Spring Retreat and Internet Teaching Program

The Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation Europe is very pleased to announce the 2024 European Dzogchen Buddha Path Spring Retreat and Internet Teaching Program, taught by our precious Dharma teachers Excellent Bodhi Lama Rita and Heini Ilmarinen. This retreat will be held at our very own Dzogchen Retreat Center Europe (Mariensee, Austria) and the Internet Teaching Program will be available online through Zoom. It presents an ideal opportunity to deepen your understanding and experience the teachings of the Dzogchen Lineage and the practice of the Buddha Path.

The teaching topic is: Generating Bodhicitta, the Intention of Enlightened Wisdom

This year's program focuses on generating Bodhicitta, the intention of enlightened wisdom. Everyone can cultivate bodhicitta in one's mind, so there can be more purpose and joy in life. During the program, we will generate Bodhicitta through insightful teachings and personal practice sessions (Thuns).

The teachings will be in English.

DRCE - Option

For those that want to join the retreat on-site at the Dzogchen Retreat Center Europe, The 2024 Spring Retreat will commence on Sunday morning, May 26th, 2024 at 9:00 and concludes on Saturday, June 1st, 2024 at 15:00. Make sure to arrive at the retreat center on Saturday, May 25th, 2024, before 17:00.

Online - Option

The 2024 Internet Internet Teaching Program will commence on Sunday morning, May 26th, 2024 at 9:00 and concludes on Wednesday evening, 29th of May at 20:30.

A more detailed schedule will be announced soon.

Benefits of Retreat

  • Celebrate this precious life, heal your heart and release stress, 
  • Cultivate a sound body and mind, and connect with kind-hearted people. 
  • Experience amazing Buddhist meditation, and understand the meaning of True Happiness.
  • Bring Dharma into your everyday life.

About the Dharma teacher Bodhi Lama Rita

Our highly appreciated Dharma Teacher Excellent Bodhi Lama Rita grew up in Austria and studied languages and cultures of South Asia and Tibet at the University of Vienna. She has also graduated as a mediator from studying Mediation and Conflict Management at the Sigmund Freud University in Vienna.

Bodhi Lama Rita is an amazing Dharma teacher, radiating great love and compassion to all beings. She has dedicated her life to ensure the preservation, practice, and transmission of the Dzogchen Buddha Path Lineage in this world for the peace and happiness of all beings.

About the Dharma teacher Heini Ilmarinen

Our highly appreciated Dharma Teacher Heini Ilmarinen has studied Dharma since November 2011 when she attended her first month retreat in Russia. Heini has been in the Dzogchen Buddha Path Lineage since and has attended many month-long internships and shorter retreats. Heini lives in Finland, and is one of the main pillars of the European Sangha. She is Treasurer of the European Sangha Board, as well as leads and teaches the Finnish Sangha. Heini has a background in the sciences and enjoys uniting the Buddhist views with scientific knowledge.

Program Pricing

The costs of the full retreat are: 

  • Adult (-64): €750
  • Senior (65 and up), students, unemployed and persons in need: €600

The costs of the internet teaching program is:

  • Adult (-64): €300
  • Senior (65 and up), students, unemployed and persons in need: €200

If you need a scholarship or support, reach out to the event director.

Retreat fee covers:

  • Dining (vegetarian) 3 times a day, 
  • Lodging
  • Printed material

Retreat fee does not cover:

  • Personal offering to a teacher
  • Transfer to/from airport
  • flight costs, visa fees, personal insurance or travel insurance; personal vitamins, supplements, and medications, etc.


    If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the retreat director Bjorn Bons.