Friday, January 01, 2010

Opportunity at EcoDharma in Spain

Maitrisara writes with news of an opportunity for anyone over50 looking for a stay in the Pyrenees this autumn. She says -

“Grant funding enables us to offer 6 expenses paid places on a volunteering project at the EcoDharma centre between 1 and 2 months in September and October 2010. (

"EcoDharma is a Buddhist based community living in a remote valley in the Catalan Pyrenees. The wild beauty is incredible as are the ideas talked about over supper! The influences on the centre’s philosophy include radical ecology, The Work that Reconnects, engaged Buddhism, systems theory and holistic experiential learning.

“You need to be over 50 (yes we know that’s a bit strange but that is what the funding is for!) and reasonably fit. Living as part of the community, you will be involved in the garden and building projects. If you know a bit about permaculture, building or capentry, food preserving - this might particularly suit you. Get in touch with Maitrisara - if you want to know more about it and are interested.

“Please pass on to anyone you think would be interested (in the right age bracket!!)

With warm wishes

The retreat centre is just visible as the tiny white dot on the plateau in the centre-left of the photograph.

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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Working retreat in Spain

Suratna and Vidyasri live at AMITAVATI in the Spanish mountains not far from Valencia. They are developing it as a small rural retreat centre and are inviting people to join them for a Working Retreat. They say "There will be 4-5 hours of work a day; meditation; pujas and ritual
as we all want (or not). The work will be olive picking (or building work), outside
decorating, and gardening".

The dates are Saturday December 8th - Saturday December 15th 2007 and the cost UK 35/week.

Click the image for more details including contact details.

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