Saturday, 18 January 2014

Updates for Bodhicharya Summercamp and Berlin Winter teachings

 Time once again to start making plans:

Start: 14/07/2014 at 18:00 
End: 20/07/2014 at 14:00
Location: Casa da Torre – Centro de Retiros | Soutelo – Vila Verde – Braga | PORTUGAL
After the previous years’ success, in 2014, the Bodhicharya Summer Camp will again be held in Portugal.
The chosen place is a Christian retreat house, in the North of Portugal. The facilities are excellent, with single and double rooms with twin beds. Vegetables and fruit are grown by the community itself and taste absolutely delicious.
There is a river, at a short walking distance away, where one can swim or just refresh oneself. There is a fluvial beach and a small terrace, perfect to sit, relax and enjoy a drink.
The summercamp will be accessible to everyone, even to those who do not have a deep knowledge of the Buddhist path and did not attend last years’ sessions. Every day there will be two teaching sessions with Rinpoche (one in the morning, one at the end of the afternoon).
If needed, there will be introductory classes for beginners who have not attended last years teachings, and group meditation.
Participants may also relax and enjoy the activities available around the center. Families are most welcome, however we will not be in a position to provide childcare.
Please go to Bodhicharya summercamp website for updates and bookings.


The retreat center will offer 3 vegetarian meals a day with accommodation starting with dinner on July 14th and including lunch on July 20th.

The main venue: rooms with shower and toilets | Sheets and towels provided | Wireless access.
440 € per person – single room with private toilets and showers
390 € per person – double room (twin beds) with private toilets and showers
We will not be able to offer child care but you are welcome to bring your children anyway. Rates for children are:
Child from 1 to 3 years – 100€ | Child from 4 to 10 years – 220€
The rates for the summercamp are fixed: the full week’s rates must be paid even for partial attendance.
We have tried to keep the price of the summercamp as low as possible – if you can’t participate because of the price, please contact us, there are a few places available at a reduced rate.
Please keen an eye on the website for news of registration.

There will also be teachings on Lojong 7th - 9th  February at the Bodhicharya Berlin Centre. Final arrangements to be announced, please see for news. 

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