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In-depth retreats

Our meditation retreats are Buddhist practice retreats in a group that offer you the opportunity to deepen your meditation experience. “Retreat” means withdrawing into meditation. The focus is on essential meditations drawn from the Buddhist tradition.
Tharpaland offers annual retreats on the so-called `four pleliminary practices`. These deeper retreats are led by renowned international Kadampa Buddhist meditation teachers, German Buddhist teachers, or our Resident Teacher Gen Ananda. They are open to everyone.

Enjoy this retreat in the beautiful surroundings of Tharpaland KMC and return to your daily life inspired and refreshed!

Inner purity: Nyungne – ritual purification practice

 23. – 25. April

On-site or online attendance possible!

The practice of Nyungnä is a very profound method of purification and fasting. It is practised in conjunction with the thousand-armed Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of compassion. This ritual purification practice is a very powerful method to purify negative karma from body, speech and mind as well as strong delusions like attachment and anger. It helps us to develop positive energy and increase our experience of love, compassion and bodhichitta.

On both days the eight Mahayana precepts are granted. Without these precepts, a participation in the Nyungnä sessions is not possible. On the first day there is only one lunch, which is an early lunch. On the second day we fast completely. If this is not practicable, it is possible to have lunch. The purification practice is done in combination with prostrations before the Buddha of Compassion.

Registration attendance on site:
Closes 24h before course start

Gen Kelsang Ananda is the Resident Teacher of Tharpaland Kadampa Meditation Center (Tharpaland KMC) near Berlin. He is a modern Buddhist monk and very experienced teacher of the New Kadampa Tradition and has been engaged in the study and practice of Kadampa Buddhism for 23 years under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. He is also Resident Teacher at the Kadampa Meditation Center Berlin and National Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition in Germany.

Gen Ananda has many years of experience in teaching Buddha’s teachings of Sutra and Tantra He is known for his good heart, deep practical understanding and accessibility.

 

Session times (1,5h):

Friday:
19:30 – Introduction

Saturday und Sunday:
06:30 am – Mahayana Precepts
07:00 – 1st Session
10:00 – 2nd Session
15:00 – 3rd Session

Silence:
no

Guided:
no – there will be a guided Introduction on Friday

Language:
German (English translation available on request)

Required prayers (Sadhana):
Info follows

 

 

Course fee:
Course fee of 10€ on Friday and 15€ per day (Saturday/Sunday) for Buddhist practice retreats.

Online Live Stream: 40€

For participants with the study program card of Tharpaland KMC or the center card of KMC Berlin the course fee of 15€ per day (Saturday / Sunday) is not applicable.

A Rain of Blessings: Guru Yoga and Mandala Offerings Retreat

16. – 18. July

On-site or online attendance possible!

If we want Dharma realizations, we must prepare our minds well. In this retreat we will enrich our minds with Buddha’s blessings and positive energy so that it will be easy for us to gain deep meditation experiences and progress on the path to enlightenment. An introduction to the retreat is given in the first retreat session. All other sessions are unguided.
Please bring your own: Mandala set (or a small plate, rice and a large cloth).

Registration attendance on site:
Closes 24h before course start

 

Gen Kelsang Ananda is the Resident Teacher of Tharpaland Kadampa Meditation Center (Tharpaland KMC) near Berlin. He is a modern Buddhist monk and very experienced teacher of the New Kadampa Tradition and has been engaged in the study and practice of Kadampa Buddhism for 23 years under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. He is also Resident Teacher at the Kadampa Meditation Center Berlin and National Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition in Germany.

Gen Ananda has many years of experience in teaching Buddha’s teachings of Sutra and Tantra He is known for his good heart, deep practical understanding and accessibility.

Session times (1,5h):

Friday
19:30 – Introduction

Saturday und Sunday
08:00 – 1st session
11:00 – 2nd session
16:00 – 3rd session
19:30 – 4th session

Silence:
no

Guided:
No

Shuttle:
Friday: from Schwante Station to Tharpaland KMC at 17:30.
Sunday: from Tharpaland KMC to Schwante Station at 20:50.

Language:
German (English translation available on request)

Volunteering:
Tharpaland KMC is a Buddhist meditation center. 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 18:00 with dinner. You are welcome to arrive as early as 16:30 to settle in and look around. The retreat ends on Sunday after the fourth session.

Required prayers (Sadhana):
Info follows

Course fee:
Course fee of 15€ per day for unguided retreats.

Overnight stay:
Premium single room: 52€ per person per night
Single room: 44€ pPpN
Double room: 30€ pPpN (please indicate the person with whom you share the room)
Shared room (4 single beds): 25€ pPpN
Dormitory (bunk beds): 17€ pPpN (please bring your own sleeping bag and towel (pillows and fitted sheets are provided).

Plus breakfast 3€, lunch 6€, dinner 4€.

For participants with a Tharpaland KMC and KMC Berlin center card the course fee of 15€ per day for (Saturday / Sunday) is not applicable.

This retreat is not conducted continuously. In the case of retreats beyond the four leading preparations, there is the possibility to extend the retreat for another five days into the following week unguided.