PERSONAL RETREATS TO DEEPEN IN YOUR PRACTICE OF MEDITATION

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.

PERSONAL RETREATS TO DEEPEN IN YOUR PRACTICE OF MEDITATION

Who are they for?

These retreats are aimed at all those people who already have some experience in meditation and Kadampa Buddhism and who want to consolidate their practice; for example, improving your motivation, reducing your attachment and worldly concerns, etc.

They are also especially suitable for those people who want to start making personal retreats in silence but do not know very well where to start, what topic and practice to choose, how to structure their retreat, etc.

These retreats are a guideline to help practitioners to schedule their personal retreat.

What is the goal?

The main goal of these retreats is to bring the knowledge we have of the Dharma to the heart in order to transform our mind and solve our daily problems. They help you gain a deeper insight and experience of Dharma Kadam through the study, contemplation and meditation of various subjects. They will help you establish a stable daily practice and incorporate the experience of Dharma 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 memorize 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 realizations. What a wonder, 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)

Keep silence

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.

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PRICES

Important note: the possibility of making a retreat depends on the availability of accommodation.

PRICES:

  • From 1 to 7 nights – € 40 per night
  • From 8 to 14 nights – € 37 per night
  • From 15 to 29 nights – € 35 per night
  • From 1 to 3 months – € 33 per night
  • From 4 to 6 months – € 30 per night
  • From 7 to 9 months – € 27 per night
  • From 10 to 12 months – € 25 per night
  • More than 1 year – € 22 per night
SETTING

MENORCA IRC . International Retreat Center. urb. Sa Roca. Es Mercadal

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.

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CHOOSE YOUR RETREAT

PURE MOTIVATION

The content and benefits of this retreat

THE PRACTICE OF RENUNCIATION AND BODHICHITTA 

The goal

The goal of this retreat is to improve our motivation in our Dharma practice. We propose a very special retreat in which you can work and progress in your motivation. We must know that without renunciation or bodhichitta our Dharma practice does not act as a cause for liberation or enlightenment. Without pure motivation we will continue to experience the cycle of suffering of samsara. Therefore, the time has come to cultivate a pure motivation.

The benefits you will get from this retreat

  • It will improve your motivation and your Dharma practice.
  • You will go deeper into the teachings of renunciation and bodhichitta.
  • You will establish solid foundations for your daily practice.
  • It will improve your practice of contemplation and meditation.
ENLIGHTEN YOUR PATH

The content and benefits of this retreat

THE PRACTICE OF  KADAM LAMRIM CONTEMPLATION AND MEDITATION OF THE STAGES OF THE PATH TO ENLIGHTENMENT

The goal

The goal of this retreat is to get a deep experience of all the meditations of the Lamrim through the study, memorization, contemplation and meditation of the instructions and contemplations as they are presented in Lamrim. With the practice of these instructions we will become familiar with the stages of the path to enlightenment and transform our life and our experiences in the “Pure Land of Lamrim”.

The benefits you will get from this retreat

  • You will get a deep experience of the Lamrim.
  • You will improve your practice of contemplation and meditation.
  • You will learn to transform your experiences in the “Pure Land of Lamrim”
  • You will establish a solid and lasting Dharma practice.
CONCENTRATION

The content and benefits of this retreat

THE PRACTICE OF THE CONCENTRATION OF TRANQUIL ABIDING 

The goal

The goal of this retreat is to improve our concentration by cultivating tranquil abiding. Become familiar with these blessed instructions and progress in your meditative practice in an ideal environment.

The benefits you will get from this retreat

  • You will be able to familiarize yourself with the instructions to develop tranquil abiding.
  • You will develop your mindfulness and concentration.
  • You will experience the peace that arises from physical and mental flexibility.
  • You will learn to progress through the different levels of concentration.
WISDOM

The content and benefits of this retreat

THE PRACTICE OF THE WISDOM OF EMPTINESS – TRAINING IN ULTIMATE BODHICHITTA”

The goal

The goal of this retreat is to get a deep experience of emptiness through the study, contemplation, memorization and meditation of the instructions and meditations of ultimate truth emptiness.

The benefits you will get from this retreat

  • You will achieve a very deep knowledge that will give great meaning to your life.
  • You will enjoy the great peace of mind that arises from wisdom.
  • You will travel the path of wisdom that liberate you from suffering.

DISCOVER OUR INTERNATIONAL RETREAT CENTRE

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!

OUR RESIDENT TEACHER

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)