“Shamatha, Vipassana and Emptiness"

Under Geshe Tashi's clear and gentle guidance we will deal with shamatha and vipassana meditation both in theory and practice and we will familiarise ourselves with the profound topic of emptiness. The teachings are based on the book "The Medium-Length Lam Rim" by the Tibetan scholar-saint Tsongkhapa, which is classified as a fundamental and well-structured guide on one's own path to awakening.

Geshe Tashi is one of the leading teachers of Tibetan Buddhism in the West. He regularly accompanies, and acts as a translator for, H.H. the Dalai Lama on his trips to Europe. Due to Geshe Tashi's profound knowledge and his great experience and practice this retreat is suitable for beginners as well as for long-standing practitioners.


Friday 3 Sunday 12 August 2018
Number of Participants:
8 - 30
Ehrw. Geshe Tashi Tsering
(voluntary donation)

Donation for board & lodging: € 375 290 recommended (by bank transfer),
Donation for the teacher: € 375 290 recommended (directly to Geshe Tashi in cash)


Account data: Hypo Bank Styria, IBAN: AT275600020241086004, BIC: HYSTAT2G
Account holder: "Association for the Promotion of Buddhist Values"
Please contact us for transfers from NON-EU COUNTRIES!

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Geshe Tashi

Geshe Tashi Tsering

At the age of 13 years Geshe-la entered Sera Me Monastic University in South India and graduated 16 years later as a Lharampa Geshe (the highest degree). Afterwards, he studied for another year at Gyuto Higher Tantric College. Geshe Tashi started to teach at Sera, later he taught at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, and at the Gandhi Foundation College at Nagpur, India. Geshe-la's first stay in Europe was at Nalanda Monastery in southern France. In 1994 he moved to Jamyang Buddhist Centre London, where he has been resident lama ever since.

Geshe-la teaches in English and is renowned for his warmth, clarity and sense of humour. Geshe-la initiated and teaches the "Foundation of Buddhist Thought", a two-year correspondence and campus course on the basics of Tibetan Buddhism.



Example of daily schedule

6:00 Wake-up
6:30 – 7:00 Morning Yoga
7:00 – 8:00 Recitation / Motivation / Meditation
8:00 – 9:30   Breakfast
9:30 – 10:30 Teachings
10:30 – 11:00  Break
11:00 – 12:00 Teachings
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:00 Break
14:00 – 15:00 Karma yoga
15:00 – 19:00 Teachings (with breaks)
19:00 – 20:00 Dinner
20:00 – 21:00 Personal practice

Friday, 3 August, 2018

Please arrive between 16:00 and 17:30.

» How to get to Kalachakra Kalapa Retreat Center


Arrival by train (S-Bahn 6/61) at Schwanberg:

Please take the train S6 from Graz-Main Station direction  Wies/Eibiswald, departure 16:00; Arrival at Schwanberg: 16:50.

Attention: In mid-December a new timetable will come into effect. Please check whether the departure time will be changed!

We will pick you up from Schwanberg station, please let us know by 26 July by email or phone +43 (0) 699-12 15 12 91.


Provisional timetable on the day of arrival:

16:00 – 17:30 Uhr: Room allocation

18:00 – 18:30 Uhr: Tour through the house and housekeeping matters

18:30 – 19:00 Uhr: Retreat guidelines

19:00 – 20:00 Uhr: Dinner

20:00 – 21:00 Uhr: First unit with Ven. Geshe Tashi

Sunday, 12 August, 2018, about 14:30

After lunch (about 13:00) we engage in mindful working to leave the center clean and tidy for the next retreat. Thank you!


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