Chittamani Tara Retreat

Approximation Retreat
Marina Brucet
6 February 2019 to 19 February 2019

The retreat is aimed to persons with a solid basis of Buddhist practice interested in the practice of Chittamani Tara who have received the initiation to the practice of Chittamani Tara. Therefore, it is aimed to persons who know this practice and what an approximation retreat is. The retreat will be intense, so please come prepared for it. The retreat sessions will be guided by qualified teachers, and it will take place mainly in an atmosphere of silence.

The center will provide the texts necessary for the retreat.

Requirements for the Retreat

In order to participate in this retreat, you must:

  • Have received the initiation to the practice of Chittamani Tara from a qualified teacher. This is, from a qualified teacher who follows the Dalai Lama's advice on practices. It will be done according to the Gelug tradition.
  • Come with determination and enthusiasm to complete the retreat. The retreat will be intense and a firm motivation will help.
  • Commit to complete the retreat, participating in all retreat sessions.
  • Follow the application and registration process that will be indicated by the center (see below).
  • Not suffer from psychological or psychiatric disorders.


The sessions of the retreat will be guided in English or in Spanish, depending on the participants. In any case, each participant will be able to choose the language of the practice text that will be provided by the center, and therefore everyone will be able to follow all the sessions in one’s own chosen language.

Arrival and Departure

Participants are advised to arrive at the center one day before starting the retreat or at least the same day early in the morning, and are asked to inform the center of their arrival in advance so that we can organize the arrival at the center. The departure can take place in the afternoon of the last day of retreat or the next day, depending on the needs of each participant.

Practical Information

  • For information about accommodation, click here.
  • The center cannot provide single rooms.
  • Since coverage for mobile phones in the area is very limited, it is recommended to give Tushita’s telephone number (+34 972 178 262) to a friend or relative, so that they can contact if necessary.
  • It is not possible to pay with credit/card in the center.

Registration and Information

To apply to the retreat please send an email to

Participation on the retreat has certain requirements and therefore filling in the Registration form that we will send you does not guarantee the participation in the retreat, which will depend on the fulfillment of the requirements.

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Marina Brucet holds a BA and a MA in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and a PhD from the University of Barcelona, where she also performed postdoctoral studies. She has been studying and practicing Buddhism for years, and is a student of great Tibetan lamas such as His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Lama Jampa Monlam and Khensur Jampa Tegchok, amongst others. She has completed the six-year study program Masters Program of Advanced Buddhist Studies of Sutra and Tantra at Lama Tzong Khapa Institute, Italy, as well as a one-year individual meditation retreat, among others. Presently, she focuses on meditation retreat, while combining it with teaching meditation and Buddhist philosophy, at both general and specialized levels, with an approach that always takes into account the context and circumstances of the Western life.