Opportunity to join the community
The resident community of Guhyaloka would like to welcome two new members to join.
To find out more or to apply, contact us.
Summer Ordination Retreat 2023
Triratna ordination retreats are by invitation only.
The summer one is on 2 May – 17 July 2023.
Autumn Retreat 2023
This retreat will take place on 2-30 September 2023.
Help support Guhyaloka
We would like to make Guhyaloka fit for the future and need substantial funds for this project. To find out what exactly we are planning to do to maintain and develop this amazing place and how you can donate click here.
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.