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Classic 5 day vipassana retreat in silence with Yoga, meditation and Mindfulness on the Hoorneboeg estate

Increasing your self-knowledge through self-examination is the greatest good in Hinduism and Buddhism. We are only 5% knowing and 95 ignorance. Why the self-examination?

Because you get to know yourself better, you start making decisions that are closer to your strengths and what gives you energy. Your suffering diminishes and your happiness increases.

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In this traditional retreat you first begin to silence the mind through stillness meditation in the form of following the breath and meditative walking (shamatha meditation). If the mind or monkey in your head is calm and still, you can ask yourself the right questions such as viewing your physical sensations, emotional sensations and thoughts. Which are unpleasant, neutral or pleasant? (Vipassana retreat).

Due to insufficient self-knowledge, we live in our own assumption of who we are, our own reality. This is often not the real reality in the NOW. That is why we will continue to examine our body and mind over a long period of time in order to achieve a realistic real self-image.

If you first learn the basics to get to know yourself well, you can go into a deeper layer of yourself / the undercurrent / subconscious mind and ask yourself questions such as: who am I, what can I do and what do I want? Which virtues have I developed in my mind and which%? How can I further develop this? How great are my vices and how can I perceive and accept them through judgment without judgment (= mindfulness)? To then come up with an action through reflection and proceed to action. In this way new thinking, emotion, behaviour and communication patterns can arise that make you happier.

The retreat program meets the requirement to be admitted to the VMBN association as a category 1 trainer. See their site: https://www.vmbn.nl/over-vmbn/lidembers-vmbn/retraitecriteria/ 

During the retreat there is an explanation of the dharma of the Buddha and the 3 forms of meditation: shamatha, vipassana and dzogchen. Also discussed will be purity and impurity and moral behavior during this vipassana retreat:
- Refrain from killing any living creature
- Refrain from stealing
- Refrain from all sexual activities
- Refrain from lying
- Abstaining from alcohol and drugs

Number of participants

Min. 8, max. 20 participants.


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Program

Arrival is on Sunday December 27;
09.30-10.00 - Distribution of rooms.
10.00-10.30 - Tea with some goodies
10.30-12.00 - Teaching, introduction and questions
Entrance silence.
12.00-13.00 - Vegetarian hot Lunch
13.00-15.00 - Meditation in your room or in the temple
15.00-16.00 - Tea break - walking in nature
16.00-18.00 - Meditation in the hall or in your own room
18.00-19.00 - Light meal soup
19.00-21.00 - Teaching + meditation in the temple
21.00-21.30 - Good night 

2 to 5 the day:
04.00-04.30 - Gong, get up
04.30-06.30 - Meditation in your room or in the temple
06.30-07.30 - Yoga
07.30-08.00 - Breakfast and rest
08.00-09.00 - Walking in nature
09.00-11.00 - Meditation in the temple
11.00-12.00 - Rest or ask the teacher
12.00-13.00 - Vegetarian hot Lunch
13.00-15.00 - Meditation in your room or in the temple
15.00-16.00 - Tea break - walking in nature
16.00-18.00 - Meditation in the hall or in your own room
18.00-19.00 - Light meal soup
19.00-21.00 - Teaching + meditation in the temple
21.00-21.30 - Good night

6th day:
04.00-04.30 - Gong, get up
04.30-06.30 - Meditation in your room or in the temple
06.30-07.30 - Yoga
07.30-08.30 - Breakfast and rest
08.30-09.30 - Canceling silence and circle discussion
09.30-10.00 - Tea and departure due to the arrival must have departed by 10.00.

The 1st to 5th day are spent in silence without contact with the outside world and without contact with fellow participants none eye contact, hand gestures and no use of telephone and computers.

The 1st day of the 5 days consist of Shamatha concentration meditation on the breathing to calm the mind. The body can get used to the meditation posture and you can shift and adjust your posture when experiencing of inconvenience.

From the 3rd day we go in the 3 group meditation sessions adopt a completely silent attitude in the first hour so that the mind can be trained.

The other days through Vipassana insight meditation becomes the physical, emotional and mental sensations followed. Through this meditation techniques the cause of suffering = attraction (desire) and rejection in the mind observed. Through these methods you will notice and accept that these sensations are temporary, the law of transience.

You learn to notice and accept the sensations. Then we slowly move on to the third form of meditation is the non-dual form of meditation. You learn to detachment from attracting and repelling sensations in the mind so that great virtue equanimity can arise. You fall this way back in a deeper layer of consciousness where compassion, love and kindness

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Located on 13 hectares of private land on the heath, De Hoorneboeg is an oasis of tranquility in a central location in the Netherlands.

This country estate is a shared dream of a dozen initiators in the field of personal development. From their own background, they all have the desire to create a place for awareness, connection and development. In 2016, their paths crossed and so the plans were made to transform the current conference center into a country estate where individuals and organizations can go for inspiring team sessions, retreats or training sessions.

A place of serene beauty, where time seems to stand still for a moment. A place so powerful that you always want to return to it to recharge and get inspired time and time again. A place to withdraw from the demanding society in which we live. A place in the middle of nature, right in the heart of the Netherlands.

The farms have been completely renovated on the inside, retaining old elements in the style of "serene simplicity". A combination of contemporary design & vintage. Fully equipped: a brand new kitchen, a sonos installation and underfloor heating.

