Mountain Retreat "Awaken to the Self ” Orgiva , Granada, Spain  

 

Saturday 5th November to Friday 11th November 2016 

 (Email meetingsinstilness@gmail.com to check there are still spaces available before booking and sending payment)

This is an invitation to join Paul for a 6 day retreat of Satsang, meditation, silence and self inquiry in the heart of Andulucia.

The only purpose of this retreat is to be still and look inwards to introspect and discover your own true nature. This retreat offers the potentiality to come to complete clarity of who you are beyond the mind made identity. It is a direct invitation to come to rest as the timeless and ever present Self. 


As well as daily satsangs (meetings in truth), guided meditations and inquiries, there will be plenty of time to rest and walk in nature, enjoy daily yoga and movement practices, swim in the indoor pool and use the sauna.

 

The retreat is fully residential and fully catered, there are 35 places available. When you have registered you are welcome to arrive on Saturday afternoon anytime between 3 and 5pm to settle in. We will have an orientation meeting at 5.30pm, folowed by dinner at 7pm and our first satsang at 8.30pm. The retreats ends after lunch on Friday 11th November at around 2pm. 

Please email meetingsinstillness@gmail.com to confirm there are spaces available before sending booking and payment.

 

Location

This retreat is being held in Southern Spain in the Alpujarra mountains in a very beautiful and secluded retreat centre near the villages of Orgiva and Canar. A perfect location for a retreat of this nature. For photos and details of the venue see www.hiddenparadise.org  

 

The retreat centre is located an hour and a half from Malaga airport and 45 minutes from Granada airport. There are buses, taxis and rent a car options from both these airport. Please check transport schedules well in advance and contact the retreat centre directly with any questions about transport.

 

 
About Paul 

Paul spent 12 years as a practicing Buddhist until 2002 when in the midst of deep suffering he had a profound awakening from mind identity to presence. This experience profoundly changed his life and led him to leave his job as a school teacher in the UK to spend long periods of time in Tiru, South India. Tiru was where he met his master Sri Mooji who introduced him to the self inquiry teachings popularised by the great sage Ramana Maharshi. It was during this time he recognised the ever present nature of the Self.

 

Since 2011 Paul has been holding simple meetings and retreats with small groups of seekers mostly in Spain, Uk and Sweden. His approach is simple, natural, and spontaneous, combining the deep embodiment of presence with a direct and clear approach to spiritual awakening.  People often feel a strong energetic silence in his presence.

 

Accommodation 
This is a fully residential retreat with a variety of different accommodation which will be allocated to you upon arrival. 
 
Food 
There will be 3 delicious organic vegetarian meals served every day plus fruit and teas available all the time throughout the day. If you have any special dietary needs please let us know below in the booking form. 

 

 

Other information 

Please bring a torch and try to bring eco bathroom products for showering as the grey water goes on the land.

The weather can be beautiful in Spain at this time of year and it can also be cold at night so bring clothing to suit all needs.

We may also have an occasional  (optional) longer afternoon walk in stillness so please bring some decent walking shoes if you wish to join.

 

Typical day on a retreat

 

This is an example of a typical day on a residential retreat, the times in between the meetings are in silence. Everything is optional so you may come to as much or as little as you like. The focus is always on deep rest, deep silence and being together as Presence. 

This schedule in tentative and may change day by day according to the needs of each group or retreat. Satsang and meditative inquiry are the main meetings but a day may also include other activities like sharing, dance, walks and bhajans.

 

7.30 Yoga

8.30 Breakfast

10- Morning meeting

1 Lunch and deep rest

3.30 Afternoon meeting

6.30 Dinner

8- Evening meeting 

The main focus of this retreat is to discover and rest in ones natural state of Being. To awaken to and come to a place of complete clarity as to who you are beyond the conditioned personality. 

Here is a Video I made of retreat centre last year

 

 

Cost and Booking Information  

 

Cost

The cost of the 6 day retreat is £475 (475 Euro for Spanish residents)  

There are no discounts on this so please don't ask, It is the same one low price for all. 

 

How to book 

To reserve a place on this retreat you should make payment in full and complete the booking form which is below.

 

  • If paying from outside the UK or Spain please use the Transferwise link HERE to pay

  • If paying from inside the UK pay directly to this account;

P Hurcomb Llyods Bank 

sort code- 309286 

account number- 45985760 

customers bic- LOYDGB21092 

customers iban- GB05 LOYD 3092 8645 9857 60 

  • For Spanish residents pay 475 Euros to Rupert Gibson Moore ​​                                                                                                                    la caixa es24 2100 2505 0701 1019 5756 

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       (reference Paul Hurcomb retreat)

 

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Retreat Booking form Orgiva November 5-11th 2016 

 

Name- 

 

Address- 

 

Email- 

 

Phone number- 

 

Next of kin contact details- 

 

 

Any special dietary needs- 

 

 
I have paid by (Choose one and delete others) 

  • Llyods Bank (475 pounds inside UK)

  • La Caixa (475 euro in Spain) 

  • Transferwise (475 pounds)

 

 

**Please make your full name clear on the bank payment and reference "Orgiva Retreat"

** If paying into Uk account from outside UK please use TRANSFERWISE 

 
 

Terms and conditions 

 

Cancellation policy for retreats 

More than one month before start date - full refund minus £50 admin fee 

More than 2 weeks and less than one month before start date - 50% refund 

Less than 2 weeks before start date- No refund 

Once retreat has begun- No refund    

Retreat Tickets are non transferable and you must attend the full retreat.

 
Liability 

I understand that I am registering for a self inquiry meditation retreat that may activate a physical, emotional, and/or psychological reaction. I understand that I accept to take full responsibility for assessing the risk any activity poses to me. I will choose a safe course of action for myself. Furthermore, I understand that Paul Hurcomb, all assistants and helpers, and the staff of the venue, are not responsible for any personal injury, diseases, damage or loss of personal property at the retreat premises. I confirm I am in good health and have no mental illness that may cause harm to others.

I understand that any recorded dialogues or photographs may be published. Occasionally video recordings are made during Satsangs. These will only show Paul. 

 
  

I have completed the booking form, paid the correct fee, and read and understood the terms and conditions for the retreat - (Yes/No PRINT NAME) 

 

 

 

Date-

 
 

Please copy and paste and email your completed application form to meetingsinstillness@gmail.com

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Once your form and payment is received your place will be confirmed. 

 

 

Thankyou and we look forward to seeing you in Spain. 

 

 

"Every time we meet together as Presence something beautiful takes place. The weight of personal patterns and egoic conditioning are replaced by the pure being self, and we are once again confirmed within our own silence. To be in the company of Presence is to be reminded of our own innocence, our own purity, our own naturalness, our own inner beauty.

To rest inside that energetic energy field is the gift of Satsang"

 

Paul Hurcomb