DEVELOPE YOUR CONCENTRATION

9 days training in tranquil abiding

With Gen Kelsang Dargyay

  • from 25th November to 3rd December  ·  2020
  • Combine it with the Retreat guided by Gen Devi The Bliss of Concentration, from 2oth to 24th November.
  • At the IRC Menorca. International Retreat Centre, Sa Roca. Es Mercadal
  • Most of these sessions will be self-guided
  • Total silent retreat

About this retreat

THE POWER OF FAMILIARITY

This ten day retreat gives you the opportunity to familiarize yourself with a silent group retreat, and will give you the confidence to engage gradually in solitary retreat. We will emphasize developing our concentration by training on tranquil abiding. 

We offer an almost self-guided retreat at our Temple for World Peace during which you will have the opportunity to train in concentration in four one-hour sessions per day. You will be able to use and memorize the prayers that you choose to train in concentration (only the Liberating Prayer, the final dedication and Migtsema prayers will be played). There will also be a guided session with a practical teaching every day to support your training. This session will be guided by our resident teacher, Gen Kelsang Dargyay.

You can use this retreat as a continuation of your training during the guided retreat with Gen Kelsang Devi (just before this one). In this case, you will be able to deepen your experience of the precious teachings received. Also, if you cannot come to Gen Devi’s Retreat, you can use this ten day retreat as an opportunity to train in meditation and the concentration of tranquil abiding as you will have the time, silence and space to do so.

In this retreat you will have the opportunity to:

  • Enjoy a ten day silent retreat to improve the power of your meditation and concentration.
  • Experience the benefits of training on tranquil abiding
  • Familiarize yourself with silent retreat.
  • Develop your confidence of guiding yourself in meditation.
  • Experience our Menorca International Retreat Center as a qualified place for training in concentration and engaging in retreat.

ANCIENT WISDOM THAT ILLUMINATES OUR PRESENT

Retreats based on Buddhist wisdom that answers with amazing clarity and depth the great questions we keep asking ourselves.

“Before we develop concentration we feel some kind of mental and physical discomfort more or less all the time. Our state of mind quickly changes. Fora short while we are happy, but then we are sad. Our physical condition also changes quickly. In the morning we may feel well, but by the evening  we may be feeling sick. When we attain tranquil abiding we do not experience any mental or physical discomfort. Our mind becomes peaceful and we are always able to generate virtuous thoughts and feelings and create the causes for happiness”.

Venerable Gueshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Joyful Path of Good Fortune- Training the mind in tranquil abiding

Benefits from this retreat

Durante el retiro tendrás la oportunidad de:

  • Disfrutar de un retiro en silencio de nueve días para mejorar el poder de tu meditación y concentración.
  • Experimentar los beneficios del adiestramiento en la permanencia apacible.
  • Familiarizarte con la experiencia de participar en retiros en silencio..
  • Desarrollar tu confianza en guiarte tu mism@ las meditaciones.
  • Conocer nuestro Centro Internacional de Retiros de Menorca como un lugar cualificado para adiestrarse en la concentración

ESTE RETIRO SERÁ EN INGLÉS CON TRADUCCIÓN SIMULTÁNEA AL ESPAÑOL

En este retiro las enseñanzas y oraciones serán en inglés con traducción simultánea al español. Además, ofrecemos traducción a otros idiomas si fuera solicitado con anticipación y si hubiera disponibilidad de traductor en el idioma requerido.

BOOKINGS & INFORMATION

BOOKINGS GEN DARGYAY’S RETREAT

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*Cancelation is free ONLY due to lockdown issues.

DATES AND SCHEDULE
  • 25th Nov – 3rd December 2020
  • Retreat starts Wednesday 25th at 20:00 pm with Introduction
  • For those staying at the centre, dinner on the 25th will be at 6.30pm
  • Finish on Thursday the 3rd after lunch
  • During this retreat the Temple will remain closed to visitors. It is not possible to attend to single sessions. It is possible to start the retreat and finish it before the end date, but not to attend when the retreat has already begun.
PRICES

RETREAT PRICES  25th Nov – 3rd Dec

((includes accommodation, meals and teaching)) 

  • Single room: per person
  • Doble room:€ per room
    • IMPORTANT:  if you don’t have someone to share with, sign up for the quadruple. 
  • Quadruple room:  per person
  • Camping: per person
ABOUT YOUR STAY

ACCOMMODATION

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:

http://www.alquilercochesmenorca.com/

http://www.autospt.com/

http://www.alquilercochesmenorcaa.com/

BOOKINGS Retreat Gen Devi & Gen Dargyay

RESERVATIONS – IF YOU WANT TO BOOK THIS SPECIAL AUTUMN RETREAT  BOOK HERE

*Cancelation is free ONLY due lockdown issues.

November 20th to 3rd December, 2020

20th to 24th, The Bliss of Concentration, with Gen Devi
25th Nov to 3rd Dec, Develop your concentration, with Gen Dargyay

This special retreat will focus on how we can develop the concentration of tranquil abiding in our modern world. Even a slight improvement in our ability to concentrate will greatly enhance our meditation practice. On this basis, we can learn to master deeper, subtler and more powerful levels of concentration. The result will be the experience of tranquil abiding, a state that will allow us to gain spontaneous realization of all stages of the path to enlightenment.

In order to create an atmosphere conducive to concentration, the centre will be closed only for the participants of the retreat. You are welcome to attend only a part of the retreat, but it is essential to attend from the beginning of the retreat. If you only want to attend part of the retreat, you can contact 691 158 656.

SURROUNDINGS

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.

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Gen Kelsang Dargyay has been a disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso since 2004 and has completed the Special Teacher Training Program. By studying, meditating and practising the teachings 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).

What is a retreat?

In retreat you give yourself the opportunity to rest in depth and forget all your daily problems. A retreat is a parenthesis of tranquility, an oasis of peace in your life that helps you discover important aspects of your own existence. For example, you will see how your meditation practice improves. 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.

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 very good energy, 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 its nights; when in the serene sky, free of clouds, you can contemplate the tranquil 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 personalized retreats  and national and international group retreats. Every year we invite international teachers from other centers to come and lead a retreat in our center.

Everyone is welcome, do not miss this opportunity!

Discover our centre

A jewel in the middle of the Mediterranean that has been visited many times by our Spiritual Guide, the Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, so it is a very blessed place.

It is located in the middle of the island, surrounded by a forest of oaks, wild olive trees and pines; together with the pure air and the natural beauty of the landscape, we highlight the clarity of its nights when in the serene and cloud-free sky, you can contemplate the peaceful beauty of the stars and the moon. Whether you are looking for a few days of tranquility to reconnect with yourself, or to deepen your practice of meditation and Modern Buddhism, the International Retreat Centre is an ideal place. We offer personalized retreats for individuals and national and international group retreats. Every year we invite international teachers from other centres to come and lead a retreat at our centre.

Enjoy a spiritual and very meaningful holiday in a peaceful and unique setting on the beautiful and mystical island of Menorca.

Everyone is welcome, don’t miss this opportunity!

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