The main theme of these stays is mindfulness life. Live in the present moment, appreciate what we live when we live it in all our daily activities.
It is Medit’Entr’Amis stays and I invite you to read carefully here the characteristics of these stays.
Activities offered during the stay
The main activity will be silent sitting meditation. Meditation in particular helps calm our mind which is useful for living in the present moment. There is no need to have already done meditation: guided meditation sessions will guide the first steps of beginners. This trip will bring together beginners and people with previous meditation and retreat experiences.
Besides meditation, we will also have walks, yoga or qikong and also the management of community life, especially meals. All these activities will be an opportunity to practice living in the present moment. Everyone is invited to suggest activities if they wish within the framework of this program.
All participants will ensure that the atmosphere allows them to practice meditation in good conditions : silence is then respected in the meditation room and surroundings.
Meals (vegetarian and alcohol-free) are managed by the participants. The shoping is made the day before the evening of the first day. The timetable provides the time for the preparation of meals and dishes.
Facilitate mindfulness: noble silence
In order to give ourselves the maximum chance of being in full presence, during certain periods of the stay that we will define together, we will respect what is called noble silence: during these periods, we do not communicate and in particular we do not speak except practical exchanges necessary for the management of community life (dishes, cleaning).
Smartphones and other connected devices are left in the bedrooms. A phone number will be given to you for emergencies.
About the stays offered in the coming months:
The date and dwelling place of the stays can be found on the MeditEntrAmis schedule.
Number of participants: 8 maximum
Contact: Pascal for Ty An Avel or Yannick for La Mudita
Registration for a stay: communicate to Pascal or Yannick your wish to participate.
Price: the costs for the meals are shared between the participants. There are no other fees.
– Stay at Ty An Avel: there are 4 bedrooms each with a double bed allowing accommodation from 4 to 8 people. There is also the possibility of camping when the weather is favorable: two tents with mattresses can be set up.
– Stay at La Mudita: there will be 5 bedrooms each with one or 2 beds to accommodate 8 people. When the weather is favorable, there will also be the possibility of camping: two tents with mattresses can be set up.
All meditation equipment is on site (meditation cushions and mats, chairs also for those who prefer)
Stuff to bring
It is best to avoid tight pants for meditation. Remember to bring slippers, rain gear, shoes for walks, flashlight.
Arrival: arrival is scheduled the day before the first day between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. The nearest SNCF station is Quimper. If you come by train, we will pick you up at the station. If you come by car, we will give you precise directions by text.
End of the stay: After the tea of day 3, we will return to our habits and we will be able to enjoy a friendly “ordinary” evening :). The stay ends the next morning.
Extension of the stay: it is often possible to arrive before the start of the stay or leave afterwards. The schedule for these additional days is that of the days of the stay without the activities (slots in blue below)
Specific skills: if you have a skill (for example: yoga, qigong, …) or if you have ideas for films or lessons that could contribute to the richness of the stay, let us know, we are interested 🙂
An example of a possible course:
7 a.m. meditation
8 a.m. Breakfast
yoga or qigong or bodyscan
sitting and walking meditations
12:30 p.m. Lunch
sitting and walking meditations
exchanges on practice and debriefing over tea
teaching or other activity
5:30 p.m. dinner preparation
6:45 p.m. light dinner
8:00 p.m. walk, film or audio or video teaching, reading
9 p.m. meditation
9.45 p.m. end of the day Tea or herbal tea, then sleep or meditation