Meditation Course in Castelo de Vide, Portugal

Now possible at Pomarinho: a meditation retreat in the beautiful countryside of Portugal. Mariska tells you more about it:

“In the nature reserve of Serra de São Mamede, at a beautiful location, we organize a week for YOU, in cooperation with Quinta do Pomarinho. A week of rest, peace, visualizing, creating and observing from the heart by means of meditation.


Gerard meditates since his sixth. As from his twelfth he's been living according to a Buddhist philosophy of life. Several teachers crossed his path. Furthermore he's a psychologist and he's studied ‘human behaviour'. Gerard combines the Eastern and Western philosophy of life.

Gerard calls this ‘Travel with your Teacher in the Spirit’. By meditation and a journey into yourself you will meet this powerfull teacher, who resides in everyone. In future you can always ask him/her for advice or simply unwind.


For years Gerard has been guiding, coaching and training people on their Adventurepath of Life. With long-term 
problems or momentary mental and/or physical problems. He specializes in ADHD, autism, anger management, stress reduction and burnout. He also accompanies you during your search for yourself.

The tools he uses are movement with and within nature, in combination with meditation techniques from his Buddhist view of life. Rediscover daily rhythms and giving clarity are important components.

During this week for YOU mediation will be the point of focus together with walks and visits to places of power. Breathing, the greatest gift of Mother Earth, will be the base together with the 5 Tibetans. Gerard will guide you into mediation and learn how to apply it.

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After this week you'll feel refreshed and you'll be able to apply the learnings in daily life. In this way you can find a pleasant balance in your daily being and even achieve more joy. There'll also be a one on one session. It's also possible to follow individual workshops (please ask for the possibilities).

We're looking forward to spend a beautiful week together with YOU. 
Heart regards, Gerard and Mariska

Content meditation

  • The preparation
  • The beginning
  • The respiration
  • The bridge
  • The different paths after the bridge, mediation. As there are: the path of light and peace. The path of questioning and solving. The path of the Teacher in the Spirit. The trance.
  • The return
  • To be here and nowcastelo de vide in de nevel

Meditation week: dates and details

May 25 - June 01, 2016
June 24 - July 01, 2016

To be able to give everyone the desired attention, the group size is 6 persons maximum.

Costs and registration

Investment in YOURself:  625 € 
The price includes 7 nights in the Friends of Nature House, breakfast, lunch and dinner.

You only need to take care for the transport to Portugal and the Quinta. Of course we can give you advise. Do you want to come earlier or stay longer? Please don't hesitate to inquire about the possibilities and prices.

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