Clear Mind, Peaceful Heart
11 – 21 May 2017
10 Day Silent Retreat
exploring the nature of mind guided by Buddhist nun Gen Kelsang Devi
teachings in English with German translation
This 10 day silent retreat will take you on an inner journey into the clear and limitless nature of your own mind and help you to experience the peace and clarity within. Gen Devi will explain and guide simple, yet profound meditations that begin to open up a whole new inner world to gain deep insight and ability to understand and control your mind.
One of the most conducive conditions of this Retreat Centre is the practice of observing silence. Maintaining silence during such a guided retreat enables the mind to become very peaceful and concentrated in a relatively short period of time and enhances the meditative experience.
Mahamudra is the heart practice of Kadampa Buddhism. A great favourite among practitioners; deeply relaxing and profoundly illuminating meditations that will empower your ability to meditate and help maintain a happy and peaceful mind in your daily life.
Dive into the silence and the clarity of your own mind and experience the tranquillity and transformative quality of the mind’s pure nature allowing you to let go of limiting and painful self-conceptions, and instead to progress towards becoming the person you wish to be.
Everyone is welcome. The retreat is suitable for those new to meditation as well as experienced practitioners.
Although this retreat is guided as a whole there will be occasional unguided sessions to build confidence in our own meditation practice and increase concentration. Brief prayers to aid meditation will be chanted in English in each session.
The retreat schedule allows plenty of time for quiet relaxation, enjoying delicious vegetarian meals and exploring the beautiful countryside.
Four retreat sessions daily with chanted prayers (in English). Daily session times (approx 1hr 15mins):
07.30 session 1
11.00 session 2
16.00 session 3
19.30 session 4
This retreat is specially designed for a period of 10 days, we recommend attending the whole retreat for maximum benefit but it is also possible to attend only a few days and leave earlier.
- Single Room: 648€
- Shared Room: 487€
- Dormitory: 387€ please bring a sleeping bag (pillowcase and fitted sheet are provided)
Arrival at Tharpaland: Registration opens on Thursday 11 of May at 4.30pm and the retreat ends on Sunday 21 May with lunch.