City Retreats

Meditation Days and in-depth Buddhist Practice

In this city retreat, we learn exercises from Tibetan healing yoga and experience our body, especially our breathing, as a vehicle for meditation. Lu Jong practice is closely linked to the principles of Buddhist Tantra and Traditional Tibetan Medicine (TTM). Lu Jong works gently with the spine, the breath, and the gross and subtle body structures. These ancient exercises of the hermits have been recompiled for Western culture by Tulku Lobsang.

Schedule:
Sat, 6. April, 10.00-18.00 “The 5 Elements”: Exerises, relaxation, meditations, breathwork
Sun, 7. April, 09.00-17-00 “The Vital Organs”: Exerises, meditations, breathwork

Donation:
recommended donation incl. lunch on Sunday: € 170 – € 250

Individual days can also be booked, but note that knowledge of the basic exercises for the 5 elements is a prerequisite for Sunday.

As every year, we have the pleasure of welcoming Erw. Ani Losang Palmo for a retreat of the 21 Taras. After a public lecture we will practice with the sadhana of the 21 Taras of Ven. Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche.

The 21 manifestations of Green Tara help us to strengthen our compassion and dissolve karmic burdens that form obstructive patterns within us. By developing warmth of heart, we find inner peace. In this way we practise not only for our own benefit, but above all for the benefit of others. This Tibetan Buddhist practice includes visualizations, mantras and prayers.

If you are interested and have not yet taken Buddhist refuge, please contact us in advance. Online participation is also possible. Those who are familiar with the practice of the 21 Taras can also take part in individual meditation sessions.

Schedule:

Fri, 26. 4.: 18.00-19.00 Public Talk: How can the feminine power of the 21 Taras help us in this day and age?

Sat, 27.4. until Mon, 29.4. Retreat Days:

  • optional: 6.00-7.00 8 Mahayana Precepts
  • 1. session 8.00-9.30
  • 2. session 10.00-11.30
  • 3. session 15.00-16.00
  • optional: Question and Answer 16.00-17.00
  • 4.session 17.30-19.00

Tue, 30.4: Practice and Tara Purification Night
It is also possible to just attend the Tara Night.

  • 1. session 8.00-9.30
  • fire puja as a retreat conclusion
  • optional: preparing for Tara Night
  • Tara Night 1. session 18.00-20.30
  • Tara Night 2. session 22.00-24.00
  • Tara Night 3. session (on Wed) 01.00-03.00
  • Tara Night 4. session (on Wed) 04.00-06.00

On Wednesday morning, we clean up after the practice and go for breakfast together.

Donation:
Dana (voluntary donation) for Ani-la, recommended € 300 – € 200 to be handed over directly in cash.
Room costs for the She Drup Ling also recommended € 300 – € 200 by bank transfer.

Guide to Meditation – Weekend Retreat in the Mountains
21.-23. June, under guidance of Manfred Klell (in German)

4 Higher Empowerments of Kalachakra & Dark Retreat with Khentrul Rinpoche
12.-21. July, under guidance of Shar Khentrul Rinpoche Jhampel Lodrö (in Englisch)

1st Vajra Yoga of Kalachakra: Empowerment, Teachings & Retreat with Khentrul Rinpoche
2.-12. August, under guidance of Shar Khentrul Rinpoche Jhampel Lodrö (in Englisch)