  • 20.00 – 21.00             relax by the fireplace
  • 21.00 – 21.30              (optional) body scan meditation (lying down)
  • 22.00                          bed time

 

Day 3 – Sunday 25 June

silence until lunch

  • 6.30 – 7:30                (optional) loft space open for individual yoga practice
  • 8.00 – 9:00                1st meditation session
  • 9:00 – 10:00               breakfast
  • 10.00 – 11:00              2nd meditation session (including walking meditation)
  • 11.00 – 11.30                tea/integration break
  • 11.30 – 12.30               3rd meditation session
  • 13.00 – 15.00              lunch & free time
  • 15.00 – 16.00              concluding session

 

Investment:

  • Single room, private shower: 495 euro (5 rooms available)
  • Single room, shared shower (upstairs): 470 euro (1 room available)
  • Double room (double bed), private shower: 445 euro per person (4 rooms available)
  • Twin Room (two beds), shared shower: 395 euro per person (2 rooms available)

For those who would find it helpful, payment can be in 2 or 3 instalments.

What is included:

  • full retreat programme (10 sessions)
  • two nights accommodation
  • full board (6 meals: breakfast x 2, lunch x 2, diner x 2) as well as coffee, tea, snacks
  • use of meditation cushion and mat (although you might want to bring your own)
  • sheets (made bed) & towels
  • all other taxes/fees: cleaning fee, 21% VAT, tourist tax, 'nature' tax

What is not included:

  • Transportation to the farmhouse. The closest train station is Oldenzaal which is 2km away. From there, you can either take a taxi or if people arrive around the same time, then we can arrange a small bus. If people are coming from Amsterdam, we can also connect people who would like to share a rental car.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions at all. You can email Kimberly here or register below.

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