Chögyal Namkhai Norbu
will unfortunately not be able to travel for health reasons
Chögyal Namkhai Norbu
will unfortunately not be able
to travel for health reasons

Nevertheless, as inspired by him, a rich programme led by international teachers of the Dzogchen Community, will be provided

See Updated Programme

Chögyal Namkhai Norbu

Chögyal Namkhai Norbu is one of the leading representatives of the precious Dzogchen teachings and a meditation master from Tibet who teaches worldwide. His life and teachings are a great source of inspiration for all who have the opportunity to encounter and experience him. Until 1992, as a Professor at the University of Naples, he taught and researched the origins of the Tibetan culture. Today he is the inspiring heart and spiritual motor of the international Dzogchen Community. His activities and teachings are a major contribution to the dissemination of the teachings of Dzogchen Atiyoga in the world.

Dzogchen – the Spiritual Essence of Buddhism

Dzogchen, or The Great Perfection, is considered to be the spiritual essence of all the Buddhist teachings. It is the path of self-liberation, through which we recognise our non-dual state. Our real nature, the primordial condition of human beings, is clear, luminous and aware, unclouded by thoughts and emotions, free from limitations and conditioning.

The core message, transmitted by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu for the last 50 years, tells us it is possible, even in the midst of our chaotic modern everyday lives, to live harmoniously and maintain a relaxed, collaborative and peaceful lifestyle.

International Dzogchen Community

The international Dzogchen Community comprises those people interested in keeping the Dzogchen teachings alive and making them accessible for other interested people. The Community was founded by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu in the 1970s and developed in various other countries around the world, evolving into an international network. Today the Dzogchen Community has numerous members in every continent.

Updated Programme

Friday 14 July

Doors open at 1 pm

4–6 pm Buddhism and Dzogchen. Explanation and practice with Jakob Winkler
6.15–7 pm Khaita - Joyful Dances with Lenka Tchernobay

Saturday 15 July

Doors open at 8 am

8.30–9.30 am Mandarava Practice with Elio Guarisco
8.30–9.30 am Yantra Yoga Practice with Saadet Arslan and Jan Böhm
10–12 am Entering the Path: The Application of Presence. Explanation and practice with Steven Landsberg
2–3.30 pm Vajra Dance presentation and practice with Karin Heinemann and Lenka Tchernobay
3.45–4 pm Presentation of NGO ASIA
4–6 pm The Principles of Dzogchen. Explanation and practice with Sasha Pubants
6–7.15 pm Yantra Yoga presentation and practice with Saadet Arslan and Jan Böhm
7.15–8 pm Khaita – Joyful Dances with Lenka Tchernobay

Sunday 16 July

Doors open at 8 am

8.30–9.30 am Mandarava Practice with Sasha Pubants
8.30–9.30 am Yantra Yoga Practice with Saadet Arslan and Jan Böhm
10–12 am Meditation and Daily Life. Explanation and practice with Elio Guarisco
2–3.30 pm Explanation of the practice for the Worldwide Transmission by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu on August 2nd, 2017 with Gabriella Schneider
4–5 pm Vajra Dance. Internationally coordinated practice for world peace with Lenka Tchernobay and Karin Heinemann
5.30–6.30 pm Ganapuja practice


Short term modifications of the program may be made and will be announced on site.

Dzogchen Practice

The basic practice of Dzogchen consists of recognising our primordial state, and relaxing in it. There are diverse methods for becoming familiar with and deepening this awareness, such as different meditation techniques and exercises in movement. The key point is awareness in everyday life.

Khaita – Joyful Dances

Through the Khaita dances we become aware not only of our physical movements in space, but also the inner play of our thoughts and emotions. The choreography of the dances is based on the rhythms and melodies of songs by Tibetan artists and, exactly like these songs, rich in the symbolism of life on the Roof of the World.

Yantra Yoga

Yantra Yoga is a system of Tibetan yoga with a long tradition. It is based on a text by the 8th century master Vairochana and consists of physical movements, breathing and concentration exercises. Yantra yoga improves our physical and mental condition through harmonising body, energy, and mind.

Vajra Dance

The Vajra Dance is an effective meditation in movement; a method which harmonises our energy, clears the mind and leads to the realisation of our real nature. The Vajra Dance is practised on a Mandala.

Registration and Support

The Principle of Generosity

We will be very happy to hear from you if you wish to participate in the retreat.

The event is free and open to all. Following Chögyal Namkhai Norbu's suggestion, we are organising it according to the principle of generosity. There will be no entrance fee.

The retreat is not intended to make a profit: however, as a non-profit association we rely on your donations. A sum of € 160 per person would cover the costs of the event.

A declaration for tax purposes can be provided for donations of € 200 and above: please contact Otherwise, the bank transfer receipt is proof of payment.




Why become a Retreat Sponsor?

Help to support this event by making an additional financial contribution. Become a retreat sponsor if you can, and help to make the teachings available for others.

A declaration for tax purposes can be provided for donations of € 200 and above: please contact Otherwise, the bank transfer receipt is proof of payment.

I want to be a Sponsor


Helping at the retreat

Be a Helper

The event is organised on a voluntary basis and your help is welcome!

We will need helpers in the following areas: Setting up and dismantling, Registration, Bookstall, Ushers, Security, Ganapuja, Office, Childcare, Photography, Technical assistance, Cleaning.

I want to help

Information for Participants


On-site registration will begin on Friday 14 July 2016 at 1 pm.
All participants will receive an entrance ID and the retreat materials.


Seating will be provided for all participants who request a chair on the registration form; a limited amount will also be available without prior request. As far as possible, please bring your own mat, blanket and meditation cushion to be able to sit comfortably.


Outdoor shoes are not allowed inside the hall at the venue. Please bring warm socks, soft indoor sports shoes or similar footwear.

Postpalast München | Wredestraße 10 | 80335 Munich

Accommodation and Food

Searching for Accommodation: Contingent of 80 beds at Kulturzentrum Gorod, close to venue Postpalast, breakfast included, € 23, Description of the rooms, reservation: Juri | | | |
Lunch on site at the Postpalast: food trucks |

How to get here

Munich Airport

Franz-Joseph Strauß Airport | Nordallee 25 | 85356 Munich
From the airport with S-Bahn (Metro) 1 or 8 to Hackerbrücke, then 7 mins walk to the Postpalast.

Munich Railway Station

Bayerstrasse 10 A | 80335 Munich
Tram 16 or 17, or S 6; or 15 mins walk to the Postpalast.

Munich Central Bus Station

Hackerbrücke 4 | 80335 Munich
10 mins walk to the Postpalast.

Public transport

Münchner Verkehrsbetriebe MVV

Munich taxis

Tel: (+49) (0)89 194 10


FREI Parkplatz P+R Heimeranplatz Gewerbegebiet
Am Westpark | Garmischer Str. 21 | 81373 Munich

Tiefgarage (underground) Hopfenpost | 15 € / day
Hopfenstraße 8 | 80335 Munich

Information about Munich

City culture

Website Stadt München

Children's playground

Kinderspielplatz im Arnulfpark – within walking distance
Grete-Mosheim-Straße/Erika-Mann-Straße 25


Accident/emergency: 112
Police: 110


Samdrubling – München


Dzogchengemeinschaft Deutschland e.V.
Pauenhof | Pauendyk 1 | 477665 Sonsbeck Hamb




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