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From Jun.29 - Jul.06 in the Loire Valley in France

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Lower-income ticket

Want to attend Nibana and cannot afford the early-bird price? We very happily give out lower-income tickets to those who can benefit from them. These tickets cost €295. The availability depends on the number of donations by Nibana supporters. To apply for this ticket, send us a message that briefly explains your situation. We'll be happy to hear from you

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Volunteering options

Each week we offer a limited amount of volunteering tickets. Volunteers spend a certain amount of time working, but also have plenty of time to participate in the activities. Volunteers pay a reduced ticket price. We still have some volunteering positions, so if you're interested, send us a message as soon as you can.

Volunteering applications for 2019 have closed.

The extras

Nibanana Card

You can order drinks, coffee, fruit and wholesome snacks at the Nibanana Bar in the Center Camp. Prices range from €1 to €4,50. To pay, you'll need a Nibanana Card. Please order your cards beforehand and receive them right upon arrival. You can also buy them on the terrain (using cash), but waiting times would be much shorter if everyone were to order them beforehand. Each card represents a value of €15. Any unused credit can be retrieved easily after Nibana, so don't worry about buying too many cards.

Meal plan

You can order a delicious vegan meal plan, cooked with love by Linda Schaap and her crew. A full meal plan costs €145 and includes dinner on the Saturday you arrive, three meals per day from Sunday till Friday and breakfast on the Saturday you leave. If you arrive by shuttle bus, breakfast and lunch on your arrival day are also included. There's also a dinner-only meal plan, which costs €89 per week.

Shuttle bus

The bus leaves from Utrecht Central station on Friday 28 June at 21:45, so be there at 21:30. It arrives at Nibana Saturday morning. The return bus leaves Nibana Saturday morning at 09:00 to return in Utrecht again around 19:00. Easy peasy.

The shuttle bus for Nibana 2019 is fully booked.

Book a bungalow, shack or tent

Besides bringing your own tent or van, it's possible to book accommodation. We have a limited amount of bungalows and small shacks available, and we're offering dorm tents. Accommodation is out on a 'first come, first serve' basis, so fill out the form below if you're interested.

Costs at the festival

Food, drinks & snacks

Free tea and water are always available and other drinks can be purchased; both basic alternatives as well as fancier drinks. There will be fruit and snacks on sale too. You can also simply bring your own or buy it at the local supermarket.

Every morning the local baker comes to the terrain with a selection of different kinds of bread.

Shower coins

There are plenty of showers on the terrain, for which you'll need 50-Eurocent coins.

Parking & electricity

We don't allow normal cars on the terrain besides on Saturday, to drop off your stuff. We offer parking spots for €10 per week per car.

If you have a van or RV that you sleep in, you can place it on the terrain. Electricity points are available. Make sure to have the proper power chord though!

Common questions

When and where is Nibana?

Nibana is located in the Loire Valley, France, near the little pitoresque village of Coullons and a slightly bigger city called Gien. Nibana doesn't have a proper address and can be found most easily using coordinates in Google Maps. More info can be found on the practical info section.

How many people will be at Nibana?

Each week we welcome up to 300 people at Nibana, including team members.

The terrain and program are designed in such a way that it’s natural to connect with the people around you.

We’ve specifically chosen this amount of people on the terrain, because it is big enough that you can go on an adventure throughout the week and small enough to be surrounded by familiar faces by the end of the week.

What does the terrain look like?

Nibana takes place on a beautiful strestched out terrain in the Loire Valley in France. You can easily get to Nibana by car, by shuttle bus or by train, which is all explained on the practical info section.

There are multiple social centers, like the workshop areas, the camping grounds and the center camp, which is like our very own living room. There's a wellness area, a sacred fire, a silent tent and plenty of nature and forest to enjoy.

There are two lakes nearby and a very cute village where you can get all your groceries. We're surrounded by beautiful French fields where you can watch an amazing sunset. And the stargazing at night is amazing.

How do I get there, what do I eat and where do I sleep?

You can get to Nibana by car or by train. Or by shuttle bus from The Netherlands. Shuttle bus tickets are available right here. Transport info is available in the practical info section.

You can cook yourself, which means you'll bring your own gear and food. There's a supermarket in the nearby village. And we have a freezer available so you can freeze your freeze-packs and keep your stuff cool in your own cool box.

Every morning a baker will come to the terrain with a selection of bread.

There's also a delicious vegan meal plan, which offers three meals a day (€175 per week) or only dinner (€99 per week). Both of these can be ordered here in the ticket section (scroll up).

Most people bring their own tent or a van to sleep in. Cars have to be parked on the parking lot. And you can rent a bed in one of our dorm tents or rent one of the cute little bungalows. All of this can be found here in the ticket section (again scroll up).

Will I enjoy Nibana for a full week?

Yes! It might take you a while to get warmed up, but once you do, you will most likely want a full week of it.

The program has been designed in a particular way. We start slowly, build it up during the week, and then have a smooth landing at the end of the week again.

And there's a plan for each day. There are four time-windows during which you can participate in a whole bunch of workshops. There are also specific moments to reflect on what we've experienced and to share this with fellow participants. And there are moments where we connect as a group.

