About this retreat

THE POWER OF FAMILIARITY

10 days of training in tranquil abiding

This ten days retreat give 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 propose you an almost self-guided retreat on our Temple for World Peace in which you will have the opportunity to train in concentration in four sessions per day of about one hour long. You will be able to use and memorize the prayers that you chose to train in concentration (only the liberating prayer and the final dedication and Migtsema will be displayed). 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 Guen Kelsang Dargyay.

If you wish you can use this retreat as a continuation of your training after the guided retreat with Gen Kelsang Devi, happening just before this one. In this case you will be able to deepen your experience of the precious teachings received. Also, if you can not 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 this.

  • 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 in silent retreat.
  • Develop your confidence of guiding yourself on meditation.

Know our Menorca International Retreat Center as a qualified place for training in concentration and engaging in retreat.

“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. For a 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

PRAYERS AND TRANSLATION

In this retreat the teachings and prayers will be in English with simultaneous translation into Spanish. We can also offer translation to other languages previous request and depending on availability of a translator.

Everyone is welcome.

BOOKING & INFORMATION

BOOKING Gen Dargyay´s retreat

BOOKING 

The booking for this event will open on July 2nd at 5 p.m. (Spanish time)

BOOKING Special Fall Retreat Gen Devi & Gen Dargyay

BOOKINGThe booking for this event will open on July 2nd at 17:00h (Spanish time)

PRICE

  • Single room: € 1073,00 per person
  • Double room: € 1896,00 per room
  • Quadruple room: € 828,00 per person

Special Fall Retreat

THE POWER OF CONCENTRATION

del 15 al 30 de November 2019

  • 15 al 19, The Bliss of Concentration, with Gen Devi
  • 21 al 30, Developing your Concentration, with Gen Dargyay

The Blissful Concentration of Tranquil Abiding

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 improve our practice of meditation. On this basis, we can learn to master ever deeper, subtle and powerful levels of concentration. The result will be the experience of tranquil abiding, a state that will allow us to gain the spontaneous realization of all stages of the path to enlightenment.

DATES & SCHEDULES
  • 21-30 November 2019
  • Starts on Thursday, 21 November at 20:00h with the Introduction.
  • Ends on Saturday, 30 November after meal.
PRICES

PRICES

21-30 Nov (all included) 

  • Single room: 670,00€ per person
  • Double rom: 1200,00€ per room
  • Share room (4 people):  520,00€ per person

PRICES WEEK END 22-24 Nov
(includes accommodation, food and teachings from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch)

  • Shared room: € 124 per person
  • Only teachings: € 54
  • Only teachings with food: € 70
  • Only teachings with lunch and dinner: € 84
ABOUT YOUR STAYING

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/

This link will show you how to get here by car:  Click here to see the map

TELEPHONE CONTACT

If you have any questions, you can call us at +34 691 158 656

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. 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)

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!

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