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  • Medita CDMX
  • Medita CDMX
  • Medita CDMX


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The retreat center is located in the heart of the mountain, 15 minutes from Zitácuaro Michoacán, Mexico, the capital of the Country of the Monarch Butterflies.

It is a center for peace, a place of unity in diversity. Known as Shambhala Pure Land, it has received the blessings of Lama Zopa Rinpoche and other teachers from Tibet, India, Spain and Mexico. 

The place offers 11 hectares of garden surrounded by 23 varieties of fruit trees, flowers, forests, waterfalls, caves, panoramic viewpoint, temazcal, pool, bonfire area, amphitheater, pagodas, shared rooms with all services, healthy food and a meditation room with a hexagonal vaulted ceiling with an energy vortex at its top.

It has a magnificent climate, beautiful sunsets and an atmosphere of serene tranquility with perfect air quality.

The habits we have.

There are some constructive positive habits that we bring from childhood and habits we created that are not so helpful, even sometimes harmful to oneself, the ones around us and the environment. Habits are what we repeat everyday. The more we do something the easier it is to repeat it.

The neural pathways have been reinforced and the brain wants to keep following the well known path.


Why traveling is important.

When we travel we have no home but ourselves. This is essential in understanding that many of our habits come from the locations, people tendencies hardships we have surrounded us with. When the body is on the move; it's just us and our body. In this process we begin to pick up new habits and change or even abandon old habits.


The opportunity of the group.

Spending time with a group of people helps a lot to metaphorically learn and evolve together in the process of the retreat. Everyone is participating together in different activities so this boosts up our desire to share, grow and improve. We have been living in tribes for thousands of years, it is normal we are attracted to being accepted into the group. This process is called the group therapy process or HAC (Habit Alignment Concept).


Ten steps to finding our inner daemon.

There are ten different emotions and non emotions that we have to attend to in our everyday life actions, thoughts and speech.

1) Apologizing and forgiving.

2) Letting go of our attachments.

3) Understanding the reality of non separation.

4) Creating an emotion of empathy and desire to help.

5) Gratitude towards everything that helps us exist.

6) Cultivation of training mind & spirit.

7) Using the body to activate the brain.

8) Perception and attitude.

9) Effort of constancy.

10) Creating your own reality and controlling the emotions.


Food for thought and body.

We are what we eat, so therefore a key factor to see the change in our perception and attitude is to consider the nutrition that our body absorbs. Learning to feed ourselves what our body truly needs and is grateful for.


Dance of the souls.

Dancing is the motion of our body united with the mind. We let go of -what we may think- that -others may think- and feel free through the expression of our inner beauty, balance, health, joy, and connection with the animals within us.


Wise consumerism.

Cheaper, better, healthier, less impact on environment.

We must educate ourselves on how to improve our day to day basis. We consume and we create rubbish that may or may not disintegrate well into nature's womb. Nature gives us everything, we learn how to return the good graces, ensuring our children will thrive.


Applying Habit Alignment to our daily routine.

Once back in our well known area of being, we commence jumping back into our old habits. After training our mind we may be able to condition ourselves slowly,  step by step moving into a more reasonable dynamic towards a happier and healthier life.





3 pm.      Check in

5 pm.      Welcome chat

530 pm.  Dinner

630 pm.  Welcome talk *

930 pm.  Sonotheraphy & tea


7 am.       Yoga

8 am.       Breakfast

9 am.       Break

930 am.  Getting out of the dream 1 *

11 am.     Profound ecology

12 pm.     Vegan master class 1

1 pm.       Lunch

2 pm.       Chat about emptiness

330 pm.   Break

4 pm.       Chat about neuroscience

5 pm.       Contact activation*

6 pm.       Guided meditation

630 pm.   Dinner

730 pm. Understanding our true nature                          and potential 1 *

930 pm.   Sonotheraphy


7 am.       Yoga

8 am.       Breakfast

9 am.       Break

930 am.  Getting out of the dream 2 *

11 am.     Contact activation*

12 pm.     Break

1230 pm. Vegan master class 2

130 pm.   Lunch

230 pm.   Chat about mindful consumption

330 pm.   Break

4 pm.     Walk, meditation & sunset delight *

6 pm.       Dinner

7 pm.       Break

730 pm.   Understanding our true nature                       and potential 2 *

930 pm.   Sonotheraphy 


7 am.       Yoga

8 am.       Breakfast

9 am.       Break

930 am.   Closing talk *

1030 am  Chat about nature medicine and

                  history of mind kind

1230 pm.  Vegan master class 3

130 pm.    Lunch

230 pm.    Contact activation & closure*

3 pm         Check out (1)

