Welcome to Akashavana

Akashavana is the women’s ordination retreat centre of the Triratna Buddhist Order. The retreats are only for women members of the Triratna Order or for women who have been invited to attend an ordination retreat there. The first Ordination Retreat took place in 2007, and since then, over 100 women have received their ordination there.

Akashavana occupies 108 hectares of land in two plots in the mountains above Valderrobres. One plot, nurturing the retreat centre, nestles between two limestone ridges where griffin vultures nest in the rock face and circle high above most days. The other is home to the community which is about an hour’s walk away. There is so much space there – not only on the land and in the vast blue skies, but also ‘psychic space’, which brings about a tremendous sense of seclusion. Along with the vastness of space there is also the intimacy of detail; the sense experience of meditating alone under a pine tree and touching the earth.

Please visit the Akashavana website to see what is happening or read on the blog here in our ‘thebuddhistcentre’ space what the community is up too..

Hasta luego,
the community (Acalavajri, Manigarbha, Mumukshu)


highlights

It’s full on at Akasavana!...

A month retreat with a two week...

Our year began with the preparations...

“What a beautiful, peaceful valley...