There are regular buses to Želiv, you can plan your journey via

Alternatively, we will be arranging a car pool, if you intending to come by car and have space, please let me know and I can put you in contact with someone who would appreciate the lift. This worked very well with the last retreats.

Želiv is easy to find, just off the D1 motorway, either exit 81 or 90. There is plenty of free parking at the monastery.

If you choose to go by bus, do not make the same mistake as me and go to Žěliv Lhotice, it is quite a walk.


There is accommodation in the monastery you are of course welcome to stay elsewhere if you wish.

There are freshly refurbished, quiet, high-ceilinged rooms available at the monastery, I have block reserved the majority of the room. Superior rooms have en-suite bathrooms, and Economy have shared bathrooms, these are a mixture doubles, twins, two suites and a few single rooms. 

I have block reserved most of the rooms at the monastery, if you wish to reserve one or more of the rooms, please let me know your requirements. There a few one bedroom units, the others are twins, doubles or triples.

The monastery now requires that I pay a deposit by the end of March for any reserved accommodation, so I will invoice you for this separately, you are responsible for your own food costs.

The current price per person per night for accommodation in the Monastery is:

Superior room (With en-suite bathroom) 950,- CZK

Economy room (Shared bathroom) 750,- CZK

Breakfast: 195,- CZK

If you wish to stay elsewhere, you will have to make the arrangements, the Hotel Kocanda is very close and reasonably priced too.

Please note that the monastery is a popular destination so we need to confirm our bookings as soon as possible.

It is not a problem if you wish to come with a partner who does not want to take part in the retreat.

Hotel Kocanda

There is also accommodation available in the nearby Hotel Kocanda