Summer Retreat: Mindfulness, Compassion & Movement

A Buddhist meditation retreat

Led by Stephan Pende Wormland

Friday, July 19th – Friday, July 26th

Full price: 3700*
Reduced price for students, unemployed and retirees: 3300*
Registration: before July 10th.
Location: Lejrskolen Høve Beach, Asnæs Lyngvej 11, 4550 Asnæs

We will train our attention and concentration through guided exercises while standing, sitting, walking, lying down, and doing some mindful movement. The beautiful natural surroundings and the presence of the group will support us in the process of letting go of stressful attitudes and connecting with the natural clarity of our minds.

Compassion is a fundamental principle in Buddhism. It is a powerful quality that we all possess. During the retreat, Stephan Pende will give talks and guide meditations to help us connect with and develop a warm, open heart for the benefit of ourselves and those that touch our lives.

Mindful movement and walking meditation cultivate awareness and concentration and support the physical side of our sitting practice. Exercises will be very gentle, and will combine movement, breathing and body-mind awareness. They will be held both inside and outside.


We will stay at a holiday camp in a beautiful natural area by the coast near Asnæs. Look here!

There will be short and longer periods of silence, and from Monday to Wednesday we will intensify our practice by taking the 8 Mahayana Precepts, which are guidelines for behaving harmlessly and help us cultivate positive states of mind. On these days, lunch will be the only meal. On the rest of the days, three vegetarian meals will be served, and coffee/tea will be available throughout all days. The teaching, exercises and guided meditations will be given in easy-to-understand English.

Stephan Pende is educated as a psychologist and has studied and practiced Buddhism for over 25 years. He has a wonderful way of presenting Buddhist philosophy, psychology and practice that is accessible and inspiring. Read more about Stephan here:

*The 20% discount available to Full & Extended Members for courses does not apply to retreats.The price covers room, board and donations to support our teachers. Any funds in excess will support the center’s operational costs. Transport is not included in the price.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at: [masked].
We hope to see you on the retreat!

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