Tara Retreat (starts with Tara night!)

We begin the retreat with a Tara night. Practitioners not taking part in the retreat are also welcome!

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

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.

Our practice is part of the Kriya Tantra. Therefore we begin the 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.

Participation on individual days is possible according to prior agreement.

Information and registration: TARA night on 3 August

Friday 3 Wednesday 8 August 2018
Number of Participants:
8 - 20
Ehrw. Losang Palmo (Rita Riniker)
(voluntary donation)

Donation for board & lodging: € 300 - € 220 recommended / course fee: dana (voluntary giving)

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!

Swiss born Ani 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, Ani-la 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.

Exemplary schedule

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



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


Friday, 3 August: please arrive between 16:00 and 17:30.


» How to get to Kalachakra Kalapa Retreat 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.

We will pick you up from Schwanberg station, please let us know by 27 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. Ani Losang



Wednesday, 8 August, ca. 14:30


After lunch (ca. 12:15 13:00) we engage in mindful working to leave the center clean and tidy for the next retreat. Thank you!

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