Away Retreat Malaga
KMC Spain, Malaga
Thursday 9 – Monday 13 Mar
This weekend meditation retreat gives us the opportunity to get away from the busyness of our daily lives and deepen our experience of meditation.
A retreat gives us the time and space away from our usual activities to gain a deeper and more stable experience of our spiritual practice.
This retreat will explore the development of a Peaceful Mind. It will help to reduce stress and other unpeaceful minds.
The meditations will be guided and the retreat is open and suitable for everyone, regardless of experience. Each meditation session will begin with short prayers, then there will be a talk followed by the guided meditation. Supper on Thursday evening is at 6pm and the retreat begins at 8pm Thursday evening and end Monday before lunch.
There will be time between the meditation sessions to relax, chat to others and to enjoy the surroundings.
Comfortable accommodation is provided in single, twin, double or mini-dorm (4 bed) or dormitory rooms. Prices are for the whole retreat and include vegetarian meals. Bookings can be made using the links below.
KMC Spain, Camino Fuente del Perro, Alhaurin el Grande, Malaga, 29120, Spain
The venue for the retreat is the beautiful Kadampa Meditation Centre Spain, located near Málaga in the heart of sunny Costa del Sol in Southern Spain, the perfect setting for a meditation retreat in the sun. This retreat is a great way to gain some experience of meditation and learn about Kadampa Buddhism. It is within easy access to the nearby mountainous region of ‘Mountain of the Snows’. With over 300 days of sunshine every year, the KMC is noted for its healthy environment. The entire site is non-smoking.
You can relax and unwind in Café de la Paz, which offers a wide variety of food and snacks, refreshments, as well as exotic and natural teas and coffees. In the coffee shop there is an air-conditioned hall, an open air terrace with views of the garden.
Monarch and Ryan air operate flights from Leeds Bradford to Malaga. (Flights are from £109 return – checked Jan 29, 2017)
Easyjet and Ryan air and Monarch operate flights from Manchester to Malaga. (Flights are from £81 return – checked Jan 29, 2017)
Prices can be less (£50 return, checked Jan 29, 2017) if you stay longer!
(Due to Flight times and days you may find it most convenient to travel one way with one airline and return with another, )
From Malaga Airport
Taxi service – from the airport: Approx £25 (Tuesday-Thursday during the day
), £30 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, and during the night)
Buses from the airport
At the exit of Terminal 3 you can catch the bus called ” Line A “. This bus takes you to Málaga bus station and the train station “Maria Zambrano” which are both located in the same place. The bus “Line A” runs every 30 minutes and the journey takes 25 minutes.
Buses from Malaga
From the Bus station in Malaga you can take the bus to Alhaurín el grande from platform 27 or 29 (bus Portillo). You will need to inform the driver that you are going to the Kadampa Meditation Center or Camino Fuente del Perro so he/she will know they will need to stop there. The meditation centre is about a 400 meters walk from the drop off point.
The bus stop (for buses travelling back to Malaga) is a 400 meter walk from the Kadampa Meditation Centre. The estimated duration of the trip to Malaga by bus is 1 hour.
You can get a quote for car rental from Malaga airport using the rentalcars website. Prices from £20 for 4 days.
The sessions will be guided by Gen Kelsang Paljin, Resident Teacher of Buddha Land and Burnley Kadampa Buddhist Centre, and Gen Kelsang Chitta, resident teacher of Potala Kadampa Buddhist Centre in Belfast. Both are appreciated for offering clear guidance and for their good hearts.
Accommodation & Booking
The cost of a dormitory style room is £100 for the whole retreat, including vegetarian meals. Deposit £25.
Non-residential fees are £100 for the whole retreat, including meals. Deposit £25.
The cost of a single room is £190 for the whole retreat, including vegetarian meals. Deposit £50 – SINGLES FULLY BOOKED
The cost of a twin is £170 per person for the whole retreat, including vegetarian meals. Twin rooms have limited availability. You will need to book for each person (please state on the booking form who you are sharing with). Deposit £42.50 – TWINS FULLY BOOKED
The cost of a double room is £170 per person for the whole retreat, including vegetarian meals. Twin rooms have limited availability. You will need to book for each person (please state on the booking form who you are sharing with). Deposit £42.50 – DOUBLES FULLY BOOKED
It is possible to stay for extra nights before or after the retreat. These need to be booked with KMC Spain by email email@example.com. The cost for these are: