The Musical Gathering
16 - 22 July 2023
~ A Journey Into Sound & Meditation Retreat
Corfu Buddha Hall
We are thrilled to share the details of our second edition of "The Gathering" - a one-of-a-kind artistic odyssey in Greece, taking place this summer from 31 July - 6 August. From the creators of Sound & Silence Festival, this newly designed musical journey focuses on the creative process, calling together highly trained multi-instrumentalists and improvisational savants who will serenade us with otherworldly performances each night. Many of them will also lead us in high powered workshops each morning as well.
Powerful yet peaceful, engaging yet relaxing, this journey is for those who wish to experience artistic enchantment
This retreat is also designed to be deeply relaxing and rejuvenating, using sound healing, yoga, movement and meditation to bring about deep peace and healing. We will also have an experienced team of session givers to offer a wide variety of bodywork, therapy and private readings. Not to mention the famously delicious and healthy food from the Buddha Hall kitchen served twice daily.
More of a refined holiday retreat than a festival, we will spend our mornings and evenings experiencing the joys of inspiring artistry and delightful activities, while our entire afternoons are free to enjoy a massage, a swim in Corfu's soothing seas, or a simple siesta. Dinners are recommended along one of Arillas' many seaside restaurants and cafés.
Our home for the week is the Corfu Buddha Hall, one of Europe's premier retreat centers. Spacious and sitting on a mountain top blanketed with olive and cypress trees, the Buddha Hall offers not only incredible views, but a rare combination of excellent group spaces. One of the only retreat centers in the world that boasts a large air-conditioned indoor space, as well as a sizeable outdoor music venue. You can be sure that we will make a lot of magic in both of them. This place is exquisite!
And all of this happens in Arillas, one of the worlds fastest growing spirit centers and hottest wellness destinations. It will not take long for you to see why, the place is magnetic and the energy there is simply wonderful.
Meet Our Musicians
"When mastery is near, the songs disappear, and all becomes music."
What is Mastery? Some say it's 10,000 hours of deliberate practice. Others say it's a gift that you are born with. We believe it's both. What happens when you practice 20,000 hours or more? Basically you get this group below! We have assembled a sweet, passionate and versatile team of musical artists, an inspiring and illustrious group with the ability to improvise and make breathtaking music on the spot, alone and as a group. Together they will offer concerts, instrumental meditations, sound healing journeys, musical workshops and more. We love the element of surprise this group gives us, you never know what magic is just around the corner...
And Now Meet Our:
Six mornings, six extraordinary teachers. When they say "Rise & Shine", this is what they are talking about, no better way to start the day! These yogis are experts in multiple disciplines and will be guiding their students on an "intuitive yoga" experience, based on what is needed in the moment.
What About The Program?
Regarding the program, it will be relaxed yet inspiring, a balanced blend of carefully curated musical offerings, being added to yoga classes, workshops and of course breathtaking evening performances. Five days and six nights of wonderful music that will have you feeling uplifted, while also leaving you plenty of time to enjoy the cozy atmosphere of Arillas and its beautiful surroundings.
8:00 – 9:15 YOGA
9:00 – 10:30 Breakfast
10:30 – 12:15 Workshop
12:30 – 13:30 Meditation or Sound Healing
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
20:30 – 22:30+ Evening Performance
Easy Two Step Booking Process: Step 1: Book your Gathering Pass now - Winter Melody - €555 (stage ends 20 March)Pricing stage has ended Spring Jingle - €669 (ends 21 June) Summer Song - €777 (ends 24 July) Better late than never - €888 (last week only)
Step 2: Buddha Hall Retreat Package (required - pay later) - €300
Please Note:Flights, accommodation and airport transfers are NOT included in the price. Dinners not included, except for the opening evening.
Date: 31 July to 6 August 2022
Location: The Corfu Buddha Hall in Arillas, Corfu, Greece
Max Capacity: Limited to 60 people