Wardenburg (Germany), August 14 – 21, 2020

The retreat will have a special focus on how Vipassana meditation informs MBSR. MBSR is derived most importantly from mindfulness meditation, along with stress psychology, and group process.

This retreat will include systematic instructions in Vipassana meditation – both sitting and walking – and evening talks highlighting the central teachings of the Buddha and their practical application to our lives and how they relate to Mindfuness-based interventions.

The retreat emphasizes steadying the mind, opening to insight, and developing profound clarity and depth of insight practice. Instruction will follow the traditional four foundations of mindfulness, combined with training in loving-kindness and compassion, through a daily schedule of silent sitting, walking, dharma talks and interviews.

The retreat language is English with German translation.



Friday, August 14, 2020
Beginning around 6:00 pm with dinner

Friday, August 21, 2020
End around lunchtime at 1:00 pm

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.



Seminarhaus Hof Oberlethe

Wardenburger Str. 24
26203 Wardenburg

Phone: +49 (0)4407 6840
Email: info [at] hof-oberlethe.de 
Website: www.hof-oberlethe.de

Room booking
To book your room, please contact the seminar house directly! Office hours: 10 am – noon.
There are single and double rooms in different price categories available.

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



Retreat fee

The retreat fee is divided in two parts:

1. Organization Expenses
290 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 leader(s) at the end of the retreat. 

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

If you cancel your participation with us, please remember to also cancel your room! Thank you very much!


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.