Into the Calm: join us for a meditation weekend in Latvia

In today’s fast-paced and supercharged world, sometimes we all need a moment to reboot our mind and reconnect with our inner calm. With the rising popularity of mindfulness giving us the tools to cope with the stresses and strains of daily life, an immersive experience, especially in silence, can reset our body and mind, while fortifying our commitment to regular meditation.
We are happy to offer this opportunity – a meditation weekend in Latvia. The retreat is designed for those who are interested in deepening meditation experience, developing mindfulness, understanding more about the meaning of life and conversing with a Theravada Buddhist Monk Pasura from Thailand.
(1) Highlights
• Guided Meditation Sessions: calm down your mind and delve into inner peace
• Mindfulness in practice: stay centered and observe your thoughts, speech and actions
• Buddhist Wisdom (Law of Karma): become the master of your destiny
• Meditation Clinic with a Teaching Monk: interact with a Thai Buddhist Monk privately and learn how Buddhist philosophy can be used to deal with daily problems in today’s fast-changing and unpredictable environment
• Digital Detox: let go the need to be attached to the outside world, instead – reconnect with your true self
• Healthy vegetarian meals & snacks
(2) Program*
Friday: 1 September
15.00 – 17.00 Arrivals | Registration at Everti
17.00 – 18.00 Getting to know each other
18.00 – 19.00 Light Dinner
19.00 – 20.00 Short Orientation; Basic meditation techniques & meditation (The Art of Being Present)
20.00 – 21.30 Google with a Monk & Teaching
Saturday: 2 September
6.30 – 7.00 Loving kindness meditation
7.00 – 7.45 Yoga
7.45 – 8.30 Breakfast
8.30 – 9.30 Personal time
9.30 – 11.30 Morning Meditation & Teaching: Mindfulness & meditation
11.30 – 12.00 Personal time
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
13.00 – 15.30 Personal time | Exploring the local area
15.30 -17.00 Afternoon Meditation & Teaching: The Myth of Body and Mind
17.00 – 18.30 Meditation Clinic with Teaching Monk | Personal time | Refreshments
19.00 – 21.00 Evening Meditation & Teaching: Design Your Own Karma
Sunday: 3 September
6.30 – 7.00 Loving kindness meditation
7.00 – 7.45 Yoga
7.45 – 8.30 Breakfast
8.30 – 9.30 Meditation Clinic with Teaching Monk | Personal time
9.30 – 11.30 Morning Meditation & Teaching: The Art of Forgiveness
11.30 – 12.00 WPI and Peace Revolution opportunities
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
13.30 – 15.00 Afternoon Meditation & Teaching: Bringing Retreat Home
15.00 – 16.00 Closing | Group photo | Refreshments
16.00 onward Departures
*The program is subject to change.
(3) Accommodation
“Everti”, Bārbeles pagasts, Vecumnieku novads, Latvia
The accommodation will be arranged on a shared basis.
(4) What to bring
There will be some cushions on spot, but might not be enough for everyone, so please bring your own yoga matt, blankets and cushions for more comfortable yoga and meditation.
(5) Retreat language: English
(6) Teacher
Phra Pasura Dantamano, who was once a hotel manager, flight attendant and a DJ, before becoming a Theravada Buddhist monk in 2006. He has more than 40 years of vast experience in meditation. He has helped more than 15000 people in 90 countries to live a happier and healthier life. Before becoming a monk, he studied humanities at Ramkhamhaeng University. He has travelled extensively both as a monk and a layperson. He organized several dozens of ceremonies and events in many countries such as Indonesia, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal and etc. with up to 20,000 people attending. He serves as a chief of international relations division of Wat Phra Dhammakaya Temple and Vice President of World Buddhist Sangha Youth (WBSY). He has represented his organization and has spoken in many Buddhist and non-Buddhist conferences held in many countries. He has also conducted more than 1,000 meditation workshops, courses and retreats in more than 50 countries to people with diverse backgrounds or beliefs. He has shared his insights on mindfulness, meditation and Buddhist Philosophy for living full, enriched and balanced life of happiness in modern era to individuals, NGOs, governmental agencies, universities, and companies (such as Columbia University, Northeastern University, TEC Milenio, Wilbur Wright College, PUC in Minas Gerai, São Paulo, Santiago, University of Illinois, University of Mendoza, Santa Casa Medical School, DHL and others).
(7) Recommended donation: 150 euro*
Please note, the participation fee is purely to cover the retreat costs, such as food, accommodation, monk’s travel costs. The retreat is not for profit, organized voluntarily by Peace Revolution Latvia in cooperation with World Peace Initiative Foundation (WPI) and “Everti”.
*If this donation price seems too high for you, yet you are interested in attending the retreat, please contact us privately.
(8) Registration form
(9) Last day to register: 10 August, 2023 (places are limited, so we recommend to register early)
(10) Cancellation policy
The deposit is non-refundable if the booking is cancelled.
(11) Terms & Conditions
TERMS AND CONDITIONS – INTO THE CALM 2023 – Google Docs…/1TFGi7fuhryj0ALFDq4su4Y4…/edit
(12) Contacts
Agnija Kazuša,, +371 26111319
Egija Pļavāne,, +46 7364334984

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