Ocean Of Peace Retreat (away retreat In Malaga, Spain)

Class/Course Date(s) & Time:
Friday 10th November-Saturday 11th November, Starts 19:30 Finishes 23:59

Class/Course Level:
GreenSuitable for all levels

KMC Spain (Venue Map & Information)
Camino Fuente del Perro, Alhaurin el Grande, Malaga, 29120,


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In this relaxing five-day away retreat at KMC Spain, Malaga, we will be learning how to use meditation on the mind (known as Mahamudra meditation) to experience greater peace, clarity, and well-being. Derived from the Buddhist Mahamudra tradition, the meditations on this retreat will lead you on a voyage of exploration of your mind through which you can discover your own inner potential for lasting peace and happiness.

The retreat is open to everyone of all levels of experience and will be held in the beautiful, warm and relaxing setting of KMC Spain’s retreat Centre.

12246837_913733155382324_7211398813221954494_nKMC Spain is located near Málaga and, surrounded by mountains and olive groves, is a place of natural beauty. With a relaxed schedule giving plenty of time each day to enjoy walks in the surrounding area, this retreat is designed to be of benefit for both the body and mind. This retreat is being organised by Bodhisattva KMC, in Brighton and Dharmavajra Buddhist Centre, Swansea.

(In order to facilitate the running of this retreat we offer all our attendees the opportunity to help with a small volunteer job to help with the smooth running and organisation of the retreat. This mainly involves a task related to keeping retreat areas clean and tidy and helping with preparation of food. It is a great way to meet and connect with other people on the retreat).

Retreat Teachers

mikeMike Garside is the resident teacher of Dharmavajra Centre (Swansea). Mike has been practising Kadampa Buddhism for 35 years and is well known and regarded within the tradition for his gentle and accessible approach to helping people gain their own experience of Buddhist practice.


Gen_ChondenGen Chonden is Guest Resident teacher at Bodhisattva KMC (Brighton). He has been practising Kadampa Buddhism for over 30 years. He is much loved for his warmth and humour, and he shares with us a great wealth of knowledge, insight and wisdom.



The Retreat Venue

12243420_913729202049386_4639808779882862559_nThe venue for the retreat is the beautiful Kadampa Meditation Centre Spain, located near Málaga in the heart of sunny Costa del Sol in Southern Spain, the perfect setting for a meditation retreat in the sun. This retreat is a great way to gain some experience of meditation and learn about Kadampa Buddhism. It is within easy access to the nearby mountainous region of ‘Mountain of the Snows’. With over 300 days of sunshine every year, the KMC is noted for its healthy environment. The entire site is non-smoking.



You can relax and unwind in Café de la Paz, which offers a wide variety of food and snacks, refreshments, as well as exotic and natural teas and coffees. In the coffee shop there is an air-conditioned hall, an open air terrace with views of the garden.





There are a number of comfortable options at KMC Spain including single, twin, double, quad, and triple rooms as well as dormitory accommodation. All rooms are just a few steps away from the large swimming pool which guests can enjoy at their leisure.

The Meditation Temple


The meditation retreat sessions will be held in the Meditation Temple. These temples are dedicated to peace in the world and create a space for us to develop inner peace through meditation by applying Buddhist wisdom to everyday life.




The Retreat Schedule

The retreat will begin on Friday evening (11th November) at 7.30 pm with an introduction and end with lunch on Wednesday (16th November) at 1.00 pm.

Friday evening (11th November):

• Introduction, 7.30 – 8.45 pm

Saturday – Tuesday (12th – 15th November):

• 09.30 – 10.45 : Guided retreat session 1
• 11.45 – 13.00 : Guided retreat session 2
• 19.30 – 20.45 : Guided retreat session 3

Wednesday (16th November)

• 09.30 – 10.45 : Guided retreat session 1
• 11.45 – 13.00 : Guided retreat session 2

Transportation arrangements

Flghts: Easyjet operate flights from Gatwick to Malaga. (Flights are appoximately £75 return – checked on 28th April 2016)

From Malaga Airport

Taxi service – from the airport: Approx £25 (Tuesday-Thursday during the day), £30 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, and during the night)

Buses from the airport

At the exit of Terminal 3 you can catch the bus called ” Line A “. This bus takes you to Málaga bus station and the train station “Maria Zambrano” which are both located in the same place. The bus “Line A” runs every 30 minutes and the journey takes 25 minutes.

Buses from Malaga

From the Bus station in Malaga you can take the bus to Alhaurín el grande from platform 27 or 29 (bus Portillo). You will need to inform the driver that you are going to the Kadampa Meditation Center or Camino Fuente del Perro so he/she will know they will need to stop there. The meditation centre is about a 400 meters walk from the drop off point.

The bus stop (for buses travelling back to Malaga) is a 400 meter walk from the Kadampa Meditation Centre. The estimated duration of the trip to Malaga by bus is 1 hour.

Car Rental

You can get a quote for car rental from Malaga airport using the rentalcars website.

Fees for the retreat

Onsite accommodation fees (per person):

Single room : £225
Twin Room : £150
Double Room : £150
Triple Room : £100
Male Dormitory : £70
Female Dormitory : £70

Camping options may also be available – please contact Bodhisattva KMC to discuss.

Additional accommodation close to KMC Spain

If our onsite accommodation is sold out, or you wish to stay in a local hotel or apartment in Alhaurin el Grande (within 2 miles of KMC Spain), there are a number of hotels and apartments below that can accommodate you. You might need to hire a car to drive between your accommodation and KMC Spain. You can get a quote for car rental from Malaga airport using the rentalcars website.

  • Hotel El Mirador (Set in the foothills of the Mijas Mountains, El Mirador and its spacious gardens cover 80,000m². There is a large outdoor swimming pool, surrounded by a terrace and green areas)
  • Finca la Mota  (Finca la Mota is located in Alhaurin el Grande, 20.5 miles from Malaga Airport. Set in a garden with an outdoor pool, this rustic bed & breakfast offers a free Wi-Fi zone and free parking)
  • Apartamentos Casa Sardina (Apartamentos Casa Sardina are located next to the Mijas Mountains, in Alhaurín El Grande’s old town)
  • Aparthotel La Palmera (La Palmera Aparthotel is located in the quiet town of Alhaurín el Grande, in the Andalusian countryside. Its air-conditioned apartments all have kitchenettes, a balcony and free WiFi)
Class/Course Fee:
£100 per person (includes food and refreshments)
This course can be attended non-residentially

Course Booking:
Our weekend courses can be booked with a 25% deposit. The booking system is easy to use and will give you all the information you need regarding accommodation options and fees. All bookings are made through a secure online system, and you will receive an instant payment notification as well as confirmation of your course booking.

Payment Information:
We use PayPal as our payment gateway, but you do not need a PayPal account to pay. After you have registered for your course, you will automatically be directed to PayPal to process your payment, where you can choose to "Check Out as a Guest".