Portugal: “Wild Zen Mind” 4-day Retreat in the Heart of Portugal

| 04-20, 2011

Fonte de Baixo, Pedrogão Pequeno | June, September, December, 2011

Bruni Maslen and Garri Wiest from Projecto Ahimsa propose the workshop “Wild Zen Mind” a 4-day Retreat in the Heart of Portugal which they run four times a year to coincide with winter and summer solstices and spring and autumn equinoxes. The dates will be:

  • June 21st – 24th, 2011 (summer solstice)
  • September 21st – 24th, 2011 (autumn equinox)
  • December 20th- 23rd, 2011 (winter solstice)

Daily activities:

Each day there will be practice of  Zen meditation, Yoga to suit the season, walk in nature, have discussions how we can align our life to the solar calendar, enjoy wonderful organic vegetarian meals and solitude to sit with the passing of one season to another – as one chapter of life to another. This is an opportunity for you to set aside some time to be fully alive and celebrate the seasons of nature and life.

About Projeto Ahimsa

Projeto Ahimsa will offer a place of recovery from the madness of the 21st century lifestyle. Situated between the Serra da Lousã mountains and Zêzere River valley, Fonte de Baixo is an experimental biotope for the promotion of peace and sustainability. Throughout the year they are running a wide range of courses and workshops including Ecotherapy, Yoga, Meditation, Permaculture, Sustainability, Beekeeping, Vegetarian Cooking, Ancient Crafts, Áyurveda and Thai Yoga Massage.

Ahimsa is an ancient Sanskrit term meaning non-harming, but its implications are far wider. It is more than just not harming. It is a whole way of life. Projeto Ahimsa offers a space for people to breathe and reconnect with life.

They grow as much of there own food as they can, harness the forces from the sun, wind and water for their energy needs and rebuild the existing schist ruins using sound renewable and locally sustainable materials and building techniques.

About Dr. Garri Wiest

Dr. Garri Wiest holds a Masters Degree in Gestalt Psychotherapy and a Bachelors Degree in Psychology with an emphasis on Ecopsychology. He works with individuals and small groups who feel disconnected from themselves and their environment. He has many years of experience working as a clinical psychologist in Camphill organisations, psychiatric hospitals and homes in Cape Town, India and London. He has been a student of Zen Buddhism for over twenty years, spending some years in a Zen monastery in Japan.

About Bruni Maslen

Bruni Maslen has worked with movement as meditation for 30 years. She studied Eurythmy, Yoga, Massage and Áyurveda to explore what keeps us happy and healthy. To arrive in the present moment and to be open to what emerges, accepting things as they are in a non judgmental, non aggressive, compassionate way lies at the heart of all her teaching. She has been teaching people of all ages and abilities all over Europe, Japan and India.

Dates: June 21st – 24th, (summer solstice)  –  September 21st – 24th  (autumn equinox)  –  December 20th- 23rd (winter solstice), 2011
Location: Fonte de Baixo, Pedrogão Pequeno – Portugal
Value: € 480 plus accommodation

More information:
Email: info@ahimsa-portugal.comT: 00351 236 488 047 – 00351 915 055 86 – Web: www.ahimsa-portugal.comwww.ahimsa-portugal.blogspot.com

See also other events by: Projeto Ahimsa


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