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Mediterranean Retreat with Krishna Das

Retreat @ Zen Rocks
From 900€
Krishna Das & Team

Mediterranean Retreat with Krishna Das

We’re getting ready for another magical retreat with Krishna Das in 2024, where the light and memory of Maharaja will uplift us during the THRIVE Festival @ Zen Rocks. Let’s  meet again to consider how spiritual practice may translate in our daily life and inform our action every step, every breath of the way.

Our gathering with Krishna Das and friends, is a celebratory reunion.  In the circle of community with KD’s powerful personal stories and heart opening Kirtan, surging waves of bliss will uplift all, breaking through the barriers of individual existence, opening up realms of a more cohesive united world.

Join our satsang and enjoy:

  • Uplifting, heart opening Kirtans led by Krishna Das and his musicians.
  • Yoga asana practice sessions with a choice of restorative/meditate and dynamic practice.
  • Morning talks by KD where an interviewer and the participants get to answer questions regarding themes of interbeing and the connection of:   Spirituality, Activism, and Sustainability.
  • Delectable, vegetarian/vegan meals in a festive and communal atmosphere at the Café.
  • Free time to enjoy the fabulous Mediterranean Sea, the many interesting paths, trails, beaches and sights of the Mani peninsula, and the area around Kalamata.
  • Or relax, chill in the relaxing beauty of our Zen Rocks pool ☺.
  • Friendship, Community, Healing, Support, Transformation.

A magical retreat with Krishna Das,
where the light and memory of Mahara-ji
will uplift us during the
THRIVE Festival @ Zen Rocks

Meet your Teachers

Krishna Das

Few figures in modern spirituality, particularly in the West, have impacted the hearts and minds of contemporary seekers as Krishna Das has. A devotee of the North Indian Saint, Neem Karoli Baba (Maharajji), Krishna Das has played an enormous role in popularizing the traditional practice of kirtan in the West, taking the call-and-response chanting out of yoga centers and temples and into concert halls, becoming a worldwide icon and the best-selling western chant artist of all time. In a career spanning more than two decades, KD has released 16 acclaimed full-length albums, his music serving as an easily approachable gateway to the devotional traditions of the East.

Along the way, he has evolved into an accessible if somewhat reluctant teacher, and a spiritual friend to many. He travels the world sharing his kirtan practice and stories of his life on the Path, of Maharajiji, and advocates for bringing regular spiritual practice into our lives through retreats and workshops. During COVID times he has chanted online every week for the worldwide satsang.

Arjun Bruggeman

Arjun Bruggeman, world percussionist, drummer, composer and session recording artist, is highly acclaimed for his unique hybrid of East-meets-West rhythms.

At the age of 9 Arjun started playing guitar, bass and drums. By the age of 14 he embarked on a touring career playing drums with punk rock bands. His interest in early progressive, metal and jazz rhythms led him into a creative journey and later found himself enthralled by world percussion. Simultaneously, Arjun practiced many forms of Eastern spirituality. Through these explorations he merged the inner quest with the exterior expressions of sound and found himself supporting spoken word with Coleman Barks and David Darling.

Arjun recalls, “I wanted to go deeper. I wanted to support something that was bigger than me.” This profound experience led Arjun to meet Krishna Das and a connection with Neem Karoli Baba.

About Zen Rocks

Zen Rocks is a place of beauty, community, and dedication to a deep practice for personal healing and global transformation. Sprawled within endless olive groves, with stunning views of mountains, sky, and sea, Zen Rocks was created as a center for deep practice, healing, community and harmonious inter-being.

Set against the dramatic expanse of the Mediterranean sea, this heavenly corner of the earth is beckoning us on a unique journey of personal growth.

Through mindfulness meditation and somatic practices we are invited to re-connect with our essential nature, rest, restore, and meet the most positive creative version of ourselves again.

