ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE. NOVEMBER 2018
TEACHINGS ON LOVE
- 16–20 November
- Lead by Gen Devi, Resident Teacher of Tharpaland International Retreat Centre
- Takes place at Menorca IRC. International Retreat Centre
We all have within us the potential to experience a deeper sense of connection, warmth and authentic love for others, whether it’s our partner, family, friends or others.
During this silent meditation retreat we will gain deep familiarity with three very practical, inspiring and transformative meditations on love that enable us to realise our potential to live with a genuine and consistently loving heart.
Through these meditations we can experience for our self, how the more we improve our love for others the happier we will naturally become. In this way we will discover how our problems with others dissolve with the practice of loving kindness and learn how to truly enjoy all our relationships and life by becoming the happy, loving person we all wish to be.
‘Pure unconditional love never causes any pain or worry but only peace and joy’ Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
Everyone is welcome. The retreat will be guided in English (with Spanish translation) and is suitable for those new to meditation as well as experienced practitioners.
Although this retreat is guided as a whole there will be occasional unguided sessions to build confidence in our own meditation practice and improve concentration. Brief prayers to aid meditation will be chanted in each session. The retreat schedule allows plenty of time for quiet relaxation, enjoying delicious vegetarian meals and exploring the beautiful surroundings.
BOOKING FOR THIS EVENT COMING SOON
PRICES FOR 4 NIGHTS (including stay and retreat).
If you are camping, you must bring a sleeping bag and towel.
The food is vegetarian. We may be able to accommodate other diets if requested in advance.
HOW TO GET TO THE CENTRE
By taxi or by renting a car
The temple is right next to the Puig de Sa Roca restaurant. Once you arrive, you can call us and we will come look for you to take you to the temple.
There are numerous car rental companies on the island. Below are three options:
This link will show you how to get here by car: Click here to see the map
If you have any questions, you can call us at +34 691 158 656
Situated in a privileged enclave on the beautiful island of Menorca (declared a Biosphere reserve), IRC Menorca, International Retreat Centre, is an ideal place to have retreats, both alone and in a group. The Centre, which is surrounded by a forest of pine trees and holm oaks of great natural beauty, enables you to breathe in a great sense of tranquility and peace and invites you to collect yourself and to deepen in the practice of the Dharma, through the contemplation and meditation of the Lanrim Kadam.
Gen Kelsang Devi is the Resident Teacher of Tharpaland International Retreat Centre. She is a modern Buddhist nun originally from Scotland and has been studying and practising Kadampa Buddhism with Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for almost 20 years.
During this time Gen Devi has engaged in many months of silent meditation retreat and has also taught and skilfully guided numerous group retreats ranging from a few days to three months, both in UK and Germany. These retreats are very popular with International students from all over the world as well as with the local community, and her regular classes, programmes and courses are greatly enjoyed by all.
Gen Devi’s experience makes her teachings and guidance in retreats very powerful, clear and practical. Her joyful warmth and humour make them accessible to everyone. She is an inspiring example of modern Buddhism in practice and is dedicated to helping everyone find peace in their minds through the experience of meditation and to use Buddha’s timeless teachings to discover real happiness in modern life