All retreats are suitable for new as experienced meditators. Exceptions are mentioned in the course description.
Course start / end times
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 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 receive a reduction of up to 70% of the course price on request. Please make a note of this when registering. The validatin of your present educational status can be sent via Email.
Accommodation is mostly in 4-bed rooms, with men and women accommodated separately. For courses with more than 60 participants, accommodation may include a dorm room with up to 8 beds. In exceptional cases (i.e. for medical reasons), a few double and single rooms are available, while for people with limited mobility, there is a barrier-free room on the ground floor. Please contact the center should this be required.
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.