Retreat in Torretta
Types of retreat
Open retreats lead by experienced people and closed retreats are possible. The retreat group organizes the retreat and arranges for an experienced person (e.g. a traveling teacher). Closed retreats are only possible for those who have previous retreat experience.
The maximum length of close retreats in Torretta is currently 1 week; however, longer stays combining work and meditation are possible.
Advance registration for visitors and retreat guests is always required!
Requests should be made well in advance; at least 4 weeks notice is required.
Lodging during retreats is arranged on an individual basis. There is a wide selection of reasonably priced vacation apartments in the neighborhood for guests who are not taking part in a retreat but who join the evening meditation.
There is a heated meditation room, an unheated pavilion with a wooden floor, a wooden hut for closed retreats and a caravan as well as countless meditation places under the open sky.
A free standing toilet with wash facilities and a solar shower as well as an outdoor kitchen are available – or currently under construction.
a meditation cushion and a blanket or mat to protect your legs from the floor or the ground outside, camping gear, a flashlight with new batteries, stable hiking shoes, your bathing suit and – just in case – rain gear.
Please do not bring
electrical appliances which use a lot of power, e.g. hairdryers or water kettles. Only solar power is available!
Buddhists in the area
Our one permanent resident, Dieter, is a multilingual German. Other German Buddhist friends live close by.
Internet and WLAN are available.
A certain amount of physical fitness, strength and balance is a great advantage when navigating our old stone terraces. For safety reasons children under the age of 7 are not allowed.