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On Site, Tutorial, Dolpo Tulku | Shanta Vana, CZ


Fri, 09.08.24 – Sun, 11.08.24


Shanta Vana
Bobov 431, 468 22 Malá Skála
Jablonec nad Nisou District, Czech

Contribution (members, pupils, students, unemployed, pensioners)*:

190 € per person

all-inclusiv, including accomodation & full board


German, English, Czech



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Dear all!

We would like to invite you to get to know ‘Shanta Vana’ our new retreat centre of Dolpo Tulku Rinpoche and his spiritual friend Dhammadipa! Shanta Vana means peaceful forest and is located one hour north-east of Prague in the beautiful ‘Bohemian Paradise’, a wonderful nature reserve.

From Friday 9 August to Sunday 11 August we would like to practice there with you, do Karmayoga and explore the beautiful forests, rivers and caves that surround Shanta Vana.

We will welcome the day with Qi Gong and follow Dhammadipa’s precious meditation instructions. After preparing lunch together, we will do karmayoga in the kitchen, forest and house and explore the area before rounding off the day in a cosy get-together. Dolpo Tulku Rinpoche will speak to us online and teach pranayama online on Sunday morning.

You are welcome to bring your guitar, treats for our meal or flowers from your garden to grow and blossom in Shanta Vana.

Bližší informace a program naleznete zde. (Informations and program also in Czech)

Prerequisites for participation:

Everything and everyone is welcome!


If you would like to come earlier or stay longer or bring friends and family, you are welcome to do so. Just let us know!


We offer you an all-inclusive price of 190 euros per person including accommodation (mostly shared rooms) & full board from Friday to Sunday (all day). Camping is also possible.

If you would like to come earlier or stay longer, we ask for a contribution of 20 euros per night. As there is a kitchen in each of the three houses, we ask you to take care of your own catering during your extended stay.

If you want, you can of course transfer a little more to support the development and expansion of our centre!!!

Please transfer the contribution to the Dolpo Tulku e.V. account by 01 August 2024 at the latest. Participation will only be confirmed after receipt of the contribution.

Account: Dolpo Tulku e.V.
Bank: Stadtsparkasse München
IBAN: DE82 7015 0000 1001 9954 04
Purpose for payment: Sangha meeting

Paypal: Association account


For cancellations from 8 days before the start of the retreat, we have to charge 50% of the contribution towards expenses due to the administrative work involved.

Venerable Dhammadipa holds several degrees in Buddhist teaching and philosophy, Chinese and Russian literature as well as Sanskrit in Europe and Asia. He has maintained an intensive meditation practice since 1986 and until recently was ordained in the Theravāda (since 1987) and Mahayana (since 1989) traditions.

As a qualified Dharma and meditation teacher, Dhammadipa leads retreats and teaches Dharma in Europe, America and Asia. His extraordinary understanding of the Theravāda and Mahayana traditions, his high clarity of mind and enormous experiential knowledge of Dharma and meditation make him an extremely rare and precious jewel of our time. His main concern is the transformation of theoretical Dharma knowledge into direct experience through practical application – always focused on the well-being of all living beings.

The nearest train station is “Malá Skála”. You can usually get there via the Prague or Liberec transfer stations.
You can be picked up at the station by prior arrangement.

if you like, your own cushion or stool, seat pad (there are some available), yoga mat, slippers, comfortable clothes for yoga and meditation, toiletries (sun screen and insect repellent), bed linen and towels, torch. Guitar and other musical instruments, anything you would like to add to our gathering!

We ask all course participants to support the team with the necessary work in the kitchen and house. The times will of course be adapted to our retreat schedule.

Participation in this retreat is at your own risk. The organiser, Dolpo Tulku e.V., the Nadace Dolpo Tulku Dhammadipa as well as the instructor shall accept no liability for any personal injury and damage to property, caused on the occasion of course participation. Intensive meditation retreats are often not suitable for people with a history of psychiatric illness. In case of doubt, we ask for consultation in advance.


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