Tara Retreat (ends with Tara night)

Arya Tara is the liberator and protector from all fears. She helps us to remove obstacles against the development of our potential and contributes to the success of our projects.

We conclude the retreat with a Tara Night on 7 August —practitioners not taking part in the retreat are also welcome to participate!

Our practice is part of the Kriya Tantra. Therefore we begin each day by taking the eight Mahayana vows. Though not compulsory, keeping these vows supports our practice.

We will practise a sadhana of the 21 emanations of Green Tara according to the tradition of master Atisha.

A basic knowledge of Buddhist teachings and practice, faith in the Three Jewels, and especially the wish to reach enlightenment for the benefit of all beings are prerequisites for participation.

If you plan to take part for the first time, pease contact our office.
Participation on individual days is possible according to prior agreement.


Information and registration: TARA night on 7 August 2021

Tuesday 3 Sunday 8 August 2021
Number of Participants:
8 - 10
Ehrw. Losang Palmo (Rita Riniker)
(voluntary donation)

Donation for board & lodging: € 300 – € 225 recommended
course fee: dana (voluntary giving, € 300 – € 225 recommended) directly to Ven. Losang Palmo in cash

Account data: Easybank, IBAN: AT89 1420 0200 1097 9901, BIC: BAWAATWW
Account holder: "Verein zur Förderung Buddhistischer Werte"
Please contact us for transfers from NON-EU COUNTRIES!

Swiss born Ven. Losang Palmo (Rita Riniker) has been a Western Tibetan Buddhist nun since 1991. All over the world she teaches courses on the fundamentals of Buddhism and meditation. She is especially well known for leading Nyung-nä retreats.

With her characteristic sense of humour, her down to earth and compassionate way of teaching, Ven. Losang succeeds in bridging Buddhism and Western religions for us


Ven. Losang explains Buddhist topics in a way to make them directly applicable in our everyday life.

We will hold 4 session per day reciting the sadhana and the mantras of the 21 Taras. Some sessions start with 30 minutes of quiet meditation.
Every morning we take the 8 Mahayana vows, i.e. we refrain from killing, stealing, lying, no sexual activity, no music, jewellery or perfume, no use of high chairs or beds, only one meal per day (lunch), no use of drugs. Taking and keeping these vows supports this Kriyatantra-practice, it is, however, not compulsory.



6:00 – 7:00

Motivation and 8 Mahayana vows

7:30 – 9:00

Quiet meditation and 1st session 21 Tara sadhana

9:30 – 11:00

Quiet meditation and 2nd session 21 Tara sadhana

11:15 Lunch

14:30 – 16:00

Quiet meditation and 3rd session 21 Tara sadhana

16:30 – 17:00

Questions and answers

18:00 – 19:30

4th session 21 Tara-sadhana and torma offering or Tara-puja


Tuesday, 3 August: please arrive by 17:00.


» How to get to Kalachakra Kalapa Center


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

We recommend the train S6 direction Wies / Eibiswald: departure Graz hauptbahnhof at 15:00
at Bad Schwanberg: 15:50

Timetable information

From Schwanberg train station (stop 41-076-Prag Bad Schwanberg train station) to the retreat center there is the possibility to take a shared taxi (for more information: Regio Mobil) directly to the Kalachakra Kalapa Center with the stop 41-080-Buddhist Center. The taxi must be ordered at least one hour in advance. For journeys on Sundays and public holidays, order by 5 pm the day before!

To order: +43 (0)50 16 17 18

for one passenger: 6,00 €
for two passengers: 10,00 € (total)
with three passengers: 15,00 € (total)
with four passengers: 20,00 € (total)

If there are several orders for the same time of day, a taxi will be sent for the joint trip.

Sunday, 8 August 2021, approx. 15:00


After lunch we engage in mindful working to leave the center clean and tidy for the next retreat. Thank you!

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