A perfect retreat site in Spain

article from the World Family Yoga newsletter, autumn 2007

Aerial view of the retreat site in Spain¡Hola! Christine has found us the most perfect retreat site in Spain! We will be at Sakya Tashi Ling’s Tibetan Buddhist Monastery just outside of Barcelona, in Catalonia, Spain The Monasterio de Garraf is housed in Palau Novella, a Modernist palace built by an eccentric at the turn of the twentieth century. It became a monastery and museum of Tibetan Buddhist art less then 15 years ago.

The residing Rinpoche is Spanish, one of the only Spanish speaking Lamas in the world today. In July, we will be sharing the palace with the Ven. Lama Jamyang Tashi Dorje Rinpoché and the residing monks, who you may have heard chanting on their last internationally renowned CD of mantras, titled "Monjes Budistas Sakya Tashi Ling". 

EstupaWe have access to their extraordinary gardens and can participate in their daily meditations and teachings if desired. Their prestigious museum with an enormous collection of Tangkas and statues will be open to us as well, as we and our children will be invited to create our own mandalas and sacred art with monetary staff.

The palace rests in the hills of the natural reserve called Garraf, a 30 minute drive from the center of Barcelona, quiet, meditative landscape, 15 minutes from the beaches of Casteldefells and the colorful, town of Sitges, a perfect place to focus on our daily yoga practice.

The Sacred Family Cathedral
We will organize day trips to the fascinating sites of Barcelona: all of Gaudi's architecture including the Sacred Family Cathedral and his "melting" houses, the Pablo Picasso museum, the romantic and lively "ramblas," one could spend weeks in Barcelona and never be bored.

It is a jewel of a city. And we will be housed in one of it's most honored homes, the Monasterio de Garraf. We hope you can join us!