Casa da Torre – Centro de Retiros | Soutelo – Vila Verde – Braga
In 2019, the Bodhicharya Summer Camp will again be held in Portugal.
The chosen place is a Christian retreat house, in the North of Portugal. The facilities are excellent, with single and double rooms with twin beds. Vegetables and fruit are grown by the community itself and taste absolutely delicious.
There is a river, at a short walking distance away, where one can swim or just refresh oneself. There is a fluvial beach and a small terrace, perfect to sit, relax and enjoy a drink.
Participants may also relax and enjoy the activities available around the center. Families are most welcome, however, we will not be in a position to provide childcare.
Like every year, the Summer Camp will be accessible to everyone, even to those who do not have a deep knowledge of the Buddhist path and did not attend previous years’ sessions.
All the meals are taken at the main venue, Casa da Torre. The center offers 3 vegetarian meals a day, starting with dinner on July 29th, until lunch on August 4th.
There are two possibilities for accommodation: Casa da Torre, the main venue and Casa Jardim, a secondary one. The following prices include everything: accommodation, meals and teachings for the whole duration of Summer Camp.
Casa da Torre
The main venue where the teachings are held and the meals taken. All the rooms are en suite, WI-FI access – sheet and towels included
In order to provide for an extra number of places, we also booked rooms in a secondary venue, Casa Jardim. Some rooms are in suite, others have a common bathroom. Sheets and towels provided. WI-FI access.
Casa Jardim is within 7 minutes walk from Casa da Torre. Meals are taken in the main venue, with the group. Prices are all inclusive (teachings, full boarding)
- SINGLE ROOM en suite – 400€
- SINGLE ROOM with common bathroom – 370€
- TWIN ROOM with common bathroom – 335€ per person
It is also possible to attend the teachings without staying at Casa da Torre
The rates for the Summer Camp are fixed: the full week’s rates must be paid even for partial attendance.
You will receive the references for payment after confirmation of availability.
If you have any question, please send us an email.
Click here to download the prayers before and after the sessionsDownload
The teachings will be given in English. There will be simultaneous translations into French and Portuguese. If you need translation, bring a FM radio.
Casa da Torre | 4730-570 Soutelo | Vila Verde | tel: +351 253 310 400
The closest international airport is Porto (OPO). Many low-cost airlines fly to Porto from a great number of places. There will be two buses collecting those who arrive at the airport.
On the 29th July:
shuttle at 14h and 17h
On the 4th August
shuttle at 14h00
Shuttles costs are included in Summer Camp price.
The closest train station is Braga. From there you can take a taxi to Casa da Torre. It costs 15€.
GPS 41º36’36.08″N 8º26’17.05″W
The surface Subway (Metro) line is a quick connection between the airport, the city centre and the mains hotels in Porto, with services every 20 minutes. Check metrodoporto.pt