Borisa offers a completely independent apartment of bio-construction, where you can enjoy the peace and beauty of these mountains and do a solo retreat, or have the possibility of joining the simple life and daily zen practice that takes place in the Zen Center. Also to spend a few days of relax (in that case, the apartment can accommodate a couple +1).
The apartment has a kitchen, wood-burning stove and private use of the bathroom (except during retreats).
Retreatants bring their own food supplies (we can help with shopping). They can spend their entire retreat in the apartment, or may choose to join our morning and evening practice in the Dharma room.
Please, understand that during retreat times, because the apartment is near the Zen Center, you might hear more background sound from the retreat and normal use of the building by more people. In any case, an environment of silence, stillness and collective effort it’s keeped during retrats. (You can check the Retreat program here.)
Borisa (Puli) is very isolated on the mountain. It is important to bring everything in the list and what you might need, there’s no shops were to find what you don’t have. We suggest:
-food for the duration of the retreat
-all you need for your practice (incense, candles …)
-lantern (+ batteries)
-towel, toiletries (gel, shampoo, etc. All Zen Center discharges go directly to nature, so we encourage you to use environmentally friendly products) -slippers and mountain shoes
-clothing comfortable for meditation
-clothing suitable for the season of the year (in the mountains the weather can vary a lot from day to day, and be cold)
-we function with solar panels, so the use of hair dryers, irons, etc. is not allowed. Please use electricity and water consciously