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Welcome to Tharpaland International Retreat Centre

Meditation & Modern Buddhism - the perfect place for silent retreat

German Dharma Celebration

Medicine Buddha Empowerment 
19 – 22 April 2019
with Gen Kelsang Ananda

Living the Moment

Buddha’s Teachings on impermanence
Saturday 4 May 2019
10.00am – 4.30pm
Day Course with guest teacher 
Gen Kelsang Ananda

10 Day Silent Spring Retreat 2019

Meditation, Mindfulness and Mahamudra
9 – 19 May 2019
with Gen Kelsang Devi

Weekly Drop-In Classes

Meditation and the Key to Happiness
Weekly evening meditation classes
Tharpaland | Falkensee Oranienburg

The Happiness Course

Learning to Love
every Thursday evening 7.00 – 8.30pm
with Gen Kelsang Devi

Silence is Golden

Silent weekend retreats 
14 – 16 June | 20 – 22 Sept  
13 – 15 Dec 2019
guided by Gen Kelsang Devi

Become a resident at Tharpaland

Be part of an International community

and help Kadam Dharma flourish

2019 Post Festival Retreats 

Pure Mind, Pure Happiness

Post Spring Festival Retreat  
30 May – 4 June 
guided by guest teacher
Kadam Bridget Heyes

The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra

Post Summer Festival Retreat  
11 – 16 August
guided by guest teacher
Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab

Reflections in The Mirror of Dharma

Post Fall Festival Retreat  
11 October – 11 November
guided by Gen Kelsang Devi

40 Years of Kindness
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

The Gift of Modern Kadampa Buddhism. Through this great kindness everyone, regardless of nationality, culture, age or gender, now has the opportunity to follow a pure spiritual path that helps to solve the problems of daily life and leads to a true, everlasting happiness.

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

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 Rinpoche, the founder of Tharpaland IRC ~

“Silence is very beneficial”  Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

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