Practice Areas:

There are several terraces on which yoga classes currently take place depending on the sun and the time of the day.One of our most unique attractions our newly build magnificent yoga deck. Large enough to accommodate 50-60 people with great views of the sea and horizon, our finely crafted Yoga Deck is actually one of the best places in the world to practice. You are up there in heaven practically, with mesmerising views and a very pleasant breeze even in the hottest summer days, our Yoga Shala makes your trip to Mani worthy and memorable.

Meals:

Home cooked, vegetarian and/or vegan meals may be prepared according to your needs and preferences. We use local seasonal produce grown from our land or neighboring gardens. Fresh goat milk, daily eggs, and hand picked fresh fruit can be added to your menu. Your meals are prepared by wonderful inspired cooks.

Full Retreat Package - 4 Night Stay (including Accommodations, Program & Meals). The prices are per person.
Zen Rocks will assign roommates in the shared rooms below, according to the registration type.

In a Shared Double 2,090 € (you will need to be 2/room to secure price)
In a Shared Triple 1,590 € (you will need to be 3/room to secure price)
In a Shared Quadruple 1,490 € (you will need to be 4/room to secure price)
In a Shared Luxury Tent 1,290 € (bathroom & shower available, 4-6 gusets per tent)
Bring your own Tent 1,150 € (bathroom & shower available)
Private Single Room 3,890 € (Available upon request, Limited Availability)
Private Zen Chapel 2,890 € (Tiny room with outside bathroom & shower)
Festival Pass 900 € (program + meals without accommodations)

Arrivals, June 16
15:00-17:00 Arrivals
18:00 Welcome circle & light practice
19:30 Dinner and enjoying the sunset
20:30 Night Kirtan with Krishna Das & Team
Daily Schedule, June 17-19
8:00 Morning Herbal Tea, Filter Coffee, Light Fruit
8.30-9:45 Morning Yoga Options: Dynamic Practice or Restorative/Meditative Practice
10.00 Delicious Vegetarian Brunch
11.00-13.00 KD on Spirituality-Activism-Sustainability: Talk and Q&A
13.00 Free time: Rest, Swim, enjoy a massage session
18.00-19.30 Restorative Yoga and/or Sitting or Walking Meditation
19.30-20.30 Dinner & enjoying the sunset
20.30-22.00 Night Kirtan with Krishna Das & Team
Departures, June 20
7:30-8:00 Optional Meditation or Walk in Nature
8:00 Morning Ayurvedic Tea or Greek Herbal Tea, or Coffee, Light fruit
8.30-9:45 Abhaya Yoga: “Breathe with the Heart, move with the Body”
10.00 Delicious Vegetarian Brunch
11.00-13:00 KD on Spirituality-Activism-Sustainability: Talk and Q&A
13.00 Departures
  • Comfortable Accommodations
  • All Lectures and Practice Sessions
  • Τwo delicious vegetarian meals a day (brunch and dinner). (*Extra drinks, meals, snacks available at extra cost)
  • Yoga props/sitting cushions
  • Transfer to and from Zen Rocks Retreat Center
  • Transfers around Zen Rocks and the area
  • Additional therapeutic treatments or private yoga sessions where applicable
REGISTER NOW

Pricing

Our aim is to make the course financially accessible whilst covering the costs involved in producing and running the course and, if possible, supporting our Thriving community here at Zen Rocks.

Together, we Thrive!


Day Pass | 50€

Join the program for a whole day. Meals included.

Scholarships - Program Only | 100€

(2-5 scholarships available) For those in need of financial assistance, students & youth, feel free to attend the program and support us by donating without breaking the bank! (You will need to provide your own accommodations & meals)

Community Rate | 200€

You are welcome to join and camp at Zen Rocks by bringing your own tent. This rate helps us sustain the course, the creators, instructors and community that is offering it. (Including daily meals)

Standard Rate | 360€

This rate helps us sustain the course, compensate the teachers & instructors, while you enjoy your stay in our Glamping Tents or Dorms. (Meals included)

Sponsor Rate | 600€

This option helps sustain the course and enables us to offer more scholarships while enabling us organizing future events. (Room accommodations & meals included)

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