Summer weeks in Czech Republic ~ Amorgos Holiday retreat ~ Jordan 2019

Skanda Center

Summer weeks in Czech Republic

Friday 20 Jul – Sunday 5 Aug 2018

This year the summer weeks are again in ‘Skanda’ in the town of Zdonov in the north of the Czech Republic, near the Polish border.
The Center Skanda is not far from the Giant Mountains near the beautiful village of Adrspach with its magnificent rock formations. You are welcome from Thursday, July 19 in the afternoon. Monday, August 6 is the departure day.
The program starts on Friday, July 20.
You can come for the whole period or only for a few days. Let us know when you plan to arrive and leave. Children are most welcome.

On Friday, July 27 we will celebrate the Gurupurnima day.

On Friday, August 3 from 8 p.m. and on Saturday, August 4 from 11 a.m. there will be a meditation of Naropa together with Sri Brahmam. Advanced registration for this program is necessary.


The cost per day with full board is € 40. Children from 6 to 12 pay € 8 and 13 years and older € 12 per day. Children under 6 are free.


If you do not want or can’t camp it is advisable to book accommodation in time. The following addresses we recommend:

  • Apartmany U Vydry (Zdonov 228) – 350, -CZK / night, three bedrooms, three minutes walk.
  • Guest-Slunovrat and Montana (Zdonov 200 Zdonov 80) – about 450, – CZK / night 2 large houses, 5 min walk
  • Apartments Kovárna (Zdoňov193),, exclusive doubleroom apartments, 15 min walk, from 2100 CZK/four-bed apartment
  • Paul Schotanus (Zdonov 185) 06-25020686. 275, -Euro / week for the house, 1 min walk
  • Camp on the Polish / Czech border (Zdonov 143) +420737312308 150 CZK / night – 4 bed old cabins with new shared bathrooms, 3km

People arriving by train can be picked up from the Adrspach train station. For this you call Antonin +420 734 225 558 or Jana +420 728 400 257.

If you come by car, you do not need a vignette in the vicinity of Zdonov. You can see on this site where you need a vignette:

 Centrum Skanda

Zdoňov 84,
549 57 Teplice nad Metují,
Czech Republic

Amorgos – Holiday retreat

Friday 21 Sep – Monday 1 Oct 2018


From September 21 to October 1, there is a daily satsang and Gayatri Mantra meditation in the Iris studio of Aegiali.
Everyone in Aegiali can tell you where the studio is.

The price for the program with Naropa is € 300 regardless of how long you come. You can pay us cash when visiting us in February or April (Prague). Spoken language is English.
Please make sure that the flights have a good connection to the ferry to Amorgos! From the airport there is a direct bus to Piraeus. It will take an hour.
There are two ports on the island: Aegiali and Katapola.
Iris studio is within walking distance from the port of Aegiali. Katapola is 40 minutes’ drive from Aegiali.
Best is to book to Aegiali. Tickets can be bought in Piraeus or in advance at Blue Star Ferries.

Boat schedule to Amorgos:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday the boats leave from Piraeus at 17.30 and arrive at 1:10 in Aegiali. Price is 35-40 one way.

Tuesday, Friday and Sunday – there are boats to Katapola. Departure from Piraeus at 17.30, arrival 2:50.

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: Aegiali – Piraeus 6:55 arrival 15:00.
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday: Katapola – Piraeus 6:00, arrival 15:00

Boat ticket reservation:

Askas pension: Make a note that you belong to Naropa, the price would be EUR 35. It is possible to camp there too.
askaspension@outlook. com
Askas is oferring also studios about 50 m away.

Jordan 2019

Wednesday 11 – Monday 22 April 2019

In the spring of 2019 we organize a trip to and through Jordan. Besides visiting a number of cultural and historical sites, the highlights of this trip are a stay of 4 days in the desert and 3 days in and around Petra.We will make beautiful walks and we can meditate in the open air and  having regular satsang.

The journey begins and ends in Amman. There are 45 places available. We have a pre-registration that runs until 1 July. If there are more registrations than places, we will make a choice after 1 July. After 1st of July you can still register, provided there is space.

The costs of this trip are as follows:
€ 890 for the trip
€ 125 for entrance fees and tips.
€ 200 for the organization and satsang to pay to Naropa Parivartan.

You buy a ticket yourself to Amman in Jordan. Visa is not required.

Included is transport by tour bus, daily vegetarian breakfast and dinner and all hotels.
We have an English and Czech speaking guide who also speaks Arabic and Hebrew.
After you have received a confirmation in July, you will receive a contract and payment details from the travel organization. We also indicate which tickets we recommend. If you find a favorable ticket yourself, inform us!

Now follows a description of the journey as planned.