A Holiday with a Difference 

In a little under 6 weeks Tharpaland International Retreat Centre will host, for the first time, the International Kadampa Fall Festival.  Click Here for Booking and More Information

Spend time with an international gathering of like-minded people, receive teachings that are of practical benefit in daily life, deepen your experience of the spiritual path, and return home with renewed energy and ability to benefit others.    
 At this festival, Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong NKT-IKBU General Spiritual Director, will explain the essential practices of training the mind (Lojong) based on Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche’s bookUniversal Compassion. These practices are exceptionally powerful methods for overcoming our delusions, especially our self-cherishing, and for gaining deep realizations of conventional and ultimate bodhichitta. Through practically integrating these teachings into daily life, we can ultimately attain the real meaning of our human life – enlightenment.

Tharpaland International Retreat Centre – Travel and Accommodation

Tharpaland IRC is a peaceful oasis less than one hour from the centre of Berlin. If you have never been to Tharpaland before, now is the perfect opportunity. Getting there could not be easier!
Festival airport shuttle buses will transport you from Berlin’s two international airports (Tegel and Schönefeld), directly to Tharpaland. If you prefer to make your own travel arrangements, information about public transport links can be found on the Travel Infopage of the Fall Festival website.  


Additional accommodation is now live with two new offsite Festival hotels and onsite marquee dormitories now available. For those in offsite hotels, shuttle buses will bring you to Tharpaland each morning and back again each evening.


Why not come for longer?

International Kadampa Festivals are organised and run entirely by volunteers. Tharpaland has a small residential community, and help is needed both to prepare Tharpaland for the arrival of the Festival, and to set-up the Festival. 
Are you planning to come to the Festival and have some free time beforehand? Or perhaps you are not able to attend the Festival itself but have some available time in the next few weeks and would like to be involved? If yes, please consider volunteering. Get in touch, we would love to hear from you.


Join us December 1 ~ 3, 2017

In fun and diverse Bristol for the South West Dharma Celebration!

A truly peaceful way to begin the holiday season…

Presented in the beautiful and elegant City Hall with Kadam Bridget Heyes

Je Tsongkhapa Empowerment • Teachings on how to train in a spiritual path in modern life  Friday evening public talk and continuing on with weekend teachings in the beautiful City Hall.