Retreat for training the mind

How to transform good and bad circumstances into opportunities for practice of compassion

Based on the famous text „Seven-point mind training“ by Geshe Chekawa we will practise the preliminaries during 4 meditation sessions per day and develop relative and ultimate bodhicitta. In lectures and discussions we open up the deeper meaning of the text that contains so many guidelines with useful advice how to apply the Buddhist teachings to the numerous challenges of our everyday life.

See also the lecture "Wide view, warm heart" with Claudia Wellnitz: Fri, 5 April 2019. Information and registration >>

Saturday, 6 Thursday, 11 April 2019
Number of Participants:
8 - 15
Claudia Wellnitz
(voluntary donation)

Donation for board & lodging: € 300 – € 225 recommended (by bank transfer)

Donation for the teacher: Dana (voluntary giving) in cash directly to Claudia (€ 300 – € 225 recommended)

Account data: Easybank, IBAN: AT89 1420 0200 1097 9901, BIC: EASYATW1
Account holder: "Association for the Promotion of Buddhist Values"
Please contact us for transfers from NON-EU COUNTRIES!

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Claudia Wellnitz came into contact with Buddhism and her main teatchers, Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche, in 1980 during a trip to Nepal. During a four-year-long stay at Nalanda monastery in southern France she studied Buddhist philosophy under the guidance of Geshe Jampa Tegchok. She is a registered teacher of FPMT and a qualified Tara Rokpa therapist. Since 2001 she is director of Kushi Ling meditation centre near lake Garda, Italy, and leads Buddhist as well as psychotherapeutic courses in Italy, Germany, and other European countries.


06:00 Wake-up
06:30 Mindful body work
07:00 Motivation, meditation
08:00 Breakfast
09:00 Lecture, walking and sitting meditation
11:00 Break
11:30 Mindful body work
13:00 Lunch
15:00 Q&A, walking and sitting meditation
16:45 Yoga and stretching
17:30 Break
18:00 Chenrezig practice
19:00 Dinner

Saturday, 6 April 2019

Please arrive between 16:00 and 17:30.


» How to get to Kalachakra Kalapa Center


Arrival by train (S-Bahn S6/61) 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 25 March by email or phone +43 (0) 699-12 15 12 91.


Provisional timetable on the day of arrival:

16:00 – 18:00 Arrival, room allocation
18:00 Tour through the house, housekeeping matters, and retreat guidelines
19:00 Dinner
20:00 First unit with Claudia Wellnitz




Thursday, 11 April, 2019, ca. 15:00

06:00 Wake-up
06:30 Mindful body work
07:15 Motivation, sitting meditation
08:00 Breakfast
09:30 Guided meditation
11:00 Break
11:30 FInal meeting
13:00 Lunch

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

ca. 15:00 Good bye and departure

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