About this retreat

THE BLISS OF CONCENTRATION

We are delighted that Gen Kelsang Devi will guide this very special retreat based on the teachings on how to develop the concentration of tranquil abiding. This retreat will give us the precious opportunity to improve our meditation practice by learning to develop mindfulness and alertness in our formal meditation sessions and during the meditation break. Learn in a practical way to bring these precious instructions to heart by contemplating and meditating on them in our Menorca International Retreat Centre.

Gen Kelsang Dargyay, IRC Menorca resident teacher,  will also guide some of the meditation sessions of the retreat. 

In this retreat you will have the opportunity to:

  • Enjoy a silent retreat to improve the power of your concentration. 
  • To experience the benefits of training on tranquil abiding.
  • Take to heart in a practical way the teachings you have received.
  • Learn how to integrate these precious instructions into your daily life.
  • Know our Menorca International Retreat Centre and visit the island.

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. 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

Booking & Information

BOOKINGS GEN DEVI’S RETREAT

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*Cancelation is free ONLY to lockdown issues.

DATES AND SCHEDULE

20th – 24th November 2020

SCHEDULE

Friday 20
20.00-21.15 Introduction with Gen Devi
Saturday 21
08.00 -08.30 Breakfast
09.30-10.45 1st sesion with Gen Devi
12.00-13.15 2nd sesion with Gen Devi
13.30-14.30 Lunch
17.00-18.15 3rd sesion with Gen Devi
18.30-19.30 Supper 
20.00 – 21.15 4rd sesion Wishfulfilling Jewel puja with meditation
Sunday 22
08.00 -08.30  Breakfast
09.30-10.45 1st sesion with Gen Devi
12.00-13.15 2nd sesion with Gen Devi
13.30-14.30  Lunch
17.00-18.15 3rd sesion with Gen Dargyay
18.30-19.30 Supper
20.00 – 21.15 4rd sesion Wishfulfilling Jewel puja with meditation
Monday 23
08.00 -08.30 Breakfast
09.30-10.45 1st sesion with Gen Devi
12.00-13.15 2nd Sesion with Gen Devi
13.30-14.30 Lunch
17.00-18.15 3rd Sesion with Gen Devi and Gen Dargyey (Questions and Answers)
18.30-19.30 Supper
20.00 – 21.15 4rd sesion Wishfulfilling Jewel puja with meditation
Tuesday 24
09.30-10.45 1st sesion with Gen Devi
12.00-13.15 2d sesion Wishfulfilling Jewel puja with tsog
13.30-14.30 Lunch
PRICES

ONLINE Option 

35€

You will be able to enjoy the sessions till end of January 2021

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/

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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ONLINE option ¿How does it works?

  • Buy the retreat ONLINE.
  • You will receive an email with the links to access the retreat.
  • You will receive the links on December 1 and you will be able to see the classes as many times as you want during a month and a half.
  • The teachings of guen Devi will be in English and those of guen Dargyey in Spanish translated into English.
  • You will be able to see the classes as many times as you want during one month. 
  • All classes will be broadcast on our Youtube IRC Menorca channel.
  • The link is for private use only and cannot be shared with other users.

RECOMMENDATIONS

Create a space where you can listen to the teaching, free of distractions and interruptions. Turn off your mobile phone and other devices that may distract you.

Gen Kelsang Devi is the Resident Teacher of Kailash International Retreat Centre and KMC Switzerland. She is a modern Buddhist nun originally from Scotland who 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 through using Buddha’s timeless teachings to discover real happiness in modern life.

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!

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