the hermitage supports our local village


As one of the only foreigner-run businesses in the Mayan village of San Pablo, we find it so important to offer support to our local neighbours, by offering sponsorship to children to go to school, and food packages to families in need.

The team at The Hermitage meditate regularly before beginning their day, and they understand the gifts of silence and meditation.

Practitioners who retreat at The Hermitage are directly helping to support the people of San Pablo, as a percentage of our profits go directly back to employing more people and aiding the families that we are working with.

The Hermitage also sponsers a child in the village, six year old Dolores, offering support for all of her education and health care until she is twenty years old.

We also raised money to build the first children´s playground in San Pablo, completed in 2017. 
It offers a grassy area and local herbs to take home, along with a fun play area made from fully recycled materials to activate the imagination.

We also donate gifts to many of the children in town at christmas, with the help of donations of toys or money from around the world. Each year we raise money to donate around two hundred christmas gifts and twenty food baskets to families in need.

There is always more to do. Health care and education in Guatemala is not expensive, and several of our retreaters in the past have offered to sponsor a child to go to school for the year, or have offered a donation to help to feed a family for a week.

If you would like to find out more about how to support San Pablo or if you would like to make a donation, send us an email, or let us know when booking for your next retreat.

Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in quiet minds is adequate perception of the world.

¬Hans Margolius

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San Pablo La Laguna
Lake Atitlan – Guatemala