Retreats and Seminars
For 15 years, Casa Garuda has hosted retreats for meditation, study and writing, and the contemplative arts. Seminars have featured Miksang contemplative photography, Duende Dance, Yoga, Tai Chi, Ikebana Flower Arranging, Dharma Art, Maitri Space Awareness, and more.
Casa Garuda hosts individuals seeking a quiet and protected place for private retreat practice. It is ideal for group retreats.
In addition to the private rooms, the ground level features a beautiful 60 square meter room with four arches. This room is a wonderful place for seminars and group retreats.
Outside in the magnificent field with vistas of Umbria and Tuscany, you will find a wooden platform suitable for large groups. In early 2018 this will be further developed into a covered shala surrounded by glass walls.
In front of the main house is a small structure used for outside dining. This is also has facilities for an indoor fire suitable for fire offerings.
Around Casa Garuda
Casa Garuda maintains a biological garden supplying fresh vegetables in summer, and the zen garden year round. For those luxurious breaks in the retreat schedule, there are two full-size swimming pools on the estate(1.2 km). Enjoy walks around the fields or woods, and for the more adventurous, a long walk or run down to Tuscany to the beautiful nature trail connecting Chiusi with Arezzo (60 km to the north).