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Compassion and wisdom with yourself and the world

Shambhala Stockholms Summer Retreat


Compassion and wisdom with yourself and the world

With Barbara Märtens

Lindsberg, Falun

14 – 21 of July


In the globalised world in which we live, full of famines, natural disasters, wars and blind selfishness, a compassionate and wise willingness to do everything that serves the overall situation is an important guarantee for living together in freedom, mutual respect and social prosperity.

Within the Buddhist tradition mindfulness meditation and contemplative practices like the Four Immeasurables—the cultivation of loving-kindness, compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity— offer  a  simple yet potent suite of practices,  that help us to open  and empower our hearts,  counter the distortions in our relationships to ourselves, and deepen our relationships to others.


Barbara Märtens has been a Shambhala and Buddhist practitioner for more than 40 years. Being a senior teacher within the Shambhala Community for many years , she is also  the director of faculty for Karuna Training Europe, an organization for contemplative psychology, health and art.  Barbara  has grown up children and grandchildren  and lives in Hamburg, Germany.


A Weekthun is a week-long meditation retreat which includes meditation instruction, talks, meditation practice, discussion and time to relax,  go for walks, enjoy the sauna, the lake and nature around Lindsberg. During the weekthun we will also offer individual meetings with an experienced meditation instructor. The program is open to everyone – both beginners as well as experienced meditators who would like to deepen their practice.

Lindsberg is beautifully located in Dalarna, about a three-hour drive north of Stockholm. It is situated near a lovely lake, a ten-minute walk from the venue, by which is an old-style wood-fired sauna. The house is surrounded by forests – perfect for long nature walks.

For more information about the venue and more photos of the house, rooms, garden and surroundings go to: http://www.lindsberg.org


This programme is taught in English.


Arrival day: Sunday July 14, 18.00

Departure Day: Sunday July 21, 9.00


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How to get there from Stockholm:

At www.sj.se you can book train tickets to Falun. The tickets for summer season are available from March. From Falun there is a local bus to Lindsberg (closest station is called Bergsgården and/or Järgarvet). The timetable for the local bus see https://www.dalatrafik.se

You can book buses at https://masexpressen.se/ to the city of Borlänge of Falun. From Borlänge there is a local bus to Lindsberg (closest station is called Bergsgården and/or Järgarvet).

Remember, the sooner you book your tickets the cheaper you will get them.


The prices include all food and accommodation, dinner on the day of arrival and breakfast on the day of departure. We offer a 10% discount if you register before May 1! Discounts are also given to students, pensioners, the unemployed and to members!

  • A place in 10 bed room: full price 7400 SEK (680 EUR)
  • A place in 4 bed room: full price 8600 SEK (790 EUR)
  • Aplace in 2 bed room: full price 9400 SEK (860 EUR)

Are you able to pay full price? Pay it forward!! THANKS! You are helping someone who needs an extra discount! Do you have financial obstacles but want to attend the retreat? Get in touch at [email protected] or at [email protected]


Registration: Click on Registration below and fill in the information.

Registration fee SEK 500 paid to pg 1342970-9, Shambhala Stockholm.

Note: write who the payment is from!


Contact info:

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to write: [email protected]








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