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KONTEMPLATION

KONTEMPLATION

Bringing presence, compassion and body awareness alive in everyday life

KONTEMPLATION is a community-based laboratory and communication platform for the teachings and practice of mindfulness, compassion and presence yoga. We offer contemplative training programs in clear, non-dogmatic and accessible ways.

RETREATS AND EVENTS

In this section you will find an overview of the international events we are involved in. For retreats and workshops in Denmark, please visit our danish website.

GUIDED MEDITATIONS

In our practice library you will find guided meditations and yoga sequences led by our teachers. The main part of these files and videos are free to stream/download as support and inspiration for your home practice.

BLOG

Kontemplation's BLOG is created by our regular team and by our guest writers. Our main BLOG is in Danish, but in this section we offer a selection of our blog posts translated into English.

UPCOMING RETREATS AND EVENTS 

Our programs and community activities include weeklong silent retreats, introductory meditation and yoga retreats, eight week programs in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), meditation sessions and yoga classes, supervision in groups or individual, in person and online.

Exploring Contemplative Life: Integrating personal, professional and spiritual aspects of our path

Following the tradition to support young research scholars in the area of contemplative science, the MLE Retreat 2022, will take place online.

The MLE Retreat and Community Days are led by Hanneli Ågotsdatter and Martijn van Beek.

Please visit Mind & Life Europe for more information. See link below.

for Compassionate Systems Master Practitioners | Class of 2022-23

Location: MIT, Boston and The Garrison Institute, New York

with Peter Senge, Mette Miriam Böll, Hanneli Ågotsdatter, Julie Diaz, Steen Hildebrandt, Mark Greenberg, Dan Siegel, Rhonda Magee, Kim Schonert-Reichl, and more.

This is a program for professionals working with children (by application only). Please visit the Center for Systems Awareness for more information. See link below.

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HOW TO HOLD SPACE

Compassionate Systems Facilitation for Cultivating Generative Social Fields

A certified Master Practitioner Training

Location: One week-long in-person retreat at the Garrison Institute, NY, eight online community calls and a two day virtual closing convening.

Next program will begin October 2022

with Hanneli Ågotsdatter, Søren Munk, Mette Miriam Böll and Julie Diaz.

For more information please visit the Center for Systems Awareness. See link below.

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ANNUAL RETREAT FOR COMPASSIONATE SYSTEMS MASTER PRACTITIONERS

Location: The Garrison Institute, New York

January 22 - 28, 2023

January 30 - February 3, 2023 (Alumni Retreat)

with Peter Senge, Mette Miriam Böll and Hanneli Ågotsdatter

This retreat is open to certified Compassionate Systems Master Practitioners. For more information, please visit the Center for Systems Awareness. See link below.

RETREATS AND TRAININGS IN SCANDINAVIA

For retreats and trainings conducted in Scandinavian, please continue to our Danish website.

TEAM

Kontemplation is shaped by the contribution of people with diverse skills and experience. We share an interest in approaches to contemplative practice and sustainable living that make sense in a contemporary context.

Kontemplation's BLOG is created by our regular team and by our guest writers. Our main BLOG is in Danish, but in this section we offer a selection of our blog posts translated into English.

In our practice library you can find guided meditations and yoga sequences led by our teachers. The practices can be streamed or downloaded to support and inspire your home practice.

PHOTO GALLERY

Kontemplation is based in Denmark. Our retreats are primarily set on the wild shore of the North Sea, in the beautiful retreat center Øster Løkke. Our MBSR-programs are based in the city of Aarhus and our weekend programs take place in the meditation community Vækstcenteret in Nørre Snede. In addition to our domestic activities, our team of teachers travels and teaches internationally. See below for photos from retreats and events.

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Garrison Institute, New York

Morning practice with Hanneli Ågotsdatter at The Garrison Institute, New York.

Morning practice with Hanneli Ågotsdatter at The Garrison Institute, New York.

Morning practice with Hanneli Ågotsdatter at The Garrison Institute, New York.

MIND&LIFE EUROPE RETREAT

Hanneli Ågotsdatter and Martijn van Beek conducts Mind and Life Europe's Retreat for young scientists.

Hanneli Ågotsdatter and Martijn van Beek conducts Mind and Life Europe's Retreat for young scientists in Germany.

Hanneli Ågotsdatter and Martijn van Beek conducts Mind and Life Europe's Retreat for young scientists, Fürstensfeldbruck, Germany.

SILENT RETREATS WITH OUR TEAM

"There is a silence that is not necessarily characterized by the absence of sound."

An invitation to deepen your practice and your presence in a community of silence.
"There is a silence that is not necessarily characterized by the absence of sound."

An invitation to deepen your practice and your presence in a community of silence.
"There is a silence that is not necessarily characterized by the absence of sound."

SILENT RETREATS WITH OUR TEAM
Training Empathy – Germany
TEACHINGS IN NORWAY

For more information, see our program calendar.

Currently Hanneli and Peter are offering a two-year program in Stavanger, Norway. For more information, see our program calendar.

Currently Hanneli and Peter are offering a two-year program in Stavanger, Norway.
For more information, see our program calendar.

TEACHINGS IN NORWAY
EXPLORING CONTEMPLATIVE LIFE
EXPLORING CONTEMPLATIVE LIFE
YOGA RETREATS BY THE NORTH SEA

Welcome to our yoga and meditation retreats in the spectacular nature around the retreat center of Øster Løkke.

Welcome to our yoga and meditation retreats in the spectacular nature around the retreat center of Øster Løkke.

Welcome to our yoga and meditation retreats in the spectacular nature around the retreat center of Øster Løkke.

YOGA RETREATS BY THE NORTH SEA
MIND AND LIFE EUROPE

Integrating contemplative practices and wisdom with modern research capabilities.

Integrating contemplative practices and wisdom with modern research capabilities.

FAMILY RETREAT
FAMILY RETREAT WITH OUR TEAM
MBSR

This eight-week program offers support for people with stress, anxiety, depression, and chronic pain.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is a formal eight-week program with a daylong intensive that was created by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979. This program offers support for people with stress, anxiety, depression, and chronic pain.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is a formal eight-week program with a daylong intensive that was created by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979. This program offers support for people with stress, anxiety, depression, and chronic pain.

MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESSREDUCTION
(MBSR)
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Garrison Institute, New York
MIND&LIFE EUROPE RETREAT
SILENT RETREATS WITH OUR TEAM
Training Empathy – Germany
TEACHINGS IN NORWAY
EXPLORING CONTEMPLATIVE LIFE
YOGA RETREATS BY THE NORTH SEA
MIND AND LIFE EUROPE
FAMILY RETREAT
MBSR
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