Wisdom and embodiment – autumn retreat 2024

Wisdom in silence and flow

Nordic “School for Life” weekend retreat, Helgenæs, 11-13 October 2024

With Anders Laugesen, Jacob Aremark, Anne Mai Liin, Niels Viggo Hansen and The Contemplative Folk High School team


Welcome to a weekend where meditative depth and the warmth of the high school tradition intertwine in a unique retreat.

“Wisdom in silence and flow” is designed to support and guide you deeper into both silent and moving meditation, while you discover new perspectives through inspiring dialogues and lectures.

The program is bound together by a spirit of vibrant shared exploration.

Organizers:a collaboration between Denmark’s Contemplative Folk High School and Moving Meditation


Friday afternoon: “Deep Meditation and its main approaches” – En session with Niels Viggo Hansen, combining gentle instruction, experience and dialogue.

Friday evening: “into silence” – a unique session where we sing into the silence. We follow paths of old wisdom traditions to find the real silence which is very  alive and awake.

Saturday early Morning: Quiet meditation in Gomde’s temple

Saturday Morning: “Body and Existence” with Jacob Aremark – Lecture, exercises and philosophical exploration.

Silent moving meditation.

Saturday Afternoon: “Wisdom, Sophia, in Christian and Christian-Inspired Contemplative Traditions” with Anders Laugesen. Includes lectures, exercises, group reflections and sharing of wisdom.

Silent Mary’s Heart meditation.

Sunday early Morning: Quiet meditation in Gomde’s temple.

Sunday Morning: “Wisdom of Communities: Building Living Bridges” – A session with Niels Viggo Hansen and the Contemplative High School team. Includes small talks, reflective teams and exploration of meaningful future aspirations.

Final quiet, moving and heart-opening meditation.

Practicalities and registration

Venue: Seminar room and accommodation are at Strandgården, which is part of the Buddhist retreat center Gomde. Right outside the door are hills, apple orchards, field paths, forests and beaches.
Address: Esby Strandvej 8, Helgenæs, 8420 Knebel.
A week in advance, we circulate transport information and set up a forum for carpooling.

Seminar leader Niels Viggo Hansen. Philosopher, physicist, Ph.D., researcher at Århus University with projects in group dynamics, mindfulness, etc. Mindfulness and meditation teacher through more than 40 years, student of Michael Barnett, Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche, Erik Pema Kunsang and others.

Contributions by Anne Mai Liin, Jacob Aremark, Anders Laugesen and other members of the contemplative højskole team.

Start and end: Vi start on Friday 14 June with check-in, coffee etc. from 2 pm and welcome meeting at 4 om. The seminar ends with lunch on Sunday, 16 June, at 1 pm.

It will be possible, for an additional fee, to extend your stay at Strandgaarden with a day before and/or after the retreat.

Seminar fees: including seminar, room and board (colorful vegan, Mediterranean style meals plus coffee, tea, nuts, fruit etc in the breaks)

 Until Aug 31 From Sep 1
Shared double room 3000 kr / 405 € 3400 kr / 460 €
Single room3400 kr / 460 € 3900 kr / 525 €
Dormitory 2300 kr / 310 € 2700 kr / 365 €
Camping or accomodation outside Strandgaarden 1900 kr / 255 €2300 kr / 310 €

Tilmelding: Send us a message that you would like to participate, at info@moving-meditation.dk. Remember to mention your choice of accomodation. You are also very welcome to add a sentence or two about your previous experience with meditation and  om din hidtidige erfaring med meditation etc. We will then send you an email with account info and additional practicalities. Reservation on a first-come, first-served basis.

Event facebook-side:

info@moving-meditation.dk / tel +45 2895 0103 / www.moving-meditation.dk.

On mysteries

The ancient Greeks would sometimes travel to special places where they could visit the “mysteries” and nourish roots in the depths of life. You can go to Helgenæs and visit a great mystery – which is about your wakefulness, and its living currents in life, in your body and in your interactions with others. The “Mystery Days” are a time where mystery sets the agenda while you take a well-deserved vacation from the doing, being, and accomplishing of modern life. The “Mystery School” is also deep meditation, an open, investigative community – and a beautiful celebration.