Tarragona, Thursday 12 to Sunday 15 October 2017
Dear Rigpa students,
It is with great pleasure that we present registration information for the Spanish Rigpa Retreat with Sogyal Rinpoche to be held in Tarragona from Thursday 12 to Sunday 15, October 2017 (both inclusive).
A special retreat with Sogyal Rinpoche
Teachings with Sogyal Rinpoche
World renowned Tibetan Buddhist master and author of the acclaimed ‘ Tibetan Book of Living and Dying’. 12-15 October, Cambrils (Tarragona)
This autumn, Sogyal Rinpoche will teach on understanding the mind and the wisdom of meditation in the spirit of the extraordinary Dzogchen teachings. Dzogchen or the Great Perfection, represent the highest wisdom of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.
Known for his spontaneous, dynamic and intimate teaching style and his ability to create an atmosphere that naturally inspires our inner wisdom, Rinpoche’s unaltered simplicity and his naturally awake, electric, playful and vibrant manner can give us a completely fresh perspective on our minds and on the world.
Many people, from all walks of life, have found Rinpoche’s teachings immediately and directly relevant to their own experience. Time and time again they have expressed the deep and lasting impact that this wisdom has had on their minds, and how it has transformed their lives and their being.
When we know how to leave our mind in its true nature, we find a way of being that is completely free of stress, confusion, and turbulent emotions. We go beyond the vision of those who believe that we are limited and driven by our habits and become much more than that. As our mind opens, the barriers that block our natural intelligence, love and boldness begin to dissolve.
By integrating the wisdom of these teachings fully into our daily lives, our inherent awareness, awakened state, wisdom, love, and compassion begin to radiate out to everything we do and all we encounter. We are truly alive, confident, open and calm whatever the situation.
Cambrils is located on the Costa Dorada, 5 minutes from the beach, 15 minutes from Tarragona and 1 hour from Barcelona. It is easily accessible by plane via Barcelona or Reus airports and by high-speed train to Tarragona. It is also well connected by road via the A7. It is very easy to get to Cambrils from Tarragona via train or bus.
There are 1-, 2- or 3-bedroom apartments. They have a living room with kitchen, refrigerator and dishwasher. Each room has its own bathroom with twin or queen-sized bed according to your preferences. All apartments are newly appointed and offer high levels of comfort and quality. You can prepare your own meals in the apartment if you wish or choose the full board option.
You can ask to share the 1-, 2- or 3-bedroom apartments with others and we will do our best to comply with your request. We cannot, however, guarantee that you will be able to share with the people you have chosen due to organizational constraints.
Accommodation: This includes 3 nights, 12, 13 and 14 October (Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. It DOES NOT include the nights of 11 Wednesday or Sunday 15 October. If you wish to include these extra nights you must indicate this when you complete the registration form. Every extra night has an additional cost of €33 per night.
It is important to note that the retreat begins on Thursday, October 12, a Bank Holiday in Spain. It is therefore likely that the retreat will attract large numbers this year so you are strongly advised to register as soon as possible to guarantee a place and ensure that you can share with whoever you choose. THE SINGLE ROOM APARTMENTS HAVE TWO SINGLE BEDS AND ARE SHARED WITH ANOTHER PERSON.
THE CAMBRILS PARK RESORT DOES NOT ALLOW PETS TO BE BROUGHT TO THE RETREAT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
You can choose to cook in your own apartment or to enjoy the retreat pack which includes full board with meals in the resort’s restaurant. These include normal, vegetarian or gluten-free options.
Full Board includes:
Meals are not included on any days before 12 October. If you arrive prior to Thursday 12, you will need to pay for your meals in the resort’s restaurant, which will be open. The prices are those normally charged in the restaurant and are not those applying to the retreat pack.
It is not possible to pay for meals at the rate of the retreat pack without accommodation as the pack is offered as a complete service. Those not booking onsite accommodation will need to make their own arrangements for meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner). We are also unable to offer half-board or state prices for separate meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner). This is because the total prices for the retreat pack is calculated as a whole.
Rigpa Spain member: retreat + accommodation: €301
Rigpa Spain member: retreat + accommodation + full board: € 361
Non-member: retreat + accommodation: €334
Non-member: retreat+ accommodation + full Board: €391
PAYMENT IN INSTALMENTS OVER 8 MONTHS IF YOU REGISTER BEFORE JUNE 25
* accommodation: includes 3 nights, 12, 13 and 14 October (Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. It does not include the nights of Wednesday 11 or Sunday 15) The cost per extra night will be € 33 per person.
Thursday 12: lunch and dinner
Friday 13: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Saturday 14: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Sunday 15: breakfast and lunch
*** these prices include the € 1 per day tax set by the Generalitat de Catalunya
Extra nights (Wednesday 11-Thursday 12-Sunday 15 to Monday 16) involve an extra charge of €33 per night. These extra nights can be booked directly on the registration form.
Please note: In the event of your being unable to attend the retreat a refund of all fees minus a €35 administrative fee will be paid.
HOW TO PAY FOR THE RETREAT
Bank transfer to LA CAIXA, RIGPA Spain Association: IBAN ES32 2100 5921 71 0200012359. * it is very important to indicate your name and surname * if you want to offer a donation to help others attend the retreat, please add this to your retreat fee
Credit card. You can choose payment by credit card when completing the registration form.
During the Tarragona retreat with Sogyal Rinpoche (12 to 15 of October 2017) we will have a Rigpé Yeshé program for the children of students who participate in the retreat.
You are welcome to volunteer to help out at the retreat. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
You should arrive for the retreat no later than Thursday 12 October at 10 in the morning (though you can book extra nights before the event).
-You can access your room from noon on Thursday 12 but the retreat will begin in the morning of the same day at 12.00
-Translation into English, French and German will be provided depending on the number of people who request it. Of course, Rinpoche’s teachings will be translated as always into Spanish.