A week of silence to let go

Vipassana

from January 18 to 24, 2025

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Vipassana

from January 18 to 24, 2025

This week of silence offers you a unique chance to settle down and meet yourself in a new state of inner calm.

Interiority, awakening and deep peace

My invitation

During this week of presence, the essence of our practice will be inspired by the vipassana method. Vipassana is the pure essence of meditation. This form of meditation transcends all the world’s Buddhist traditions and yoga schools. It is the oldest form of meditation taught for centuries in Asia.

Vipassana is so simple and direct, that it enables a radical encounter with all that lies hidden within oneself and demands to be “seen” in order to be liberated.

The ultimate aim of this practice is to liberate the self from all that is false, and reach a state of Samadhi. In this state, an indestructible inner peace emerges, and consciousness finally regains its natural fullness.

Teaching topics will include:

The basics of meditation

Joyful effort

Being in the state of witness

Smile at your ego

The illusions of the mind

The great silence

Loneliness

The essence of self

The path to freedom

From the ancient Sanskrit word, Samadhi alludes to the transcendent union that lies at the root of all true spirituality and self-discovery. All sages throughout history have explored this original state of total liberation and ecstasy: Samadhi!

YOUR GUIDE

Martin Bilodeau

Martin is an inspired and playful yogi. He has been teaching with passion for over 10 years and continues to travel the world to further his personal exploration.

Winter 2025

from January 18 to 24, 2025

Practical information

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Retreat in silence!

The entire retreat takes place in total communal silence.

A sharing circle is organized on the last morning before departure.

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Retreat language

Lessons and guided practices will take place under the benevolent guidance of Martin Bilodeau, in ENGLISH ONLY.

Schedule

The retreat runs continuously from January 18 to 24, 2025. The program begins on Saturday with a welcome and tour of the premises at 5 p.m., a meal at 6pm and a first practice at 8pm, and ends on Friday morning.

Cost of the retreat

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USD $400

per person

Exceptionally, this retreat is offered at 50% of the usual cost of our signature retreats, to enable as many people as possible to enjoy this transformative inner experience.

No one is turned away for financial reasons. Contact us to discuss your options!

Accommodation*

USD $270

in effect until December 31, 2024

USD $324

effective January 1, 2025

per person

double occupancy with ocean view, shared bathroom

rate includes 6 nights’ accommodation

WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE THE ROOM TO YOURSELF?

It’s possible, but you’ll have to pay the double-occupancy rate + 50%. For example, if you book before January 1, 2025, you’ll pay $270 USD + $135 USD for a total of $405 USD for the duration of the retreat.

 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO ATTEND THE RETREAT WITHOUT BOOKING ACCOMMODATION?

Yes, but please note that a meal package is required for the retreat to run smoothly.

* REDUCED RATE FOR 2024 AND NEW RATE FOR 2025

By booking your place by December 31, 2024, you benefit from the opening rate (reduced by 20%). The full rate comes into effect on January 1, 2025.

You can attend the retreat without booking accommodation. However, a meal package is required for the retreat to run smoothly.

Meal plan

USD $300

per person

6-day meal plan including morning snack, morning meal and lunch

Total cost of retirement

USD $970

in force until December 31, 2024

USD $1,024

effective January 1, 2025

per person

double occupancy with sea view, shared bathroom

includes 6 nights’ accommodation in double occupancy and 6-day meal plan

Airfare and local transportation not included

Please refer to our ESSENTIAL INFORMATION page for our travel recommendations.

General terms and conditions

We require a minimum of 10 people for a group.

ACCOMMODATION

We will require a 25% deposit upon reservation for this minimum, a second 25% deposit 30 days prior to the event, and the balance upon arrival, adjusted to the final number of event participants.

The 25% deposit is based on 10 participants in double occupancy in a standard room.

We offer free accommodation to all accompanying persons for 14 or more participants.

All deposits are final and non-refundable.

Payment schedule

Retreat

50% of the retreat amount at the time of booking

Balance of payment (50% of the retreat amount, plus applicable taxes) 7 days before the start of the retreat

Deadline: January 11, 2025

Accomodation and meal plan

25% of the cost of accommodation at the time of booking

25% of the cost of accommodation 30 days before the start of the retreat

Deadline: December 18, 2024

The balance of payment (50% of the accommodation and food package) will be made 7 days before the start of the retreat.

Deadline: January 11, 2025

Book your place now!

Make your deposit

Book your place now by making your USD $200 deposit, plus 25% of the chosen accomodation.

The deposit is calculated on the cost of hosting the retreat.

Choose your accomodation

When making your reservation, please indicate your choice of accommodation.

We’ll take care of booking your accommodation at the Pachalegria Center for you.

Booking confirmation

Receive confirmation of your booking and instructions for the retreat.

30 days before the start of the retreat, you will receive a payment link to pay half of your accommodation. Finally, 1 week before the start of the retreat, you’ll receive the payment link to pay the remainder (retreat balance, accommodation balance and food package).

Looking to extend your stay?

Whether you’d like to extend your stay with us on a retreat, or you’re just passing through the Zipolite area looking for a place to stay, we’ve got the solution for you!

Whether you’re visiting us for a few days or a few months, we’ve got room for you, a host of diverse and enriching activities, not to mention the sea, Mexican cuisine and local culture.

You can extend your stay on site. Payment in cash or via secure link.

Our commitment

We have over ten years’ experience in leading spiritual retreats, and many of our past participants return again and again, even after many years!

We are committed to ensuring that your spiritual retreat lives up to your expectations.