Amitavati, retreats in Spain.


Amitavati, which means ‘full of boundless possibilities’, is the home and rural retreat centre of Suratna and Vidyasri, two ordained members of the Triratna order. They offer a range of retreats in their working smallholding in the hills near the small town of Villar-del-Arzobispo in the hinterland of Valencia, Spain.

Retreats are designed to bring visitors into intimate contact with the land and its resources. They include meditation retreats,shamanic journeying, drumming, painting and sculpture and working retreats.Please contact Suratna or Vidyasri if you would like to stay for a period as a member of our community. The cost is 14 euros a day.


The Olive Harvest – A winter working retreat
4th December – 11th December, 2017


Come and help us harvest our 250 olive-laden trees here this December, and find refreshment, inspiration and enjoyment living simply in a place of natural beauty and peace. There will be:
About 5 hours of work a day, mainly olive picking (with the possibility of a little light building work, gardening, painting, firewood collection).
We will offer two meditations a day, with instruction as required for beginners.

From 1-4pm there will be free time for you to spend as you want – there are beautiful walks in the hills and pine forests that surround Amitavati.

In the evenings there will be a range of creative and practise-based activities, including discussions on meditation and spiritual practice, free time, poetry readings, improvised percussion – and ritual or mantra chanting as we all want.

This is an opportunity to live as a community during this working retreat, sharing meals and basic chores. Meditations are optional.

There is comfortable sleeping accommodation in the house in shared rooms (we also have 2 single rooms). It is also possible to camp but be aware the temperatures drop at night!

So, come and enjoy the lovely hills of the Serrania!

Programme outline:
7.00 Rise
7.30 Meditation
8.30 Breakfast
9.30 Work Period
11.30 Tea-break
12.00 Work Period
1.00 Lunch
Free time
4.00 – 6.00 Work Period
6.30 Meditation
7.30 Supper
from 8.00 Personal time or other creative or practice-based activity
Remember, this is a working retreat, and that you need to consider yourself fit and well enough to do the work! (If unsure please talk this over with us before booking).
Cost: 85 euros for the week
We can be flexible on this, as well as on minor adjustments of dates. For travel to & from Amitavati see “Getting There”.