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Yoga and meditation – body and mind in balance

June 20 - June 24

Use the energy of spring to relax and activate your body and mind.

Treat yourself to four days of yoga and meditation at the beautiful Buddhist center Rangjung Yeshe Gomde over the Easter holidays! In the lush nature of the Upper Austrian foothills of the Alps, you can relax and heal from the stresses of everyday life.

Yoga with our certified yoga teacher Cecilia Pla will help you to calm down again. In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, the connection to the body can be lost, but through yoga it is possible to restore and strengthen our relationship to the body.

In addition, regular meditation sessions will enrich your experience. Through meditation we can learn to become aware of how the mind works and we begin to deal with our mind in a healthy way. Normally we look for happiness in things and external circumstances, but here we will discover that it is also possible to find a source of happiness within.

To make your stay as pleasant as possible, our team in Gomde offers healthy and delicious food. Comfortable single or double rooms are also available.

MEDITATION

We will practise meditation under the guidance of Lama Thierry. We gently direct our attention to the movement of our breath and our body awareness so that the busyness of our mind can calm down.

YOGA

In several sessions of yoga-inspired physical exercises, led by the experienced yoga and bodywork teacher Cecilia Pla, we then take this experience into movement.
We learn how to work with our body to make it softer, stronger and more relaxed.
The lightness of the body will also help to make the mind calmer and more balanced.

HEALING ENVIRONMENT

Gomde offers you the ideal environment to arrive and recharge. Whether during mindful walks through our meditation trail and the surrounding forest, the comfortable rooms or the pleasant company – you will feel at ease and take this feeling home with you.

Schedule, costs, things to bring

We start the seminar on Thursday at 16:00 and end it on Monday after lunch .

Sitting meditation and movement exercises alternate and are suitable for every body type.

If you have a yoga mat, yoga belt or block, please bring these with you.

Recommended donation: 240 Euro for full board, accommodation and seminar

This proposed donation covers Gomde’s fixed costs. If you want to give more, you enable others who have less to participate in the seminar If you cannot raise this amount, please let us know in advance: nanda@gomde.eu

This seminar is for you if you…

… want to learn to meditate.
… you want to calm your mind.
… you want to learn meditation in an authentic Buddhist tradition
… you feel that your body is stiff and inflexible and needs some stretching… Or you are too flexible and want to strengthen yourself.
… you are interested in learning asanas with correct and healthy alignment.
… you like movement and meditation and want to deepen your practice.
… you practise 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.

Lama Thierry

Lama Thierry, a Swiss “yogi”, who after twelve years as a Buddhist monk – six of them in retreat – now works and teaches in our center, will guide us in this training.
He teaches from his own experience, finds vivid examples from everyday life that we can easily identify with, and shares his extensive knowledge of the Tibetan scriptures.
He is an avid reader, film and music expert with a sense of humor and a great teacher with infinite devotion to the Dharma.

Cecilia Pla

Cecilia Pla is a certified Kaladana Yoga teacher and Anusara-inspired yoga teacher and she has a bachelor’s degree in dance from the Argentine University of Arts (UNA).
Cecilia has been teaching and training yoga teachers all over the world for over 15 years. In particular, she specializes in the anatomically correct and beneficial execution of asanas, yoga positions. Ceci, as she is affectionately known, has also completed the Tibetan translation program and has a Bachelor’s degree in Buddhist Studies from the Rangjung Yeshe Institute (Nepal). She has been living in Austria since 2020 and is very happy to support the activities and prosperity of Gomde.

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June 20
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June 24
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