Slow Down and Find Your Self

A retreat of meditation, contemplation, inquiry, sharing and learning practical ways to find rest in the middle of busy life happening all around our selves.

What is this retreat abut?

One fundamental point that we come across in most spiritual teachings is the paradox that we are already that which we are seeking. What does that really mean? How does that play out in our daily life?

Maybe many of us have had glimpses of this; Suddenly in deep meditation or moments of beauty or in moments of deep intimacy; the space opens up…. And then it closes. There is this feeling of “I got it – I lost it” This is the realm in which we will move.

We are Body-Mind. Our body can be viewed as a vibratory energy field. Every thought is registered and resonates in this energy field as a feeling or an emotion. It also works the other way; for example; an emotion from the past arises and causes a loop of negative thoughts.

Many of us have practiced active meditations. Here we will also incorporate silent sitting without any technique. Meditating by “letting go of the Meditator”. With no “agenda”. With a total yes to whatever is arising. Osho calls it Witnessing. We are not “doing” meditation but it’s more like “being” meditation.

“When you are witnessing, you are not thinking that you are witnessing. If you are thinking that you are witnessing, this is not witnessing at all”. Osho: Walking in Zen, Sitting in Zen.

When we get a glimpse of our True Nature, it will most likely happen in the stillness and clarity of being deeply present here and now. Not somewhere in the future.

In this retreat, we will also explore “Meditation in action” or “Applied Meditation”. It’s learning how to dedicate periods of time in our daily life as a way of meditation and slowing down. Taking a shower, making coffee, talking to a friend, stuck in traffic, shopping in the supermarket etc. It’s about being present in all activities with all our senses instead of operating from auto pilot.

My feeling and experience is that we are gifted numerous times each day by life inviting us to have a taste of “coming home” but we usually don’t pay attention and therefore we miss out on those opportunities.

This retreat is, among other things, about recognising those moments by slowing down and finding ourselves.

In this workshop you will explore:

Meet your facilitator/s

I hold a degree in psychology from the universities of Umeå and Stockholm, Sweden. I worked as a...

Workshop details

Date

Price

2400 DKK plus food and accommodation (deposit: 900 DKK)

Language

English

Accommodation

Single room: 660 DKK / day ; Shared room: 410 DKK / day.
*Prices include food, bed linen & towel with shared bathroom. More details here.

Food

Organic vegetarian cuisine. Gluten free and dairy free options available.

What participants say

"In 2001, I had the good fortune to participate in a seminar on the Inner Judge held by Avikal. During that weekend, a new sound, from somewhere within me was released. A desire to explore what had happened began to move and the taste of a new truth appeared from the depths of the “old” me. Since then, I’ve continued on this path and this has brought me, over the years, an ever increasing harmony with myself and the world around me. At the same time, I feel I am always at the beginning of something new in this art of exploring the vastness of my inner world."

"Avikal Costantino was my teacher in a 3-year Essence training in Denmark. He turned out to be the exact 'right' teacher for me, with his provoking, and at the same time trusting-the-process and staying-one-step-behind-the-shoulder attitude. I love his clarity and find his teachings and coaching to have a perfect blend of new insights, science-based theory, and experience. With heart-warming humour, he led me to the edges of my quite stubborn conditioning, offered me (and still does to this day) a wider view, and a loving invitation beyond its boundaries. I feel deeply grateful for my association with Avikal and his work. "



FAQs

You are very welcome to ask for more information if you have questions about this workshop or just would like to have some support in finding a natural next step on your personal journey. Especially if you are new to Osho or to meditation and/or therapy, it might be nice to have a small chat before deciding to join a process.

Please click on the “Register / Info” button on this page to ask for more information.

Some workshops are labelled “everyone” or “advanced”, which can give you an idea if it is suitable for you.

We suggest you bring:

  • Comfortable clothes for the active meditations, for women a sports bra is recommended for Dynamic Meditation
  • Clothes according to the seasons (even in summer the Scandinavian evenings get chilly)
  • Inhouse shoes or slippers
  • Outdoor walking boots or shoes if you want to explore the surrounding nature
  • Swimsuit (we have lakes and swimming pool nearby)
  • Notepad and pen
  • Your own water bottle to use and refill
  • Earplugs if you are a light sleeper

We encourage that you don’t bring too many “distractions” for yourself.

You can book by clicking the “Register / Info” button on the page.

Then, once we get in touch with you, a deposit must be paid to secure your place. You can pay this by card (Visa, Master, Amex), or bank transfer.

The remaining balance can be paid before the event (card or bank transfer) or upon arrival by card or cash (DKK).

  • In case of cancellation up until one week before the start of the workshop, a cancellation fee of 400 DDK is charged.
  • In case of cancellation within one week before the start of the workshop, the deposit is non-refundable.

Yes! We offer pickups from the nearest airport Billund for 340 DKK, the train station in Horsens for 140 DKK and from the local bus stop in Brædstrup, free of charge. Please let us know in advance, so we can coordinate with our drivers.

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