Retreat: "Coming home to oneself" with Stephan Pende Wormland (February 2018)

We resort to an inner place of peace, relationship, and freedom that provides shelter even in the most challenging situations.

In Buddhism, this inner place is called the "true refuge", because it is independent of all external things. There is a universal longing for such a refuge.

I this retreat we approach the certainty to cope with everything that we encounter. We begin to trust ourselves, to trust life.


Wednesday, 21 – Sunday, 25 February 2018
Number of Participants:
8 - 30
Stephan Pende Wormland
(voluntary donation)

Donation for board & lodging: € 210 – € 155 recommended (by bank transfer)

Donation for the teacher: Dana (voluntary giving) in cash directly to Stephan (€ 210 – € 155 recommended)

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!


Stephan Pende Wormland

Stephan Pende Wormland was born in Germany in 1965. For more than 30 years he has been practising meditation in various Buddhist traditions. He graduated in clinical psychology, studied Gestalt Therapy and worked many years in a psychiatric hospital.  

Stephan Pende livedas a Tibetan Buddhist monk for 11 years, including 8 years as  director of Nalanda Monastery in southern France. Stephan spent 4 years in various solitary and group retreats. Currently, he lives and works in Copenhagen. Throughout Europe he teaches, offers courses,leads meditation retreats in Buddhist centres and gives one-to-one counselling.



»more information on Stephan's Website



Wednesday, 21 February, 2018

Please arrive between 16:00 and 17:30.

» How to get to Kalachakra Kalapa Center

Arrival by train (S-Bahn S6) at Schwanberg:

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

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


We will pick you up at Schwanberg station, please notify us by 14 February 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 Stephan Pende Wormland


Sunday, 25 February, 2018, ca. 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!

Exemplary schedule



6:45 – 7:15

Body exercises

7:15 – 8:00


8:00 – 9:00


9.00 – 10:30

Meditation and walking

10:30 – 11:00


11:00 – 12:30

Body exercises

12:30 –14:00


14:00 – 15:00


15:00 – 17:00


17:00 – 17:30


17:30 – 18:00

Body exercises

18:00– 18:30


18:30 – 20:00


20:00 – 21:30



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