Fasting in a monastic atmosphere
Our fasting weeks according to Dr. Buchinger
are carried out and monitored under the direction of trained, experienced and medically certified fasting leaders. Our fasting weeks should not be confused with therapeutic fasting.
What characterises the “fasting week for healthy people” course?
Our fasting week ” Fasting for healthy people” includes the following offers in addition to fasting food: Information “All about fasting according to Otto Buchinger / Dr. Helmut Lützner”, daily morning gymnastics, spiritual impulses from a sister of the monastery, in the morning you can go for a walk or there are special offers from the fasting leader, e.g. on nutrition and health (forest bathing, massages, Kneipp, etc.), guided tour of the monastery, visit to the monastery library, an afternoon of silence, participation in the sisters’ songs.
No solid food is consumed during this Lent. Instead, in addition to the fasting drinks (herbal teas, water, fruit juices and vegetable juices), there is a light vegetable broth with fresh herbs, honey or lemon once a day.
Our fasting course on the St. Marienthal monastery grounds offers you relaxation and contemplation, peace and exercise in the fresh air, exchange of experiences and spiritual discussions, as well as advice on nutritional issues. Various offers round off the course.
The programme is a voluntary offer on our part. You are welcome to create your own free space.