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Insight weekend

April 17 @ 4:00 pm - April 19 @ 4:00 pm


This is an opportunity to practice insight meditation in a supportive, reverent environment surrounded by nature while leaving only a tiny ecological footprint.

This is not a course, but rather an opportunity to take a break from routines and practice in a structured but only loosely supervised environment.

The schedule and amenities are based on a standard vipassana course, with 1 session on Friday night and 3 sessions Saturday and Sunday.

Lectures by noted teachers such as Alan Watts and Jack Kornfield will be played in the evening and during breaks there will be opportunity to either rest in solitude or peacefully walk the grounds.

Silence will be observed on Saturday. Vegetarian meals will be served for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Nonviolent communication and following of core Buddhist principles will be expected at all times.

Prior retreat experience is recommended but not required. Phones and electronic devices will be disallowed on the premises for the duration of the course.


Jiyu is an experienced vipassana meditator and student of insight meditation, having completed the vipassana course in the tradition of S.N. Goenke. He has also served at Dhamma Pakasa and Dhamma Dara.

Participants should arrive between 14:00 and 15:30 to get settled in. The first session starts at 19:00.

If you need a lift from Liebenthal OPR/Prignitz train station please make sure you advise us the day before so that we can arrange it.

If you are driving here by car here are the directions.

If you wish to arrive earlier or the day before to enjoy the peaceful countryside please let us know in advance.

Meals will be provided, there will be organic, regional food (when possible) for delicious vegan / vegetarian meals. Tea, snacks and fruit will also be available for between meals. If you have any food requirements please let us know as soon as you confirm your booking.

If you have any needs that you would like us to support you with please feel free to let us know.

Accommodation will be in single rooms. For couples there is a double room, please contact us first to make arrangements.

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Please include here anything that may affect your stay, including dietary requirements and allergies.


April 17 @ 4:00 pm
April 19 @ 4:00 pm
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The Ecolodge
Kuckucksmuehle, Ausbau 7
Heiligengrabe, Brandenburg 16909 Germany
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