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Betania retreat centre, Cordoba

“Stay in your body. The silence is in your body. It’s not out there. It’s in your body. Stay in your body, and you’ll be surprised what happens. To really become immersed in the silence, you need to free your body – purify your body of the past. Only then will there be silence. And that silence is overwhelming, it’s indescribably beautiful. You don’t come in and out of it – it’s always there. It’s all one. There’s no two. It’s all one.”

– Linda Clair

RETREATS IN 2017*

*unless otherwise specified, all prices are in Australian dollars.

See Cancellation Policy and Bookings Info for current retreats. Some retreats also have a Frequently Asked Questions page.
Some small retreat venues take limited numbers of participants. A waiting list is then offered.


Spain 12–16 October, 5-Day Retreat 2017

SPAIN, 12–16 OCTOBER, 5-DAY RETREAT 2017

Thur 12th – Mon 16th October 2017, 5-Day retreat
Cordoba, Spain

A 5-Day silent meditation retreat with LINDA CLAIR

Betania casa de espiritualidad This 5-day Silent Meditation Retreat will be held at the Betania casa de espiritualidad (Betania house of spirituality), in the historic city of Cordoba, Southern Spain (about 1 hour 40 minutes by train from Madrid).

The retreat will start at 9.30am Thursday 12th October and finish at 5.30pm Monday 16th October. 

Retreat Schedule
Thursday 12th October 9.30am – 9pm (arrive by 9am)
Friday 13th October 6.30am – 9pm
Saturday 14th October 6.30am–9pm
Sunday 15th October 6.30am–9pm
Monday 16th October 6.30am–5.30pm
retreat schedule pdf

COST
Residential, 495 € (Euros) for 5 days/4 nights, includes all meals, teaching and accommodation at Betania.
Non-residential, 395 € (Euros) for 5 days, includes teaching, lunch and supper.

All 5-day participants (residential or non-residential) have the opportunity for a short (optional) private meeting with the teacher.

Single Day participation may be available for certain days. Please make your enquiry to Rafael at rafaeru@yahoo.com, or Paco at f-prior@hotmail.com or Lara at bookings@simplemeditation.net

ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD
Accommodation is very comfortable and simple. Single rooms are available for each participant, and each room has its own bathroom. Food will be simple vegetarian, with vegan options available.

(UPDATE) It is possible to stay up to 2 nights before and 1 night after retreat. It is expected this will cost under 45 € a night. Bedding supplied. Meal options are also available. You will be sent an “extra nights accommodation” form when you register in case you want to take up this option.
(English speakers) Contact Rafael if you still need more details, as Betania staff are Spanish speaking only.

WHAT TO BRING
Please bring your own meditation cushions or stools. Chairs will be available for those who like to alternate their sitting or prefer not to sit on the floor. The day’s schedule will include an evening meditation.

(UPDATE) HOW TO GET TO BETANIA (by bus)
There is a bus every 30 minutes, including Sundays and holidays from the bus station, near the Cordoba railway station. The price of the ticket is 1.30 € . From the Cordoba Railway Station to Saldaña 2 takes approx 30 minutes. The Saldaña 2 bus stop is three minutes walking distance from Betania. View.

REGISTRATION and PAYMENT
Register for the 5-Day Spain Retreat 2017  Retreat code: Spain Oct
It will be helpful if you can email Lara at bookings@simplemeditation.net when you have made a payment. Thanks.

Australia – Retreat participants from Australia can pay in Australian dollars by direct deposit. When you have submitted the registration form contact Lara at bookings@simplemeditation.net for payment details.
Rest of the World, incl Australia – Retreat participants can pay with PayPal in euros.

See Cancellations and Refunds

Venue: Betania casa de espiritualidad, Calle Villanueva de Cordoba, 16. 14012 Cordoba Spain.
Retreat Enquiries (English speakers): please email bookings@simplemeditation.net


ESPAÑA. RETIRO DE 5 DÍAS EN OCTUBRE de 2017

Jueves 12 a lunes 16 de octubre de 2017. Retiro de 5 días
Cordoba, España

Retiro de meditación de 5 días con LINDA CLAIR

Betania casa de espiritualidad. Este retiro de meditación en silencio tendrá lugar en Betania Casa de Espiritualidad en la histórica ciudad de Córdoba, en el sur de España (aproximadamente 1hora y 40 minutos de Madrid en tren).
El retiro empezará a las 9:30 de la mañana el jueves 12 de octubre y terminará el lunes 16 de octubre a las 5:30 de la tarde.

