I Am Quiet - Silent Retreat - Portugal - June
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I felt in need of a great pilgrimage, so I sat still for three days. - Hafiz
In the embrace of this 3-day Silent Meditation retreat, we shall gently embark upon the foundations of meditation practice, uncovering the delight of serenity and the tender connection with the heart.
Within this sanctuary, we shall intertwine moments of serene meditation, illuminating insights on meditation techniques, and engaging in discussions on uplifting spiritual themes that are intended to nurture and illuminate our meditation practice.
In this retreat, our primary exploration shall revolve around the teachings of Self Inquiry, we shall embark on a quest to understand the Self, guided by the fundamental question, 'Who am I?' Liberating ourselves from predefined notions, we shall allow the answer to gracefully unfold within the silence of our hearts.
Furthermore, we shall weave a unique tapestry of various spiritual traditions, including Advaita Vedanta (non-duality), Yoga and Buddhism. These timeless teachings all point to the core of our existence, the essence of all that exists.
Throughout this retreat, in the gentle embrace of silence and introspection, we shall reside in the present moment, nurturing an environment conducive to unveiling the Spiritual Heart and acknowledging the profound depth of our being. Regardless of your prior experience in meditation or yoga, this retreat warmly welcomes both beginners and seasoned practitioners."
CALM welcomes you to a handcrafted silent retreat venue surrounded by a pine forest and a garden that sings a hymn to the art of mother nature. It is a profound homage to nature, to the flow of existence and to the heartbeat of Mother Earth. It was from a desire to listen and connect with the melodies and rhythms of nature that the seed for this project was sown.
Offering a patio for sunbathing with an outdoor pool where you can enjoy silence, a good book, company, the shade of fruit trees and fresh seasonal fruits, which also whisper stories with their flavour.
Located in the Nature Park of Arrábida, just a few minutes from the Albufeira Lagoon, Moinho beach, Rio de Prata (the first naturist beach in Portugal), the small village of Meco and eight kilometers from a charming fishertown, Sesimbra.
This is a place where you can enjoy the blend of incandescent light that shines from the forest in the late afternoon and the breathtaking translucent clarity of a morning by the ocean.
The Meco Village is a charming and quiet place that mixes simplicity and elegance with excellent restaurants and bars that enliven the warm summer nights with enthusiasm and joy.
The beaches of Meco are internationally known for their naturism, kitesurf, and windsurf. The golden sandy beach is protected by clay cliffs and aromatic plants. The whole area stimulates the creative freedom of imagination and the contemplation of nature with the spectacular colors of the sunrise and sunset and the curing treatments of green clay, running naturally from the cliffs.
The Nature Park of Arrábida invites you to observe the fauna and flora as well as the region's history and culture. Here you can feel the mountain and the sea, in a perfect symbiosis.
Dates (see recommended flights at the bottom of the page):
Arrival: Friday 15:00 7th June 2024
Departure: Sunday 11:00 9th June 2024
Location: Sesimbra, Portugal.
Our Retreat includes:
Complete meditation practices
A request to respect and abide by the code of silence for the full duration of the retreat.
- Move quietly with your attention resting in silent awareness. To ensure that that attention is not pulled outward, there is strictly no socialising, no physical or eye contact, talking, singing, dancing, reading, writing or use of phones, cameras, other mobile devices, or the internet during the retreat. This greatly supports you making the most of your opportunity and also honouring the retreat of other participants.
- If you are attending the retreat with a partner or friend, you agree to not communicate with each other during the retreat in any way. Please respect the gathering of your loved ones and other retreat participants.
Plenty of free time to relax, nourish, and enjoy the beautiful surroundings, while embracing silence.
3 meals a day (deeply nourishing vegetarian)
3-day stay - the rooms are divided into double, triple and quadruple occupancy (all beds are single). If you wish to book for you and a friend, please book two spaces.
Recommended flights: (these flights include transport to and from the airport, if booking alternative flights, private transport can be arranged at an additional cost):
- awaiting release of flights from the airlines. Around £120 return per person.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the recommended flights.