Woods & Nature
La Casa de Loto is a Buddhist retreat center nestled in the magical mountains of Colombia, dedicated to transmit to you a traditional path to awakening through the practices of samatha and vipassana meditation (calm abiding & insight), daily two-hour yoga classes to strengthen the mind and the body, and noble silence from 6pm to 10am every day, to cultivate more inner peace, clarity, and mindfulness.
Furthermore we offer you cozy accommodations, freshly cooked Ayurvedic food, and a variety of optional massages and other therapies. Our highly experienced teachers and staff, along with the stunning nature surroundings and groups of maximum 9 guests at a time, create the ideal conditions for you to turn inward, let go of stress, and reconnect to the essence of life, where lasting happiness can be found. You can find us just an hour away from Medellín's international airport (JMC/MDE).
If you wish to start or deepen your meditation and yoga practice, and enjoy a calming and spiritual atmosphere, you are happily welcome here. Check-in is on Fridays, check-out on Thursdays, and you can join us for one or several weeks.
"I can't do anything for you. I can only share from my experience. To practice this is up to you!" - The Dalai Lama
Our accommodations are thoughtfully designed in a calming and comfortable Zen style, featuring natural wood and bamboo structures, floors, and furnishings in soothing earth tones. Each room is equipped with a private bathroom and a balcony offering enchanting views of the surrounding mountains and forests. Moreover, the serene atmosphere is complemented by a gentle mountain creek that gracefully flows by the huts.
At La Casa de Loto, we enjoy serving you delicious, healing Ayurvedic dishes. Our thoughtfully assembled meals feature locally grown vegetarian food and sustainably sourced ingredients, prepared with lots of love. During the meals, we try to eat mindfully so the food nourishes not only our bodies but also the mind and spirit. We believe in the healing power of Ayurveda, and craft our meals carefully to balance the bodies doshas (the element constitutions), promoting overall well-being and health.