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Discover the Buddha in You!

Discover the Buddha in You!


Would you like to discover where precisely the Buddha resides within you?


Do you genuinely want to find peace

of mind?

Then, the upcoming Silence Weekend, "Discover the Buddha in You," is an absolute must.


You are welcome during this Ascension weekend in 2024 from May 9th to 11th or 12th. (2 or 3 nights)

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The Journey Inward

This weekend revolves around what everyone longs for: Peace of Mind.


The essence of Gwenda's and Dhyan's teachings is that silence is always present as the background of silence alongside any unrest.


The common thread is observing what is, without resistance or without getting involved in it.

A Silence Retreat over Ascension Weekend

After the opening circle on Thursday, May 9th, we will enter into silence until the closing circle on Sunday afternoon, May 12th. ( or, for some, on Saturday afternoon, May 11th).


This way, you can be close to yourself and remember who you are.


Like in a natural silence retreat, we invite you to turn off your phone and provide our phone numbers to your family.


This allows everyone to take some me-time with peace of mind.

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Program May 9th to May 12th, 2024

Thursday 9 May
Thursday, May 9th
From noon onwards, welcome to arrive, walk... 

18:00 Dinner
19:30 Opening circle
20:00 Chi Kung - grounding in your body (Dhyan) + Yoga Nidra (Gwenda)

Friday, May 10th
8:00 - 9:00 Peace of mind - Dhyan
9:00 - 9:45 Breakfast
10:30 - 12:30 Yin Yoga - Gwenda
12:45 Lunch & me-time
15:15 - 16:00 Tibetan breathing exercises (Tsa lung) - Dhyan
16:00 - 16:15 Tea break
16:15 - 18:00 Meditation, Pranayama (breathwork), and Yoga Nidra - Dhyan
18:00 Dinner
20:00 - 21:00 Osho No Dimensions meditation (Gwenda)
21:00 Campfire

Saturday, May 11th
8:00 - 9:00 Bandhas and Kriyas (purification exercises through breathwork) - Gwenda
9:00 - 9:45 Breakfast
10:30 -12:15 Silent walk (with meditation + Pranayama + Yoga Nidra) - Dhyan
12:30 Lunch & me-time
14:00 -16:00 Silent yoga (non-verbal but musical guidance) - Gwenda
16:15 Tea break + (closing circle for those staying 2 nights)
16:00 - 18:00 Me-time
18:00 - 19:00 Dinner
20:00 Campfire + Indian fire ritual with Gayatri mantra (Gwenda and Dhyan)

Sunday, May 12th
8:00 - 9:00 9 purification breaths and Peace of mind - Dhyan
9:00 Breakfast
10:00 Dance the silence - chakra dance - Gwenda
12:30 Lunch
14:00 - 15:30 Pranayama and Yoga Nidra - Dhyan and Gwenda
15:30 - 16:00 Closing circle

There is plenty of space for me-time, outdoor walks, peace, and serenity.




Stay in luxurious two-person bell tents with regular beds, just like at home.


Would you prefer single occupancy? You can rent a single tent (at an additional cost).


The Kunstwei is secluded in the countryside of Zeeland province near Goes. Surrounded by fields and meadows, it offers ample space both indoors and outdoors.


The spacious garden, along with numerous sitting and lying spots, makes it an ideal place to unwind.


The food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner is sourced as much as possible from local organic farmers in the area and from Belgium and the Netherlands


During the weekend, there are also fruits and small snacks available.


If you have dietary preferences such as vegan or gluten-free, that can be accommodated.


Please let me know when you register.


Dhyan Meinoud Rijnen has been meditating for over twenty years.


After a few years of intensive Goenka Vipassana practice in India, he primarily evolved towards Ramana Maharishi's 'Self-Inquiry' meditation.


He spent many months in Maharishi's ashram. Lately, he has also been primarily practising Bonpo Dzogchen.


Over the years, he has participated in various mindfulness trainings and courses.


His record includes an extensive list of retreats in different countries.


Every year, he conducts his own silent retreat—in 2018, he spent 5.5 months in a solo silent retreat in India.


Dhyan is a master of pranayama and meditation. And a very 'zen' person.

Gwenda vander Steenen

Gwenda vander Steenen has been practising yoga since 1996 and completed two teacher training courses, one in London and one in Thailand.


Yoga, for her, is 'meditation in motion.' We move from primarily from a 'doing yoga' to a 'being yoga' mode.


Conscious movement leads us to experience silence, the space in which movements arise.


Yoga is a meditation that operates through the body. After all, your body is always in the present moment. 'We don't do yoga, we let yoga happen and observe everything we experience in our body, mind, and emotions'.


Mindfulness (she prefers to call it 'mindlessness') and Zen philosophy are interwoven into the classes. www.nectaroflife.be

Practical Information

  • Silent Ascension Weekend from Thursday, May 9th to Sunday, May 12th, 2024

  • 3 dinners, 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches

  • Stay in luxurious bell tents with real beds like home

  • Snacks, coffee, and tea

  • All teachings by Dhyan and Gwenda

    Double tent: 2 nights €395, 3 nights €440

    Single tent: 2 nights €455, 3 nights €499

    Bring a friend: €40 discount, to be shared or not.

    To register and for questions: email or via WhatsApp at the bottom right



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