Log Off and Connect Up

A Silent Retreat in the mountains of Norway
Thursday, October 24, 2019 – Sunday, October 27, 2019
Cost: 6950 Norwegian Kroner (Single room)

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Description

Confidence gives us clarity. Clarity is inner peace. Welcome to a unique long weekend.

In the stillness, the inner landscape is cleansed. Concerns are calmed. The internal sabotage is reduced. A new, effortless and clear attention will slowly unfold. The senses are sharpened; the sight, the smells, the sense of taste. Sensations are increased. In the immersion process, the contact opens with something beautiful, peaceful and wise: the most authentic part of ourselves. This opens up access to insight and wisdom.

During this long weekend, you will have the opportunity to log off from your hectic everyday life, from interruptions, inquiries and questions. In the beautiful landscape and with others seeking harmony and silence, you can experience what it means to settle down in yourself.

The first evening you will be introduced to the theme ‘Silence’. Before bedtime, we go into silence. Sunday around lunchtime we will open up for dialogue again. In the quiet days, we have set up a program, a combination of mindfulness meditation, writing, physical exercise, short lessons with teaching and free time.

Supervisors in this retreat are Kristin Flood and Merle Levin. They have held silence retreats at a monastery in Italy since 2005 and have had many hundreds of Norwegian participants, women and men. This is their first long weekend retreat in Norway.
The overview:

THURSDAY
18.00: Introduction
9.00pm: Noon
8 pm: Into silence, step by step.

FRIDAY
08.30 am: Morning meditation.
9.00 am: Breakfast.
10 am: Teaching, exercises and writing.
1.30pm: Meditation.
12.00: Own time.
13.00: Lunch.
1 pm: Own time.
16.00: Teaching, self-exploration exercises, meditation.
18.00: Own time.
9.00pm: Noon
8 pm: Teaching
2.30pm: Closing

SATURDAY
08.30 am: Morning meditation.
9.00 am: Breakfast.
10 am: Teaching, exercises and writing.
1.30pm: Meditation
12.00: Own time.
13.00: Lunch.
1 pm: Own time.
16.00: Teaching, self-exploration exercises, meditation.
18.00: Own time.
9.00pm: Noon.
8 pm: Teaching.
2.30pm: Closing.

SUNDAY
08.30 am: Morning meditation.
9.00am: Breakfast.
10am: Teaching, exercises and writing.
11.00am: Out of the silence, step by step.
13.00: Lunch
1 pm: Teaching. The bridge back to everyday life.
16.00: Closing.

Kristin Flood, a longtime journalist for the Aftenposten, lives in Italy, has for a number of years held writing courses and retreats with Merle Levin. She has written five books on personal development. ‘Amor Fati’ (Cappelen) was one of the first books in Norway about the value of self-awareness and the art of being present. Her latest book ‘Presence’ was published by CappelenDamm in 2015 and ‘Room for Silence’ (2005) was published in a recently revised edition in 2017. She is also an active speaker and recently published an audio series on Vimeo.com with the meditation exercises’ Yoga for Sinnet ‘. Kristin has been living in Venice for 25 years, where she also currently works as a local agent and organizes events and walks for Norwegians.
http://www.kristinflood.com/

Merle Levin was born in South Africa and lives partly in South Africa, the United Kingdom and Canada. For the past 18 years she has been teaching creative writing in Europe, Scandinavia, South Africa and Canada and has held courses and retreats with Norwegian Kristin Flood. She has studied and practiced meditation for over forty years and has written three children’s books. In addition, she has published three audio books. The children’s book ‘Listenbear’ was published by Save the Children and World Vision International and was used in the Save the Children project in Syria. She has also written a professional book on the bushman culture in South Africa, ‘Spurensiche’, which was published in 2001 by eFeF Verlag in Switzerland. She has held courses for Norwegians for a number of years and is familiar with both Norwegian nature and culture.