The Theosophical Society in Europe
Federation of National Societies

11th Silent Retreat in Spain, 6 to 10 December 2017

The object of the Silent Retreat is to delve into the subject and find quietness of the mind in a tranquil environment, which would enhance greater self-observation and self-knowledge.


Spirituality is one of the pillars of human civilization. There exit writings, upon which various religious currents have been built, so numerous that the student-pilgrim finds it difficult to verify their authenticity. Yet, there are methods of investigation to prove the value of spiritual instructions.

This silent retreat aims for a synergy in research as well as the sharing of understanding, according to the multi-millennial spiritual tradition without formal lineage. The exploration will be based on the Bhagavad-Gita, one of the most beautiful treasures of spiritual instructions.


The programme of the Silent Retreat includes daily talks, question and answer sessions and meditation. Apart from talks and question and answer sessions, participants will remain silent for the rest of the day and practice mindfulness.

The Silent Retreat is organized by the Theosophical Society in Spain

Theme: To know, to will, to dare, and to be silent

Speaker: Trân-Thi-Kim-Diêu

Arrival: 6 December between 9:00 to 13:00 / Opening at 16:00 – Closing: 10 December at 11:00

Language: French with translation into Spanish


The Silent Retreat will take place at the hostelry of Santa Maria de Montserrat, a Benedictine abbey located on the mountain of Montserrat, in Monistrol de Montserrat, near Barcelona, on Catalonia, Spain.

For more information and registration, download the leaflet of the Retreat or email to


Trân-Thi-Kim-Diêu is the Chair of the Council of the EFTS and former General Secretary of the TS France. She has conducted Silent Retreats for years and travels widely to encourage cooperation and promulgate the teachings as well as to share experience in service of the TS. Her main concern is to promote a new way of living where each human life can be guided by universal ethics and the mystic dimension of consciousness.