Date

03 Oct 2020

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

9:45 am - 3:30 pm

Cost

€40
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Shamatha: Unlocking The Power of the Mind

During this day retreat we will explore in theory and practice a range of methods for developing meditative quiescence, or shamatha.

The achievement of shamatha is widely regarded in the Buddhist tradition as an indispensable foundation for the cultivation of contemplative insight (vipashyana), and this course is designed to provide a theoretical understanding and an experiential basis to enable you to proceed effectively toward this extraordinary state of mental and physical balance.

The purpose of shamatha meditation is to stabilise the mind by cultivating a steady awareness of the object of meditation. Shamatha meditation allows us to experience our mind as it is, calming our thoughts and emotions, and experiencing a tranquility of mind unlike any other. With shamatha as our foundation, we can unlock the true power of our mind.

“Shamatha is, very simply put, about developing exceptional mental health and wellbeing and experiencing the genuine wellbeing that comes from having a wonderfully balanced and healthy mind.” – B. Alan Wallace

About the day

The day will consist of three sessions and two 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?

3 sessions with meditation teacher, Dassetu
A variety of guided shamatha meditations – which are easy to follow and can be practiced at home.
Dharma talks – exploring the theory and practice behind shamatha and its role on the Buddhist path.
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

Speaker

  • Dassetu
    Dassetu
    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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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. 

Location

11630 Arcos de la Frontera, Spain
El Santiscal

Hourly Schedule

Day Retreat

10:00am - 11:30am
Session 1
Guided Meditation & Dharma Talk
Speakers:
Dassetu
11:30am - 11:50am
Morning Break
Morning Break & Refreshments
11:50am - 01:00pm
Session 2
Guided Meditation & Dharma Talk
Speakers:
Dassetu
01:00pm - 02:00pm
Afternoon Break
Lunch, time to reflect and enjoy the pool
02:00pm - 03:00pm
Session 3
Guided Meditation & Dharma Talk
Speakers:
Dassetu
03:00pm - 03:30pm
Closing
Discussion & Q&A
Speakers:
Dassetu
Dassetu
Dassetu
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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Speaker

  • Dassetu
    Dassetu
    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.