Zivica Education Centre: Pliešovce, Slovakia

Roman Miesler is the coordinator of this facility in the Zivica Education Centre Pliešovce, a village in the municipality of the Zvolen District in the Banská Bystrica Region of Slovakia.  go to the facility website zivica.sk


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Retreat in the dark

In the seclusion of darkness everyone can look for and find what they need for themselves, regardless of age, gender, religion and social orientation.

The human nature is natural to search for something more, something better, fuller and truer. Therefore we seek the truth. Initially, it is chiefly the truth with a small “t” – the truth about our personality, character, philosophy, worldview, religion, science, politics, or work. When we come to a point where we see that these “small” Truth is incomplete, restrictive, we begin to seek the truth with a capital “T” – try to see things, the situation themselves and others as they really are.

It was in seclusion in TIME can be seen with great accuracy the truth with a capital “T”.

Reservations of stays in seclusion

Roman Miesler, miesler@zivica.sk , 0918 301 664

If you would like to book binding meditation retreat or seclusion in the dark  see the available dates  in the calendar below. If you choose a suitable date,  fill in one of the reservation form :

and send it to: miesler@zivica.sk .

Impact and potential of this method

DEATH mock


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Enter into seclusion in the dark is to survive your own mock death. Close the door and understand the quote from the cemetery “moment and forget everything the moment and forget all about you.” You realize that you are here and the world is running out there somewhere myself without you as good as with you before. Sufi teacher Jalal Rumi writes: “If the heart is crying in the darkness of his cell for what they lost, ash Spirit by what he found.” Then he shows you the way through the darkness that is your present state and further the objective. It expresses exactly medieval Meister Eckhart, “has nothing, I want nothing, know nothing …” From the world I have nothing but memories that also waste with the acceptance and compassion, and so arises and to “know nothing”. And while I know nothing, I know not what you want.

BENEFITS seclusion in TIME

In the darkness may lose vision. Whether in the form of understanding, recapitulation and healthy processing of your life so far, experiences of light and knowledge of who you really are.

The best way to properly enter into the darkness is nothing I do not expect to have confidence in the natural wisdom of the Spirit. When you stop for a while to employ unhealthy mind, your natural health and wisdom will be felt by themselves. So even if it seems that you are entering into the mysterious and unfamiliar world, ultimately discover that you yourself more than “home”. The mind can be translated into your life interesting details. As unfolds situations that require attention, understanding, forgiveness and compassion.

In the dark you fall off the outer eye and with it the concept of space, or do not know where your mind starts and ends. Leaving only endless darkness. Contact with the outside sound is also largely muted lose support team at the time. And in unbounded timeless space you have with yourself and with what you projected your mind. The differences between what is “out there, and what is in you” whether you are asleep or not, whether you know anything “interrupt” or becomes the only distraction or source of knowledge you yourself ….

A significant part of the dark can be a boring, which is an indication that eliminating outdoor fun and begins to “retune” to your inner world. Boredom is extremely important because it is the only protection against sebapotvrdzovaním you by some fashion …

Experience the darkness appears to be a treasure that you as a specific life wisdom or insight transferred to the next life. Then a dark piece with take-away and into the light, you feel it as a place of peace and depth in you.

TMA AS A MEANS cognition in different cultures and spiritual direction

Darkness is used as a means of learning and still used in many cultures, spiritual direction. For example Sv. John of the Cross emphasized the darkness as a place of humiliation of the soul so that it could operate Divine light. The darkness of his cell and loved the desert Fathers, many of the initial Christian Church. Some Indian yogis in remote caves of the Himalayas to wall leaving in the dark almost a year. Darkness still used the part of the South American indiániako training kuranderos (shamans). To retreat in darkness leaving the non-Buddhist adepts of the original religion of Tibet – Bon. Very sophisticated system of work in the dark can be found also in Buddhist teachings Dzogčenu.

You too can courageously follow those who find the process in the dark already passed. So you can see yourself and your world a new look.

Expression lady who attended the first 6 days of our newly formed seclusion in the dark:

“I would like to express gratitude for the opportunity to stay in the dark for Zaježová. It was on my second stay in the dark (before that I was in another place). From that first quite substantially different. When you first visit I had a whole range of very varied experiences of living dreams, visions, breakthroughs in the past, mental travel, to experience expanded consciousness completely out of the meditation hut. And of course the omnipresent light that just could not go out.

When darkness to Zaježová it was a much more deeper and meditativnější experience, both the intense meditation practice, as well as energy tuning cabins that much more pulled onto the inside and not the outside “pictures” a guide that my practice understood, she is with her experience and brought attention to some aspects that I remained hidden. Journey to the heart was associated with the need to discover as much sources of disturbing emotions that are constantly in my life appear to cope with them, take frequent injuries in my life become his face and to understand better the functioning of the mind and our incredible need to constantly “chase happiness “. A great sense of gratitude for this experience I still remains. “



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