Mind Training – Simply Be
Portugal retreat 22-29 August 2020
We invite you to take a break from life’s routine, recharge and nurture yourself on every level. This retreat is a precious opportunity to reconnect with nature, yourself, and a like-minded international community and simply be.
This year, Vagabond Temple’s Annual European retreat in Portugal is all about clearing the mind and realigning ourselves with the true values of life: happiness, compassion, kindness, and love.
In the modern world, we often find ourselves living in a state of constant stimulation, movement, and doing. This lifestyle can cause us to feel disconnected, restless, and even meaningless – we forget how to simply be.
This retreat will focus on the traditional Tibetan Buddhist practice of Lojong, a form of practice that involves refining and purifying our motivations and attitudes towards ourselves, our environment, and our life in general. This powerful practice helps us to let go of attachments, establish witness consciousness and to cultivate the heart wisdom.
We will dive deep into the text on the 8 verses of mind training–a set of antidotes to undesired mental habits that hold us back and cause suffering, as well as methods to expand our viewpoint and develop our ability to relate to ourselves and the world in a more constructive, compassionate way.
Brejo Fundeiro center is a stunning oasis of peace, nature, and tranquility – an idyllic setting to immerse in the powerful teaching of mind training, nourish your body with nutritious food, connect, and rejuvenate your soul. The center is nestled within a small valley, surrounded by peaceful mountain and a forest of eucalyptus, pine, and cork oak trees. Wander through the herb and vegetable gardens or take a dip in the saltwater swimming pool in your free time.
Your accommodation will be a boutique-style room within Brejo Fundeiro’s one-hundred-year-old restored manor home. Each room has been individually styled with both modern and original features. Wholesome vegetarian food will be served three times a day using fresh, seasonal produce from the onsite organic gardens or local suppliers. Vegan options can be arranged at your request.
A balanced daily program of Yoga, Buddhist philosophy and practices, Pranayama, and Energy healing will purify your mind and body, connecting you to your inner source of wisdom and harmony. The soothing natural setting and serene lifestyle will allow you to focus on shedding the hard layers to uncover your true self.
- Full daily program
- Opening ceremony
- Day trip in the local area
- Creative workshop
- Sound healing concert
- Delicious local infused vegetarian food served 3 times a day
- A saltwater swimming pool to relax and recharge
- Quality time to unwind in the gardens, take a walk in nature, have deep conversations, or read a book
Dates: August 22-29, 2020
Your Investment includes: All retreat activities and trips, accommodation and 3 meals a day.
What’s not included? Travel cost to the retreat, health insurance and personal expenses, and one dinner which will be eaten outside.
Early bird until 30 April
Full price from 1 May
Triple room shared bathroom
Tripe room with ensuite bathroom
Twin room with ensuite bathroom
(All prices are per person and in USD)
To ensure your place a 50% non nonrefundable deposit is required, the rest can be paid one month prior to the retreat date .
For info about travel to Brejo Fundeiro Center please go here.