6-Day Meditation Retreat – November 2020

TRANSFORMATIONAL MEDITATION RETREAT
including daily Yoga & Chi-Kung
November 9 to 15, 2020
with Indra Ji and Louise Chardon

Join us for this transformational 6-day retreat,
realize Who You really Are,
and get clear about the future you want to see unfold.


All info also on ocean-retreats.org.


For the whole human collective, 2020 has been a year of immense transformation. It’s the year in which we were – personally as well as collectively – constantly pushed into choosing for love based oneness, or for fear-based separation. For many of us, it was also the year in which we realised that the choice we make – the vibration we hold – determines the future we attract. We live in a quantum field of all possibilities, and that is exactly what we now are starting to understand and consciously relate to.

The next years will be a period of polarisation, where some of us will live as victims of fear-based beliefs, and others will consciously live their dreams, based on the new paradigm of Oneness Consciousness, bringing Unconditional Love, Inner Silence, Balance, and Freedom.

In this period at the end of this Crown year 2020, it is therefore very important to get clear about who we really want to be and what we wish this world to become. What is, in other words, the highest possible version of ourselves and of the world? What is the vibration we therefor want to hold? And how can we master our mind, emotions, and beliefs, whatever happens in the projection “outside” of us? These are the seeds of presence that will generate our future.

During this retreat we will lift the veil of “illusion”: connect with who we fundamentally are and get clear insights about this field «outside» of us that we call reality. This will help us to merge with the divine being within – eternal, infinite, complete, truly free, and abundantly happy!


If you are feeling the call, join us on this epic adventure of Self-discovery. Grasp the opportunity to discover your essence: not a separate being in a harsh world of solid matter, but an energetic, sentient, intelligent, creative, and blissful field of consciousness, boundlessly connected to All That Is.

During this retreat, you will reconnect with your True Self, through the trinity of Silence, Meditation, and Body Awareness.

Every day there will be a talk about your true identity and about the nature of this full-immersion holographic projection we call “reality”. All topics will be handled in an easy and comprehensive way and there will be time for questions and answers.

The result will be a change of paradigm that will fill you with inner peace, and that will help you to stand more confident and more balanced in life, deeply connected with the divine essence within.

The time has come to take up full responsibility for your potential and become conscious about manifesting the world of your dreams. It is time now to uncover the fully developed multi-dimensional being that you already are: infinite, eternal, complete, and free.


What can you expect?

* 6 days of deep Meditation and lots of nurturing Silence.
* Daily Yoga and Chi-Kung practice.
* Daily talk, with time for questions and answers.
* Delicious vegan/vegetarian meals with veggies and fruits mainly from our own garden.
* A significant and durable transformation!


The nakedness of a heart that rests on nothing, but encompasses everything, this is the essence of Yoga, which precedes any technique, and from which the rituals of sacralisation rise”
Christian Pisano, “La contemplation du Héro”

The Yoga practice which will be proposed during this retreat is addressed to the attentive listening to the modalities of our inner landscapes and their resonances with the wholeness containing us and contained in us. Through aligning our structure, tuning our tone, and witnessing our breath, we’ll expand our presence to a vaster field of receptivity and transmission, and awaken to an intimate and transcendental relation to Prãna (Energy). The practice will also be a fundamental support to help us develop and cultivate an alert, easeful and breathable sitting posture.

The Chi-Kung will inscribe our presence in a three-dimensional physical Mandala, encompassing the 4 primary aspects of the Taoist philosophy: the concepts of Yin-Yang, the Trinity Heaven-Earth-Human, the Five Elements (Earth, Metal, Water, Wood, Fire), and the Pa Kua (I Ching – the mystical aspects of numbers). The eight trigrams of the Pa Kua are represented by the orientation of the body (rotating both counter-clockwise and clockwise throughout the form) relating to the cardinal (East – North – West – South) and inter-cardinal (Northeast – Northwest -Southwest – Southeast) directions. The patterns we move through in this Chi-Kung form awaken our resonance with astral energies: stars, moon, sun, and universe. This form of Chi-Kung (Primordial Chi-Kung) reconnects us with our prenatal state, our essence before we were absorbed by the whirlwind of oblivion.


co-hosted by
Louise Chardon


As we set a maximum of only 8 participants, the retreat is expected to be full in a short time. So if you feel the call for deep change, clarity, and lasting balance and happiness, grab your chance and secure your place!

Much Love, Freedom, and Bliss on your Path of Awakening, and we hope to see you soon in the peaceful oasis of Monte do Carvalhosinho!


Program

The Retreat starts on MONDAY, November 9 at 18h, and ends on SUNDAY, November 15 at 18h.
Arrival: Monday between 16h and 17h30.

Daily structure:
07h00 Meditation (indoor/outdoor)
09h00 Breakfast
10h15 Yoga (indoor)
11h30 Meditation (indoor)
13h00 Lunch
15h00 Meditation (indoor)
16h30 Tea break
17h00 Chi-Kung (outdoor)
18h15 Meditation (outdoor)
19h30 Dinner
21h00 Evening talk and Q&A

If the weather is fine, we will have the Afternoon Chi-Kung and Meditation session on Saturday the 14th at a nearby beach.

Except for the Yoga and Chi-Kung instructions, some guided meditations and the evening Talk and Q&A, we will all stay in silence during the whole retreat.


Venue

The retreat takes place in Monte do Carvalhosinho, a 33ha property located in a very quiet area in the South-Portuguese countryside, 10 minutes outside of the villages of São Teotónio and Odemira. Here you can enjoy a beautiful nature with lots of cork oaks, stunning views, and profound silence.

In this region, the sun is shining 360 days a year, and you can even feel the Atlantic ocean. The Alentejo coastline, with some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe, is only 20 minutes away.

Pictures of the monte and the coast


Prices

Full Board – the prices include everything you need for the retreat, such as food (3 daily vegan/vegetarian meals, drinks, snacks) and accommodation.
Investment: 450€ per person.
Early Birds: 375€ for bookings until October 12.
Couples/Friends: A discount of 15% is given if you bring your partner or a friend.
For groups please contact us!


Accommodation

* 1 room with a double bed and 1 room with 2 single beds in the maisonette.
* Dormitory with 4 single beds.


Booking

Important Note:
After making your booking to reserve your place, we will send you a confirmation by email. Your booking will only be valid after our reception of your payment and our confirmation of your participation.
A deposit of minimum 100€ per person is required.
Full payment is due by October 26, 2020.


Cancellation Policy

For cancellations after October 26, 2020, until 8 days before the retreat starting date, the cancellation fee is 100€.
For cancellations within 7 days before the retreat starting date, the cancellation fee is 50% of the price.


Directions

Monte do Carvalhosinho, 7630-568 São Teotónio, Odemira, Portugal
GPS coordinates: 37.515798 / 8.621390 or N 37°30’56.9″ / W 8°37’17.0″

The nearest Airports are Faro (98 km) and Lisbon (260 km)

If you don’t want to rent a car, you can travel by train or bus:
By Train: From Faro (departures at 07h00, 08h22, and 14h15, duration ±1h03′) or from Lisbon Oriente to Santa Clara-Sabóia (departures at 10h02 and 14h02, duration ±2h18′). We can pick you up at the train station. The train connection is very good and cheap. Info and tickets: www.cp.pt
By Bus: There is a bus connection from Lisbon Sete Rios to São Teotónio, but we don’t recommend this given the much more interesting possibilities by train. Info and tickets: www.rede-expressos.pt


Contact

If you have any questions, please contact us.
info(@)amandorla.pt / chardon.lou(@)gmail.com / indra(@)live.be