Friends from our Diamond Way Buddhist centers are always welcome for courses and other events at Karma Berchen Ling. By tradition, our program spreads over three seasons with three main events: the prostration retreat, the summer course and the 8th Karmapa retreat.

72h Prostration Marathon

28.04.-01.05. 2023

Dear Friends,

“A wise man may avoid blood and tears on his way to enlightenment, but there is no way around the sweat. Only conscious and one-pointed meditation creates the cracks in the fortifications of our egos that make the mind’s timeless essence shine through. Hard work is unavoidable, especially with prostrations. This practice creates the good impressions necessary for our growth and changes our body from a difficult master to a useful servant.” Lama Ole Nydahl

We would like to invite you to the 72 hours retreat on the practice of Taking Refuge and Developing the Enlighten Attitude occurring every spring in Karma Berchen Ling Retreat Center in south Greece.


17:00 Explanations on the way we keep the mediation going for 72h, retreat and place rules – Big Gompa 
18:00 Start of the Retreat in the Small Gompa (Lama House)
19:30 Dinner 
Saturday – Monday:
09:00 Breakfast
13:00 Lunch
19:00 Dinner
20:00 in the big Gompa Lectures:
Saturday Lecture: Refuge and Q&A on the practice
Sunday Lecture: Enlightened attitude and Q&A on the practice
18:00 we finish the Retreat together
20:00 Dinner and dancing


Karma Berchen Ling is located remotely in the mountains of Peloponnese, a place where one can go deep in the practice in the field of the 9 Stupas.

We will be able to squeeze everybody under a roof, so you need to bring a sleeping bag only. At this time of the year, it is possible to sleep in a tent, but can be rather cold during the night.


* Please mind that the course is for students of Lama Ole Nydahl only, practising in his Diamondway Centers.

If you are planning to arrive, please register at the link:


For any questions and support, please write to

All the best,

The friends of KBL

72h Prostration Retreat in KBL

Summer Course 



Summer course and Kalachakra Stupa’s birthday.

As every year also this summer we will have a week of meditations, every evening lectures (the teacher will be announced soon) and a celebration of Kalachakra Stupa on August 23rd.

Don’t miss this opportunity and come.

See you all in August.



72h Prostration Retreat in KBL

8th Karmapa Retreat 

07.10-14.10. 2023

Dear friends

It has been a tradition for many years to end the course – year at KBL with an 8° Karmapa Retreat. This year it will be guided by Marcin Baranski from Warsaw. It starts on Saturday, 07.10.2023  evening and ends on Saturday, 14.10.2023  morning. Marcin will give explanations on the 8° Karmapa Meditation. In four sessions per day, there will be enough time for in-depth mediation. The prerequisite for participation is to have completed the first Ngöndro. Please register at:

8th Karmapa