Online retreat with James Baraz, Jane Baraz, Kerstin Deibert and Juha Penttilä 29.6.-4.7.2021 – Practical details

Schedule of the retreat

Bolded sessions: All are encouraged to attend!

Non-bolded sessions: Optional

All times shown are Finnish summer time (GMT+3)

Schedule for opening day (Tuesday June 29)

18:30 Manager’s talk

19:00 Retreat opening / teachers

Daily Schedule (Wednesday June 30 – Saturday July 3) 

07:30 Sit with instructions

08:15 Questions & answers

Sitting and walking meditation sessions + group and individual meetings (details to be announced later)

14:00 Guided meditation

14:45 Walking meditation

Sitting and walking meditation sessions + group and individual meetings (details to be announced later)

20:30 Dharma talk

21:30 Walking meditation

22:00 Sit and close

22:30 Good night

Schedule for closing day (Sunday July 4)

07:30 Retreat closing / teachers & managers

09:30 Retreat ends

Price and donations

The base price is 30 euros. This covers the practical expenses of the retreat.

We feel that financial situation should not prevent anybody from participating, so we are willing to offer the retreat for a reduced price, if needed. If the base price is too high for you, please contact us at and let us know how much you are able to pay. If you would like to help sponsor someone who does not have the financial means to pay the full price, you are welcome to pay more than the base price.

The teacher and organizers do not receive any payment for their services but offer them freely so that as many as possible have the chance to benefit from the teachings regardless of financial situation. This principle of generosity is very central to the teachings of the Buddha and has made it possible to continue the practice of meditation still 2,500 years after his life. The teacher lives primarily off donations. Retreat participants may support the teacher and organizers by donations at the end of the retreat.

Registration and cancellation policy

You can sign up for the retreat by filling in the registration form. You will receive an invoice for the retreat fee (30€) by signing up through the registration system. Please sign up by 26.6.2021.

Alternatively, you can pay via PayPal. Make the payment to Please write ”James Baraz 6/2021” in the message field.

In case of cancellation, please inform us as soon as possible. Unfortunately we cannot refund the retreat fee.


If you have anything to ask, please contact us at We wish everyone a rewarding and meaningful retreat!


Marianne Kautiala (+358 50 531 8228, registrations)

Patrick Vena (+358 50 530 9786, manager)