Aptarado de Correos nº 78
CL - 501 Km. 85,6
05480 Candeleda, Ávila
Tel. +34 872 098 200
Direct bus from Madrid to the Centre on the starting and ending days of the course.
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Dhamma Sacca is located on road CL-501, Km. 85.6 - 05480 - Candeleda, Ávila
All students are requested to arrive at the centre Between 14.00 and 17.00 on the day the course begins. When registration is completed a light meal will be served, followed by an introductory talk before the course begins. The course will finish at approximately 7.30 a.m. on the last day. All students, whether old or new, are asked to remain until the end of the course. Old students are not allowed to leave the centre during Metta Day (Day 10) except in an emergency or when previously agreed with the Assistant Teachers.
All the routes to Dhamma Sacca finish in Candaleda, the nearest village, which is 3.8 km from the centre. The three main access roads are from Talavera de la Reina (66km), Ávila (104 km) and Madrid (188km). Below are details of different means of transport and routes to arrive at Dhamma Sacca.
The postcode of the centre is ES 05480. The GPS co-ordinates are: Latitude 40.1476167 Longitude: -5.284953
The only way to complete the last stage of the journey to Dhamma Sacca is by bus. This method can be combined with others (plane, train). Below are different ways to get to Dhamma Sacca, it is likely that you will have to combine different means, depending on where you are coming from.
On the first and last days of a 10-day course, there is a direct bus service from Madrid to the Dhamma Sacca centre. The bus departs at 14.00 from Atocha (c/Mendez Álvaro 14, Madrid). The return bus leaves on the last day of the course at 9.20. The journey takes approximately 2 hours. Only return tickets are available at 25 euros. (non- returnable).
If you wish to purchase a ticket for the direct bus service from Madrid, please visit http://dhammasacca.fikket.com
Please do not contact the centre directly about the bus - if you have any questions about the journey please write to [email protected]
The main bus routes to Dhamma Sacca are:
Other possible bus routes are: Barcelona - Talavera de la Reina - Zafra Not a regular service, depending on Public Holidays.
Lisbon to Badajoz. Three companies operate the route from Lisbon to Badajoz. Alsa Internacional, Avanza and Flixbus. From Badajoz there is a train to Talavera de la Reina, you can consult the timetable. To get to the train station form the bus station you can take the city bus C1 (from the Vicente Algaba bus stop to the Carolina Coronado bus stop) or the city bus C2 (from the Jacobo Pereira bus stop to the Carolina Coronado bus stop).
Seville to Mérida. Line 0101. It is possile to get a train from Merida to Talavera de la Reina. The distance from the bus station to the train station in Merida is about 1.6 km.
On the first day of the course the centre vehicle will come and pick you up from Candeleda bus station. Please do not try to walk from here, as there is no pavement on the road.
The pickup service operates with the arrival of the 801 and 904 buses from Madrid and Talavera de la Reina.
There are domestic flights from most Spanish airports to Madrid. AENA
The nearest international airport to Dhamma Sacca is Madrid. AENA
From Madrid airport there are various public transport options:
A short distance train connects Madrid airport (Terminal T4) to Atocha and Príncipe Pio stations, from where you can get to the two main bus stations in Madrid, Estacion Sur and Príncipe Pio.
From Atocha you can get to the direct bus service to Dhamma Sacca, see the bus links.
Badajoz - Mérida - Talavera de la Reina - Madrid line. The Badajoz and Talavera de la Reina connections make it possible to combine with the Lisbon bus. From Badajoz the 07.17 train is recommended, from Mérida the 8.30. To connect with the bus from Talavera de la Reina to Candeleda, there is a distance of 1km between the train station and the bus station.
Rail connection with Ávila. Connections to Valladolid, Salamanca, León and San Sebastian. Connection to the bus from Ávila to Candeleda. Ávila bus station is 400 metres from the train station. Remember that it is only possible to get to Dhamma Sacca from Ávila from Monday to Friday (not holidays) and that the only service leaves Ávila at 15.00.
Short and long distance taxi service exists to reach Dhamma Sacca. For the moment, the Center hasn’t made any agreements with taxi companies to offer special rates. See links for taxis.
Sometimes a carshare with other students is possible. There will be a list of rides offered and wanted at the end of the course. You can consult the Information link for Dhamma Sacca or Dhamma Neru.
Public transport works to a regular schedule from Monday to Friday. At weekends there is an irregular service with fewer options, usually in the nearest villages. Consult the timetables for public transport for weekends and holidays.
Day 0 of the course, centre vehicle for the journey from Candeleda bus station:
+34 872 089 200
If you have any queries about te journey to the Centre, please write to [email protected]