Chason Geister from USA From Friday 13th to Sunday 15th October
Lama Ole Nydahl From Thursday 30th of November to Sunday 3rd of December
Karma Dechen Ling, the “Land of highest bliss”, surrounded by the hills of the Sierra de los Caracoles, in Lavalleja, Uruguay, is perfect for retreat and meditation and taking some distance from daily life.
Lama Ole’s view is that this retreat center gives us the opportunity to deepen our practice and, at the same time and by means of the work we do together, that we can develop bonds with other practicioners from Latin America and the rest of the world on the basis of friendship and idealism.
As it is located in a rather remote place and climatic conditions are challenging, in case you are coming, it’s important to consider the following information.
As it is situated over sea level, nights can be cold, even in summer, and we can have same strong winds and storms. The access from the highway to the place is through 30 kilometers of secondary roads that are frequently in a rather bad shape, and there is no supermarket or store of any kind in the area, so please contact us so you know what to bring.
We have a main course in November or December with Lama Ole Nydahl and two courses around April or May and August or September with travel teachers sent by him.
Also, once a month, we organize short retreats, which allows us to take some distance from
daily life and achieve, through our practice, a deeper understanding of the nature of our mind.
Our project was born and keeps growing through the inspiration of our teacher, Lama Ole
Nydahl, and the voluntary work and contributions of his students. You are welcome to get involved in its maintenance as well as the development of new goals.
Srdjan Ivanovic from Serbia From 17th to 19th of March
Daniel Wysocki from Poland From friday 19th to sunday 21st of may
Karma Dechen Ling is part of an international network of more than 600 lay Buddhist Centers of the Diamond Way Karma Kagyu school dedicated to the practice and transmission of the highest of Buddha’s teachings under the direction of Lama Ole Nydahl.
For more information, you can visit these sites:
Budismo Camino del Diamante
Diamond Way Buddhism Worldwide
Website of H.H. The 17th Karmapa, Trinley Thaye Dorje
Website of Lama Ole Nydahl
Europe Center Project
After years of hard work, Karma Dechen Ling is, as Lama Ole said, “the jewel of South America”. Friends from our continent and the rest of the world helped us to build this Centerin the hills of Uruguay. Many and improvement of the place.
We need your help to keep going!
KDL Club is for friends who want to help to the development of our Center, thus creating timeless bonds.
Our achievements in 2015 : finally we repaired Lama Ole’s room, we could restore the outside showers and build our long and waited shed. Thank you all!
All donations are welcome, no matter the amount. We need the help of all our friends!
Bank account: Banco de la República Oriental del Uruguay
Beneficiary: Centro de Retiros Budista del Camino del Diamante Karma Dechen Ling
Account Nbr. USD: 189 00 10919
SWIFT Code: BROUUYMM
If you have questions about how to support through KDL Club , write to firstname.lastname@example.org