Vipassana Light Retreat @ Pelion - Greece

 June 24th - July 2nd 2017

with Henk Barendregt & Mirjam Hartkamp


€280 – €560 (prices vary depending on accommodation e.g. tent, private room and include 3 meals a day)

Teachings are given freely. At the end of the retreat there will be occasion to practice dana. 


Vipassana or insight meditation is concerned with freeing from conditioning. The path towards de-conditioning  brings triple peace: with ourselves, others, and the world. This nurtures unconditional love: being able to give without needing something back, which is crucial for the unfolding of our relationships. Learn more

Vipassana Intensive Retreat @ Fara Sabina - Italy 8 or 16 days

 August 18th - September 3rd 2017

with Henk Barendregt, Antonino RaffoneMirjam Hartkamp

8 days €420

16 days €700

Prices are based on full sojourn ( 3 meals a day) and private room with bathroom. Teachings are given out of generosity. 

The beautiful Monastery of Clarisse Eremite in Fara Sabina (Rieti - Italy) will host an intensive vipassana retreat, led by Henk Barendregt, Antonino Raffone and Mirjam Hartkamp

An Intensive vipassana retreat is an excellent opportunity to deepening the meditation experience and opening up to liberating insights into the nature of our mind and our experienced day-to-day reality. The intensive practice comes with an intensive guidance in the form of daily individual interviews, dhammatalks on Buddhist psychology and Q&A - sessions. 

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Summer School

"Empathy and Compassion: From Contemplative Traditions to Neuroscience @ Gerace - June 10 - 14 2017


The Summer School on “Empathy and Compassion: from Contemplative Traditions to Neuroscience” in the beautiful town of Gerace (Reggio Calabria, Italy) ( is promoted and supported by “Sapienza University of Rome” (, the largest European university, one of the oldest universities in the world, and “Consciousness, Mindfulness, Compassion – CMC – International Association” (

Empathy and compassion are fundamental human mental states, with a crucial importance for mental health and salutary interpersonal attitudes and human relationships. Compassion in particular plays a key role in contemplative training, as reflected in different time-honored contemplative traditions. In Buddhism, in particular, the cultivation of compassion is generally associated to the cultivation of mindfulness and wisdom (insight).

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