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Retreats 2017

April10. - 16.Karl StraubSpring Yoga and Wellness Retreat

Yoga and Wellness Retreat

Karl Straub returns to Felsentor (his 8th retreat here) to lead this popular and delightful weeklong retreat with daily yoga, meditation, and intro to Thai bodywork. Get in touch with Nature, Silence, and Balance. Feel stress dissolve. Enjoy 3 chef-prepared vegetarian meals per day, and lots of quiet space for your own natural healing process. Feel stronger. Discover wellness of body and mind. Course program takes full advantage of the quiet pristine nature of Felsentor`s spectacular setting and breath-taking views.

This retreat may be one of the most effective and delightful investments in your well-being. Join us. All levels welcome.

Karl Straub

was born the USA, and was introduced to meditation around the age of 10. He is a former competitive swimmer, dolphin communication researcher, and graduate of Duke University. He worked as a school teacher, artist, and IT consultant until his mid-30`s when he was inspired to go deeper into meditation and yoga. He left his IT job in New York City, sold and donated his belongings, set off on an odyssey of 8 years during which he kept no apartment anywhere and traveled just with what he could carry. He studied with wonderful teachers including Zen master Keido Fukushima, the Indian yogi Swami Bua, David Life and Sharon Gannon (co-founders of Jivamukti Yoga), and many others, from whom he learned to express precision, depth, and humor in his own teaching. Karl has taught at festivals, conferences, and studios in over 40 cities and 12 countries. He lives in Switzerland.

More at www.karlstraub.com

DateTeachers feeRoom + BoardFully booked
April 10th till 16st 2017
Monday 6 PM
Sunday 1 PM
CHF 450.-Dorm: CHF 540 (90/day)
Twin room: CHF 690 (115/day)
Single room*: CHF 870 (145/day)
add. tourism tax: CHF 16.20 (2.70/day)

*Single rooms can be reserved but are not guaranteed. If we can offer you a single room, you will be notified shortly before the beginning of the course, or upon arrival at Felsentor. If we can offer you a single-room, we kindly ask you to pay the difference in cash upon arrival. We don't have creditcard services.

One hour of work per day is part of all retreats at Felsentor. More information: Samu / Karma Yoga.

 18. - 23.Marcel Shokan UrechRinzai sesshin

To Center Ourselves and Touch the Spirit of our Hearts

Our Sesshin is an intensive training period consisting of the practices of Zazen, Kinhin (walking meditation), Samu (work) and Sutra recitation. The possibility of a personal interview with the teacher is available three times per day. Our Zazen periods are approximately 40 minutes and we sit roughly 10 hours per day.

Shokan Marcel Urech Osho

Shokan Marcel Urech, Osho was born on November 21, 1949 in Basel.  For more than 30 years he has been practicing Zen.  Since 1991 he has been the student of Eido Shimano Roshi, the abbot of Dai Bosatsu Zendo Kongo-ji in upstate New York where Shokan trained for six years as a Rinzai Zen monk.  In 2008 Shokan was acknowledged as an Osho by Eido Roshi.

Date Teachers fee Room + Board Sign up
April 18th till 23rd 2017
Tuesday 5 PM
Sunday 1 PM
Dana Multibed room: CHF 475 (95/day)
Double room: CHF 600 (120/day)
Single room*: CHF 750 (150/day)
add. tourism tax: CHF 13.50 (2.70/day)

*Single rooms can be reserved but are not guaranteed. If we can offer you a single room, you will be notified shortly before the beginning of the course, or upon arrival at Felsentor. If we can offer you a single-room, we kindly ask you to pay the difference in cash upon arrival. We don't have creditcard services.
One hour of work per day is part of all retreats at Felsentor. More information: Samu / Karma Yoga.

July10. - 16.Edward Espe BrownHow to Cook your Life

How to Cook Your Life

a course in cooking and zen with Edward Espe Brown

Zen Master Tenkei said, “See with your eyes, smell with your nose, taste with your tongue...nothing in the universe  is hidden.” Beyond following recipes or simply doing what you’ve been told, is liberation in the kitchen, freely realizing the way to cook by letting the ingredients come forward to awaken and nourish, letting your own body and mind come alive to cook.

We will bake, cut, chop, clean, taste, talk, meditate and cook – preparing the lunch meal for ourselves each day. Included during this time will be carefully structured tastings. (Sharp knives will be provided.)

Talks each evening will be based on Zen master Dogen’s “Instructions to the Cook” (Tenzokyokun). In addition to kitchen work, we will be practicing sitting meditation in the morning and late afternoon—as well as some simple chi gung. Silence will be an important aspect during parts of the retreat.

Warm wishes.

Edward Espe Brown

began Zen practice and cooking in 1965 and was ordained as a priest by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi in 1971. His teaching style is both light-hearted and penetrating, incorporating poetry and story-telling-and he will see that we eat well. Author of several cookbooks including Das Tassajara Brotbuch (1970) and Das Lächeln der Radieschen: Zen in der Kunst des Kochens, he is also the editor of Seid wie reine Seide und scharfer Stahl, a book of zen lectures by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi (June, 2002).

A critically-acclaimed movie How to Cook Your Life, featuring Edward, premiered in October, 2007. The Complete Tassajara Cookbook, a collection of his writings, was published in September, 2009.
His website is: www.peacefulseasangha.com

Date Teacher's fee Room + Board Booking
July 10th till 16th 2017
Monday 6PM
Sunday 1PM
Dana
Travel expenses: CHF 50.-
Multibed room: CHF 570 (95/day)
Double room: CHF 720 (120/day)
Single room*: CHF 900 (150/day)
add. tourism tax: CHF 16.20 (2.70/day)

*Single rooms can be reserved but are not guaranteed. If we can offer you a single room, you will be notified shortly before the beginning of the course, or upon arrival at Felsentor. If we can offer you a single-room, we kindly ask you to pay the difference in cash upon arrival. We don't have creditcard services.
One hour of work per day is part of all retreats at Felsentor. More information: Samu / Karma Yoga.