4 pm.        Party

5 pm.        Check out (2)

*Sessions with an asterisk will be taught by Ösel. The other activities are designed by him following the HAC process, and will be facilitated by a professional team. Know more clicking here

​Ösel, 36, is a radical freethinker, humanitarian, documentary filmmaker, musician, father, friend, lifelong student, and former 21st-century Buddhist monk.

When he was just 14 months old, Ösel was formally recognized by His Holiness the Dalai Lama as the reincarnation of Lama Thubten Yeshe, the revered Tibetan yogi, scholar and teacher. 

Nowadays the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), which Lama and his main disciple Lama Zopa Rinpoche founded in the early 1970s, comprises an international family of thousands of students and a network of more than 160 centers, projects and services, now under the spiritual direction of Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

“I am very happy and full of admiration for the entire FPMT family,” says Ösel. "FPMT is doing a great job and Lama Zopa is an immensely special person, very inspiring and a great yogi."

Ösel served on the FPMT board of directors from 2008 to 2013. He continues to attend teachings with Rinpoche and supports the organization by sharing love, experience and knowledge with the FPMT family around the world.

“There is no separation between me and the FPMT,” says Ösel. “We are all working together in many aspects and fields. Humanity is our office.”

Ösel was enthroned as the reincarnation of Lama Yeshe in March 1987. In 1991, when he was six years old, he entered Sera Je Monastic University in southern India, where he lived and studied until he was 18 years old. Ösel then made the decision to leave monastic life to explore modern ways of living and thinking.

Ösel continued his education, graduating from high school at St. Michaels University School, a private boarding school in British Columbia, Canada. From Canada, Ösel attended university in Switzerland to study Western philosophy, human rights, the French language, and art.

Ösel furthered his interest in film by moving to Madrid and studying for a degree in Film Director, Director of Photography and a Master's in Documentary Filmmaking at the International School of Audiovisual Media. Ösel has also taken communication courses at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz, California.

From California, Ösel went to the University of Hawaii, where he studied financial and organizational behavior. Several times Ösel returned to continue his Buddhist philosophical studies at Sera Je Monastery with his beloved teacher Geshe Gendun Choephel, who passed away suddenly in 2016.

Ösel places an emphasis on also seeking non-traditional learning and creative experiences.

“We are all one family and we are sisters and brothers,” says Ösel. "Never forget this. Starting with yourself. You are your best friend. You have to live with yourself all your life, so make the most of it. Don't be hard on yourself. Just relax. Love yourself Beware. Enjoy your own company without depending on external agents such as intangible concepts, surreal and intoxicating idealizations which is simply putting more samsara on top of the samsara we already have. Be present and don't be dissatisfied, because the main cause of dissatisfaction means that you are not living in the moment. Or live in the moment. This moment. It is always the same moment. Agree?"


Includes single bed, bathroom and hot water (solar), breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea and all activities.




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Mexican pesos

MXN $6,800  per person 


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61511 Leona Vicario  Street
Zitacuaro, Michoacán, México.
By plane, bus and taxi
Arrive at the Zitácuaro bus terminal and from there you can take a taxi to the Shambala Retreat Center.
The average cost from the Observatory Terminal in Mexico City to Zitácuaro is MXN$300.

If you prefer to fly, depending on your place of origin, you can take a flight to Mexico City or Toluca and from there take a bus to Zitácuaro.
By car
If you arrive by car, we recommend sharing your vehicle with several people. The Retreat Center is limited to 20 parking spaces. 

Arrive directly at Leona Vicario Street, #61511 in Zitácuaro.
If you can't find a place for your car, you can leave it in the parking lot next to the Retreat Center. Ask directly for the costs (3 nights, 4 days).
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