Lunow-Stolzenhagen, September 8 – 12, 2019

“By allowing your life into your meditation sittings, your meditation practice can change your life.”

This is something Jason Siff has said on many occasions, but what does he mean by it?

“Meditation is not an escape from the tensions and conflicts of our lives, but a way to be with them, to learn from them, and to change how we react.”

In the practice of Recollective Awareness Meditation, which Jason Siff created nearly three decades ago, people meditate with greater kindness and gentleness, developing tolerance and acceptance of difficult emotions and thoughts, eventually becoming interested in exploring their inner experience to discover the causes and conditions of their distress. A key feature of this meditation practice is the recollection of what occurs during meditation by writing down your experiences in meditation and perhaps sharing them with the teacher.

This retreat is suitable for newcomers to meditation as well as people with a lot of experience. The meditation sittings will range from 20 minutes to 45 minutes and you can always lie down or change your posture. Jason will give talks on meditation practice and theory, referencing his books, and will arrange individual interviews for students who would like to speak with him privately.

The retreat language is English with German translation.


Sunday, September 8,  2019

Beginning around 6 pm

Thursday, September 12, 2019

End around 1 pm



Jason Siff was a Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka in the late 1980s and returned to the US to study psychology in 1990. He founded the Skillful Meditation Project in 1996 and still teaches for that organization. He has led meditation retreats and workshops in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and parts of Europe.



Seminarhaus Stolzenhagen GmbH

Seminarhaus Taubenblau

Gutshof 3,

D - 16248 Lunow-Stolzenhagen

Tel: 033365 -715664

info [at]


Room booking:

For your room booking please be so kind as to contact directly the seminar house. Single rooms as well as double rooms are available at different prices.

For silent retreats couples are kindly asked to book separate rooms.



Retreat Fee

Organization Expenses
230 Euro 
This amount is to be paid upon registration. You will receive an invoice from Arbor Seminare.

Costs for accommodation and meals are not included.

Dana (Donation, please see information below)
We kindly ask you to give your donation directly to the retreat leader(s) at the end of the retreat. 

Please settle up the costs for accommodation and meals directly with the venue.

Dana means „giving“ and is a Buddhist practice in generosity. Due to the fact that this is a traditional Vipassana-Retreat, it runs on a Dana base – that means, at the end of the seminar you give the teacher whatever you can or as much as you believe adequate.
The organisational fee covers travel costs and accommodation for the teacher(s), but no honorarium.

According to this Buddhist tradition the teachings cannot be measured by material values and are therefore given entirely free of cost, the teachers demanding no fee whatsoever. To cover the cost of their livelihood and to ensure the continuation of their teaching activities, the teachers depend on voluntary donations by the course participants at the end of retreats.

This way the retreats can be offered with affordable prices, so that people with lesser means are able to take part, too.

Cancellation Conditions
  • For cancellations up to one month prior to the beginning of the course, an administration fee of 50 Euro will be charged
  • Between 30 and 10 days prior to the beginning of the course, 50% of the course fee will be charged
  • Should the booking be cancelled less than 10 days prior to the beginning of the course, the entire course fee will be charged.

  • If there is a waiting list and the place can be assigned again, only an administration fee of 50 Euro will be charged.


Notice of Liability

Participation in this retreat is at your own risk.
The leader of the retreat and the organizer don’t assume liability of personal or material damage.