Attending Nibana for a full week gives you the opportunity to enjoy all different aspects of the festival in a relaxed way

So you can participate in the workshops, relax in the wellness area, but also do things like taking a bar-shift, enjoying the nature on the terrain, sitting around the fire while looking at the stars or just do nothing for a day.

We invite you to give yourself some time to arrive, to enjoy, and then to integrate all of your experiences.

What is it like to attend Nibana by myself?

It's very important to us that everybody feels at home.

Nibana has specifically been designed to attend by yourself. It's not like you'll have to spend time alone, unless you want to of course. And obviously it's equally fine to attend with your partner or with friends.

We start each day with an opening ceremony where we connect as a group and also in smaller groups with fellow participants. During the workshops it's very natural to connect with new people. There are four workshop time-windows each day.

And then there is a center camp, which is like the living room of Nibana. You can come here to hang out, chill out and connect with people. There's the wellness, a fireplace and shared eating moments, so there are lots of moments and places where you automatically connect with new people

If for whatever reason you're feeling uncomfortable or you want some help or just a chat, there's a specific team on the terrain that's there for these kinds of things.

Bottom-line, it's a bit like studying abroad. You can go do it with friends. You can do it by yourself. If you do it by yourself, you probably meet the most new people and it's probably the deepest learning experience.

What's the role of nudity & sexuality?

We offer a broad program and Conscious Sexuality is one of six workshop themes. So if you want, you will be able to find it.

We believe sexuality and nudity are a natural part of life, which is why we've thought very carefully about how to include them in Nibana.

There are two places where full nudity is welcome on the terrain:

The first is the wellness area, where there's a hot-tub, a sauna and a fire. This is not a place for any sexual acts.

Then there'll be a tantric temple tent, which is a place where you can safely and comfortably explore sexuality. There will be workshops and sometimes there will be so-called open spaces, which are moments when you can safely explore your sexuality.

Both the wellness area and the tantric temple tent are in very carefully selected spots on the terrain. Meaning they're very easy to find and very easy to ignore. And there'll be always plenty of other stuff going on, so if you don't want to have anything to do with the sexuality part, you will still have a full Nibana experience.

Is there a dress code?

Yes! Wear whatever the heck you want :)

You can wear the same t-shirt and jeans all week and it's perfect. You are very welcome to dress extravagantly. Nibana is a safe space to dress up or dress down.

Full nudity is only allowed in the wellness area and in the tantric temple tent.

Bottom-line is: dress in your pyjamas or in your every day wear. Just dress however you want to in every moment.

No drugs & alcohol?!

Yes, we keep Nibana completely free of drugs and alcohol. It’s really really not allowed. We also use our phones as little as possible. We strive to be mentally present while at Nibana.

Nibana is full of opportunities for personal growth. It’s a safe environment where we take responsibility for our own actions and can trust others to do the same. We believe that this can be best achieved when we’re sober.

Sometimes, it might take just a tiny bit longer to loosen up, but when you learn to do so, it’s a skill that you can apply to all aspects of your life.

Added benefits: real human connections, crystal clear memories & no hangovers.

Why does Nibana cost what it costs?

Nibana is like a big retreat. Each day there's a program full of workshops offered by professional workshop facilitators and supported by a professional team. Since we're organizing it at a bigger scale, the prices are lower as what you would pay for a regular retreat and the teams work on a voluntary basis. Still, it costs a lot of money to organise an event like this. The price reflects the costs that we need to make, to make it happen.

If you don't have that money available, there are a few possibilities. There are volunteering options and there are lower-income tickets available. All of which can be found by scrolling up on this page.

More questions

A bunch of other questions are answered on the practical info page. You can also read more about the concept, the program or the people in our team.

We absolutely LOVE hearing from (potential) participants, so please don't hesitate to get in touch with us. Message us through the contact form or over Facebook messenger. You can even send us an anonymous question and we'll answer it in a video on social media.

Our first brainstorm

This video shows the brainstorm during which our initial vision for Nibana came to be. It's an amazing feeling to see that becoming a reality now.

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Order a meal plan

Order a delicious vegan meal plan, cooked with love by Linda Schaap and her crew.

The meal plan includes dinner on the Saturday you arrive, three meals per day from Sunday till Friday and breakfast on the Saturday you leave. A two week meal plan includes three meals on the Saturday in between.

For €15 extra you can include breakfast and lunch on your arrival day, which is recommended if you arrive by bus.

  • Week 1
    Jun.22 - Jun.29
  • Week 2
    Jun.29 - Jul.06
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Order a meal plan

Order a delicious vegan meal plan, cooked with love by Linda Schaap and her crew.

This meal plan includes dinner from the Saturday till Friday.

You can also order a meal plan for three meals per day. Close this window and select that option on the ticket page.

  • Week 1
    Jun.22 - Jun.29
  • Week 2
    Jun.29 - Jul.06
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Get on the shuttle bus

Will you be traveling from The Netherlands and don't feel like going by train or car? Book the shuttle bus.

The bus leaves Utrecht on Friday night and arrives at Nibana Saturday morning. Coming back, the bus leaves Nibana Saturday morning to return to Utrecht early Saturday evening. Easy peasy.

Prices are for a round-trip. Availability is limited, so book your ticket as soon as possible.

  • Week 1
    Jun.22 - Jun.29
  • Week 2
    Jun.29 - Jul.06
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