'Awaken to the Self' Orgiva, Hidden Paradise, 13th - 18th October 2019
This is an invitation to join Paul for a 5 day residential retreat of satsang, meditation, silence and self inquiry in a beautiful retreat centre in the mountains of Andalucia, southern Spain. The purpose of this retreat is to be still and look inwards to discover your own true nature. This retreat offers the potentiality to come to complete clarity of who you are beyond the mind made self. It is a direct invitation to discover the timeless, limitless and ever present silence and overcome any doubts that stand in the way of your own self recognition. 

The daily program satsangs (meetings in truth), guided meditations, and silent circles. There will also be time to walk in nature, participate in daily yoga and other movement practices, sing bhajans, swim in the indoor pool and use the sauna. The retreat is fully residential and fully catered with three vegetarian meals every day plus fruits, snacks and teas. There are only 35 places available.

Common themes on retreats

* Inner peace
* Self Inquiry
* True meditation
* Embodied Presence
* The egoic mind
* Self-realisation
* Trauma and inner child work
* Embracing our humanness
* Surrender and prayer
* Conscious relationships
* Life after awakening

From previous participants:

‘Your ordinariness is exactly what attracted me to you. I was looking at you in Osho Leela last summer and all my ideas about gurus, masters..were dropping off. And me thinking...He is just a normal guy with the biggest heart I have ever seen. Thanks Paul you have been the first one I could listen to because of your ordinariness xx.’ - Gloria

‘Thank you so much Paul Hurcomb love you! Five years with you and your wiseness have changed my life to the much better. Everyday-life flows after Orgiva, don't identify with anything else but me. Thank you, thank you, thank you!’ - Miriam

'This was my first meeting with Paul and I am very glad that you gave me this opportunity to tell you about my experience. It was indeed unique, and I can honestly say that I have never met someone like Paul before. I was deeply touched by the simplicity, warmth, authenticity and beauty that permeated the whole retreat. Your performance during the retreat seemed like magic, and perhaps that is what it is all about, the simple magic of love.' - Erland

‘The meditations, your teaching and the cumulative build up over the days has yet again had a profound effect…And it’s not just the personal experience, but seeing how you work with each individual person – and with all of us as a group – that is so powerful. Your gentle, kind mix of knowledge, humor and love is really a devastating combination – breaks down all resistance and allows one to see and feel where it wasn’t possible before.’ – Anne

Arrival and Departure

You are welcome to arrive on the 13th of October in the afternoon anytime between 3 and 5pm to settle in. We will have an orientation meeting at 5.30pm followed by dinner at 7pm. The retreat ends at 12pm on 18th of October.


This retreat is in Southern Spain in the Alpujarra mountains in a very beautiful and secluded retreat centre near the villages of Orgiva and Canar. A perfect location for a retreat of this nature. For photos, videos and details of the venue see www.hiddenparadise.org  

The retreat centre is located an hour and a half from Malaga airport and 45 minutes from Granada airport. There are buses, taxis and rent a car options from both these airport. Please check transport schedules well in advance and contact the retreat centre directly with any questions about transport as they can organise pick ups. There will also be a facebook event where you can organise lift shares with other people joining the retreat.

Taxi from the airport

You can contact Hidden Paradise to book a taxi with Pixie. Or you can alternatively book a taxi with Luis or Luca
Luis: price 55 Euros 1 person, 80 euros 2 persons, call 00 34 629 852 34
Luca: price 60 euros, call 00 34 643 370 759

About Paul 

"The ongoing invitation is to face and embrace our humanity from and as the light of awareness."

Paul spent 12 years as a practicing Buddhist until 2002 when in the midst of deep suffering he had a profound awakening from mind identity in to presence. This experience led him to leaving his job as a school teacher and spending long periods of time in South India. This was where he met his teacher Sri Mooji who introduced him to the self inquiry teachings popularised by the great sage Ramana Maharshi. It was during this time he recognised the Self.

Since 2010 Paul has been traveling and holding meetings and retreats with groups of seekers mostly in Spain, Uk and Sweden. Paul’s approach is natural, compassionate and warm. Always combining the deep embodiment of presence with a direct, clear and authentic approach to spirituality.


This is a fully residential retreat with a variety of different accommodation which will be allocated to you upon arrival. If you have any specific requests regarding accommodation please contact the retreat centre directly here info@hiddenparadise.org

There will be 3 delicious organic vegetarian meals served every day plus fruit and teas available throughout the day. If you have any special dietary needs please let us know in the booking form. 

Other information 

Please bring a torch and if possible eco bathroom products for showering as the grey water goes on the land.
The weather can be beautiful in Spain at this time of year and it can also be cold at night so bring clothing to suit. There will be the option to walk in the afternoons so please bring some comfortable walking shoes if you wish to join.

Typical day on a retreat

This is an example of a day on a residential retreat with Paul, the times in between the meetings are in silence. Everything is optional so you may come to as much or as little as you like. The focus is always on being together as Presence. 

7.30 Yoga/meditation
9.00 Breakfast
10.00 Morning meetings
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Rest or walk
16.00 Afternoon meetings
18.00 Dinner
19.30 Evening meeting

The cost of this retreat is £95 pounds deposit plus 500 euro payable in two parts;
Firstly a £95 pounds deposit to secure your place on the retreat
plus 500 euros in cash to pay directly to hidden paradise on arrival.

How to book 
To reserve your place on this retreat complete the booking form and pay your deposit to;
**paypal account; meetingsinstillness@gmail.com (choose option to 'send money to family and friends')
**Metro bank (inside Uk ) sort code- 230580 account number- 21984892
**Metro bank (outside uk) GB86MYMB23058021984892 (email us if you need any further details such as adress)
**Cash- see Paul in person

​**Please make your full name clear on the deposit payment and reference "Orgiva Retreat"

Once you have filled in the booking form you will receive confirmation. Your place is only confirmed when we receive your deposit. Terms and conditions here https://www.meetingsinstillness.com/terms-and-conditions

Cancellation policy for this retreat
£95 Deposit- Non returnable
If you cancel your place on the retreat less than two weeks before the start of the retreat you will be asked to pay the full 500 euro. If you cancel more than two weeks before you will not be asked to pay anything more than the deposit.
Places are non-transferable.

I understand that I am registering for a self inquiry meditation retreat that may activate a physical, emotional, and/or psychological reaction. I understand that I accept to take full responsibility for assessing the risk any activity poses to me. I will choose a safe course of action for myself. Furthermore, I understand that Paul Hurcomb, all assistants and helpers, and the staff of the venue, are not responsible for any personal injury, diseases, damage or loss of personal property at the retreat premises. I confirm I am in good health and have no mental illness that may cause harm to others.

For any queries/requests about accommodation, food, transport etc. Email the retreat centre info@hiddenparadise.org

For any questions about the retreat email Ulrika meetingsinstillness@gmail.com

To secure your place complete the booking form below, and send your deposit.

You will then receive an email confirming your place and giving you further practical information.

Warm regards,

Team Meetings in Stillness

Pictures from previous retreats in Hidden Paradise, Orgiva
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