Outside the estate there are a number of beautiful walking and cycling trips and you can easily reach the Loosdrecht Lakes. On our estate we also have a vegetable garden and cidery.

IN DETAIL: ON THE HEI In the 19th century, Mr. Sinkel (van de Winkel van Sinkel) built two beautiful farms with a view of the heath. These monumental farms have known different destinations and have now been transformed into a retreat and inspiration location. They bear the names Stal and Barn and are connected to each other through a corridor.

At Boerderij Stal you will find a large yoga & meditation room, a large kitchen • Spa with sauna, treatment room and relaxation room • not to mention a wonderful large forest garden on the hillside

On the upper floor: • There are 12 single rooms, each with its own bathroom with shower, toilet and sink.

At Boerderij Schuur you will find a large room (the “heizaal”) with a view over the garden and heath. • Spacious library with seating, fireplace and small kitchen and of course the delightful large forest garden on the hill.

On the upper floor: • There are 7 double rooms, each with its own bathroom with shower, toilet and sink. The farms have been completely renovated on the inside, retaining old elements in the style of "serene simplicity". A combination of contemporary design & vintage. Fully equipped: a brand new kitchen, a sonos installation and underfloor heating.

Food

The chef of the farm-to-table restaurant Bij de Tuinman at the Hoorneboeg provides catering for the locations and in the greenhouse in the vegetable garden.

1 PERSON ROOMS: If you prefer a single room, this is also possible. The number of single rooms are limited, so be quick. All rooms have their own bathroom with shower, toilet and sink. The costs for this are € 60 for the entire retreat.

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Car

Every visit to De Hoorneboeg starts with a tranquil drive through a kilometer-long tree-lined avenue along the heath and forest that opens onto the 13-hectare estate. When you arrive at the estate you park in the only parking spot of De Hoorneboeg, between the trees. The rest of the estate is completely car-free and you reach your destination on the country estate by a short walk along ancient paths, through a particularly beautiful and old park forest.

Train

The outdoor location is also easily accessible by public transport. A bus stops at the start of the Hoorneboeglaan. From here it is a nice walk along the heath and forest of about 10 minutes to the country estate. From the NS station in Hilversum you can cycle to De Hoorneboeg in 15 minutes, for example on a public transport bicycle that you can rent very easily there.

International participants: fly to airport at Amsterdam. Rent a car at the airport or take the train to the city of Hilversum (45 min). At the station you can choose a rental bike, the bus or a taxi (15 min)

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Hans Kloosterman

Begeleider Hans  Kloosterman

Hans Kloosterman has gained much of his knowledge and skills as a monk in a Tibetan monastery and studies body and soul from Buddhist and Hindu philosophy and way of life.
The last 5 years Hans has supplemented his knowledge with partial certificates in Western psychology, mainly focused on stress reduction, burnout and trauma processing.

This background combined with 25 years of entrepreneurial and management experience in the fashion sector in the purchasing, sales and recruitment and selection departments makes Hans a special teacher and coach.

Hans is the author of the bestseller book ‘From snob to monk’. His calling is: “Discovering your True Self”. See also  www.hanskloosterman.com .

Hjet van der Zee 

Henriette van der Zee

In 2004 I started Asana, a center for yoga and massage, and I gladly admit that I have worked the longest with whom I work. One of the reasons is that I am happy to be responsible for the things I do and the choices I make. I do something good, beautiful then! If I do something wrong, I have done it myself and it is up to me to do something with it. I love that. Being responsible for the things you do and creating opportunities to do something with them to learn from. I would like to pass that on by giving yoga and massage.

I have followed various teacher training courses in the field of yoga.
Started at Saswitha in Bilthoven, the Hatha yoga teacher training (4 years).
Then a Poweryoga teacher training (1 year) at YogaMoves, Utrecht and at
Ron van der Post, the dynamic yoga (3 years) plus the one-year master's degree,
in Groningen and Nijmegen.

My first acquaintance with massages was on the advice of my companion who indicated that that would be something that would suit me. I hadn't come up with that idea myself. At Saswitha I started with a basic course and I never stopped. I mainly give Ayurvedic treatments because it contains everything. Especially because it has a preventive effect. Ayurveda is a health science and not a disease theory. That fits with my attitude to life. I have followed a number of training courses with Vaidya Acharya Naveen Gupta, ayurvedic doctor, and worked with him for a period where he did the diagnoses and I did the execution. In addition to being a full-time yoga teacher, I also give treatments from home and at home.

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You will receive ....

during this weekend retreat

• 5 nights in a shared room
• Tranquility (Shamatha) & Insight meditation (Vipassana) & Non dual meditation (Samadi) 
• Silent periods
• nature walks and meditations
• Unlimited water, tea, coffee and fruit
• 3 vegetarian meals a day
• 2 weeks in advance you will receive an email with more info / details and a carpool list

Costs and Data

Price: 995 for a shared room and 1250 for a single room. The estate "De Hoorneboeg" is a 5 star location with the best vegetarian cuisine in the Netherlands.

Ayurvedic massages are offered to alleviate physical discomfort. These can be paid separately in cash at the masseuse Henriette and costs 60 euros per hour.

The Bestseller book “from Snob to Monk” can be purchased and signed on the spot by Hans. Price: 19.95. 


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