July 6th – 12th, 7 days
July 12th – July 26th, 14 days
Arrival at the Seminar Center
1. Retreat 6th – 12th July
Registration for the first retreat (6th – 12th July) will begin at 13:00 p.m. on the 6th of July, so please try to arrive by 12:00 a.m. on the 6th at the latest. The retreat will end on the morning of the 12th of July after breakfast at 9:00 a.m.
In order to guarantee a silent transition into the second retreat, those who only stay for the first retreat are kindly requested to leave the center by 11:00 a.m. (at the latest) in silence.
2. Retreat 12th – 26th July
Registration for the second retreat (12th – 26th July ) will start at 13:00 p.m. on the 12th of July, so please try to arrive by 12:00 p.m. on the 12th at the latest. Since many students will participate in both retreats, those who only join the second retreat are kindly requested to be as silent as possible when they arrive on the 12th of July to the seminar center. To aid our administration, we would highly appreciate it if you can avoid arriving earlier or later than the timeframe of 8:00am-12:30pm . The retreat will end on the morning of the 26th of July after breakfast (most likely at 9:00 a.m.).
The retreat will take place in Hofgut Rineck center.
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Zentrum: Hofgut Rineck,
Staying at Hofgut Rineck Before and After the Retreat
You may arrive on the 4th of July to the center at the earliest, and we are kindly requested to leave the center on the day the retreat ends (26th of July), after breakfast. Since other groups have booked the center prior to and after our retreats, it is unfortunately not possible to extend your pre or after retreat stay. Since not all roms are available before the 5th of July there is also an option to book accomodation in Landgasthof Hotel Limbacher Hof near by the centre.
The centre has kindly requested that we arrive/depart only between the hours of 8am and 8pm.
The cost of staying at Hofgut Rineck before the retreat is between 55-63 EUR per night (including food). Depending on the final number of early arrivals, it might be possible to book accommodations on a room-only basis, which would be 20 EUR less, or to request fewer meals (for instance, breakfast only) which would also incur a discounted rate. Please e-mail the center directly to make inquiries or bookings, and CC us in the correspondence. Payment for additional nights will be made to us during registration, rather than to the center itself.
If you wish to stay at the center and self-cater, the nearest village, which has some small grocery stores, is a 5 minute drive away. It is possible to borrow a bicycle from the center to get there. There is a small kitchen available at the center where you can prepare simple meals.
Accommodation at Hofgut Rineck
The accommodations at the center are in a tent or single or double room. Both room options are comfortable and simple, but of a high quality. While we will do our best, we cannot guarantee single rooms. You may also sleep in a tent. Those choosing this option will need to bring their own tents and beddings, as this is not provided by the retreat center. A shared bathroom and shower will also be provided, as well as very simple rooms in the case of rain or for day use.
Travel to and from the Retreat
The closest airports are Frankfurt International Airport and Stuttgart Airport.
The best option is to travel by train from the airport to the nearby village of Dallau. The travel time by train from Frankfurt Airport to Dallau is approximately 2 hours. From Stuttgart Airport it is approximately 2.5 hours.
From Dallau you can then take a taxi to Hofgut Rineck. The cost of a taxi is approximately 25 euros. You can organize it through the following links:
You can also organize a pickup service with the center directly, at the cost of approximately 10 euros per person. Please write to email@example.com
Unfortunately, there are currently no direct public transport links to the center. The best option via public transport is to go from Dallau by bus to Muckental center (the station is called “Lamm”). However, one would then have to walk from Muckental to the centre, which is an additional 1.5 km.
Train Bookings, Timetables and Information:
Please note when booking flights that the trains running from Frankfurt to Dallau are only available between 6 am and 11 pm (every hour). From Stuttgart to Dallau they run between 5 am and 8 pm. Outside these times, trains are either unavailable or take a very long time to reach Dallau.
It is also possible to purchase your ticket directly at the train station. However, if you book in advance online and you are able to commit to a certain train, you can get a much cheaper fare.
Please notice that Frankfurt Airport train station is called Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (appears as Frankfurt(Main)Hbf).
Bus Timetable and Information:
Start point – Dallau, Destination – Muckental Lamm
What to Bring:
We recommend that you bring the following items to the retreat:
- Since we provide only sitting cushions, please bring a mat/cushion for your feet if you plan to sit in a chair and require one
- Flash light
- Toiletries (the resort provides soap)
- Laundry powder or soap
- Sun protection items – hat, sun cream
- Shawl and warm clothes (for evenings)
- Meditation cushion
- White clothes for the hall (while we recommend that you wear white in the hall, it is not obligatory. However, any clothes worn should be plain and not have strong images or lettering on them)
- Yoga mat
- Sport shoes
- Home Gym strips for exercise
- Mosquito cream
- Water bottle (for refilling in the resort’s water stations)
- Vitamin C/Multivitamins
- Ear plugs
Kindly note that the center is located in an isolated area, so no shopping will be possible during the retreat except in cases of emergency.
Cost of the Retreat
Please email us with questions regarding rates and costs for the retreat.
If you have any questions regarding the above you are welcome to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org