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 retreat.

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 cheaper (Economy) ones, in total 24 beds. Most have en-suite and some do not, these are a mixture of a few single rooms (Bathroom on the corridor), double, triples and a four bed room. The price of these is 600CZK (cca. 20 EUR) per person / night and breakfast is 150 Kč

There are also rooms of a higher level (Superior). These all have ensuite bathrooms and the furnishings are less basic, there is a mixture of single, double and triple rooms, the cost for these is 750 CZK (cca 28 EUR) per person / night and breakfast is 150 Kč

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

I will make your reservation once you confirm your attendance. You will pay for your accommodation directly to the monastery once you are there.

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