Mindful Artists Network

Mindfulness Practice Day for Artists of all Art Forms - March 24th 2015

With Susanne Olbirch; Binley Farm, North Nibley, Nr Stroud, from 9.30am for a 10am start, finishing 5pm; £65 incl. lunch and refreshments (a number of places at concession rate available, please enquire)  Information and booking: www.binleyfarm.org


The Heart of Creativity: Mindfulness and The Arts -  September 26-27th 2015

Weekend Retreat for Artists of all Art Forms with Susanne Olbrich and Suzanne Dance, Edinburgh, contact: Susanne Olbrich, creativepiano@yahoo.co.uk


Weekend  Retreat: The Source of Creativity - Connecting with the Inner Child to Nourish Our Art and Build Community 

May 22nd-25th 2015 - Quelle des Mitgefühls, Berlin

    Are you a writer, musician, filmmaker, performer,                 visual artist, storyteller, dancer, art therapist,                         journalist, or work in some other art form? Are you               looking for a way to ground your art in a mindful,                 sustainable, spiritual practice?  Mindfulness practitioners     from all Buddhist traditions who work in a variety of art       forms are invited to come together for a weekend of               meditation, creative exploration and community                     building. 

Mindfulness is being here now, with kindness and openhearted curiosity. On this weekend, we will slow down and come home to our body and breath by practicing sitting, walking and eating meditation together. Simple movement practices, Deep Relaxation, periods of silence and time spent outdoors will all be part of this retreat.

Our main focus for this weekend will be the “inner child”. We will explore our inner child and the sources of our creativity and connect with the creative fire at the source.

Playful exercises including sound, music, dance, images and writing will encourage creative exploration. We will also explore the InterPlay method, a practice that teaches mindfulness through play and works through body-mind connection. Strengthening connections amongst creative practitioners is also one of the aims of this retreat, and there will be room for sharing and networking.

Facilitators: Sr. Jewel (Dharma teacher in the Plum-Village Tradition, USA) and Aleksandra Kumorek (writer & director, co-founder of the Mindful Artists Network, Berlin, Germany)

Rates: between 240 and 300 Euros (120 Euros Basic fee + 120-180 Euros Course fee. The course fee is a sliding scale, depending on your income. The basic fee is a fixed fee). These rates include vegan/vegetarian food and accommodation, as well as the fees for the Dharma teacher. This is a residential retreat, a non-residential option is not available. 

General Information: The number of places is limited to 20 places. The retreat will be held in English (with German translation, if necessary).

Quelle des Mitgefühls is a centre in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh: there are no single rooms available, only triple/quadruple rooms; men and women sleep in separate rooms; the food is vegan; smoking and alcohol are not permitted on the premises.

Quelle des Mitgefühls: Heidenheimer Str. 27, 13467 Berlin-Hermsdorf, 5 minutes from the overground station (S-Bahn) Hermsdorf and the bus 125 (stop Drewitzer Straße) www.quelle-des-mitgefuehls.de

Information about the Berlin transportation system BVG, rates, fares etc.

How to book? Please send us an email (contact page) - we will send you our booking form & payment details.

If you want to come earlier or stay longer: The beautiful Tibetan Rigpa Centre in Berlin Charlottenburg offers rooms from 35 Euros