Celebrate life! Enjoy and relax! Let yourself be guided into deep meditation, practice yoga amid wild olive groves, celebrate Guru Purnima, the feast of gratitude, at full moon. Open up to the sensuality of Italy, dance together in sunny Tuscany with its picturesque charm, wild beaches and fragrant abundance.
In the Enlighten Life Retreat with Madhukar in Tuscany you learn to find inner peace.
Satsang, consisting of meditative silence and support, is held twice daily.
Let‘s explain: Satsangs are gatherings where busy minds cool down. Through silence, meditation, dialogue, music and ecstatic dance.
In Madhukar’s presence you’ll be able to easily relax into silence. His clear guidance shows you how to sustain harmony in your daily life.
On the quiet stream, not far from the medieval village of Monticello Amiata, lies the picturesque country estate Le Pianore,
surrounded by gently rolling hills with deep chestnut woods and daring trails.
The Maremma, the love mountain Monte Amiata, the nearby sea and its natural beaches, not least the famous cuisine and the wine, invite you to ‘Dolce Vita’, the sweet life of ‘Bella Italia’.
In addition to our daily Silence-Meditation, Yoga and Satsang, you have the opportunity to discover the unique beauty of Tuscany, such as bathing in hot springs, visiting Tuscan cultural sites or simply relax in the pristine nature of the high valley.
Nevertheless, true inner peace reveals in Satsang with Madhukar: thoughts fade away, giving way to inner silence. And that is your greatest bliss in this marvellous idyll!
Guru Purnima is the shining highlight of the retreat. These three full moon days are a celebration of pure joy and sincere gratitude. The festive ceremony is based on an established ancient eastern ritual. Traditionally, the Guru is venerated as the expeller of ignorance since he frees you from ignorance and the chains of attachment. He lightens and enlightens you and your life, and bestows his blessing on you.
The retreat starts July 6, 2019 at 7 pm and ends July 20, 2019, after the common brunch in the garden.
Retreat languages are English, German and Italian.
Optionally you can participate in daily Yoga classes in stunning nature.
You are welcome to join!
3 days Guru Purnima Celebration –
festivities followed by the magic full moon party, Satsang with Madhukar, a day together by the sea, breakfast and dinner – starts in the morning of July 15, 2019 and ends July 17, 2019 in the evening. The traditional Guru Purnima ceremony begins July 16, at 8 pm.
Price for Retreat 1150€
Deposit / Price for Students 360€
Price for vegetarian half-board
(per person / per night, incl. breakfast & dinner)
Double room or three-bedroom 80 €
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.
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