THE MOULIN IS, AT HEART, A PLACE TO BE – To put aside the outer focussed busy-ness of our everyday lives, and turn inwards to explore body heart, mind and life.
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European 5 Day Retreat at Le Moulin de Chaves, Dordogne, France
May 23 @ 6:00 pm - May 28 @ 2:30 pm
You are invited to join us for a deeply transformative residential 5 day retreat full of profound spiritual teaching, supported self-inquiry, meditation, chanting and prayer at the beautiful, peaceful Moulin de Chaves in the heart of France’s stunning Dordogne region.
Living a meaningful, fulfilling and graceful life requires you to relax out of your personality with its fears, concerns and limitations, and journey deeper into the luminous presence at the core of your being. Connecting more substantially to the Source of real love, clarity, peace and joy within you brings the true resolution to the obstacles you face. It awakens the precise guidance you need to embody your unique talents and gifts deeper into our world.
This retreat offers a rare opportunity to substantially shift your core center of gravity, stabilize your realization and live an authentic life free of dominion from insecurity and fear. These five days at Le Moulin de Chaves provide a nurturing container to leave distractions behind and journey into the themes that matter most to you.
Together, we will practice relaxing anything that limits you from abiding in the luminous love and awareness that is our true identity. Compassionately opening our hearts to all we find, we will open into ever deepening freedom, and how the insights you find can be embodied into tapestry of your life.
Through holistic inquiry, meditation and devotion we will explore:
* Deepening your practice of ego relaxation
* Grounding in the true support that always IS
* Unwinding your core ego identity and automatic responses
* Returning to natural openness and clarity
* Embodying authentic Being
* Express your gifts into the world with grace
The format is experiential and powerfully transformative. Miranda will share new practices to help you function in daily life from inner guidance rather than conditioned patterns of mind. She will guide you on how to surrender, ask and listen, and give expanded teachings on the practice of meditation, devotion, prayer and self-inquiry.
LE MOULIN DE CHAVES
The Moulin is set in beautiful grounds with shady riverbanks and bamboo groves. Contemplative practice is supported by an environment of deep kindness and care, and delicious, organic vegetarian meals.
The Moulin is dedicated to being a refuge for exploring life-transforming practices and teachings. They open their doors and hearts to people of all ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, abilities, cultures and religions.
BREATHWORK WITH HELEEN HULSCHER
Healing and Ego Relaxation through BreathWork is at the core of all the work Heleen does. She discovered the soft and astounding transformational power of our own breath in 2003 and she was immediately deeply touched by the intimate way it opens the heart, as well as liberates and heals our deepest feelings and hurts. From that moment Heleen focused on educating herself in becoming a BreathWork trainer and coach.
Several years ago, Heleen discovered Miranda’s Ego Relaxation work and she was impressed by the positive life changing effects. BreathWork is a way of doing shadow work, which is relevant in an integral approach. By doing shadow work you become more whole. This supports Ego Relaxation.
During this retreat, Heleen will guide you in BreathWork meditations and exercises to deepen your process of Ego Relaxation. Find out more about Heleen and her work here.
(All times are in Central European Time )
MONDAY 23 MAY
14h00 Onwards – Arrive at Le Moulin
19h30 – 21h30 OPENING SESSION
TUESDAY 24 – FRIDAY 28 MAY
08h00 BREAKFAST FOLLOWED BY KARMA YOGA (see below)
09h30– 12h30 MORNING SESSIONS
* morning meditation & mantra practice
* teaching session with inquiry practice in pairs
* interactive dialogue together
13h00 – 16h00 LUNCH & SELF-CARE TIME with specific deepening and self-nurturing recommendations from Miranda.
16h00 – 18h00 AFTERNOON SESSIONS
* mantra practice
* Breathwork with Heleen Hulscher
* deepening inquiry in small groups
19h00 SUPPER FOLLOWED BY KARMA YOGA
20h00 – 21h30 – SATSANG
An opportunity to bring your most important questions to Miranda.
SATURDAY 28 MAY
VACATE ROOM BEFORE CLOSING SESSION
09h30 – 13h00 – CLOSING SESSION
14h00 ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST LEAVE LE MOULIN
FACILITATOR’S FEE: (payable by registering here)
Full price – $399 (approx. €350) Early Bird Rate (before 1 February 2022) – $350 (approx. €310)
MIRANDA IS FULLY COMMITTED TO TRAVELLING FROM CALIFORNIA, HOWEVER, GIVEN THE ONGOING COVID SITUATION, IF YOU ARE FLYING IN FOR THIS RETREAT, WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU PURCHASE ‘CANCEL FOR ANY REASON’ TRAVEL INSURANCE.
CANCELLATION POLICY (for Facilitator’s Fee)
If you cancel – We offer a refund of your fees less a $100 administration fee until 23 April 2022. No refunds of facilitation fees will be available after that date.
If Covid restrictions force us to cancel, you will receive a full refund of your facilitation fees less PayPal booking fees.
ACCOMMODATION FEES (payable directly to Le Moulin once their website is open for reservations which will be during February and based on the provision of Karma Yoga as detailed below):
Shared room: €410
Single room (shared bathroom): €460
Single room ensuite: €535
KARMA YOGA COMMITMENT:
In order to keep the accommodation costs to a minimum for you and because Le Moulin de Chaves is a not for profit retreat centre predominantly serving meditation and yoga retreats and to keep in line with the monastic traditions and Buddhist Vipassana insight Meditation/Thervada values they ask that all participants offer 50 minutes per day of Work periods/karma yoga.
Karma yoga is a practice that supports the running of le moulin, with participants helping in areas such as kitchen, chopping veggies, gardening, weeding, sweeping paths, household such as cleaning communal areas, bathrooms etc which contributes to lower daily rates for participants and can help integrate meditation/ mindfulness and yoga practice into everyday activity. The main Karma yoga is at 0900hrs and again after the lunch and supper period, to help with the wash up.
The Moulin have adapted their welcome to comply with current government health and safety guidelines, and to best protect you and others during the Covid-19 pandemic. This is the current info on their website –
UPDATE APRIL: Following a recent small outbreak of Covid cases during a Moulin event, the Moulin covid guidelines have been updated to reflect the unreliability of auto-tests and the current rise in covid cases.
Arrival Guidelines at the Moulin
We ask that all those arriving at the Moulin take a self-test the day of their arrival.
We also ask that each participant bring a self test to perform mid-stay.
If you believe you have been in contact with a person affected by the Covid-19 in the past week, you should not come to the Moulin.
The safest way for us to take care of each other is to take maximum precautions during the week preceding your participation. Here are the government’s guidelines for Covid-19.
Please check the Covid page on the Moulin website for all updates and other information on current health guidelines in place at the Moulin. We will notify all those registered about the up-to-date regulations closer to the time of our retreat.
HOW TO BOOK
- Click here to register and pay your Facilitator’s Fee now.
- Click here to book your accommodation directly with Le Moulin. We will email you when that is possible.
- Make your travel arrangements. Click here for full info about how to get to Le Moulin. We strongly recommend that you purchase ‘cancel for any reason’ travel insurance if you are flying in for this retreat.