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European 5 Day Retreat at Le Moulin de Chaves, Dordogne, France

May 15, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - May 20, 2023 @ 2:00 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.

 

This retreat is the only opportunity to work in person with Miranda in Europe in 2023 and numbers are limited to 40 people so we highly recommend early booking to avoid disappointment.  In 2022 our group included people from France, Holland, Belgium, Austria, Germany, Turkey, Spain, Ireland, UK, Iceland, USA, and Canada and we anticipate the same wonderful cultural diversity in 2023.

This was a beautiful experience. The venue, food, and setting were exemplary, everything was well managed and gracefully held. And of course, the content, Miranda’s teaching and the breathwork, were revelatory.

Susan, UK (participant in Miranda’s retreat at Le Moulin de Chaves in 2022)

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.  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.  There will also be 3 BreathWork sessions with facilitator Heleen Huslcher to support and deepen the work of Ego Relaxation (see more below).  Silence is encouraged during breakfast and before each morning session.

Miranda will confirm the theme for the retreat closer to the time based on what is most needed.  With such a small group, individual attention by Miranda is guaranteed and she will give teachings that will be most suitable for people who :

– Have read and worked through ‘The Way of Grace‘.

– Have attended at least one In-Person or Home Retreat with Miranda within the last 3 years OR are part of the Living Grace Global Sangha.

– Are dedicated to being present for the whole retreat .

– Consider themselves dedicated students of this work.

 

Going on a retreat with Miranda is the biggest gift you can give yourself. Working with Miranda has changed my life for the better, that’s for sure. Meeting her in person adds so much flavour to the retreats. She is lively, joyfull, totally committed, and very present. Meeting Miranda felt like coming home at last. Now I am much more capable to see the beauty in every person I meet. I feel more and more connected with all the creatures and the world as it is.

Isabelle, Belgium (participant in Miranda’s retreat at Le Moulin de Chaves in 2022)

 

The retreat was a rich experience including mantras , body prayer, meditation, enquiry, breath work and sangha. Miranda is a highly skilled spiritual leader with a vast range of experience from different faith paths although she has tremendous depth. She also has a wicked sense of humour , deep humanity and irrepressible passion.

Geoff, UK

LE MOULIN DE CHAVES

The retreat at le Moulin was excellent in every way, from being in the most beautiful location conducive to peace and relaxation to the fact that the team had organized everything you could possibly need for your stay. Miranda’s teaching facilitated deep healing and profound realizations,coupled with being down to earth and fun. The in person experience in this amazing venue was really powerful and I am so glad to have take the time to do it.

Dee, Ireland (participant in Miranda’s retreat at Le Moulin de Chaves in 2022)

THE MOULIN IS, AT HEART, A PLACE TO BE  – To put aside the outer focused busy-ness of our everyday lives and turn inwards to explore body, heart, mind, and life.

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. 

Click here to find out more about the Moulin.

Morning Practice at Le Moulin in 2023

Click here to see more images of the Moulin.

Click here for more information about how to get to the Moulin.

Once you have booked your place on this retreat, you will be invited to join a private Facebook group for this retreat where you can connect with others attending and possibly arrange to travel together.

Participants from our retreat at Le Moulin in 2022 recommend arriving locally at least 1 day before the retreat and many of them combined the retreat with a vacation in this stunning area.  We can give recommendations on where to visit.  Périgueux is the closest large town to Le Moulin (about 20 mins drive).

FLYING: Most participants in 2022 flew to Bordeaux airport.  From there you either hire a car or take a 30 min shuttle bus to Gare St Jean followed by train to Périgueux.  It is possible to organize a taxi from Périgueux for several people via Le Moulin’s website here.  Bergerac airport is closer than Bordeaux (1hr 20 mins) but you would need to hire a car to reach Le Moulin.

BY TRAIN: The nearest station is Périgueux.  It is possible to organize a taxi from Périgueux for several people who meet arrive at the station around the same time.  Find more on Le Moulin’s website here.

