Tuesday September 4, 2018:

3.00pm – 4:30pm Registration

5:00pm – 6:00pm Introduction retreat Irène

6.00pm – 7.30pm Supper and dishes

8:00pm – 9.00pm Meditation and Metta chant



5.30am  – 6.50am Optional meditation on the beach

7.00am  – 8.00am Meditation

8.00am  – 9.00am Breakfast and dishes

9.30am  – 10.30am Samu (work meditation)

10.30am – 10.50am Coffee and tea

10.50am – 11.50am Meditation

11.50pm – 1.00pm Council-circle (Wednesday and Friday)

Gate of Sweet Nectar and meditation (Thursday and Saturday)

1.00pm – 2.00pm Lunch and dishes

2.00pm – 3.00pm Rest (Tea and coffee)

3.00pm – 5.00pm Session Roshi Joan

5.00pm – 5.20pm Pause

5.20pm – 5.55pm Meditation and Metta chant

6.00pm – 7.30pm Dinner and dishes

7.30pm – 9.00pm Session Roshi Joan

9.00pm – 9.30pm (Optional) Meditation (Four vows and Evening Gatha)


Sunday September 9, 2018

5.30am –   6.50am Optional meditation on the beach

7.00am –   8.00am Meditation

8.00am –   9.00am Breakfast and dishes

9.30am – 10.30am Cleaning

10.30am – 11.00am Coffee and tea

11.00pm – 1.00pm Closing Council

1.00pm – 2.00pm Lunch


Every day: Silence from 10.00 pm until lunch 1.10pm

Throughout the training retreat we will have the opportunity to meet other participants and to work together. Our mornings are in silence. There will be silent meditation, possibility for practice interview with Frank De Waele and Irène Bakker, samu (working meditation) and council circles. The workshops with Joan Halifax – in which we will explore the theme of the retreat through teachings and exercises –  take place in the afternoon and in the evening. After roshi’s evening presentation we will go back into the silence.