Happy New Year
We wish you a Happy New Year – hopefully it will be better than 2020. Like others we have had a difficult year financially but it has been a good year for the community and life at Guhyaloka has continued to develop. We’ve had several visitors – particularly at Uttaraloka – and the solitary retreat huts have been in use much of the time. May 2021 bring a close to these strange times.
The good news is that Guhyaloka is open for solitary retreats providing you are able to travel here in accordance with the travel, lockdown & quarantine rules that apply to you. Please contact us for further information.
Welcome to our new website
We hope you find it informative and easy to use. Please contact us if you have any suggestions for improvement. We will be making more changes to the site, including adding multi-lingual content. Don’t forget to bookmark this new site!
Help support Guhyaloka
Please consider making a donation to help us maintain and develop this amazing place. Like so many places we have lost the majority of our income this year and so any contributions would be especially welcome at this time.
Although one can see the Mediterranean from some parts of the property Guhyaloka is situated in a very secluded mountain valley in the province of Alicante in Spain. The community members have chosen to live a simple life away from the business of the world and modern social life and at the same time to provide facilities for men who also want to leave their normal world behind for anything from one to twelve weeks, so as to deepen their spiritual practice. This can be done either alone, in one of our four solitary cabins, or with others, by joining the community for a while, or by coming on one of our other type of retreats.
An important function of Guhyaloka is to host the annual Ordination courses during which fifteen or so men, after several years training, join the Triratna Buddhist Order.
Guhyaloka is for men only but at Akashavana, which is also in Spain, there are similar facilities for women to engage in intensive retreats, especially when they are ordained.
Uttaraloka is a “forest hermitage” in a neighbouring valley. Manjuvajra, a long time member of the Triratna Buddhist Order lives there as caretaker and invites others to join him to live a simple life as part of a small community away from the ‘world’ – the complexities and distractions of normal life.