Tharpaland International Retreat Centre

Welcome to Tharpaland International Retreat Centre

Meditation & Modern Buddhism - the perfect place for silent retreat

International Fall Festival 2017
in Tharpaland International Retreat Centre
6 – 12 October
Empowerment of Buddha Avalokiteshvara and teachings on Universal Compassion
with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong

How to Transform Your Life

FREE eBook download
A Special present from the author
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche


Drop-In Classes

How to Transform Your Life
through meditation and mindfulness
Tharpaland | Falkensee Oranienburg


International Fall Festival & 10 Day Silent Retreat at Tharpaland

everyone welcome!

NKT – IKBU International Fall Festival
6 – 12 October 2017
Empowerment of Buddha Avalokiteshvara
and teachings on Universal Compassion
with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong

Healing From The Heart
20 – 30 October 2017
10 Day Silent Post Fall Festival Retreat
guided by Gen Kelsang Devi

Two things we need to do

Meditating on the Supreme Good Heart

“Tharpaland has perfect conditions for retreat. Everything was absolutely fantastic!”

Snows Retreat 2018
6 January – 3 April
Annual three month silent retreat in Tharpaland IRC
with Gen Kelsang Devi

The Stillness of Silence

Tharpaland IRC

Mullensee Lakes near Tharpaland

Tharpaland International Retreat Centre


Set in an impressive Mansion in beautiful parkland with forest walks and a lake Tharpaland provides retreat facilities and guidance in a peaceful location which is ideally situated for modern day people to engage in retreat. Although less than an hour from the heart of Berlin city and International airports Tharpaland feels completely removed from the business of city life and distractions and is surrounded by an atmosphere of natural beauty, peacefulness and quietude. Tharpaland is the first International Retreat Centre of the New Kadampa Tradition. Since it was founded in 1985 thousands of people from all over the world have come to engage in the many retreats offered at Tharpaland making it one of the most loved Centers of our Tradition.

Tharpaland  offers a full programme of retreats, meditation courses, Buddhist study and regular classes throughout the year. These range from short general programme drop in classes to long and short meditation retreats, German Dharma Celebrations and Festivals. Visitors are welcome to attend our residential courses which cover a wide range of topics from learning to meditate to in depth exploration of Buddhist thought. We also hold  public talks and meditations which are guided in German and, or English.

“When the turbulence of distracting thoughts subsides and our mind becomes still, a deep happiness and contentment naturally arises from within”

~ Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the founder of Tharpaland IRC ~

“Silence is very beneficial”  Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

A working visit is an ideal opportunity to enjoy a rewarding break
where you can quickly feel part of our thriving community.