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Weekend courses

Our weekend courses gives you the opportunity to deal more intensively with practical and essential topics from the Buddhist tradition. Each course is taught by long-time meditators and qualified teachers and opens new perspectives and positive boost for your everyday life.

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

Teaching skills

25. – 27. Juni

Venerable Geshe-la says in his Instructions for Teaching, “The source of our daily problems are delusions such as attachment. We should think, ‘I am only one person, but other living beings are countless. My personal suffering is the problem of one person, which is trivial compared to the suffering and problems of countless other beings. Therefore, I must permanently liberate others from their suffering by giving them the highest medicine of Dharma, Buddha’s teachings. Through this kind of thought we should encourage ourselves to become a supreme spiritual teacher like Buddha Vajradhara.'” The course is public, anyone can join. It consists of teaching, meditation and discussion. With Gen Ananda

 

Registration attendance on site:
Closes 24h before course start

Gen Kelsang Ananda is the Resident Teacher of the Tharpaland Kadampa Meditation Center (KMC) near Berlin. He is a modern Buddhist monk and highly experienced teacher of the New Kadampa Tradition. He 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 Kadampa Meditation Center Berlin and National Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition for Germany.

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

Session times (1-1.5h):

Friday:
20:00 – Introduction

Saturday:
09:00 – 1st session
11:30 – 2nd session
16:00 – 3rd session
19:30 – 4th session

Sunday:
9:00 – 5th session
11:30 – 6th session

Shuttle:
Friday: from Schwante station to Tharpaland at 17:30.
Sunday: from Tharpaland to Schwante station at 13:50.

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, doing the dishes, cleaning up etc.

Start and end of the course:
The retreat begins on Friday evening at 18:00 with dinner. Feel free to arrive as early as 16:30 to get settled and have a look around. The retreat ends on Sunday noon after lunch at about 14:00.

Required prayers (Sadhana):
Info follows

Accommodation:

Premium single room: 52€ per person per night
Single room: 44€ pPpN
Double room: 60€ per room (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 the course fee of 25€ per day for a guided course.

Plus meals: Breakfast 3€, lunch 6€, dinner 4€ breakfast included.

For participants with a Tharpaland KMC and KMC Berlin center card, the course fee of 25€ per day is not applicable for (Saturday / Sunday).

Without accommodation: 60€ (plus meals).

Online Live Stream: 70€