All retreats are suitable for new as experienced meditators. Exceptions are mentioned in the course description.
Course Beginnings and Endings
Arrival and registration between 4 pm/5 pm – 7 pm on the first day of the retreat. Light dinner at 6:45 pm, official opening of the course the same night. The retreats end on the last day of the course after lunch and cleaning of the house at around 2 pm. Please consult also the course confirmation you will receive by e-mail or mail.
The course fee covers – even not completely! – room and board, travel expenses of the teachers, a modest salary for the house team as well as administrative expenditures and running costs of the center. A lot of work is done on a voluntary, unpaid base.
Donations for Teachers
According to the Buddhist tradition the teachings cannot be measured by material or monetary values. The teachers offer their guidance in the spirit of generosity without charging fees. To cover the cost of their livelihood and to ensure the continuation of their teaching activities, the teachers entirely depend on voluntary donations by the course participants at the end of retreats. Most of the teachers at our center live entirely on donations and have no other income.
People who cannot afford the course fees because of low or no income are welcome to apply for course fee reduction. Please contact the manager.
Pupils, trainees and students can choose their own level of contribution towards the course fee in accordance with their present financial situation. Please make a relevant note on your registration and let us know the chosen amount. The validatin of your present educational status can be sent via Email.
The house has eleven 4-bed-rooms, one 3-bed-room, seven smaller rooms and one larger room with up to 8 beds, one wheelchair accessible room with attached bathroom (please contact the center about its availability and suitability). Rooms are assigned by the manager.
Men and women – and couples – are accommodated separately.
We serve vegetarian meals, including dairy food an eggs, using mostly organic products. Unfortunately we do not have the capacity to provide special diets. However basic leight food such as rice, crackers and soya milk is available.
What to Bring
Personal sitting cushion or -bench (cushions, benches, sitting mats and chairs are available), shawl for sitting meditation, house-shoes, comfortable as well as warm clothing for cold weather (at 1250 m it can be cold in summer too), rain-coat/umbrella, waterproof shoes for outdoor walking meditation, towel, personal toiletries, torch, wrist watch. Bedding is provided.
The center cannot accommodate pets.