Finding peace within
May 17 - 18:00 - May 20 - 14:00
Use the the energy of the holidays for relaxation and activation of body and mind.
As an island of peace nestled in the Upper-Austrian mountains, Gomde offers the opportunity to de-stress and relax in a beautiful environment.
In this seminar during the holidays around Pentecost, we will explore how to bring this peaceful atmosphere into everyday life through meditation. Meditation can help us to become aware of the workings of the mind, and we can begin to relate to our mind in a healthy way. Normally, we search for happiness in things and outer circumstances, but here, we will discover that it is also possible to find a wellspring of happiness and equanimity within. Through finding peace in our minds, we can begin to cope with the seemingly unending storm of life’s many circumstances.
Yoga with Gomde’s certified yoga teacher Cecilia Pla will help to strengthen this resilience. In the hussle of daily life, the connection to the body can get lost, but through yoga, it is possible to reconnect. When body and mind are in balance, our innate happiness can begin to shine from within.
In order to make your stay enjoyable, our team at Gomde will offer healthy, delicious food. Also, cozy single or double rooms are available.
Under the guidance of Lama Thierry, we will practice meditation. We will gently direct our attention to the movement of our breath and our body awareness so that the busyness of our mind can be quieted.
We then take this experience into movement in several sessions of yoga-inspired physical exercises led by experienced yoga and bodywork teacher Cecilia Pla.
We will learn to work with our bodies to make them softer, stronger, and more relaxed.
The lightness of the body will also help the mind become calmer and more balanced.
Gomde offers you the ideal environment to recharge. Whether it’s mindful walks through our meditation path, refreshing swims in the swimming pond, fresh meals with ingredients from our vegetable garden, the comfortable rooms, or the friendly company- you will feel at home and take that feeling home with you.
We will begin the seminar on Friday at 16:00 and will finish on Monday after lunch.
Sitting meditation and moving exercises will be alternated and they will be suitable for every body type.
Please bring your own yoga mat and, if possible, a yoga belt and a block.
Suggested donation : 240 Euro for full board, accommodation and seminar
This suggested donation covers fixed costs at Gomde. If you would like to give more, you can help others to participate, who have less. If you can not give this amount, please let us know beforehand: email@example.com
… you want to learn to meditate.
… you want to quiet your mind.
… you want to learn meditation in an authentic Buddhist tradition.
… you feel your body stiff and unflexible and needing some stretch… Or too bendy and needing some strengthening.
… you are interested in learning asanas with proper and healthy alignment.
… you like movement and meditation and want to deepen your practice.
… you practice yoga and are looking for new inspiration.
… you are looking for a spiritual approach to meditation and yoga.
… you want to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Gomde.
Bringing together decades of Buddhist practice, a high-powered Silicon Valley career, and an abundant sense of humour, Erric speaks with an authenticity grounded in experience. Drawing on his life in the fast-paced, always on wired world, and his study under the guidance of some of the greatest masters of our time (including Kyabjé Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche and Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche), Erric creates a bridge between modern insight and ancient wisdom. You can also find him at www.erricsolomon.org
Erric Solomon is the co-author (with Phakchok Rinpoche) of Radically Happy: A User’s Guide to the Mind.
Cecilia Pla is a certified Kaladana Yoga teacher and Anusara-inspired yoga teacher and holds a Bachelor degree in Dance Performance from the Argentine University of Arts (UNA).
For over 12 years, Cecilia has been teaching around the world and training yoga teachers. In particular, she specializes in the anatomically correct and healing execution of asanas, yoga positions. Ceci, as she is affectionately known, also completed the Tibetan Translation Program and holds a Bachelor in Buddhist Studies from Rangjung Yeshe Institute (Nepal). Since 2020, she settled in Austria and is very happy to support Gomde’s activities and flourishment.