A Meditation Retreat and Monastic Pilgrimage in the Heart of Italy
Italy has an ancient monastic history, dating back over 1500 years; the practice of living a spiritual life in community with others has long been present in the culture, and has made a deep mark on its cultural landscape. This summer we’ll be spending a week participating in that tradition of tranquility in two ways: by engaging in a silent meditation retreat led by Buddhist monk Bhante Suddhāso; and by visiting several of the oldest monasteries in Italy – still fully functional – starting with the Franciscans of Assisi and moving on to explore other ancient places of contemplation throughout Umbria and Tuscany.
♦ AUGUST 16-21 ♦ STARTING FROM $990 ♦
WHAT IS INCLUDED
-6 days, 5 nights
-5 Nights accommodation at Terzo di Danciano
-Daily Meditation Sessions
-2 Days of Intensive Meditation sessions
-Three meals a day made with organic food locally sourced in Tuscany
-Shared Transportation to/from Rome Airport
-Field-Trips to Assisi and Christian monasteries
-Local Hiking and Meditation Sessions
-Free Time to enjoy the pool and the Tuscan countryside
Early Bird Prices
-Shared Accommodation $990
-Double Room Accommodation $1200 per person (Total $2400 per couple)
-Single Room Accommodation $2000 per person
(All rooms have en-suite bathrooms)
Dana for teacher is not included. Pricing above covers lodging and operational costs. Please consider offering Dana (a donation) to sustain Bhante Suddhaso’s teachings.
Have any questions? Please send us an email with what you have in mind.
Our time in Italy will be spent at Terzo di Danciano, a charming 18th-century villa high in the hills of Umbria, overlooking the beautiful Pierle Valley on the border of Tuscany. Far from the noise and haste of the towns, filled with bright and spacious bedrooms to rest in, and a large meditation hall for deep practice, it’s the ideal venue for our cultivation of concentration and serenity. And when you need a break it also has a swimming pool and a veranda in the garden where you can relax into the peacefulness of the natural environment.
Please click on the photos below to see the venue.
Trip includes: 6 Nights accommodation at Terzo di Danciano, Daily Meditation Sessions, 2 Days of Intensive Meditation sessions, Three meals a day made with locally sourced organic food, Shared Transportation to/from Rome Airport, Field-Trips to Assisi and Christian monasteries, Local Hiking and Meditation Sessions, Free Time to enjoy the pool and the Tuscan countryside.
Trip does not include: Airfare, Tips, or other optional excursions and classes not included. Transfer Rome Airport included.