28 April – 1 May 2017
The Way To Inner Stillness
~ A meditation retreat in silence ~
with Gustav Gårdlund
Welcome to a 3 day long retreat in silence – a path to deeper contact with your consciousness where you can achieve stillness, presence, inner peace and happiness.
Silence and inner contact
During the retreat we will be in Noble Silence, which means that we give full focus inwards. We have no verbal or physical contact with each other, in order to more clearly hear, see and understand our infinite inner. Also the meals will be in silence and without social interaction.
Five times a day we gather for still meditation, partly guided, but mostly in silence. We also have daily sharing, where we have the possibility to formulate our experiences and share them with each other.
Working without resistance
Three hours a day we do Working Meditation, where we practice to work without resistance, without suffering and without desire. The tasks will be household chores such as washing and cleaning, as well as other simple practical work at the course center. If needed we will talk during work, but not more than necessary.
Books, phones and other unnecessary things we put aside during the retreat. Of course the choice is always yours, but we want to invite you to refrain from contact with the outside world. If possible don´t use caffeine or nicotine.
”When we give ourselves to Meditation and try to receive its transformative qualities in complete trust, we are able to achieve inner peace. Because then we can clearly observe our mind and understand our destructive and creative patterns. When we see all that we are and all that we do, we can also choose what we want to be and do. We are not victims of anyone or anything. Happiness is a conscious choice in every moment.”
– Gustav Gårdlund
Who is the retreat for?
The retreat is for those who want to go inward and explore consciousness beyond the mind in a guided and safe context. This is an opportunity to meet yourself and learn to feel good in you own company regardless of external circumstances. The meditation can be a way through anxiety, depression, panic attacks, fears or unhappiness if you suffer from any of these.
The practice is yours
The retreat offers an amazing and well-proven technology, meditation, which can make us free from suffering in life. Meditation can give us complete balance and harmony.
You need to dedicate yourself to the tool and really work to make it yours. It’s very much about taking your own responsibility and indulge instructions given during the retreat. The more you meditate, the bigger is the possibility to reach what you long for.
Feedback from previous participants
-I really appreciate the workshop space and Gustavs way of holding space for the group. He is dedicated to creating something good and lasting for us. – Andreas
-I think both the course and Gustav was magic. He walks his talk and there is really an air of peace around him. He opens up as much as we do during sharing and I appreciate that a lot. It puts him on same level as us participants. When I approached him and shared about my difficulties with meditation he later brought up some good advises with the whole group. -Ella
-Gustav holds the space in a safe manner and gives a good and a rewarding course. – Jack
-I had high expectations and longing for coming to peace within myself. And I really have. Very good guided meditations and I also liked that we were able to try it out on our own as well. Awesome! – Anonym
- The retreat is from Friday to Monday since 1 May is a weekend day in Sweden.
- The course will be in English / Swedish depending on the participants.
- For questions about the retreat, contact Gustav Gårdlund:
- Contact us for information about food and lodging:
“- A silent retreat for a couple of days is a nice way to come closer to yourself and life.
Welcome home to love.”
Welcome to The Way to Inner Stillness at Ängsbacka!
Gustav Gårdlund meditates every day.
Meditation is his biggest interest and his way to choose joy and balance in life.
-In silence I get in contact with what I am and what I want and from that consciousness I make my choices, he says.
Gustav has been working at Ängsbacka for 4 years. He has practiced working meditation a lot. His wish is to live in peace within and without demands and resistance.
His guiding words are Acceptance – Trust – Patience – Selflove.
The Way To Inner Stillness with Gustav Gårdlund
28 April – 1 May 2017
Arrival & Departure
Friday 28 April
- Arrival & check-in: 18.00 – 19.00
- Dinner 18.30 – 19.30
- The course starts at 20.00
Monday 1 May
- Course ends around at 16.00
Ängsbacka offers simple accommodation in a homely style. Please look under the tab Price & booking to see what accommodation is being offered during this course.
- All of our accommodation alternatives have shared bathrooms.
