About the place:
House is big enough for 3 people, each having their room. I'd like to provide opportunity to meditators who live in a busy environment to spend dedicated time in seclusion, developing the inner peace and wisdom.
I would prefer to host serious buddhist meditators who are happy to spend most of the time in silent contemplation. Food is vegetarian, no alcohol is consumed. We don’t provide entertainment (e.g. movies, Facebook etc.). We do have Internet and use it for arranging things and for work.
I am 38, an entrepreneur who started a few successful projects in the IT/ Internet. My passions are meditation and buddhism. I recently bought this modern house on a hill surrounded by nature- it should serve as a meditation hermitage. Most of the time, I live here alone.
How long can you stay?
Your first stay should roughly last 1 week (exceptions can be made). Once we see both parties are happy, we can prolong the period.
Most important ones are: we care for all living beings (do not kill even small insects), we try to live morally and appreciate quiet environment. And we usually have a daily timetable which includes meditation sessions in the morning and in the evening. We strive to be as economical with the resources as possible (not using more water than necessary etc.)
You’ll be provided with accommodation and food.
We serve simple and nutritious food - breakfast and lunch.. In the evening lunch leftovers or some light meals like fruits are available.
Free time Opportunities:
Zagreb is close by). I go to Zagreb for business 2 times a week so you can join and spend a day there. Also, there is a direct bus going to Zagreb as well as the train.
You are asked to help with the chores 3 hours a day. According to your preferences you can do: Cooking, Cleaning, Gardening, Painting
Example of daily schedule:
Wakeup: 5:30 am
Meditation: 6 - 7 am
Breakfast: 7 - 8 am
Work period: 8 am - 11:30 am
Lunch: 12 - 1 pm
Light meal: 5 pm - we don’t cook it but instead eat something light and pre prepared like fruits, left-overs, smoothies
Meditation: 8 - 9 pm
If you have an interest in staying please get in touch and let me know why you would be a good match.. Thanks..
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
This area of Croatia is very green with forests and hills. Since you’ll be here on some sort of a meditation retreat, there shouldn't be much cultural exchange.. However, since I have a strong buddhist background there is the opportunity to explore this subject. Sometimes we get visits by buddhist monks who live in Slovenia (which is near us).
As for the sightseeing and other touristy stuff, Zagreb is very close- you can get there by car, by bus or by train in one hour.
The focus is not on work but it is expected that you help in some way and in that way compensate for a free food and stay.
Primarily - you'll do the cooking and cleaning.
We also have gardening, painting, repairing and arts projects.
a house on a hill, you'll have your room with bathroom and a terrace
You can walk in the forest or in the garden.. meditate.. read (I have a large collection of books on Buddhism) or do your work on laptop.. village is 20 min walk (or 5 min. with a car) and offers coffee place and dining.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week
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