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Zazen no Tomodachi – Friends of Zen

Refugio Sulayr at Los Pollos, Alpujarra, Spain

(Arrival at Alqueria de Morayma. At 5 pm transfer up to Refugio Sulayr)

Participation: minimum 2 days

Guide: Tom Amatt
 (Maximum Participants: 8 per week)

Fees: there are no fees, however we depend on donations or membership for our service.

Retreats upon Request


The retreat takes place in one of the most remote spots of the Alpujarra section of the Sierra Nevada. It’s views and beauty are stunning, the living environment basic with running (cold) water from our well for kitchen and (outdoor) showers. We follow the principle Zen-Session arrangement, but split the sittings between inside our underground dome during the first half of the day and outsides during the second. A detailed impression of the setting you may obtain here.

Do not forget to bring with you: warm sleeping bag, meditation outfit, working dress, moccasins and solid shoes, a bowl and cleaning towel. Temperatures at the time are cold to moderately warm. Warm cloth for the morning sessions is imperative.

If you are interested or have questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.