21st- 25th of june 2019 | Silent retreat

Gen Devi will explain and guide simple, yet profound meditations that begin to open up a whole new inner world to gain deep insight and ability to understand and control your mind.

Meditation on the mind (Mahamudra) is the heart practice of Kadampa Buddhism. A great favourite among practitioners and praised as being one of the best methods to improve mindfulness and concentration.
Deeply relaxing and profoundly illuminating, these meditations will improve your meditation skills and empower you to maintain a happy and peaceful mind in your daily life.

Dive into the silence and the clarity of your own mind and experience the tranquility and transformative quality of the mind’s pure nature, allowing you to let go of limiting and painful self-conceptions and to progress towards becoming the person you wish to be.

Being in silence (verbal retreat) allows the mind to settle and find peace. In this way you will be able to concentrate better during meditation and to leave all the stress and busyness that we are normally immersed in behind.

Gen Devi will explain this process fully in the Introductory teaching on Friday evening. Although this retreat is guided as a whole there will be occasional unguided sessions to build confidence in our own meditation practice and increase concentration. Brief prayers to aid meditation will be chanted in each session.

Prayers and translation 

In this retreat the teachings will be in English with simultaneous translation into Spanish.

Everyone is welcome. The retreat is suitable for those new to meditation as well as experienced practitioners.


From tuesday 26th February at 4 p.m.


Comming soon.


Gen Kelsang Devi is the Resident Teacher of Tharpaland International Retreat Centre. She is a modern Buddhist nun originally from Scotland and 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 retreats 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 to use Buddha’s timeless teachings to discover real happiness in modern life



Price per person in dormitory. This price includes food, accommodation and teachings.



Prices for the full event

  • Single room: € 295
  • Twin room: € 520
  • Shared room : € 230
  • Dormitory: € 210
  • Only teachings: € 130 (with meals)
  • Only teachings: € 80 (no meals)
  • Single day: € 25
  • Single session: € 9

Important notice:

  • All rooms include ensuite bathroom.
  • Al rooms include the bed linen.
  • Towells are not provided in any of the rooms, it is possible to rent one in reception.
The meals are vegetarian with dairy, eggs, gluten and condiments.
We regret not being able to offer special diets. All the facilities of the center must remain as places free of smoke and noise.

The bookings are made online. If you have difficulties, please contact us through the email [email protected] or tel. 952490918.

  • El Mirador, www.hotelelmirador.net  tel. 952 490 789
  • Alhaurín Golf, www.alhauringolf.com tel. 952 595 800
  • Apart. Sol Andalusí www.solandalusi.com tel. 952 963 096
  • Aparta-Hotel La palmera www.lapalmera.com.es tel. 952 491 100
  • Apart. Casa Sardina www.barsardina.com tel. 952 490 014



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