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Sit, Walk and Sing

Many of the qualities we cultivate in meditation, such as gentleness, fearlessness, bravery and letting go, help us to respond from a place of openness and not-knowing rather than self-consciousness or habit. Theatre and voice exercises can help us practice these qualities off the cushion. 

The more we relax and open through the practice of meditation and contemplation, the more freedom we experience in our movements, interactions and voices, both in singing and the spoken word. This invites us to be fully presence.

”When our heart is full, humans naturally long to express themselves.”
(Chögyam Trungpa)


The practices included in the weekend : Shamatha meditation, Dharma talks, movement and voice, singing, exercises in awareness, imagination, play and improvisation.
Our approach will be one of exploration and discovery rather than performance.

Please come as you are – no prior experience necessary!

Meet Dorothea Gädeke in an exclusive interview with Alex Paterson.



Arrival day (Sunday October 29th): Orientation talk at 8 pm. You’re invited to come from 4 pm in order to register and settle in your room. Dinner is served at 6.45 pm.

End of programme (Saturday November 4th): Closing circle in the evening.

Departure day (Sunday November 5th): You may leave anytime (no programme). You’re welcome to stay for breakfast..

This programme is taught in English. Request for interpretation in other languages need to be made in advance and confirmed (please indicate your are requesting interpretation on the registration page).
The body- and voice-work will be instructed in English, French and German. 
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2023-09-26 15:32:08