Retreat in a Buddhist monastery
The Buddhist monastery is a haven of peace, nestled in the forest, at an altitude of 2000 m.
Life is simple, healthy and the comfort rudimentary. The serenity and the kindness of our guests, as well as the peaceful setting of this small monastery are conducive to rediscovering oneself and to becoming aware of the essential.
For more than a thousand years, the Buddhist monks who follow one another and direct the monastery, perpetuate the Buddhist path and teach the internal and external martial arts from Shaolin.
The practice of Tai ji quan or Gong fu will punctuate your daily life. As the days go by, the disciples will pass the forms on to you as they are teached generation after generation.
The practice is supported and compulsory. Quickly the body is sharp, flexible, alive, and the mind calms down, relaxes, becomes clearer.
The rules of life in the monastery prohibit tobacco and alcohol. Female and male interns are housed separately. The vegetarian food is delicious!
Each week, practice classes are interrupted for a day and a half. You will enjoy this well-deserved break in the monastery or you can visit Dali, its lively streets, its market. You will discover its crafts, the cuisine of Yunnan, … before finding your way back to the monastery.
“Thank you for this peaceful and resourcing place in an idyllic setting! A wonderful experience, a great retreat ! See you soon.”
Number of participants
Individualities or group (max. 6 people)
Teachings: Tai ji quan (Yang style), Gong fu, stick, self-massages
Level of practice: all levels
Teachers: Disciples of the Buddhist Lama
Daily practice: 6 hours (personal practice recommended during rest periods)
This stay is organized according to your wishes. You can stay there for a maximum of 4 weeks (tourist visa 1 month max).
Arrival and installation at the monastery: preferably on Friday
Practice from Saturday to Thursday morning included.
Rest from Thursday afternoon to Friday evening.
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At the monastery.
At the monastery: full board, vegetarian cuisine, meals are taken in silence.
This training course is available all year round.
Course price: from 290 €
This price includes lessons and full board accommodation at the monastery for one week as well as the round trip between Dali airport or Dali train station and the monastery. Airline ticket and visa are not included.