From the poem "Awakening" by Donna Faulds
8-days Vipassana retreat at Samahita retreat center, Koh Samui Thailand, September 21-28
The Sure Heart's Release - A weeklong silent Insight Meditation retreat
This retreat meets the requirements for MBSR, MSC, MMTCP teachers and teachers-in-training.
Join us for this in-person retreat in the beautiful setting of Samahita Retreat Center in Koh Samui.
Quiet your mind and open your heart in this silent meditation retreat with Christiane Wolf and Viveka Blom Nygren on the tropical Island of Koh Samui in Thailand.
In this very special retreat, we will nourish the body and mind and deepen our Insight practice together, exploring themes such as the balance of stillness and movement and activity and surrender, and how we might integrate this balance into daily life upon returning home.
Together we will explore some of the supports for "the sure heart's release": letting go of distraction, the deliberate cultivation of simplicity and contentment, and a renewed sense of connection with our own bodies, hearts, and minds in community. By bringing mindful attention to our moment to moment experience, we can learn to cultivate resilience amidst change and grow in awareness, love, and wisdom.
The structure of an Insight meditation retreat includes time for sitting meditation, walking meditation, rest, mindful eating, and Dharma talks along with some instruction and guidance, and small group meetings to support you within the container of a silent retreat. This helps us to deepen our practice discussion connection to our direct moment to moment experience, cultivate continuity of mindfulness, and awaken the heart and mind for greater ease, balance, and clarity in daily life.
In addition, Christiane and Viveka will be offering some gentle yoga and mindful movement practices accessible to all bodies and abilities.
All teachings will be in English by Christine Wolf and Viveka.
We stay at the Samahita Retreat, which is located in Koh Samui, Thailand. Samahita is a wonderful retreat center with room for 50 participants. Both beginners and people with previous meditation and yoga experience are welcome.
You book and pay for your flight to Koh Samui yourself. We will provide information about transfer to Samahita. The retreat starts with a dinner upon arrival. We have a chance to greet one and other before we enter the noble silence together.
Once you have booked your flight ticket, please let us know your flight times. Email us at email@example.com
On the last day we finish the retreat and are ready around 11:00.
Dr. Christiane Wolf is a former physician, internationally known mindfulness and Insight (Vipassana) meditation teacher. She was trained as a gynecologist in Berlin, Germany and also holds a doctorate in psychosomatic medicine.
She is passionate about translating ancient wisdom teachings into accessible and applicable modern-day language. She aims to live from the heart informed by the brain and inspires her students to explore the same.
She is the author of "Outsmart Your Pain - Mindfulness and Self-Compassion to Help You Leave Chronic Pain Behind" and the co-author of the classic training manual for mindfulness teachers "A Clinician's Guide To Teaching Mindfulness". Christiane is the lead-consultant and teacher trainer for the VA's (US Department of Veteran Affairs) National Mindfulness Facilitator Training and a senior teacher at InsightLA.
She is the proud parent of three amazing humans and can usually be found exploring the mountains around Los Angeles.
Viveka Blom Nygren founded Atmajyoti Yoga in 2002, and ran a yoga studio until June 2023. Today, she continues to teach Yoga Teacher Trainings, workshops, private classes and does retreats. She started practicing Ashtanga Yoga in 1998. Viveka is certified by Yoga Alliance and continues to train continuously in yoga and meditation. Viveka teaches MediYoga, Hathayoga, Pranayama and Meditation and she also does corporate assignments and retreats. She teaches on our yoga trips.
Viveka is a certified Pranayama teacher after a 3-year Pranayama training at Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute, Lonavala India, where Sudhir Tiwari and Sri O.P Tiwari were her teachers. Viveka is also a MediYoga therapist after 2 years of studies at the MediYoga Institute. Furthermore, Viveka is a certified Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher after a 2-year training with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield, a training in collaboration with and developed by The Awareness Training Institute and the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California at Berkeley.
Viveka lives in Stockholm with her husband and 1 child (out of 5) living at home.
Samahita is located on a secluded beach front location on the southern coast of Koh Samui. It's a non-touristy beach. The tide moves with the moon on a daily and monthly basis, revealing a wider open beach or deeper swimming waters, highest at the end of the year and lowest in the middle. The beach covers a long stretch of about 4 kilometers spanning spectacular sunrises each morning to incredibly colorful sunsets in the opposite direction. A walk west leads you to the Golden Pagoda, one of Samui's oldest and treasured Buddhist shrines.
Samahita Retreat is a pioneering retreat center that gives clean, modern conveniences at high standards of hospitality. The center provides a truly healthy and clean choice of food, an environment where guests can personally transform, and guest retreats where they can learn, bring home, and keep up to help their lives and well-being.
All rooms are a short walk to the facilities and beach. Clean, spacious design featuring: - bright, natural lighting - working desk area - air conditioning and fan - fridge and kettle - modern bathrooms with showers, eco-friendly shampoos and soaps, rainwater harvesting, power water heaters.
12 Shared Two-Bedroom Lofts: Split level room, with two queen beds in separate sleeping areas and a shared bathroom. Perfect for two friends.
20 Private Rooms: One queen bed with private bathroom. Perfect for singles or couples.
6 Semi-Private Rooms: Two private rooms with two queen beds separated by a hallway with a shared bathroom.
From 500.00 $
Vipassana retreat - Silent meditation retreat
Dates: 21-28th of September 2024
Food: Full board - vegetarian meals
Location: Samahita retreat center, Koh Samui Thailand
Duration: 8 days (7 nights)
Price: 1932 USD - 3892 USD
Regitration fee: 500 USD
You sign up through choosing "Registration fee" in the drop down menu. You also choose your room and send an email with the information to firstname.lastname@example.org
|Inhale Beach front rooms||Price|
|Beach front private||3892 $|
|Beach view private||3332 $|
|Private beach||3052 $|
|Garden view rooms|
|Private garden||2492 $|
|Garden semi private||2212 $|
|Garden shared loft||1932 $|
Registration fee, Beach front private, Beach view private, Beach private, Garden private, Garden semi private, Garden shared loft
If you live in Sweden you can pay for the retreat interest-free up to 12 months through our collaboration with
Feel free to climate compensate your flight. You can calculate your climate compensation and choose an environmental project to support through Zeromission.
The registration fee is non-refundable.
Cancellation fee for retreats:
-30% of the entire trip price if cancelled no later than 90 days before departure
-60% of the full price of the trip if cancelled no later than 60 days before departure
-100% of the full price of the trip if canceled less than 30 days before departure
Flight: You book your won flight to Koh Samui.
Other information: We start with a joint meal upon arrival at around 17:00. On the day of arrival, we present the schedule for the retreat. The course ends with brunch on the same day as the course ends and we are ready around 11:30-12:00.
Since 20 years we do Yoga and Meditation retreats around the world.