These six days will be held in a clear structure of silence (except for speaking during the course of session work). Silence makes it possible to directly experience a personal, intuitive understanding of how things are.
Enhanced by a serene environment, silence supports us in the essential question ‘who am I?’. The tools used in this retreat- meditation, contemplative journaling, breathwork, chanting and other exercises- help deepen the work towards a new experience of being. This retreat is meant for people with a sincere intention for unfolding the many layers of themselves.
How is this retreat different from Song Sanctuary Retreats?
Silence, Breath and Song features the practices described above while Song Sanctuary focuses on reconnecting with one’s ‘soul life’ through song and creativity.
What is the background for this retreat?
Doris Laesser Stillwater, dipl. Psych., trained in Gestalt and Body-oriented Psychotherapy. She has led retreats for three decades using self-inquiry and breathwork, drawing from contemplative psychology and Tibetan Buddhist practice. Doris has spent many years with Tibetan Buddhist teachers; extensive studies in mysticism and shamanism have substantially influenced her work. The program reflects this background, designed for participants to meet themselves in a deep way. Michael’s music weaves throughout, integrating voice practice together with silence.
Berghauser Retreat Center resides in pastoral beauty with rolling hills and vineyards, ninety minutes south of Vienna in the tranquil Southern Austrian landscape near Hungary, Slovenia and Slovakia. A unique copper acoustic dome for singing and meditation stands beside a reflecting pool amidst an idyllic flowering garden.
Tuition: 850 € (for returning participant price, contact us)
Lodging: 30 € per day
food 35 € per day
Fresh, delicious, lovingly-prepared bio/organic meals
Double and triple bedrooms available at retreat center
Single rooms available in nearby boutique hotel, 10 mins. away.
If interested, contact Doris Laesser Stillwater-
Doris Laesser Stillwater
IBAN FI 2157230220545623
OP Bank 00100 Helsinki Finland