Deep New Year

Strandgaarden / Gomde, Denmark
December 30, 2017 – January 1, 2018


Two days with deep meditation — silent and dynamic

A bit of living philosophical reflection too, and a beautiful celebration.

Dance a loving farewell to old patterns,

and expand space for new movement.


 Will you join us for a different kind of New Year, with moving and silent meditation, and warm mystery celebration? It will take place at Strandgaarden, part of the Buddhist retreat center Gomde, Denmark. It will be a combination of meditation retreat, dance workshop, open philosophical exploration. We will also enjoy beautiful nature, good sound, good silence, good food – and the company of new and perhaps old friends.

New Year’s Eve there will be a beautiful celebration – a good dinner, a bit of good wine, some playful exploration of the best and deepest wishes for ourselves and others, and a couple of long dancing sessions, carefully rooted in warm meditative community, “high without drugs”.

The program for the three days includes:

Silent meditations in Gomde’s beautiful temple hall. (With introduction and a bit of guiding – accessible and meaningful for beginners as well as experienced meditators)

Dynamic meditations with movement-inspiring music. (This too will be with some introductory guiding, some space for explorations and dialogue, and a lot of open space for intuition and creativity).

We always work with good sound. There will be recorded music and sometimes live music, in a wide range from slow flows to intense rhythms.

Philosophical reflections opened through oplæg fra gruppelederne. Themes include Eastern and Western spirituality, time circular and linear, processes of meditation, and Temaerne vil blandt andet være østlig og vestlig spiritualitet, tidens cirkler og linjer, and Goodness of life. Philosophy is not here to establish fixed and given answers – real philosophy never does – but to open ever larger spaces for our exploration.

Much silence and deepening in the beginning, much colorful mystery celebration around New Year’s Eve.

Pauses with time for walks in the wonderful nature of Helgenæs (hills, ocean, forests), individual meditations, jam sessions or surprises.

Meals  – again this year our incomparable vegetarian-mediterranean kitchen family will be in place. They will also prepare a particularly colorful New Year’s dinner – including a few glasses of wine.

The fee includes room and full board, including coffee, tea, fruit/cake at breaks.

Venue: Seminar room and accommodation are all at Strandgaarden, a seminar center near the sea, part of the Buddhist retreat center Gomde.  Just outside the door one of Denmark’s prettiest landscapes with beaches, hills, apple orchards, field paths and forests.


Seminar Language: Everything will be transparent in English as well as Danish whenever needed.

Seminar leaders

  • Niels Viggo Hansen Ph.D., philosopher, physicist, researcher at Aarhus University in group dynamics, meditation and habits, meditation teacher through 35 years, student of Michael Barnett, Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche and others.
  • Charlotte Juul, actress, psychotherapist, MA in transpersonal psychology, meditation teacher.
  • Contributions from Maria Rose Dybvad, Max Bering and other members of the Moving Meditation collective

Start and end: We begin on 30 December with check-in and coffee and other refreshments at 2 pm, welcome meeting at 4 pm. The seminar ends with lunch on 1 January at 1 p.m., so ideally you will probably plan to leave the place at 2 p.m.

including course fee, room and board – colorful vegetarian meals, coffee, tea, fruit, etc.

“early bird” rates (before 1 Dec), all inclusive
Bed in a shared double room 2200 DKK 300 €
Single rooom 2700 DKK 365 €
Sleeping at home / accomodation elsewhere 1800 DKK 245 €

After 1 Dec: add 400 DKK /50  €.
Staying an extra night at Strandgaarden before/after: double 250 DKK / 35  €. Single 350 DKK / 48 €.

Participant fee: “Early bird” rates (registration and payment before December 1st): 2200 DKK kr with accomodation in a shared double room i delt dobbeltværelse og fuld forplejning, kaffe, te, frugt, mm. Dette omfatter også en vegetarisk nytårsmiddag med drikkevarer.
Efter 1. december 2600 kr.
Tillæg for enkeltværelse 500 kr.
Afbud: 100% refusion indtil 20 dage forud, 50% refusion 5 dage forud.

Registration: Send an email to saying you would like to join the New Year Mystery. If you can add a line or two about your previous experience with meditation and/or movement practices we will appreciate that very much. We will send a reply email with confirmation and practical info including payment information.

Contakt/more info: ,  tel. +45 2895 0103