Bori Sa is located in a place of great natural beauty and energy, in a picturesque area of Alta Garrotxa.
Seated on a estate of 400 hectares of wilderness in the Natural Space of Alta Garrotxa, in the Pyrenees. It is 20 kilometers from the nearest town, does not have good transport connection and is far from facilities and shops. That makes Bori Sa an ideal place to calm and clear the mind… is as if the mountain wind blows away the confusion, complexity and noise accumulated from urban life.
Visitors enjoy the magnificent scenery and silence of Bori Sa and benefit from the power of Zen practice, following a schedule of practice and work, with plenty of free time to relax and explore the surroundings.
For stays in the Zen Center, it is essential to have attended a retreat before. The maximum stay is 1 week. Visitors adhere to the “Temple Rules” and follow the residents’ schedule.
Introduction for beginners on the first Saturday of each month. (It is required to register in advance by email). Learn the basics of Zen practice in the Kwan Um School. The workshop includes both instruction on our Zen forms and informal discussions on practice and Buddhism. During the day we will practice zen (with explanations), a walk in the nature and we will end with vegetarian food.
Templestay visits are scheduled once a month. The weekend program offers an experience of temple life and an introduction to Zen meditation.
Solo retreats: please contact the Zen Center to ask for conditions and availability.