Spiritual Adventure Retreat, June 6 – 9
Skåne, South Sweden
If you would like a truly inspiring, fun and relaxing way to spend the long Pentecost weekend, join us for a spiritual adventure retreat In the forest of Skåne, in southern Sweden (near Helsingborg).
Soderasens National Park, where we will be hiking (on Saturday), is a very picturesque place. The walking tracks through the forest are like something out of a fairy tale (see the gallery).
And the section of the river Rone, where we will canoe (Sunday), meanders peacefully through fields and woodlands brimming with birdlife and curious cows who seem to enjoy watching you go past. There are a few gentle rapids to add some excitement and challenge. There’s a 30% chance of ending up in the water but it’s not deep and it’s all part of the fun.
We’ll be staying at the Ugglegarden (Owl Garden) Farmhouse, a simple but pleasant retreat right on the edge of the forest. You can see elk and deer if you’re out at the right time. You can also camp if you’d prefer to be on your own.
We’ll be spending our days out in nature but will keep time in the mornings and evenings for meditation, kiirtan (chanting) and asanas (yoga exercises). After dinner we can share music and games, talk with friends or read a book. If you need some guidance with meditation there are experienced teachers to help.
Ugglegarden (www.ugglegarden.se) is less than two hours drive from Copenhagen (let us know if you need a ride). If you’re coming from elsewhere by bus or train we can arrange to pick you up at the bus stop or train station.
Beds and pillows are provided but you will need to bring your own sleeping bag/sheets, etc. Mornings and evenings can get cool so it’s good to bring a sweater and jacket. A nice pair of walking shoes (trainers will do) and some light shoes or sandals that you don’t mind getting wet. Hat and sun screen are also advised and a day pack for carrying your lunch, camera, water bottle, jacket, etc. will allow you to keep your hands free.
COST: (ATTENTION!!! If you bring 4 friends you can come for free!!!)
- 1000 DKK/NK/SEK (students/unemployed – 800)
- Includes program, canoes, food and accommodation (transport is extra)
- +45 71881273, 33241244
- Deadline: June 1, 2014.
- Konto/Ac: 5010-0001465289
- IBAN: DK9450100001465289
- SWIFT/BIC: JYBADKKK).
- Gather at Platanvej 30, Frederiksberg, at 16.30, Friday, June 6
- Return approx 16.00, Monday, June 9
Site Contact Info: 070 2017042 (Sweden)