Wake Up & Slim Down, Thailand
December 2 - December 83900Baht – 4900Baht
Itinerant Health Retreat in the Plum Village Tradition
December 02 to 08, 2022, Mae Hong Son, Thailand
The Health Retreat for Young People from Asia and beyond, which takes you adventuring through the gorgeous paths of the classic ‘In Search of the Song of the Gibbon’ route. A chance to have fun, heal our bodies and mind, practice mindfulness and cultivate togetherness with a small group of new friends from the region!
The theme of this retreat is « Taking Care of Our Body and Mind » by practicing meditation, hiking in nature, relaxation, following an appropriate diet and other to our health beneficial practices. Together as a travelling fellowship, we aim to develop our awareness of the interdependence between the food we consume, our body, our mind and the environment we are living in. To preserve a healthy body and a clear mind, we have light, vegetarian and organic meals. At the same time we are hiking to help our body tap into accumulated reserves and renew itself during the retreat and while facing the challenges of our route. During the whole retreat, Thây Phap Lu, a senior Dharma teacher of the Plum Village Monastery in France, will be our spiritual guide. The rhythm of our journey will be marked by teachings, sitting meditation, silent walking meditation, mindful eating and other practices that we can apply to our daily lives. We will have a sharing circle each day, giving every participant the opportunity to share with the group her/his inner state in the present moment, and to listen and support one another deeply.
Food and lodging will be provided by Karen mountain tribe families of each village (authentic homestay). We will practice according to the teachings of our spiritual teacher Thich Nhat Hanh and all participants are invited to participate actively and observe the 5 Mindfulness Trainings.
Hosted by Suan Sompou.