International Kadampa Meditation Festival (Berlin, Germany)

Class/Course Date(s) & Time:
Friday 6th October-Thursday 12th October, Starts 19:30 Finishes 14:00

Class/Course Level:
GreenSuitable for all levels

Tharpaland International Retreat Centre (Venue Map & Information)
Schloss Sommerswalde, Sommerswalde 8, Schwante, 16727, Oberkramer,


At this festival, Gen-la Dekyong will explain the essential practices of training the mind (Lojong) based on Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche’s book Universal Compassion. The practices of training the mind are exceptionally powerful methods for overcoming our delusions, especially our self-cherishing, and for gaining deep realizations of conventional and ultimate bodhichitta. In this way, we can attain the real meaning of our human life – enlightenment.

The festival venue – Tharpaland International Retreat Centre

Tharpaland International Retreat Centre (Tharpaland IRC) is one of currently three International Retreat Centres of modern Buddhism.

Although less than an hour from the heart of Berlin city and it’s international airports, Tharpaland’s natural beauty, peacefulness and quietude, feel completely removed from the busyness and distractions of city life.  Set in beautiful parkland with forest walks and a lake, it provides ideal conditions for busy modern people to engage in retreat.

Tharpaland is the first International Retreat Centre of the New Kadampa Tradition. Founded in Scotland in 1985, it moved to its current location in 2012.  In that time, thousands of people from all over the world have come to engage in the many retreats offered, creating a blessed, peaceful environment, and a perfect venue for the 2017 International Kadampa Fall Festival.

Festival Teacher

genla dekyongGen-la Kelsang Dekyong is the General Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU and Resident Teacher at Manjushri KMC, the mother centre of the NKT.

She has been a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for thirty years, sincerely training under his guidance in all aspects of Kadam Dharma. She is recognized as a fully qualified Dharma Teacher of both Sutra and Tantra.

Gen-la teaches at major events around the world, and over the years has touched the hearts of thousands of people whom she has inspired to integrate Buddha’s teachings into their modern daily lives.

For Kadampa practitioners, her good heart, powerful teachings and sincere, inspiring example are unequalled.

Class/Course Fee:
from €200 Euros

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