29 Aug 2020

TimeArrivals from 09:45am First session starts at 10:00am

9:45 am - 3:30 pm

Joyful Heart Day Retreat: Cultivating the Heart and Mind

At a time when we are encouraged to maintain physical distance, it’s more important than ever to enhance our emotional connection with others. Connecting with others in this way has numerous other benefits – it makes us feel joyful, calm, and loving, with a greater appreciation for the kindness of others and better relationships. 

Sometimes, we can have a sense that we are an autonomous self, completely separate from others, with our own needs and wishes being of most importance. But, we are all interdependently connected in countless ways and this pandemic has made this more and more apparent. Love is our way of connecting with other sentient beings. The benefits of love are very powerful and special – as soon as we generate an attitude of loving-kindness, we start feeling more calm and peaceful, and naturally share this feeling with other beings. Our whole field of perception is changed into something beautiful.

During this day retreat, we will be cultivating our heart and minds through the practices of The Four Immeasurables. These practices open the heart and bring joy into our lives, countering any imbalances in the way we view ourself, and deepening our relationships with others.

About the day

The day will consist of four sessions and three breaks. The sessions are a mixture of dharma talks, guided meditations, and meditation tips. The longer afternoon break is an opportunity to enjoy the pool, relax, and get acquainted with new friends over a delicious light lunch (vegan). We conclude the day with discussion and Q&A.

There is no need to wear anything special (just be comfortable!) or bring anything in particular, though you are welcome to bring your own cushion/mat if you wish. 

What’s Included?

4 sessions with meditation teacher, Dassetu
Guided meditations on loving-kindness, compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity – which are easy to follow and can be practiced at home.
Dharma talks – exploring Buddhist psychology and the teachings of the Four Immeasurables.
A chance to discuss with others and ask questions
 A nutritious and light vegan lunch to complement the day
Use of the pool during the afternoon lunch break (bring swimwear!)
Refreshments provided throughout the day

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Prices & Booking

Pre-booking is essential.

Standard Price – €40 – includes all sessions + lunch

We believe that no-one should be excluded because of low income. Please contact us here if you would like to apply for a funded place. If you would like to support our vision of making these teachings as accessible as possible, please consider making a donation, supporting future groups, events & retreats. Interested to know why there is a charge for this event and what happens to profits? Read here.

Nearby Accommodation

If you are travelling and wish to stay overnight on the Friday, there are a number of options in El Santiscal. 

We are able to accommodate one couple at the finca, please get in touch to enquire. 

Hourly Schedule

Day Retreat

10:00am - 10:50am
Session 1
Guided Meditation & Dharma Talk
10:50am - 11:10am
Morning Break
Morning Break & Refreshments
11:10am - 12:00pm
Session 2
Guided Meditation & Dharma Talk
12:00pm - 12:20pm
Afternoon Break
Afternoon Break & Refreshments
12:20pm - 1:10pm
Session 3
Guided Meditation & Dharma Talk
1:10pm - 2:10pm
Lunch Break
Lunch, time to reflect and enjoy the pool
2:10pm - 3:00pm
Session 4
Guided Meditation & Dharma Talk
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Q&A and Group Discussion
Contemplative, Meditator, Founder of Samadhi
Dassetu is an experienced contemplative and meditator who has studied the mind, meditation, and Buddhism for several years. Dassetu has taught classes and workshops internationally. His teachings and retreats are clear and practical, with a warm, pragmatic and humorous approach. Coming from his own experience, he wishes to help people access the meditations and practices which have transformed his and others lives for generations.


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