Welcome to the Shamatha Retreat
The Sanskrit word Shamatha means peace of mind. Through the practice of Shamatha meditation we try to familiarize our mind with a state of mental calm, so that eventually our mind becomes more used to resting in this state.
“Samatha helps the mind become more honest with itself and with others, more realistic, and to have more of a sense of discipline, of spaciousness with others.”
Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche
Begins: Saturday, November 9 at 10h.
(Reception opens at 8am)
Ends: Tuesday, November 12 at 19h.
Sunway Hotel, Sitges (08870), Paseo Marítimo 92-94,
+(34) 93 811 3410 - (Barcelona)
Saturday: 10h to 13h and from 3:30h to 19h.
Sunday, Monday and Tuesday: 9:30h to 13h and from 3:30h to 19h.
The room is equipped with chairs and space to sit on the floor. Please bring your own cushion and mat or blanket.
The retreat is given in English, with simultaneous translation into Spanish available.
Full retreat: 120€
Partial retreat (Saturday and Sunday only): 60€
It is not possible to join the retreat after it has begun.
Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche
Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche is the third son of Kangyur Rinpoché and Jampa Chokyi (Amala). Rinpoche spent his childhood in Darjeeling under the care of his father Kyabje Kangyur Rinpoché.
After his father passed away, Rinpoche was under the kind care of Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoché, from whom he received many precious teachings.
He was also fortunate to receive teachings from and follow many other great master such as Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche, Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche, Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche and currently studies with H.H. Sakya Trichen Rinpoche whenever he is fortunate to do so.
Tulku Péma Wangyal Rinpoche
Tulku Pema Wangyal Rinpoche was born in Rong Drakmar, in central Tibet, and in 1958 Rinpoche and his family went into exile to settle in Darjeeling, India.
In 1975, Rinpoche moved to the Dordogne, France. Tulku Pema Wangyal Rinpoche did extensive studies under the guidance of Kyabje Kangyur Rinpoché, Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoché and other great masters of Tibetan Buddhism. He is currently dedicated to supporting the three-year retreat program and open Buddhist retreats.
Rinpoche is tirelessly committed to eliminating the suffering of and preserving the life of animals and especially that of our planet.