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Eight-Day Silent Meditation Retreat in France

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Moulin de Chaves

Le Maine

24640 Cubjac

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Please note: this year's Eight-Day Silent Meditation Retreat has been cancelled. If you have questions, please email info@michaelstoneteaching.com.

Join us for a silent meditation retreat, led by Jen Whitney and Rose Riccio, which will honor Michael’s legacy and teachings. This retreat, offered in English, will support new students in establishing a meditation practice and help experienced meditators to go deeper. Meals will be vegetarian, and there will be a daily movement/yoga practice, afternoon dharma talks, and opportunities for one-on-one meetings with Jen and Rose.

We will stay at the beautiful Moulin de Chaves, a centuries-old mill and retreat center nestled on the shore of the Aurézère river (great for swimming).

The daily routine will be made up of sitting, walking, working, and practicing the forms that Michael loved—a unique blend drawn from Vipassana and Zen. In the evening, as the birds go quiet and the wind rustles gently in the bamboo grove, Jen and Rose will meet with you, one-on-one, to explore your practice, life, meditation techniques, and whatever else is coming up for you.

We are limiting attendance to 50 students.

As we strive to be an open and inclusive community, accepting and supporting diversity in age, race, physical and mental abilities, as well as sexual orientation and gender identity* we welcome requests regarding accommodation.

*Our sangha is inclusive of trans and gender nonconforming people. We recognize that gender is not dependent on how someone looks and can be something other than male or female. One’s gender is often inferred by the pronoun used as reference (he/she/they). We encourage mindfulness around pronouns.

Location

Moulin de Chaves is in the forested Dordogne region of southwest France, outside the village of Cubjac, 120 km from Bordeaux International Airport, and 90 minutes from Limoges and Bergerac, each of which have a RyanAir airport. Visit their website to find out more: https://www.moulindechaves.org

Cost

Registration fee €400; accommodations and food paid separately to Moulin de Chaves (options below).

Camping €570 (one person per tent; includes tent, bed, mattress, linen, towels, lighting, etc.)
Shared room €570
Single room €675

Facilitators

Rose Riccio began studying with Michael nearly a decade ago. Over the last few years, Rose has been assisting Michael closely on annual retreats and workshops as part of his two-year mentorship program. As a registered massage therapist and yoga teacher, Rose offers postural assistance to make the experience of sitting as comfortable as possible. She helps organize retreats, offers meditation instruction, and supports community needs as they arise. Rose feels deeply committed to continuing this practice that Michael so generously shared with us.

Jen Whitney has been teaching yoga, dharma, and meditation since 2006 across the United States and internationally. She teaches weekly yoga and meditation classes throughout New York City and Brooklyn, and leads a small local dharma sangha. Jen is currently pursuing her PhD in Psychology. She's interested in the intersection of contemplative mind/body practices and Western psychological therapy, particularly how those practices impact the interpersonal dimension of life. Jen studied formally with Michael in his first two-year mentorship program, as well as assisted him on retreats and trainings.

Schedule

August 19

2:00 PM - Arrive & Settle
6:00 PM - Dinner
7:00 PM – Orientation & Group Introductions
8:00 PM - Zendo Etiquette & Sit
8:30 PM - Rest

August 20-25

6:45 AM - Wake-Up
7:20 AM - Sitting & Chanting
8:00 AM - Breakfast
9:00 AM - Work Meditation
9:45 AM - Clean Up
10:00 AM - Sitting & Walking Meditation
11:30 AM - Physical Practice
1:00 PM - Lunch
2:00 PM - Rest or Work Period
3:00 PM - Sit
3:30 PM - Sitting & Walking Meditation
4:35 PM - Dharma Talk
5:30 PM - Dinner
7:00 PM - Sitting & Walking Meditation, Night Chant
9:00 PM - Evening Bell

August 26

6:45 AM - Wake Up
7:20 AM - Sitting & Chanting
8:00 AM - Breakfast
9:00 AM - Work Meditation
9:45 AM - Clean Up
10:00 AM – Closing Council
11:45 AM – Lunch

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Moulin de Chaves

Le Maine

24640 Cubjac

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