Dzogchen Dark Retreat Cabin: near Nova Bosaca, Slovakia

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Terapia Darkness: White Carpathians Slovakia

It must be respected and not to interrupt continuous darkness, perfect darkness. For Western man comfortable is necessary to ensure maximum comfort. Therefore, therapies carried out in darkness completely darkened room with all the accessories, including the bathroom. Someone will use the time as well as cleansing and fasting had worn a nutritious liquid. Advance down the number of days of stay in the dark morning and the last one goes out to walk in the nature, where with great intensity aware of the wonder of nature and light.

The Slovak Republic about the first we built in our village in the mountains in the White Carpathian Mountains on the border between the Czech Republic and Slovakia, and Hodonin Trencin specially modified natural house “Stays in the dark.”

House “Darkness in the forest” is specially built for the purpose of stay in the dark in a quiet and peaceful position on the edge of the garden near the forest :). It is perfectly light and sound sealed. Cheeky soundproof ventilation technology used in recording centers will ensure perfect comfort of fresh air in both winter and summer without the penetration of light and sound … Everything is made right combination of natural materials, physical principles and advanced technology.

Heating, cooling and ventilation

Used herein several unique and yet simple technologies, for example, the air supply through a ground register and the cooling bed, which ensures heating in winter partial air or vice versa in summer cooling inlet fresh air (acts as a natural air-conditioning). Ventilation can be controlled from the interior mechanical shutters – most of the year running fully samočině – in an elaborate physical principle. Set to keep a person by measuring the average concentration of CO2. If necessary, it is possible to let go and quiet fan, which is located outside. This ensures a constant supply of fresh air without breaking 🙂 – which is important for staying safe. Thermal comfort is easily controllable (mostly men want to set a lower temperature and vice versa women appreciate more heat), which ensures the ceramic glass panels ( ), which are completely silent, nelupkají, sparkle, necvakají, therefore, even in winter is house heat as necessary. Of clay on the walls and on the floor acting as a thermal storage mass provides a constant temperature and eliminates fluctuations. But it is also worth mentioning that logically need fresh air and over that it is possible to wind through the cellar – land registry, so in winter flows across the floor colder air (around 10-15 ° C) in the summer and warmer (around 18 -25 ° C). The room temperature can regulate themselves, but the floor is colder in winter.


The walls, floor and ceiling are very well sound insulated heavy material – just earthen plasters flexibly suspended on isolation. This technology is used in the USA and England for recording studios and meditation centers, possibly as noise barriers along roads and highways just for the reason that this method of sound insulation, like 150 cm thick concrete wall! But moreover, it has the great advantage over various sophisticated solution or modern materials that absorb sound evenly in all frequency bands. The floor is 10 cm heavy materials – clay on the foam glass (which solves the thermal and sound insulation).Ventilation is also ingeniously resolved sound and door outdoor as well as indoor covered with good sound insulation. Interestingly, the usual sounds from the outside can not hear, but you can sometimes hear (though distant) plane or a barking dog.

Natural materials:

The house is built from natural materials. It is very well insulated 35 cm of straw in the walls and ceiling. Both inside and protects the supporting wooden solid construction and insulation plaster made of unfired clay, which regulate inter alia humidity around 40-50%, which is the optimal climate for human organism. The floor is recessed clay tiles plum logs.Even if the house is rectangular, so you can not find sharp corners, everything is curved, rounded and plastic. All finishes are made with natural oils and waxes, which contributes to the good feeling of the stay. Because artificial materials such as laminate flooring, coatings, paints, plaster, carpet, etc. Have a positive charge and therefore attract and annihilate negative ions. Therefore, as in the urban dwellings (the same is true for offices or supermarkets) is only 50-100 ml anions. and this is certainly one of the causes of various diseases of civilization and fatigue.

