Jonathan and Anna will teach two weeks between November 9 – 24 in the Czech Republic. Students are welcome to participate on both parts of the course. Coming and leaving is possible at any time; we ask for booking dates in advance. General information on courses are on the main page.
November 9–10, Prague
Meditation centre Lotus (http://www.centrumlotus.cz) in downtown Prague, very close to the Old Town Square. The course will take place Saturday 9am-19pm and Sunday 9am-18pm (with a break for lunch; Sunday evening, those continuing to Malá Skála will travel).
Take comfortable light (white) clothes (there is place to change in Lotus), slippers if you don’t want to walk barefoot. Chairs, meditation cushions and pads are at our disposal. If you have a digital countdown timer (for meditation session), take it with you; otherwise, your phone timer will do just fine. We will be following the 5 precepts.
There will be tee & coffee available all the day, and a break for lunch. Some participants were very generous and offered bringing some food for lunch and/or after-noon refreshment; if you want to do the same, we will be pleased; let us know in that case!
Staying oveight is possible with sleeping bags in Lotus, there is a shower we can use as well. If needed, we will also try to emplace students in others’ homes for the Saturday-Sunday night. Please inform us if you need accomodation or if you can offer accomodation.
We are grateful to the Lotus centre for giving us the space for donation.
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Take the subway (A, the green line) to Staroměstská, walk to the Old Town Square (about 3 minutes, away from the river). Coming to the place, there is a big statue of Jan Hus, behing which there is the Dlouhá Stress. Lotus is in Dlouhá 2, it is the cyan door on this picture; if the door is closed, ring the bell; then walk up the stairs to the 4th floor.rn
November 11-24, Malá Skála / Sněhov
Beautiful retreat centre in foothills of Jizera Mountains, 100km north-eastwards from Prague. There will be meditation program througout the day (walking, sitting meditation, break), we will be following the 8 precepts. The accomodation costs 10€/night, food costs will be shared.
Beds including blankets are provided. Take comfortable light (white) cloths,blanket to put around shoulders during sitting, Thermos bottle for hotdrinks, thick socks, slippers, towel, torch/headlight (for walking between the houses). There is plenty of meditation cushions and pads in the house. We recommend boots for getting to the houses and for going from one to another – the road might be wet and slippery.
Transport from Prague via public transport is easy (about 90 minutes + twenty minutes walk), we will have 2 cars going from Lotus to Malá Skála for those who participate in the whole course.
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You can travel by car or by public transport. Contact us if you need this instruction in English, the full version is in the Czech version of this page.
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