Geras (Austria), June 21 – 24, 2020

This retreat will guide us toward our capacity to live more fully in the present and to meet life with openness and reconciliation. It is pertinent for anyone wanting to heal their heart and make peace with themselves and others.

Each day there will be systematic mindfulness meditation instructions that are embedded with lovingkindness. These teachings and practices will emphasize quieting the mind, opening the heart, and developing clarity, wisdom, and compassion; and foster the depth of practice. 

This retreat will also include talks on loving kindness and reconciliation as well as silent and guided meditations, and afternoon periods with mindful inquiry.

As we grow and develop as human beings, we may recognize the importance of relinquishing opinions, grudges, judgments and resentments through honest mindful reconciliation. This is the path of the heart that leads to deeper wisdom, compassion, and peace. 

With reconciliation, the heart may naturally begin to open into loving kindness for ourselves, to others, and the world we live in. May this be a time to heal our hearts and make peace within. 

In this retreat you will learn and practice:

  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Reconciliation Meditation
  • Loving Kindness Meditation 
  • Walking Meditation
  • Mindful Inquiry
  • Interpersonal Mindfulness to deepen communication

This retreat is suitable for anyone wishing to deepen their practice and cultivate further understanding Insight Meditation. It may also be of interest to those teaching or aspiring to teach mindfulness in healthcare, psychology, education, science, government, or in the business and corporate sectors. 

The retreat language is English with translation into German.


Sunday, June 21, 2020

Beginning with dinner

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

End around lunchtime

The exact times will be announced later.



Bob Stahl, Ph.D. has completed MBSR teacher certification at University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Dr. Stahl also serves as an Adjunct Senior Teacher for Oasis – the institute for mindfulness-based professional education and innovation of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

He is a long-time practitioner of insight meditation who lived in a Buddhist monastery for over eight years.


Room booking

To book your room, please contact the seminar hotel directly. There are single and double rooms available in different price categories.

Since we have agreed a special package price with the hotel, please mention when booking your room that you are registered for the retreat of Arbor Seminare!

The prices per person incl. full board, beverages (tea, coffee, water and juice) and local tax for the entire retreat are:

  • 330 Euro per person in a double room
  • 345 Euro per person in a single room
  • Participants who won't stay overnight in the hotel, will pay a lump sum of 183 Euro/day. To be paid upon arrival at the seminar hotel.
Retreat fee

The retreat fee is divided in two parts:

1. Organization Expenses
270 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. Please settle up the costs for accommodation and meals directly with the venue.

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

Dana means „giving“ and is a Buddhist practice in generosity. This retreat runs on a Dana basis – 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 teachers, 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.

In case of non-appearance or early departure from the event, the full course fee must be paid.

We recommend to take out cancellation insurance!

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.