Spring Retreat with Gen-la Kunsang

  Mai 29 – Juni 03



Join the retreat at Tharpaland KMC or at home online via Live Stream or get 7 day access (until 10.6.20) to the teachings!

Due to current circumstances, Gen-la Kunsangs teachings and meditations will be transmitted to Tharpaland KMC via live-stream.

Practical meditations from the tradition of Kadam Lamrim that are powerful, simple and life-changing. The focus of this retreat is on training in universal compassion, which is the essence of spiritual training and a state of mind that gives us much energy and joy. The meditations are practiced in conjunction with the Yoga of Buddha Vajrapani — to develop a special inner (or spiritual) power. They can be practiced by anyone and give us a good foundation for finding peace, strength and happiness in our normal, stressful everyday life. This retreat is perfect for anyone who wants to deepen practical experience in essential meditations from Buddhist meditation.

This retreat will take place in the beautiful surroundings of Tharpaland, Schloss Sommerswalde,  if there are no other longterm restrictions due to Covid-19. However, Gen-la Kunsang will not be able to come to Germany from Edinburgh (Scotland, UK) due to the Covid-19 situation. Therefore the meditations and teachings will be transmitted live from her to the meditation room in Tharpaland.

Alternatively you can book this retreat as a live stream to join the retreat at home or as a link with access for 7 days.

Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang is a highly experienced, well-respected senior Teacher and has been a close disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for more than 25 years. She is also the National Spiritual Director of Italy, Austria and Switzerland and demonstrates an extraordinary and inspirational example of a modern-day Kadampa practitioner. Her teachings are powerful and clear.

Session times (1,25h):
(German times CET)

Friday (first day):
20:00 – 21:30  Introduction

Daily routine during the retreat:
09:30 – 1st session
11:45 – 2nd session
16:30 – 3rd session
19:30 – 4th session

Wednesday (last day):
09:30 – 1st session
11:45 – 2nd session

Silence will be maintained until the end of the second session every day.

Friday from Schwante Station to Tharpaland KMC at 17:30.
Wednesday: from Tharpaland KMC to Schwante station at 13:50.

English (translation into German available on request)

The Tharpaland KMC is a Buddhist centre Therefore all courses are organized and supervised by volunteers. For this reason it is common that each participant is invited to help with certain tasks such as cutting vegetables, washing up, cleaning up etc.

Start and end of the retreat:
The retreat begins on Friday evening at 6pm with dinner. You are welcome to arrive as early as 16:30 to settle in and look around. The retreat ends on Wednesday noon after lunch at about 2 pm.

Course fee includes accommodation and meals:
Premium single room: 450€
Single room: 410€
Double room: 340€
Shared room (3 beds): 315€
Dormitory: 275€ – 6 bunkbeds with 12 spaces – reduced to hold only 6 people with enough distance between the beds (please bring your own sleeping bag and towel (pillow and fitted sheets are available).
Camping: 250€ (only available for this retreat): please bring your own tent, sleeping bag, torch and other camping gear with you.
Without overnight stay with participation on site (including lunch and dinner): 175€

Course fee for online streaming at home: 108€

The retreat begins on Friday evening at 6pm with dinner. You are welcome to arrive as early as 16:30 to settle in and have a look around. The retreat ends on Wednesday, June 3, after lunch around 2 pm.

It is also possible to attend the retreat for a shorter time, but the start is always on 29 May.