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16 Guidelines International Retreat Gathering

  • Institut Vajra Yogini Lieu dit Clauzade 81500 Marzens France (map)

Education Universelle France (EUF) is organising the first international 16G Retreat Gathering. It is open to anyone who has completed a 16G Level 1 workshop.  

This is an opportunity to share experiences, build the 16G and UE community and gain inspiration from what is going on in different parts of the world. Facilitators from Argentina, Canada, Italy, UK, Spain and France will lead workshops and share their knowledge and ideas.  

There will be a choice from three 12 hour workshops in the morning sessions: 16G for Facing Death, Discovering Life; 16G with Children; and Deepening and Integrating the 16G.

In the afternoons there will be a range of 90 minute workshops such as: Mindful Speech; Neurobiology of the 16G; 16G and Yoga; 16G in Prisons; 16G in Palliative Care; 16G for People with Different Abilities; Mindful Walking; The Attention Revolution and 16G as a key activist; The 4 Wisdom Themes; Motivation and Dedication; 16 & the Shadow Aspect; 16G & Mindfulness; 16G and the 16 Human Dharmas; 16G & the Arts; Organising a Successful 16G workshop.

Workshops will be in French, Spanish and English and translation will be available in one language for each workshop. If you are able to help with translation please email us.


For those with limited income, we hope that partial scholarships for the Retreat Gathering fee and work-study positions may be available.

  • Early Bird: 160€ with a 50€ deposit to be received by May 7th. Balance of 110€ payable on arrival. 
  • Standard: 180€ with a 50€ deposit to be received by August 6th. Balance of 130€ payable on arrival.
  • Pay-It Forward: 220€ with a 50€ deposit to be received by August 6th. Balance of 170€ payable on arrival.
  • Late registration: Full amount of 200€ payable after August 6th.

Contact us if you have limited means and would like to reduce the cost with a work/study option.


Book your place by completing the online form in English, French and Spanish


The Institute Vajra Yogini [IVY], Lavaur, is located in hills of the Tarn, about 40 kilometres east of Toulouse. It is an old Chateau amidst extensive grounds - a perfect place to practice and deepen relaxation and contemplation.  Camping, dormitory, twin and single rooms are available. You need to reserve your accommodation and meals directly with the institute by emailing the institute.




Later Event: 22 September
Level 1: 16 Guidelines in Canada