The buddhist way of loving kindness

  • from 10th to 28th August
  • with Gen Togden & Gen Tharpa
  • in MENORCA IRC. International Retreat Center

About this event


Next summer we offer you again a very special event. Just after the Summer Festival 2020 you have the unique opportunity to spend the rest of your spiritual holiday in Menorca IRC. We propose you to combine the Post-Summer Festival Retreat with Gen Kelsang Togden with a very special  retreat with Gen Kelsang Tharpa. In between there will be time for a bit of holiday.

Discover the powerful spiritual energy of our International Retreat Centre and Temple for World Peace. Do not miss this opportunity to enjoy a meaningful holiday!


In this event 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.

Special offer: accommodation for 5 nights at half price

If you book the whole of this two retreats you will get the accomodation at Menorca IRC from 16-21 August (five nights) with a 50% discount. 


This inspiring book explains how to meditate on eight beautiful verses that comprise one of Buddhism’s best-loved teachings, Eight Verses of Training the Mind, and that has inspired many generations of Buddhist meditators over almost a millennium. 

Composed by the great Tibetan Bodhisatva, Geshe Langri Tangpa, this short poem shows how we can transform all life’s difficulties into valuable spiritual insights.

“Everyone, whether religious or not, wish to be happy at all times and never have problems or suffering. If we understand and practice the instructions presented in this book, we can fulfill these wishes. ”

“New eight steps to happiness” – Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

Special Offer

Special Offer: 50% Discount for five nights accommodation. 

Reservations for the two complete retreats will have a 50% discount for the accommodation from the 16th to the 21th (five nights).

Do not miss this opportunity to enjoy a meaningful holiday!

Please note that:

  • This offer is valid only for people attending the two complete retreats who have booked accommodation and meals. In this case accommodation from 10th to 28th is offered at half price.
  • Half Price accommodation offer DOES NOT include any meals.

Bookings & Information



Before booking your accommodation, please first contact bookings@meditaenmenorca.org to find out about availability and health measures to be taken.


This event begins on Monday, August 10th at 8pm and ends on Friday, August 28th with lunch.


Prices with accommodation (includes everything except meals between retreats)

Double Room with bathroom: € 760

Shared room (4  people): 645 €

Tents: € 525

Camping: 428 €



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.


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:




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


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


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.

Menorca IRC 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, Menorca IRC is an ideal place. We offer solo retreats and national and international group retreats. Every year we invite international teachers from other centers to come and lead a retreat.

Everyone is welcome, do not miss this opportunity!


Gen Kelsang Togden is a Buddhist monk and international teacher of Modern Buddhism. For 25 years he has been a close disciple of the great meditation master and renowned author, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

Gen Togden dedicates his life to helping people find more happiness and meaning in their lives through meditation practice and the Buddhist spiritual path. Admired for his good example and known for his broad smile and good humor, his teachings are clear, practical and sincere.

Gen Kelsang Tharpa is a close disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and has been giving kadampa teachings all over the world for more than 30 years. Thanks to his great capacity to transmit with clarity the profound meaning of buddhist teachings, everyone enjoy listening his teachings.

Gen Tharpa is very loved by his disciples, and is very appreciated for his straightforwardness, wise advice, sense of humour, humility and discipline. He is a living example of kadampa way of life and an extraordinary teacher.

The Program

10 – 16 August

EIGHT STEPS TO HAPPINESS | Post-festival retreat with Gen Togden

We are delighted to have Gen Kelsang Togden to guide this very special retreat based on the instructions of the book “Training the mind in eight steps”. Join us in this event and deepen your understanding and experience of these precious teachings and empowerments received during the Summer Festival 2020. Learn in a practical way how to bring these precious instructions to heart by contemplating and meditating on them in our Menorca International Retreat Centre.

More information about the retreat here.

16 – 21 August

HOLIDAY | enjoy a break in Menorca

Enjoy these few days relaxing and visiting our little island. Discover the beauty of Menorca in between retreats.

21 – 28 August

WISDOM OF MIDDLE WAY | Silent Retreat with Gen Tharpa

Familiarize yourself with the deep meditations that lead us to the wisdom of the middle way by the hand of the International Teacher and Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Tharpa. Take this unique opportunity to deepen in these beautiful instructions received during the Kadampa International Summer Festival. Bring to your heart the wisdom of the middle way in this beautiful silent retreat at our International Retreat Center in Menorca. You can not miss this opportunity!

More info and bookings here.