The Power of Silence… 3 Day Retreat in Portugal


Rest, in stillness.  Relax, into your naturalness;
and Remember your most divine nature.  

Unravel the mind's obsession with thinking and speaking, while you gift yourself the opportunity to make contact with the truth of what you are.  This 3 day retreat will include Yoga for all levels, Satsang (Teaching), Meditation & great food.  

Prices start for campers at €145 for the whole weekend for local Portugues residents, and €245 for non locals.  Extra discounts if you share your tent with a friend.   If you would like to arrive a day early and stay the night on the 15th, you can do so for an extra €15 for locals and €20 for non locals. .  Room rentals are as low at €292.50 if you share a room with a friend.  

Location: House of Covão Grande

This is an old country house, built entirely in basalt that gives it an intense country look and a pleasant and welcoming atmosphere. Within a 35 kms range, our visitors can embrace our history, either in the gothic capital Santarém or the sumptuous monasteries of Alcobaça and Batalha, or the incomparable medieval village of Obidos and appreciate the beauty of beaches like most typical Nazaré and Foz do Arelho or Only to inhale the clean air in agreeable promenades by the natural park of Serra dos Candeeiros.

The rich gastronomy of the region offers irresistible table delicacies to the most demanding flavors. Casa do Covão Grande stands at the height of a path from where you can see the magnificent panorama. Near by you can find the famous and ancient salt mines (Salinas) wich are a unique display made by the nature and shaped by man.

The Power of Silence

(from Marta) The importance of a regular meditation practice lies in accessing a neutral space of observation, where we can see our mind patterns, and our egoic reactions; basically all disturbances of our minds. The opportunity of ​​a meditation practice or silent retreat, is for this space to "stay" available throughout our days, and not only when we decide to sit down and watch ourselves (that is just too easy, no?).

It's really during the day, in the middle of our regular activities and interactions with other people and situations, that these patterns come up in a stronger way. So there is the opportunity to really look and see what they are, by what they are: movements in the mind that create illusions about what IS. Consequentetly generating all the feelings of comparison, disconfort, effort, lacking (etc) we experience in this play of being human.

Being able to watch this play constantly without getting eganged with it, turning it into something real, is called disecernment - that's the point of meditation, to allow this constant discernement to be experienced, until only truth remains.

Meditation is the tool to reach the goal of yoga, "yoga chitta vritti nirodah" - yoga is the removal of the fluctuations of the mind.

House of Covão Grande Map Location

Lodging & Price Options
Local Residents have lower rates to reflect local prices.

Camping for Locals - €145

Camping for Locals (for 2) 1 Tent - €235

Regular Camping - for 1 - €245

Reg. Camping for (for 2) 1 Tent - €420

House Room for 1 (Private) €425

House Room for 2 (Private) €585

Shared Room - €325

Register & Reserve Your Spot


  • Campers will need to bring their own tent. (local option - is for Portuguese Residents Only)


  • If you would like to stay the night on the 15th, or the 18th, please choose accordingly. (Dinner not included)
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  • For tent spaces, you can either pay now or pay in person/on arrival.

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Written Testimonials

Satsang with Tiger is a rare opportunity to open and surrender into the sincerity of our ever present true nature. Through the grace of satsang I opened into receiving and embodying divine love, love that is beyond ideas of personal identity, love that is always and all ways present. Satsang feels like the ultimate homecoming where I can rest in the divinity of all things.

~Libby Kinsela - Australia


I fail miserably in describing with words what this retreat with Tiger ment for me. It goes sooo beyond words. How to describe the love I feel? How to describe the space I'm in? How to describe the newfound joy of going on a journey of endlessly discovering mySelf? How to describe the limitless appreciation and gratitude that is in my heart for Tiger, for the people and life itself? Don't get me wrong - your shit will come up and there will be moments were you might want to quit but: the freedom you feel at the other end is all worth it!

~Sonja Nartz - Sweden