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5 Day The Bliss of Concentration Silent Meditation Retreat in Menorca, Balearic Islands

Menorca International Retreat Centre, Camí sa Roca, 14, 07740 Es Mercadal, Illes Balears, Spain

Super Practical Meditation Retreat in Spain

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Before you develop concentration, you feel some kind of mental and physical discomfort more or less all the time. Your state of mind quickly changes. For a short while, you are happy, but then you are sad. Your physical condition also changes quickly. In the morning, you may feel well, but by the evening, you may be feeling sick. When you attain tranquil abiding, you do not experience any mental or physical discomfort. Your mind becomes peaceful and you are always able to generate virtuous thoughts and feelings and create the causes for happiness. The topics covered in this silent retreat include a wide variety of relevant and important aspects of having happiness in our lives. Topics such as death, karma, love, compassion, mind, tantra and Buddhist wisdom, among others, are vital to enjoy a peaceful, happy and meaningful life.

Meet the instructors

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Highlights

  • Essential meditations in relation to each topic
  • To experience the benefits of training on tranquil abiding
  • Take to heart in a practical way the teachings you have received
  • Practical teachings to clarify the meaning of each topic with time for Q&A
  • Instructions to improve your mindfulness and concentration and reduce distractions
  • Learn how to integrate these precious instructions into your daily life
  • Enjoy a silent retreat to improve the power of your concentration
  • 4 nights accommodation with daily vegetarian meals included

Styles


5 days with instruction in Spanish
The organizer also speaks: English
Group size: Maximum of 20 participants
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
16:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

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, it highlights 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.

Room features

  • The rooms are en-suite (there is only one room with a shared bathroom)
  • The rooms have air conditioning and heating system
  • Please note that there are bunk beds in the rooms
  • If you have accommodation in a quad room, please bring a towel.
  • Bookings for double rooms are per room not per person. The rest of bookings are per person

Program

This retreat is taught in Spanish and English and based on Buddhist wisdom that answers with amazing clarity and depth the great questions you keep asking yourself. Centro Internacional de Retiro Menorca is 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 you the precious opportunity to improve your meditation practice by learning to develop mindfulness and alertness in 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 Menorca International Retreat Centre.

Schedule

Friday

  • 18:30 Dinner (for people staying at the center)
  • 20:00 - 21:15 Introduction

Saturday to Monday

  • 08:00 - 08:30 Breakfast
  • 09:30 - 10:45 First session
  • 12:00 - 13:15 Second session
  • 13:30 - 14:30 Lunch
  • 17:00 - 18:15 Third session
  • 18:30 - 19:30 Dinner
  • 20:00 - 21:15 Fourth session

Tuesday

  • 08:00 - 08:30 Breakfast
  • 09:30 - 10:45 First session
  • 12:00 - 13:15 Second session
  • 13:30 - 14:30 Lunch

Instructors

Gen Devi

Location

In the middle of the ocean, in the middle of an island, in the middle of the forest, you find this hidden jewel. IRC Menorca is located in the center of the island in the hills of Sa Roca, which is known for its beautiful walks and tranquillity.

Food

The food is vegetarian. Centro Internacional de Retiro Menorca may be able to accommodate other diets if requested in advance.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals
  • Teachings

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Ferries
  • Transport to/from center

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions from Ciutadella, Ferreries, Es Mercadal or Maó

  • Take the ME-7 Maó-Fornells, take the road division signposted “Urb Sa Roca”.
  • Take this road to up the hill and until you reach a cluster of houses.
  • The temple is located next to the Restaurant Puig de Sa Roca.

Arrival by airplane

The only airport in Menorca is Mahón-Menorca airport (MAH). Once you have arrived at Menorca airport, you can take a taxi to IRC Menorca. There is no public transport to IRC Menorca.

Arrival by ferry

You can also get to Menorca IRC by ferry boat.

Arrival by taxi

The temple is right next to the Puig de Sa Roca restaurant. Once you arrive, you can call the center and they will come to look for you to take you to the temple.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Availability

Arrival: Friday November 20, 2020
Departure: Tuesday November 24, 2020

Pricing information

It is possible to attend only the workshop. The rates are as follow:

  • Teachings only: 98 EUR
  • Teachings with lunch: 133 EUR
  • Teachings with lunch and dinner only: 160 EUR

 

Weekend option

If you are interested to come only during the weekend, please send an inquiry to Centro Internacional de Retiro Menorca.

  • Quadruple room: 108 EUR per person including accommodation, food and teachings from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch)
  • Teachings only: 54 EUR
  • Teachings with lunch: 70 EUR
  • Teachings with lunch and dinner only: 84 EUR

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