The workshop is held at Corfu Buddha Hall in the north west of Corfu Island just outside the village of Magoulades about 45kms from the capital Corfu Town. There is some accommodation at Buddha Hall but most people will stay in the nearby Village of Arillas to be near the beach.
There will be a free shuttle bus from Arillas to Buddha Hall to take people to and from group sessions and meals. It is also possible to hire a car or a scooter.
Each day there will be time to relax on the beach at Arillas where it is possible to get an all over tan. The centre of the beach is used by tourists but the left and right ends of the beach are naturist havens. You might enjoy playing with the local clay mixed with water which you can slick all over for natural sun protection.
The group will start after breakfast at 10.30am on Sunday 17th September. You should arrive in Corfu on Saturday 16th and the shuttle bus from Arillas can bring you for breakfast on Sunday morning before the group.
The group will end with a celebration dinner at Corfu Buddha Hall on Friday 22nd September enabling departure on Saturday 23rd. This means 7 nights accommodation.
The daily schedule is likely to be as follows:
Morning Meditation: 7.30 – 9.00
Breakfast: 9.00 – 10.00
Morning Session: 10.30 – 13.00
Lunch: 13.00 – 14.00
Afternoon Session: 14.15 – 15.45
Beach Time: 16.15 – 18.30
Dinner: 19.00 – 20.00
Evening Session: 20.30 – 22.00
There will be no evening session on Tuesday 19th September and no morning meditation on Friday morning after the party.
During the 6 Days of the group we will eat together at Corfu Buddha Hall where the meals are of exceptionally high quality lovingly prepared using predominantly organic ingredients. There will be one evening with no evening session where everyone will be free to eat in a resaurant of their chice and check out the juice bars in Arillas. On the final evening (Friday) the will be a special celebratory evening meal. You can read more about the meals at Buddha Hall here…
There are frequent and often inexpensive connections from many national and international destinations to Corfu. International carriers include RyanAir, EasyJet, WizzAir, GermanWings, Thomas Cook, Air Berlin and more. Domestic flights from Athens arrive daily on Aegean.
Transfers from Corfu Airport to Arillas can be by taxi, shuttle bus or public bus (via Corfu Town). More information on the Buddha Hall website.
If you want to come by car, there are ferries from several ports in Italy to Igoumenitsa on the mainland and local ferries from Igoumenitsa to Corfu Town. There are also daily bus connections to/from Athens, Patra, Thessaloniki and many other Greek cities.
You can select accommodation to suit your personal preferences and budget. Accommodation is booked and paid for directly with the host. Remember to book on a room only basis as breakfast will be at Buddha Hall.
There is a limited amount of accommodation bookable directly with Corfu Buddha Hall. For those on a budget there are tents at 15 euros per night single occupancy or 20 euros for 2 people sharing. See here for the Buddha Hall accommodation…
Most people will stay in Arillas from where there will be a Shuttle bus to Buddha Hall as well as easy access to the beach. For example there is Giani’s Appartments who charge 35 euros per night for single occupancy and 40 euros per night for 2 people sharing (ie 20 euros each).
Here are the apparments that Sarita recommends based on feedback from participants at other events:
|Giannis Appartments||http://giannis-apartments.gr/||+30 26630 51680|
|Feakes Apartments||http://www.arillas.com/where-to-stay/studios/feakes||+30 26630 52124|
|Anna’s Studios||http://www.arillas.com/where-to-stay/studios/anna||+30 26630 51952|
|Mon Amour Studios||https://www.monamourkokkinos.com/||+30 26630 51106|
|George Apartments||https://georgeaptsarillas.gr/||+30 69715 68132|