Are you thinking for a 10-day Silent Vipassana meditation retreat near Barcelona?
What is Vipassana Meditation?
Vipassana meditation is a mental training, based on ancient Indian meditation techniques.
Vipassana meditation aims at seeing things how they really are, not as we want them to be.
Vipassana meditation encourages self-transformation through self-observation.
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What Is A 10-Day Silent Vipassana Meditation Retreat?
The 10-day silent meditation retreats are mental training courses that aim at teaching participants how to deal with the inherent suffering of existence.
The main technique is introspective observation.
The main goal is to achieve a better understanding of reality.
Vipassana Meditation Schedule
Vipassana meditations aim at a profound introspection to better awareness of reality.
Thus the schedule aims at spending as much time conducting meditation exercises.
The total meditation time is ~11h per day.
4:00 am Morning wake-up bell
4:30-6:30 am Meditate in the hall or in your room
6:30-8:00 am Breakfast & free time
8:00-9:00 am Group meditation in the hall
9:00-11:00 am Meditate in the hall or in your room according to the teacher’s instructions
11:00-12:00 noon Lunch & free time
12 noon-1:00 pm Rest and interviews with the teacher
1:00-2:30 pm Meditate in the hall or in your room
2:30-3:30 pm Group meditation in the hall
3:30-5:00 pm Meditate in the hall or in your own room according to the teacher’s instructions
5:00-6:00 pm Tea break & free time
6:00-7:00 pm Group meditation in the hall
7:00-8:15 pm Teacher’s Discourse in the hall
8:15-9:00 pm Group meditation in the hall
9:00-9:30 pm Question time in the hall
9:30 pm Retire to your own room–Lights out
Can I Do Yoga During The Meditation Retreat?
While the practise of yoga and other exercises is perfectly compatible with Vipassana meditation, their practise is not allowed during the retreats.
The full attention of the mental training should be directed towards the introspective mediation in isolation.
How Much Does A Meditation Retreat Cost?
The meditation courses are free of charge, including accommodation and food.
However the organisation functions fully supported by donations, so donations are highly appreciated, and basically essential to the survival of this initiative.
How Do I Apply For A Vipassana Meditation Retreat?
All applications shall be done online on Dhamma’s website.
The application process literally takes less than 10 minutes and is very easy and intuitive.
Start your application with a course search.
What is the nearest Meditation center near Barcelona?
In the Montseny mountains, the Dhamma Neru Meditation center in Santa Maria de Palautordera is not far from Barcelona.
How to get there? Just 50min by car or 1h 30min by public transportation. The nearest train station is Palautordera.
My First & Second 10-day Vipassana Retreat Reviews
Have a look at my thoughts on my first meditation retreat and my second meditation retreat.