Shastro &


26 - 30 August 2024

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At a glance

Date: 26-08-2024 / 30-08-2024
Category: Meditation,


  • 4 nights accommodation in Single, Twin, Hermitage or Shared rooms
  • Full board - vegetarian meals
  • Fruits, Teas and filtered water
  • Free use of Body Care Center facilities: sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, indoor heated swimming pool
  • All workshops and sessions as written in the program

Not included:

  • Flights to/from Malpensa International Airport
  • Transfers to/from Mandali Retreat Centre
  • Massage and Therapies at the Body Care Center 

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A meditation retreat that is centered around sitting meditation but that includes many other modalities to help us experience Mindfulness not only when sitting - like walking, dancing, singing and more.

A multi-faceted experience where meditation is not experienced as something we do when we sit nor as something ‘serious’ but rather something that can be part of our daily life and that gives us pleasure when practiced with sincerity.

Shastro is very passionate about offering his own understanding of what meditation can be and how to apply it to our everyday life.

Based on his 40 years of meditation practice, his teaching is not rooted in a specific technique or tradition but rather in the ever-unfolding moment and how it is experienced in the inner space.
Shastro's skill lies in directing the participants to familiarize themselves with a sense of presence from within by weakening the identification with the thinking mind and strengthening the awareness of the Now.

He holds sitting sessions that are in complete silence and others that are interspersed with gentle suggestions, guiding the practitioners into maintaining their attention in the present moment and encouraging them to witness all that arises within consciousness.

Other sessions include a Dharma talk where he shares his understanding of what meditation is and where he often invites people to ask questions or share their experiences, making it a lively and ’tailored’ session for the participants.

He also uses walking and dancing as a way to bring practitioners to experience a sense of meditation in movement as well as singing as a way to connect all hearts as one (Bhakti Yoga).


Daily PROGRAM (every day will be slightly different)

Arrival day (August 26th)
15:30 - 16:15 Welcome Meeting
16:30 - 18:00 Walking in Innocence + sitting
19:00 - 20:00 Dinner
20:15 - 21:30 Dharma Talk + sitting

All other days
7:45 - 8:30 Silent sitting
8:30 - 9:30 Breakfast in silence
10:00 - 10:45 Walking in Innocence
10:45 - 11:30 Teaching on Mindfulness + sitting
11:30 - 12:30 Hara Dancing (or others)
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 Free time
15:00 - 16:00 Mantra singing
16:00 - 17:00 Sitting meditation
17:00 - 17:30 Tea break
17:30 -18:30 Walking in Innocence
19:00 - 20:00 Dinner
20:00 - 21:00 Q&A + sittings

Departure day (August 30th)
7:45 - 8:30 Silent sitting
8:30 - 9:30 Breakfast
10:00 - 10:45 Walking in Innocence
10:45 - 11:30 Guided meditation
11:30 - 12:30 Hara Dancing (or others)
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

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The quieter you become,
the more you can hear.

Ram Dass