Purification and ionization air:

The quantity of negative anions can keep our house as in the woods, ie about 1000-5000 anion per ml., Which are the optimum value. And it’s all thanks to the use of natural materials and continuous ventilation. You know as feeling good breathing after a storm, or waterfall, where the air is even up to 20,000 anions / ml. The house is equipped with a case and air purifier with ionizer (but mostly it is not in use), which uses an ionic wind / electron wind which is the result koronnového discharge . The air movement causes the electronic cassette rate 1m³ / min. Because purifier works without a fan, it is practically noiseless. The sucked contaminated air is in the cassette moreover ionised (acquires a negative charge), and under the influence of the electrostatic field , the impurities deposited on the metal plate.If you turn it on or off is up to you …

The house will be full time, overgrown with greenery – like a hobbit house …


The roof is green grass (ie, only overgrown), which also helps to maintain a constant temperature, even in summer, thanks to the cooling from water evaporation from the crop, and the whole house is from the north side, and partly from western countries přihrnutý. Now we’re just waiting for them to fully overgrown greenery (which will take a few years), to gain the expected visage “hobbit house”. Interior is a sofa bed – (can be stretched and training as well as on the bed)  with natural mattress  100×200 cm from the workshop . Fdrown, are inspired by  Japanese culture and are an ideal choice if you want to pay attention to your healthy  sleep in accordance with the demands of high-quality natural materials.  Then there is the usual facilities such as duvets, pillows, sheets, towels, mattress on exercise, meditation cushions Zafu the workshop .

The house has a hall, so that did not get into the main room light and where the operator can carry drinks and food one day and go to the consultation. In a separate entrance room has a toilet, equipped with ventilation on an interesting and simple principle (when it blows should be a breeze to spin, wind head) … then there is a sink and shower (tiled mosaic) with hot and cold water – also suitable for therapy with water (alternating hot and cold water). Soon, hopefully, we will connect and home phone in talks with guardian. The house is new, we built it for over a year, we have invested considerable amounts of energy by the end of 2013 completed.


The house is built on good energy place. Around the beds do not lead to any network, the nearest water pipe is 2 m and 0.5 m cable for electricity. This house does not in itself as a form emitter, some people here would then could not sleep. Alternatively, you can arrange the position of Orgonite or wooden pyramid on the roof of the house. Extras – Bonus: We can still offer a relaxing seating area in the pyramid, which is collapsible timber and designed for meditation, size is 2×2 m, it is possible in it and sleep … We can be rent disassembled, which you yourself at any time even in the dark fold. Also here you have the Tibetan bowls, didgeridoo, stringed instrument Kantelka and drums for self-healing aliquot tones and sound … well here it is to exercise 2x trapeze, straps and foam balls at training vision (feeling) around the mass.

Zaježová Education Centre: Pliešovce, Slovakia

Ústranie v tme | Zaježová Education Center

Roman Miesler is the coordinator of this facility in the Zajezova  Education Centre Pliešovce, a village in the municipality of the Zvolen District in the Banská Bystrica Region of Slovakia.

If you have any questions, contact Romana Miesler:, 0918 301 664 or visit


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Roman and Katerina


Zajezova is a widely spread village consisting of small groups of settlements. The greater part of its original inhabitants has gradually moved away during the second half of the 20th century. From 1991 several NGOs have started to be active in Zajezova – their focuses being traditional handicrafts, folk architecture and environmental issues. These NGOs have attracted (and are still attracting) a great amount of people, of which some decided to settle in Zajezova and its surrounding settlements. The number of inhabitant in Zajezova has been growing since then. The newcomers and the original inhabitants are in most aspects different, however, many of them cooperate in their effort to make Zajezova even nicer. A part of the inhabitant that are more actively involved in different both non-formal and formal projects call themselves „community of Zajezka“. Their creativity and enthusiasm to live freely and in harmony with nature made Zajezka a place that inspires other freely thinking people not only from Slovakia. Some of our local initiatives are pioneering and unique in Slovakia: strawbale building, community run primary school, non-formal forest kindergarden, food bank cooperative, natural reserves protected by the municipality, dunkeltherapy retreats, to name just a few.

Written by on ,Last updated May 23, 2015

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”.

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 St. 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 meditative 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. “