17-19/11/2023: Zen weekend with Bart Weetjens

Bart Weetjens, Zen monk, social entrepreneur and member of the board of directors of non-profit organization SPES-Forum will, during the weekend of Nov. 17-19, introduce us to the practice of Zazen, an ancient form of meditation.

A Zen retreat is traditionally called “sesshin” which literally means to become intimate with the mind, to learn to know ourselves. At the heart of this practice of becoming intimate with the mind is the seated meditation, or zazen.
But becoming intimate with the mind is not limited to zazen. During this 48h zazen retreat we will also practice attention and observation in all the activities we engage in: eating, walking, and simple handwork. All of these in harmonie with the awakening experience of zazen. When practiced mindfully, every action in our life can become a source of awakening to the true nature of our existence.

This retreat is meant for both beginners and seasoned practitioners. No prior experience is needed.

An interview with Bart can be found on this channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLgmHQcw17o


The sesshin will start on Nov 17th arrival at 18h
and will end on Nov 19th at 18h

La Maison du Chemin des Roches
9, chemin des Roches
1370 Jodoigne (Dongelberg)

social tariff 100,-
at cost price 150,-
supporting tariff 200,-
SPES-forum donor tariff: any amount of your choice


Via the form https://forms.gle/DnD1MWLVtwg95Umz5

and by paying the amount due on the SPES account
BE21 7350 1021 5603
mentioning your name (!! as on this form !!) + ’48h zen’.



SPES-Forum Vzw
Naamsesteenweg 355, Gebouw K, lokaal 6 – 3001 Leuven-Heverlee