 

What a truly memorable, powerful and transformative week in the beautiful Moulin, it held us all so tenderly as we dived very deeply. Miranda, Jenny and team at the Moulin were magnificent as they cared for us and for the space in such a gentle and reverent way. 3 weeks later I still feel more spacious and refined in my being as I integrate some powerful openings and realisations.

ES, France

BREATHWORK WITH HELEEN HULSCHER

 

Heleen Hulscher is a trainer & coach at the Venwoude Levensschool in The Netherlands as well as being a member of the Living Grace Global Sangha.  

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.

I had to go all the way to France to bring my little girl all the way home.” The profound gift of deepening self acceptance and tender compassion for our innocent young selves who made up a story to live by was a life changing moment for me. The opening, softening, accepting invitation of Miranda’s powerful work was reflected in every interaction I had… with Jenny, the staff, and the participants. I am so grateful for this transformative 5 days of magic!

Deborah Wilder, Ashland Oregon

RETREAT FORMAT

(All times are in Central European Time )

MONDAY 15 MAY

14h00 Onwards – Arrive at Le Moulin

18h00  SUPPER

19h45 – 21h45  OPENING SESSION

 

TUESDAY 16 – FRIDAY 19 MAY

07h45 BREAKFAST FOLLOWED BY KARMA YOGA (see below)

08h40– 09h20  KARMA YOGA (see below)

09h30 –  12h45 MORNING SESSIONS

Includes:

* 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

Includes:

* mantra practice

* Breathwork with Heleen Hulscher

18h00  SUPPER

19h45 – 21h45 – SATSANG

An opportunity to bring your most important questions to Miranda.

 

SATURDAY 20 MAY

07h45   BREAKFAST

08h40- 9h20    KARMA YOGA & VACATE ROOMS

10h00 – 13h00  CLOSING SESSION

13h00  LUNCH

14h00  ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST LEAVE LE MOULIN

 

COSTS

FACILITATOR’S FEE:  (payable by registering here) $450 (approx. €430 at time of listing)

CANCELLATION POLICY (for Facilitator’s Fee)

 If you cancel – We offer a refund of your fees less a $100 administration fee until 15 April 2023. 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.

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.

 

ACCOMMODATION FEES  (payable directly to Le Moulin once their website is open for reservations which will be during January 2023 and based on the provision of Karma Yoga as detailed below):

Given that we are listing this retreat before Le Moulin has announced its accommodation prices for 2023, it is possible (although unlikely) that there may be a slight increase in the prices listed below).  We will notify you immediately if this happens and you will have the opportunity to receive a full refund of the Facilitator’s Fee (less PayPal fees) if you change your mind at that stage.

Shared room (shared bathroom):  €410

Shared room (en suite bathroom): €510

Single room (shared bathroom):  €460

Single room (ensuite bathroom):  €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 and is an integral part of being on retreat there.  Participants help in areas such as kitchen, chopping veggies, washing dishes, gardening, weeding, sweeping paths, household such as cleaning communal areas, bathrooms etc.  This 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 08h40 and again after the lunch and supper period to help with the washing up.

 

COVID REGULATIONS

Le 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 2022:

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

  1. Click here to register and pay your Facilitator’s Fee of $450 now.
  2. Click here to book your accommodation directly with Le Moulin.  We will email you when that is possible at the start of January 2023.
  3. Make your travel arrangements.  Click here or read above for full info about how to get to Le Moulin.  Once you register, you will be invited to join a private Facebook group and connect with others who are travelling to the retreat.  Given the ongoing Covid situation, we strongly recommend that you purchase ‘cancel for any reason’ travel insurance if you are flying in for this retreat.

Details

Start:
May 15, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
End:
May 20, 2023 @ 2:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://conta.cc/3aWUZ9y

Venue

Le Moulin de Chaves
Cubjac Dordogne 24640 France
Phone:
+33 5 53 05 97 46
Website:
https://www.moulindechaves.org/

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