I had a fantastic weekend with Fariyal and Denis. Fariyal was a wonderful
and warm host, and Denis is an incredible teacher. Although I'm not a novice
to meditation, I could appreciate how penetrable his teachings are for
beginners, and for me, it brought my (still very beginner) meditation to the
next level. Moreover, I have found his tips on daily mindfulness so applicable
in my day to day life, which I've applied ever since. Thank you!!
My experience at Dharma House was a well balanced introduction to basic
meditation in the Buddhist tradition. The approach was brilliant, covering
not only how to meditate, but also why, followed by clear living examples of
how to apply the benefits in every day life. The atmosphere was supportive and
joyful. Although some of the practice was challenging, it was never
overwhelming. The location is superb in terms of accomodations, view, peace
and quiet, simple yet comfortable enough for all basic needs.
Denis and Fariyal have created the perfect home for a meditation retreat, the
teachings were completely accessible and easy to pick up and easily applied
to our day to day routine. We were looked after so well with much love,
patience and beautifully home cooked meals. A real gem.
As someone who came to the retreat with no previous experience of meditation
but nonetheless had reservations about the potential benefits, it was, and
whilst not trying to sound trite, genuinely life changing, allowing me to have
some precious mind space and to appreciate the present.
I visited Dharma House for a 2 day training retreat. The building itself is
impressive and stylish with excellent amenities in a spectacular location
outside Lyon. Denis and Fariyal were very hospitable and made me feel at home
from the start. Regarding the training itself, I am very pleased with the
quality of both content and delivery. I am applying what I learned
and it makes a real difference to my daily life. Overall: Highly recommended
and phenomenal value for money.
As a beginner to meditation I enjoyed the different techniques taught and
thought the length of the sessions were just right. The surroundings,
hospitality and house itself are clearly inspiration enough to relax and get
away from the stresses of daily life.
Une belle découverte de la méditation, intense tant au niveau
physique que mentale. J'ai des outils afin de faire face aux aléas
de la vie et mieux me comprendre moi-même et les autres. Les
bénéfices et l'impact de la méditation sur ma vie
est au delà de toute attente. Merci
Dans un cadre privilégié — maison et
alentours — ma retraite à D.H a été un
moment exceptionnel. Dans un esprit remarquable d'hospitalité et de
bienveillance, Denis et Fariyal œuvrent à la qualité de
tous les moments. Grâce aux enseignements théoriques mais aussi
pratiques et personnalisés, j'ai pu rendre cohérentes et
chargées de sens les quelques notions que j'avais, je continuerai ce
cheminement. Venez à D.H.
5☆ Un week-end très intense, très riche en
enseignements, en pratiques, sur « la pleine conscience au
quotidien. » Un endroit calme comme on en trouve rarement de nos
jours, idéal pour se ressourcer et se rencentrer. Merci à vous 2.