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Venabu Fjellhotell

22nd - 29th of April 2023

7 days meditation retreat!

Teachings, guiding, Q/A. Private ensuite rom for everybody.


  • Silent meditation retreat

    A friendly, mountain lodge atmosphere

    We have rented the entire Venabu Fjellhotell, so that all participants will get optimal conditions for learning, practice and development. Mark this week in your calendar!

    • Rom

      All participants get a private room with shower and toilet.

    • Common room

      Large dining room, a hall for teaching, as well as smaller lounges for those looking for an inspiring book and a sofa - with a warm cup in then hand.

    • Web page

      Find more English language information on the website:

    • Address

      Rondevegen 860, 2632 Venabygd, Norway.

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  • Instructors

    More than 30 years of full-time experience

    Bhikkhu Ajahn Nitho and Bhikkhuni Ayya Canda will be the instructors at this retreat, both of whom have led many retreats in different countries, and can inspire with high quality and safety. Both have British-Australian Ajahn Brahm behind them - one of the world's foremost masters in meditation and spirituality.

    • Ayya Canda

      Spirituell leder for the Anukampa prosjektet in Oxford, see the web page:

    • Ajahn Nitho

      Spirituell leder for The Buddhist Society of Norway, see the web page:

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Beginner or experienced

This retreat will be suitable for everyone - a complete introduction to meditation will be taught, as well as immersions in various topics as desired or needed.

There will be teaching, guiding, questions/answers and individual guidance - and we will probably also have time for some yoga.

The meditation and teaching are carried out on comfortable chairs, but you can also sit on the floor with a mat and cushions or stools. Meditation can also be done lying on mats, or in bed in the bedroom.

All activities at the retreat are voluntary, you choose how many group activities you participate in, and how much you want to be alone and meditate/study in your own room.

All teaching is given in English, but Ajahn Nitho is Norwegian and can give guidance in Norwegian.

Healthy, tasty Norwegian food in the mountains

The mountain hotell's own chef prepares healthy and good food for us, and in order to keep costs down, retreatants take turn and help a little in the kitchen.


Participants must provide their own transport, but we help connect those who have their own transport with those who do not.

You can also take a train to Ringebu, and Venabu Fjellhotell has a pick-up service at the train station.

Price NOK 6700

The price includes accommodation, food and teachings.