- Please bring your own towel, bed sheets, pillow cover and duvet cover.
- You can rent a set of sheets & a towel from us for 150 SEK per course.
Breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner are all included. We serve vegetarian food, mostly organic, locally produced and made with love. In connection with your reservation, you can order a vegan diet (this is also the alternative if you’re lactose intolerant), a Gluten-free diet and notify us about nut allergies. If possible, the chef will make adjustments for other allergies, please make the request when you book. Unfortunately, we can not, for practical reasons, accommodate any other food philosophies or diets.
Ängsbacka is an international course and festival center with workshop leaders from around the world. Please be aware that the main language of the courses therefore can be different, e.g. in English, Swedish or Norwegian.
It is good to bring good shoes for walking in the forest surrounding Ängsbacka and an extra towel for a visit to our sauna. You can also rent a special “Sauna” or “Sweat lodge” towel from us for 50 SEK per occasion.
In the nearby Molkom society, about 1,5 km away, there is an ATM where you can withdraw cash.
Our Café is a nice and cosy meeting place that is always open on Saturdays. Have a coffee or herbal tea along with new meetings and interesting conversations. You can also buy organic pastries, sandwiches and healthy drinks.
In the Ängsbacka Shop we sell a variety of health products and organic bodycare, relaxing music, books, clothes, organic incense, unique jewelry, yoga accessories and more.
No Alcohol or Drugs
Please note that Ängsbacka is a Alcohol and Drug Free place. We dont serve alcohol, and it is not allowed to drink or to be under influence of alcohol or other subtstances when you are at Ängsbacka.
Find your way here
It’s easy to find your way to Ängsbacka by car, bus or train. Read more about
how to find your way here.
We are partnering with carpooling service GoMore. Enter ‘Molkom’ as your destination.
Price & Booking
The Way To Inner Stillness with Gustav Gårdlund
28 April – 1 May 2017
Tickets can be paid online by card, by bank transfer or with the mobile app Swish.
We encourage you to pay by bank transfer (from Sweden or EU) or Swish in order for us to avoid the transaction fees imposed on card payments.
If you have problems paying by card (for example due to limited allowance), please contact us for a manual payment link.
While booking you will get further instructions. After booking your ticket, you will receive a confirmation e-mail.
1) Credit/Debit Card
Pay online using your card of choice.
2) Swish (A mobile app – Swedish bank account needed)
Transfer the amount from your Swich Account to Ängsbacka: 123 538 12 56.
Important! Please write what event you are paying for (and your name if you are paying with someone else’s account).
3) Bank Transfer
Deposit payment to Ängsbacka’s Bankgiro account 5038-7448
Swift address: NDEASESS
IBAN: SE63 9500 0099 6026 4418 5510
Important! Please write what event you are paying for, (and your name if you are paying with someone else’s account).
If you use SWISH or BANK TRANSFER, please pay directly – or at the latest the same day you book – otherwise your booking will not be valid and your place at the event not guaranteed.
In case of cancellation latest one month before the event starts, the cancellation fee is 350 SEK per person. After that, and until the event starts, the fee is 15% of the total value of your booking. Children and youth (up to 18 years old) pay half this fee. The fee we charge on a cancelled ticket is capped at 900 SEK.
Please note that when cancelling sooner than two weeks before the event starts, a doctor’s confirmation of your inability to participate is required. Refunds can take up to a month to go through. Refunds can not be made after the event has started.
If Ängsbacka would cancel the event, all payments will be refunded.
As part of our communication with our customers, we may keep in touch with you who have participated in our courses and festivals by mailing or emailing:
– thank you letters and evaluation surveys
– offerings to sign up for mailing lists in a similar area of interest
– information about similar future events or events with the same workshop leaders.
We also have a general monthly e-mail newsletter where we tell about what is going on at Ängsbacka, upcoming events etc. You can opt in and out of our newsletter at any time.
If you have questions regarding the booking, payment, cancellation, our communication policy etc, please contact us:
Phone: +46 55 31 00 35. (Monday to Friday 10.00 – 13.00)