FOREST – Monastery Week

4-10 July 2022, Ardennes Monastery Week is a time for collective and individual meditation explorations. We come together, accepting a monastic schedule of practice, and dive deeper into our innate potential for spaciousness, understanding, and compassion. Every Monastery Week has a specific focus, from which we can develop our work. These can be seen as…

LUNASA – ritual weekend by LoveLore

Ritual and ceremony weekend: 29-31/07 – Ardennes Lunasa is the celebration of the beginning of harvest. We move to the higher plains to take stock of what has been accomplished and embrace where we have gotten. Traditionally we move to the top of a hill or mountain and acknowledge what is around. We eat, take…

LITHA/MIDSUMMER – ritual weekend with LoveLore

17-19/06 with Helena, Elle and Maria Lucia The Oak King is at its full power, the Goddess bursting with child. Let’s celebrate the longest day of the year with honey cake and elderflower champagne! Litha is the sabbat of fierce grace, of acknowledging our achievements and self-worth. The oak and the goddess marry within, a…

BELTANE – The Wheel of the Year – ritual workshop with LoveLore

29/04–01/05 with Elle At Beltane we celebrate the Goddess growing from the Maiden into her sensual powers. In the woods the Green Beast is calling, the trees are budding, the juices are flowing. At Beltane we prepare ourselves for the sacred union with all that is: plants, animals, fellow humans, … We celebrate life unfolding…

SILENT WEEK

6-12 June 2022 Every two months we practice silence at The Monastery Live. Everyone is welcome to join in meditation and sitting, and reconfigure their relation to themselves and the world around. During Silent Days, we sit for 5 hours a day, all together. With enough space for you to decide on the rest of…

MONASTERY WEEK – the Creative Spark

9-15 May 2022, Ardennes Monastery Week is a time for collective and individual meditation explorations. We come together, accepting a monastic schedule of practice, and dive deeper into our innate potential for spaciousness, understanding, and compassion. Every Monastery Week has a specific focus, from which we can develop our work. These can be seen as…

SUFI SEMINAR

15-17 April, Ardennes For the first time, we host a Sufi Retreat at the Monastery Live. We are very happy to welcome Sheikh Burhanuddin Herrmann, on his first visit to Belgium. You are welcome to join us and go in-depth into the Sufi tradition and its teachings and experience some of the spiritual practices such…

SILENT DAYS

11-15/4/2022 – Ardennes Every two months we practice silence at The Monastery Live. Everyone is welcome to join in meditation and sitting, and reconfigure their relation to themselves and the world around. During Silent Days, we sit for 5 hours a day, all together. With enough space for you to decide on the rest of…

OSTARA – The Wheel of the Year – ritual workshop with LoveLore

18–20 March 2022, Ardennes Ostara is the celebration of the Spring Equinox, the moment the life force starts to break through the surface once again, coloring everything around in bright green, juicy anticipation. Ostara is the moment of awakening to a new season. The Maiden Goddess starts to open to the world, connecting to her…

IMBOLC – Wheel of the Year – ritual workshop

4-6 February 2022 In 2022 we will host a series of ritual workshops and celebrations, connected to the Wheel of the Year. Every weekend is related to the circular journey of the sun, as celebrated in ancient witchcraft. We honor the Spring and Fall Equinox, Summer and Winter Solstices, and the intermediate moments of preparation…