- Silent Meditation Retreat -


21 - 24 October 2022 with Hedwig Bakker

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Many people think that meditation means: sitting calmly in a quiet place with perfect conditions and a
peaceful smile on their face, thinking of nothing, having an empty mind, and looking for a particular,
special state of mind like peace, joy, bliss.

Or they think of meditation as strong concentration, and something you do only on a sitting cushion as a formal practice.

Meditation means different things for different people and there are countless styles & techniques.

In this retreat we will use meditation as a way to look at our mind, understand how it works, and train it
skillfully so that it becomes stable, pliable and workable.

You will learn that you can meditate anytime, anywhere and that anything can become a support instead
of an obstacle for your meditation practice.

We will practice sitting meditation, walking meditation & gentle Qi Gong based movement.

What to expect:
- Learn how to sit properly, how to set up a meditation practice, and apply the insights in daily life
- Experience the joy, contentment, and peacefulness of a calm and steady mind
- Awaken the qualities of the heart
- Get a taste of what it means to be in retreat


This program is suitable for people new to meditation and for those who are already practicing meditation
it is an opportunity to deepen one’s understanding and personal practice.

Note: this program will be conducted in silence.


6 pm: Dinner
7.15pm: Welcome & Introduction to the Retreat

7-7.45am: Sitting Practice & Setting a Motivation for the Day
7.45-9am: Breakfast
9-10.30am: Session of Sitting Practice & Movement Practice
10.30-11am: Break
11-12.30pm: Session of Sitting Practice & Movement Practice
12.30pm: Lunch
2-3.30pm: Session of Sitting Practice & Movement Practice
3.30-4pm: Break
4-5.30pm: Session of Sitting Practice & Movement Practice
6 pm: Dinner
7.15pm: Guided Meditation

7-7.45 am Sitting Practice & Setting a Motivation for the Day
7.45am: Breakfast
9-10.30am: Session of Sitting Practice & Movement Practice
10.30-11am: Break
11-12.30pm: Concluding Practices
12.30pm: Lunch & Farewell

About the Teacher, Hedwig Bakker

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Hedwig has been practicing meditation since 2000 and has completed many individual and group retreats. She has been leading meditation classes, courses and retreats since 2004 in India, Nepal, the Netherlands and New Zealand.

She also is a certified Holden Qi Gong teacher and these many years of personal practice and leading retreats and courses have resulted in a richness of experience and a genuine joy in sharing, guiding and leading others in meditation practice.

Hedwig’s courses and classes are universal and suitable for people from all walks of life. Her approach is joyful, gentle, practical, down to earth, and with a sense of lightness and humour.

Your investment for this retreat is… $280

This covers the centre’s facility fee and fully catered, healthy vegetarian meals (vegan/gluten free options are available).

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Accommodation prices per night


Camping per person (unpowered)                               $20

Dormitory per person (shared toilet facilities)            $38

Single room (shared toilet facilities)                            $60-$65

Rustic single hut (shared toilet facilities)                    $65

Single cabin (self-contained)                                        $110

Double room (shared toilet facilities)                          $86 (for 2)

Double cabin (self- contained)                                     $120-$150 (for 2)

Triple room                                                                       $104 (for 3)