The Power of Community 2nd Edition: The Joy of Spring - Kientalerhof

The Power of Community 2nd Edition: The Joy of Spring (ext. organizer)

RO 423036

27. Apr. 2023 - 16:00 Uhr -
30. Apr. 2023 - 16:00 Uhr

Kiental

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Contemporary Mindfulness retreat for members of the LGBTQIA+ and/or BPoC communities

The next Buddha will be a Sangha. Thich Nhat Hanh

Trust building through the powerful practices of Thich Nhat Hanh.

Creating healthy relationships,
learning and practicing tools for mindful communication,
activating inner resources through looking deeply inside ourselves,
listening,
moving,
connecting,
co-creating,
observing,
participating,
radical rest,
breathing,
stillness,
nature,
play,


This retreat is particularly shaped and intended to co-create a brave, safer space together for those of us who position themselves under the umbrella of LGBTQIA+ and/or BPoC.
During the retreat we will come together as a community and enjoy the power of Sangha and what it means to really be able to be your beautiful full self within a loving community! All practices will be deeply rooted in the spirit and variations of mindfulness practices of Plumvillage, which were created for us by Thich Nhat Hanh.
We will be sharing the traditional practices, such as sitting meditation, walking meditation,
eating meditation, singing, total relaxation, as well as dharmasharing.
Furthermore there will be other mindful practices that are not exclusively linked to plumvillage, but are equally beneficial, such as: Different Movement and Somatic practices
lead by me and another queer therapist and friend Volker Moritz, as well as walks and
movement in nature, the possibility to have a Sauna and Bonfire.
Come and enjoy the serenity of the magnificent mountains of Kiental at the beautiful Farm of Naturhof where you can also admire some of the cutest donkeys btw. ;)

The dorm at Naturhof is limited to 10 ppl. Only and sleeping will be free of charge. You pay
just for the food, which is 48 Franks per day, so 144 Franks total. Booking only via
Kientalerhof.
You will be accommodated in a simple, but cozy shared room.
!!!Only mattresses provided, so pls bring your own sleeping bag, towels, pillow etc.!!!
If you wish to book a single or double room, there are different options (Hotel Bären, airbnb
etc.) in the village. Please note that Kientalerhof and Chienehuus are already fully booked
during that weekend.
If money is an issue but you feel the strong need to be part of this, please get in touch and
we try to find a solution together :)
To ensure the inclusion of non-German-speakers at the retreat our shared language will be English. But if translation into German or French is needed I´m sure we will find ways
together to include whisper translations for everybody who needs any!
If you have any questions, don´t hesitate to get in touch with me via Email.

Course times

Begin: Thursday, 4 pm
End: Sunday, 4 pm

Course price

CHF 450
This amount covers all costs.

Remarks

This retreat does not replace psychotherapie. If you are currently in therapy please consult your therapist first, if a mindfulness retreat is right for you now. The retreat will have parts of longer silence and other activating elements, which can possibly bring up stronger emotions. The community can hold the space, but we cannot replace therapeutic support in case of heavy mental health crises. Thank you for your understanding!

Registration

Mail to Sarra Bouars

Dormitory

The booking for accommodation & meals is made directly through the Kientalerhof (button top left). You can find the prices below.
The dorm at Naturhof is limited to 10 ppl. Only and sleeping will be free of charge. You pay just for the food, which is 48 Franks per day, so 144 Franks total. Booking only via Kientalerhof. You will be accommodated in a simple, but cozy shared room. !!! Only mattresses provided, so pls bring your own sleeping bag, towels, pillow etc. !!!
If you wish to book a single or double room, there are different options (Hotel Bären, airbnb
etc.) in the village. Please note that Kientalerhof and Chienehuus are already fully booked during that weekend.

 

Course lecturer

Course teacher

Sarra BOUARS

(they/them) B.A. Social School/Gender Stuies is certified MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction by Jon Kabat-Zinn) teacher, Yoga teacher, Massage therapist, NVC (Non-violent Communication by Marshal Rosenberg) fascilitator and coach, movement artist/dancer, community organizer, and vegetarian chef! They made works for different dance productions and international houses in Germany, Tunisia, the US and Switzerland which were informed by own biographic material as someone growing up on the intersection of many in betweens. Their approach as somatic bodyworker and movement and mindfulness teacher is deeply informed by their personal practice and experience as a queer person of color. As a fascilitator and co-organizer of "Queer Meditation Berlin" and later co-founder and initiator of the "Rainbow and PoC Sangha Berlin" they had the opportunity to lead numerous different retreats and events for the LGBTQIA+ and PoC communities for a number of years. Sarra's work is deeply inspired by their spiritual teacher Thich Nhat Hanh and different queer and BPoC (Dharma)teachers within the Plumvillage Tradition and beyond, such as Rev. Angel Kyodo, Lama Red Owens, Adrienne Maree Brown, Coral Shorts and others.


Prices per person for full board and lodging for 3 nightsCHF
ChieneHuus:
Single occupancy of 2-bed-room clay or wood100 with shower/toilet699.00
2-bed-room clay or wood100 with shower/toilet549.00
Kientalerhof:
Single occupancy of 2-bed-room with shower/toilet549.00
1-bed-room with shower/toilet519.00
Single occupancy of 2-bed-room, shower/toilet on floor459.00
2-bed-room with shower/toilet429.00
2-bed-room, shower/toilet on floor384.00
3-bed-room with shower/toilet414.00
3-bed-room, shower/toilet on floor339.00
4-bed-room, shower/toilet on floor309.00

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