SPIRITUAL ECOLOGY RETREAT
Wednesday 28th of June until Sunday 2nd of July in Belgium 2023
Compassion in Action
This retreat is for for changemakers, trailblazers, climate activists and anyone who wants to make a positive change in the world. The retreat is experiential and requires active participation of all members in the group.
“Active Hope is waking up to the beauty of life on whose behalf we can act” - Joanna Macy
How can we integrate a spiritual response to the ecological, social and political crises we are facing? At this time of great uncertainty in the world - in which we are seeing the impacts of climate emergency and war - we need to find the strength to put compassion into action.
We welcome you to join us on this 5-day learning journey on the land of a Tibetan Buddhist retreat centre, just 30-minute south of Charleroi in Belgium, to explore what compassion means in relationship to yourself, to others and to the natural world. Check-out our website for more information and how to register
'LIVING AT THE EDGE OF THE UNKNOWN' RETREAT
Tuesday 22nd - 27th of August in Belgium 2023
Finding Freedom and Peace in the Here and Now
As T.S. Elliot once said, “Humankind cannot bear too much reality”. Most of the time we live in the illusion that we know what will happen. But when we are confronted with the cruelty of life, we suddenly become aware that we have no control over reality as it evolves. Then we feel we are at the edge of the unknown and it is scary. But if we can accept that we cannot control reality and stay mindful and compassionate as it unravels, we can find the freedom to act appropriately towards the challenges we meet.
This annual summer retreat of the Mindfulness Association Belgium takes place at a Tibetan Buddhist retreat centre in the nature in Beaumont, Belgium. Spoken language is English with French translation. Trainers Annick Nevejan & Olaf van Kooten