Horario del retiro
Jueves 12 de octubre 9:30 am – 9 pm (Llegar a las 9 am)
Viernes 13 de octubre 6:30 am – 9 pm
Sábado 14 de octubre 6:30 am – 9 pm
Domingo 15 de octubre 6:30 am – 9 pm
Lunes 16 de octubre 6:30 am – 5:30 pm

PRECIO
Residentes: 495 € (incluye todas las comidas y alojamiento de 4 noches en Betania)
No residentes: 395 € por 5 días. Incluye enseñanza, almuerzo y cena.

la versión actualizada Todas las personas que participen los 5 días, residenciales y no residenciales, tienen la oportunidad (opcional) the un encuentro privado con la maestra. Tendrán un traductor a su disposición.

la versión actualizada Existe la posibilidad de asistir un único día, dependiendo del día. Por favor, consultar a Rafael at rafaeru@yahoo.com, or Paco at f-prior@hotmail.com or Lara at bookings@simplemeditation.net

ALOJAMIENTO Y COMIDA
El alojamiento es muy cómodo y simple. Hay habitaciones individuales disponibles para todos, y cada habitación tiene su propio cuarto de baño. La comida será simple, vegetariana, y habrá opción para veganos.

CANCELACIONES Y REEMBOLSOS
Retiro de 5 días, España del 12 al 16 de octubre de 2017
En el momento de la inscripción para el retiro se requiere un depósito de 100 € o el pago completo.

CANCELACIONES
– Las cancelaciones efectuadas hasta el 21 de septiembre incluído (3 semanas antes) incurrirán en un cargo de 100 €
– Quienes cancelen su inscripción entre el 22 de septiembre y 2 días antes del retiro recibirán un reembolso del 50%
– No habrá reembolso en caso de no asistencia o cancelación el día previo.

Lugar: Betania casa de espiritualidad. Calle Villanueva de Córdoba, 16. 14012 Córdoba
Consultas sobre el retiro: email a bookings@simplemeditation.net

REGISTRO
Información sobre el retiro (en español)
Porfavor, contactar con:
Paco:  f-prior@hotmail.com 34 957042895 y 34 600551813
Rafael: rafaeru@yahoo.com 34 957084555 y 34 670362968

Please complete registration by Thursday 21 September, 2017 {3 weeks before)

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Kallara 2–6 December, 4-Day Retreat 2017

KALLARA, 2–6 DECEMBER, 4-DAY RETREAT

Sat 2nd – Wed 6th December, 2017, Residential 4-Day Retreat Euroa, Victoria

A 4-Day silent residential meditation retreat with LINDA CLAIR

kallara retreat buildingsThe retreat will start on Saturday 2nd December at 2.30pm and finish on Wednesday 6th December at 1pm. The cost for the retreat is AUD$560 and this includes all food, accommodation and teaching. You need to bring your own bedding (that includes a pillow*).

Kallara Conference Centre is nestled in the scenic foothills of the Strathbogie Ranges, and backs onto native bushland with lots of wildlife and scenic walking tracks.

Retreat Schedule
Saturday 2nd December 2.30pm–9pm (arrive by 2pm)
Sunday 3rd December 6.30am–9pm
Monday 4th December 6.30am–9pm
Tuesday 5th December 6.30am–9pm
Wednesday 6th December 6.30am–1pm

COST
AUD$560. This retreat is residential only.
A deposit of $100 is required to register for this retreat, or you are welcome to pay the full amount.

Lunch is not provided on the 1st day (Saturday 2nd December) so please bring your own lunch.

VEGETARIAN FOOD
There will be delicious vegetarian food prepared by Dheera Payler. It may also be gluten free. We cannot guarantee to cater for all diets.

If you have a food allergy that you think we should know about please write it in the “Any other comments” section of the registration form.

ACCOMMODATION
Shared accommodation and shared bathroom facilities.
*A light blanket, sheets, one pillow and light doona can be supplied and laundered by Simple Meditation for those who are unable to bring their own bedding. This will cost an additional $50. You can choose this option on the registration form (we need to know before retreat starts).

BRING MEDITATION STOOLS / CUSHIONS
There are a limited number of extra floor mats and meditation cushions (zafus), but if possible, please bring your own mats and meditation cushions or stools. There are plenty of chairs for those who like to alternate their sitting or prefer not to sit on the floor. In consideration of other participants please limit your use of scented products at retreat.

You can find out some more information about Kallara at the conference centre’s website. The nearest town is Euroa. The Kallara Conference Centre is about two hours north-east of Melbourne.

Kallara - view of surrounding countrysideREGISTRATION and PAYMENT
Kallara 4-Day Retreat, 2–6 December 2017
Retreat Code: Kallara Dec
It will be helpful if you can email Lara at bookings@simplemeditation.net when you have made a payment.
For late bookings please contact Lara.

Read FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
See Cancellations and Refunds

Venue: Kallara Conference Centre, 332 Boundary Hill Rd, Boho South VIC 3669  See Google Map. see weather.

Take care on the roads when travelling to retreat as wombats, koalas and kangaroos inhabit this area.

Enquiries can be made through Lara at bookings@simplemeditation.net .

Please complete registration by Friday 10 November, 2017 (3 weeks before)
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