Weekend Retreats

Our weekend retreats offer you the opportunity to leave the stress of the week behind and relax for a weekend or longer. You learn meditation techniques that help you relax and provide you with fresh energy – in order to deal better with the challenges of the week to come. Enjoy this getaway with meditations guided by an experienced meditation teacher.

Getaway: Meditations for a Clear Mind

  July 17 – 19

 – Take part on site or via Live Stream at home – 

Me-time! Enjoy a relaxing weekend in the middle of nature, in the quiet and beautiful environment of Schloss Sommerswalde. After the vegetarian dinner you start with a guided relaxation meditation. Simple but effective meditations from the Buddhist tradition help you to connect with your potential for inner peace. Through meditation we learn to let go of exhausting mental pressure, to relax on a deeper level and to recharge our batteries. The perfect start for the new week!

Meditation on the clarity of our own mind is the focus of this course. This meditation is derived from the Mahamudra tradition, but can be practiced by anyone. It is one of the best methods to develop mindfulness and concentration. Dive into the silence and clarity of your own mind and experience its natural purity.



Kelsang Lobma is a Buddhist nun and has been a disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso since 1999. In the summer of 2018 she completed IRTTC, a special teacher training program at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Center in England, and has been the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Dresden ever since.

In her meditation guides and teachings, Lobma emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives to find inner peace and happiness and to discover the deep meaning of this precious life.

20:00 – Introduction

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

08:00 – 1st session
11:00 – 2nd session

There will be silence in the morning until the second session.

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

German (English translation 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 starts 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 Sunday noon after lunch at about 2 pm.

Total price (accommodation, course fee, 3 veg. meals):
Premium single room: 212€
Single room: 193€
Double room: 166€
Shared room (4 beds): 137€
Dormitory: 110€ please bring your own sleeping bag and towel (pillows and fitted sheets are available).

Without accommodation: 70€ (including dinner on Friday, lunch and dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday).

Live Stream: 50€ (also with English translation)

Tharpaland KMC or KMC Berlin centre card holders are not charged the course fee of 50€.

Recommended book



Recommended book for these weekend getaways: “How to Transform Your Life” by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. A practical manual for everyday life that shows us how to develop and maintain inner peace, how to reduce and stop our experience of problems and how to change our lives in a positive way to experience deep and lasting happiness.

Available from Tharpa and also as free eBook