The Moulin is, at heart, a place ‘to be’, an environment to let go for some time of the outer focused busy-ness of our everyday lives, and turn our attention gently and inquiringly inwards, to explore heart, body, mind and life.
Teachings of awakening, practices of awakening, and a community of awakening are offered, grounded in the Buddhist tradition of Insight Meditation, (also known as Mindfulness Meditation, or Vipassana).
Resident teacher Martin Aylward provides the principal guidance and support for meditation practice and inner inquiry, along with a rich variety of deeply skilled visiting teachers from various spiritual backgrounds. The exquisitely beautiful, landscaped grounds of The Moulin offer shady riverbanks and bamboo groves and delicious organic vegetarian meals and an environment of deep kindness and care support your practice.
Moulin de Chaves is dedicated to fostering a welcoming and open-hearted refuge for all people to explore life-transforming practices and teachings. We are committed to cultivating an awareness and appreciation of the value of diversity and to acknowledging the need to recognise and dissolve barriers that separate us from each other. We open our doors and hearts to all social identities including all races, classes, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, abilities, cultures and ethnicities. We look forward to meeting you here. Read further for more information about retreats, accommodation, costs etc..
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(Moulin de Chaves is the original name of the water mill built here in the mid-19th Century.)