Meditation retreats at the Secret Garden
Our meditation retreats in Spain are held at the beautiful facilities of the Secret Garden retreat. The Secret Garden is a resort style retreat, situated 5 minutes outside of Genalguacil; one of the famous pueblo blanco's. The property borders the stunning nature reserve of the Genal Valley. A valley where the Rio Genal, a spring water fed river, runs through it offering the purest and loviest water to refresh yourself and enjoy.
You can enjoy the stunning nature, explore the many magnificent hiking trails and refresh yourself with a swim in the river. Not to forget the most beautiful star gazing at night as it is remote enough to enjoy the midnight skies.
The accommodations at the Secret Garden are glamping at its best. Luxurious yurts are beautiful placed in the gardens. You will have all the comforts while living right in the middle of beautiful nature. From your bed you can hear the river runs past and you will wake up to a choir birds greeting you cheerfully.
The value of a retreat by Jiddu Krishnamurti
think it is essential sometimes to go into retreat, to stop everything
that you have been doing, to stop your beliefs and experiences
completely and look at them anew, not keep on repeating like machines
whether you believe or don’t believe. You would let fresh air into your
If you can do so, you would be open to
the mysteries of nature and to things that are whispering about us,
which you would not otherwise reach; you would reach the ‘god’ that is
waiting to come, the truth that cannot be invited but comes itself. But
we are not open to love, and other finer processes that are taking place
within us, because we are all too enclosed by our own desires. Surely,
it is good to retreat from all that.
Stop being a member of some
society. Stop being a Brahmin, a Hindu, a Christian, a Muslim. Stop your
worship, rituals, take a complete retreat from all those and see what
In a retreat, do not plunge into
something else, do not take some book and be absorbed in new knowledge
and new acquisitions.
Have a complete break with the past and see what
Do it, and you will see delight. You will see vast expanses.
When your heart is open, then reality can come. Then the whispers of
your own prejudices, your own noises are not heard. That is why it is
good to take a retreat, to go away and to stop the routine, not only the
routine of outward existence but the routine which the mind establishes
for its own safety and convenience. Those who have the opportunity
should try it.”
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