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Tharpaland International Retreat Centre

Welcome to Tharpaland International Retreat Centre

Meditation & Modern Buddhism - the perfect place for silent retreat

Drop-in classes

Meditation & Modern Buddhism
Tharpaland | Falkensee | Oranienburg

Silence is Golden

Silent Weekend Retreats
Open to all
especially designed for beginners

15 – 18 June1 – 3 December
guided by Gen Kelsang Devi


How to Transform Your Life

Download the FREE ebook
A Special Present from
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Spring Retreat 2017
11 – 21 May
Clear Mind, Peaceful Heart
10 Day Silent Retreat
guided by Gen Kelsang Devi


International Kadampa Festivals – everyone welcome!

International Spring Festival 
26 – 31 May 2017
at Manjushri KMC, UK

International Summer Festival
21 July – 5 August
at Manjushri KMC, UK

International Fall Festival
6 – 12 October 2017
at Tharpaland IRC, Germany


Post Festival Retreats in Tharpaland

Love is The True Protection
Post Spring Festival Retreat
1 – 6 June 2017
Silent Retreat
guided by Kadam Morten Clausen


Making Life a Meaningful Journey
Post Summer Festival Retreat
6 – 12 August 2017
Silent Retreat
guided by Gen Kelsang Tonglam

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

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

Snows Retreat 2018
6 January – 3 April
Annual three month silent retreat
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.