Dolce Vita – sweet life in sunny Tuscany with its picturesque charm and fragrant abundance. The Maremma, the love mountain Monte Amiata, the near Mediterranean Sea and its wild beaches are an invitation for party and relaxation.
Namasté Beloved Ones and Lovers of Madhukar – Enlighten Life!
This year we celebrate 20 YEARS SATSANG with MADHUKARJI!
And we will celebrate it in Tuscany!
Take the amazing opportunity to celebrate this anniversary and Guru Purnima together with us in the idyllic landscape of Le Pianore!
Enlighten your life, find inner peace and joy, dance with us at the brightest full moon in a beautiful valley of the Maremma in sunny Tuscany with its picturesque charm and fragrant abundance.
3 weeks: 1470 $ (1190 €)
2 weeks: 1090 $ (880 €)
1 week: 550 $ (455 €)
You are heartily welcome!
Naima & Lohita
On the banks of a quiet stream, not far from the medieval village Monticello Amiata, lies the picturesque country estate Le Pianore surrounded by hills with deep chestnut woods woven through with adventure trails.
We are exclusive guests in this secluded valley living in two charming villas in the idyllic ambience of southern Tuscany. An open-air Jacuzzi and a swimming pool in pristine nature await you. Italian cuisine, terraces with amazing views and large living spaces invite guests to chill or to retreat, to laugh and to awaken.
Please bring warm clothes for the cooler evenings as the retreat place is located in a high valley not far from the health resort Arcidosso. Also please remember to bring towels for the swimming pool.
Guru Purnima: traditionally in India this full moon day is the day of worship of the Guru. This day of thankfulness is of pure joy to the sincere spiritual aspirant. The disciples anticipate this event with excitement, with eagerness and devotion, to offer their reverential homage to the beloved Guru. It is the Guru who cuts off the ties that bind, and frees the aspirant from the chains of material existence. The ceremony is carried out after a special, very old rite. For instance, the Guru’s feet get washed and anointed, he receives flowers, mantras are sung and Prasad (blessed food) is eaten together. More information about it can be found in the internet.
The retreat starts on July 14, 2018, at 6 pm with Cena, the Italian dinner.
Check in begins at 5 pm.
Satsang will be after dinner.
The starting times for Satsang will be announced daily.
Participation is mandatory.
We plan to begin each morning with yoga. Participating the yoga is free of charge.
The retreat ends August 4, 2018, after having brunch together in the garden.
Retreat languages are English and German, when required also Italian.
You are also welcome to participate during Guru Purnima either for 2 days (with open end on the 3rd day) or for 2 weeks.
2 days Guru Purnima: July 26 – 28, 2018
2 weeks Guru Purnima: July 14 – 28 or July 21 – August 4, 2018
These offers include the Guru Purnima Celebration and the All-night-party as well as Satsang with Madhukar, breakfast and dinner.
Check in for Guru Purnima on Thursday, July 26, 2018, is at 9 am.
On Friday, July 27, 2018, the day of full moon, we celebrate Guru Purnima. Satsang starts at 8 pm with the ceremony of Guru Purnima. After that we will party under the full moon.
Price for Retreat 1190€
Price for Students 360€
Price for accommodation at Le Pianore di Elena Basile with vegetarian half-board
per person/per night (breakfast/dinner)
(to be paid directly to the hotel):
Per person / per night
Double room or three-bedroom: 80 €
The yoga (optional) planned for every morning is free of charge.
Room booking through the organizers!
Le Pianore di Elena Basile
Podere Campostefani 1
I-58047 Monticello Amiata (GR)
By plane: via Florence (driving distance airport – Le Pianore approx. 1,5 hrs.), via Pisa (driving distance approx. 2,5 hrs.), via Rome-Fiumicino (driving distance 2,5 hrs.). Rental car e.g. www.billiger-mietwagen.de or directly at the airport.
By train: travelling to destination station Grosseto or Civitella Paganico (route coming from the North via Florence/Siena or Genua/Pisa/Grosseto; coming from the South via Rome/Grosseto). www.trenitalia.com
From Grosseto or Civitella Paganico you travel on by bus or taxi to Arcidosso, Castel del Piano or Monticello. www.busfox.com
Please arrange your pick up from there with Le Pianore in time:
Phone +39 0564 99 28 12 and +39 335 5 37 15 13
By car (please also view the map on the website of Le Pianore or on this page below): coming from the North: Florence, Siena, then towards Grosseto, exit Paganico, towards Castel del Piano, then Monticello.
Or A1 coming from Florence, exit Chiusi, then towards Chianciano Terme, S. P. 146 to Chianciano, at the crossroad turn towards La Foce, then head in the direction of Spedaletto, Bagno Vignoni, Castiglione d`Orcia, Arcidosso, Monticello. In Monticello Amiata follow the signs.