Meditators from Belgium share work and silence at Bonnevaux

Leonardo Leonardo

By Geert Van Malderen

From 29th October to 2nd November 2017, Bart, Henri and I went for a 3-days working stay in Bonnevaux. The beauty of the whole site is amazing. The harmony between buildings and nature, the calming river, and the woods … they all make it possible to create there a place where all meditators and seekers of silence can feel at home. Often during the work, I thought of the monks who lived there. Now, new ‘monks’ can come. The tradition and the Spirit continue, even in the way we work and eat. We meditated by the open three times a day, the beginning of the steady rhythm of Bonnevaux. Bonnevaux needs us – young and old and in between (Henri, 95 years old) was with us and was very thankful for th e visit. It won’t be the last time that we come to meditate – and to work )!

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