In retreat you give yourself the opportunity to rest profoundly and forget all your daily problems. A retreat is a space of tranquility, an oasis of peace in your life that helps you discover important aspects of your own existence. By cultivating positive thoughts as you develop your attention, memory and concentration, you will experience the extraordinary inner peace that lies within your own mind. This inner peace is the real treasure to discover while you are in retreat. It is the supreme medicine that heals your own and others unhappiness. Bring the precious treasure of inner peace back to your daily life and share it with your family and friends. Discover our International Retreat Center, a jewel in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. Enjoy a spiritual and very significant holiday in a peaceful and unique environment, in the beautiful and mystical island of Menorca.
BUDDHIST KADAMPA RETREAT
Who are they for?
These retreats are specially designed for practitioners of Kadampa Buddhism, whether they want to begin the retreats alone and need guidance and support in their retreat, or whether they already have some experience. At the beginning of the retreat we suggest different topics that can help you to deepen your Dharma practice. We also offer guidance so that you can choose the schedule that best suits your needs, as well as the length of the sessions, the prayers to be said and the books to be studied. For these retreats we suggest that you maintain strict silence and that – if you wish to – take a few days holiday either before or after your retreat. In this way you will be able to take full advantage of the excellent conditions we have in our International Retreat Centre.
What is the goal?
The main goal of these retreats is to bring the Dharma knowledge we have to our heart in order to transform our mind and solve our daily problems. The retreats help you to gain a deeper insight into and experience of Dharma Kadam through the study, contemplation and meditation of various subjects. The retreats will help you establish a stable daily practice and incorporate the Dharma experiences into your daily life for your own and others benefit.
What is the recommended duration?
The recommended duration for this type of retreat is between five days to a month, but it may be less or more depending on the availability or wishes of the practitioner.
Retreats to improve our daily practice.
With these retreats you can memorise the essential meaning of texts, prayers and meditations to integrate them into your meditation sessions. In this way, you can contemplate the Dharma from the depths of your heart and begin to establish the foundations for spiritual realisations. How beautiful, do not miss this opportunity!
What we offer?
Several retreat proposals to choose from that may be of interest to practitioners.
The necessary information about the books that can be studied as well as the meditations that can be done during the retreat.
The necessary information about the prayers that can be used.
A proposed schedule that can be adapted to the needs of the practitioner.
A guide on how to structure the retreat and meditation sessions to take advantage of the time during the retreat.
Support from the IRC Menorca team to solve any problem that may arise in the retreat.
The possibility of attending meditation classes and courses during your stay.
(Note: the price of the retreat does not include the material to be used as books, CDs etc. Nor does it include the price of the classes and courses that you want to attend)
In these retreats it is advisable to remain silent as this helps us to observe and control our mind and thoughts. We can deepen our practice of Dharma and meditation with ease by not having to spend energy on conversations and interactions with others.
Retreats to be pure and sincere practitioners
If we really want to progress on our path to total liberation from suffering and the imperishable happiness of enlightenment, we need to improve our Dharma practice. We offer you a series of retreats that can be of great help if you want to improve your practice until you become a qualified Dharma practitioner. Take a few days or weeks to develop, improve, deepen and maintain your Dharma practice in these retreats specially designed for it.
The International Retreat Center of Menorca has been visited many times by our Spiritual Guide, the Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, so it is a place with good energy and is very blessed. The Center is in the middle of the island, surrounded by a forest of holm oaks, wild olive trees and pine trees. Along with the pure air and the natural beauty of the landscape, we highlight the clarity of the nights; when in the serene sky, free of clouds, you can contemplate the silent beauty of the stars and the moon. Whether you are looking for a few days of tranquility to reconnect with yourself or if you wish to deepen your practice of meditation and Modern Buddhism, the International Retreat Center is an ideal place. We offer personalised retreats and national and international group retreats. Every year we invite international teachers from other centres to come and guide a retreat in our center. Everyone is welcome, do not miss this opportunity!
OUR RESIDENT TEACHER
Gen Kelsang Dargyay has been a disciple ofVenerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso since 2004 and has completed the Special Teacher Training Program. In studying, meditating and practising the teachings that he has received, he has become a qualified Kadampa teacher. His teachings are clear, practical and very accessible to his students.
Since November 2012 he has been the Resident Teacher of Menorca International Retreat Centre (Menorca IRC)
Important note: the possibility of making a retreat depends on the availability of accommodation.
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Discover our International Retreat Center
Amid the natural beauty of the oak and pine forests of the mystical island of Menorca, is our International Retreat Center (IRC Menorca). A true gem to discover. We offer you the ideal place to cultivate inner peace & happiness. In the Temple for World Peace there is great peace and tranquility facilitating the practice of meditation and concentration.
The New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union is an international association of Mahayana Buddhist study and Meditation Centres that follow the Kadampa Buddhist Tradition founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
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