monday November 12 – sunday 18, 2018 (7 days/ 6 nights)

Bosoord, Hoofdweg 109, 7371 GE Loenen (Gld)

Begeleiding: Pascal Auclair

Datum: monday November 12 – sunday 18, 2018 (7 days/ 6 nights)
Plaats: Bosoord, Hoofdweg 109, 7371 GE Loenen (Gld)
Begeleiding: Pascal Auclair


The retreat starts on Monday at 16.00h (Bosoord centre is open from 14.00h) and finishes on Sunday after lunchtime. The retreat takes place in the hospitable ‘Bosoord’ at Loenen( The main language will be English. The programme involves formal meditation, meditation instructions, talks and discussions. In addition, there will be working meditation for about an hour each day.

During this weeklong retreat, we will explore and cultivate the practice of awareness that leads to well-being and liberation. When the mind is supported by skilful qualities and is unclouded by confusion, greed, and negativity, reality can be accurately recognized. We are able to see that everything that appears is the natural display of impersonal conditions giving rise to their lawful effect. With the ease of simply knowing our own experience moment by moment, deeply conditioned habits of mind that lead to suffering for ourselves and others are weakened. Natural wisdom and compassion can arise and grow.

This retreat will be held in Noble Silence and is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced meditators. People from all walks of life are warmly welcome.

Pascal Auclair
Pascal Auclair has been immersed in Buddhist practice and study since 1997, sitting retreats in Asia and America with revered monastics and lay teachers. He has been mentored by Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield at the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Massachusetts and Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California, where he is now enjoying teaching retreats. Pascal teaches in North America and in Europe. He is a co-founder of True North Insight and one of TNI’s Guiding Teachers. His depth of insight, classical training, and creative expression all combine in a wise and compassionate presence. In addition, his warmth and humor make Pascal a much appreciated teacher. More info:

Application and costs:
The costs of the retreat are € 514 for a double room. There are only a few single rooms (costs € 605). Please contact the organizer of the retreat before applying for a single room. If the costs present a possible obstacle for application, please consult the Chairman of the SIM, Hans Gijsen: +31 (0)6 20233245.

You register by paying the costs on Triodos bank account IBAN NL72 TRIO 0338 4690 87, BIC TRIONL2U mentioning ‘Stichting Inzichts Meditatie - Ezinge’ and: Pascal Auclair Retreat 2018. Don’t forget to mention your full name.

Also fill the General register form SIM-retreats (click here or you can find it on the site in Agenda in the right column).
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You are kindly requested not to forget to mention your meditation experience, in English.
Your registration is confirmed upon payment of the registration fee.
Applications will be accepted following the order of arrival of payments.

All meals are vegetarian.

Most Vipassana meditation retreats are organised on the basis of Dana (Generosity). Since the time of the Buddha, the transmission of his teachings and the meditation instructions are considered a deed of generosity. The costs of the retreat consist of basic lodging fees and meals; the teachers receive only reimbursement for travel and accommodation expenses. At the end of the retreat, the participants have the opportunity to practice generosity; they are invited to give Dana (donation) to the teacher.

After application, you will receive more details approximately two weeks prior to the retreat. For more information about the retreat you can contact Marcel Herwegh: or +31 (0)6 28247412.

On behalf of both Sangha and SIM.
Michaël Verlouw.