Our Dharma Course Program 2023

After the winter break, Bordo will open its doors again at the end of March 2023. To be able to participate in the activities it is necessary to have the annual membership of Karma Dechen Yangtse; this can be done on arrival. Daily multilingual meditations are open to all: they start at 7:30, 18:00 and 20:00.

Early registration for both courses and retreats is necessary to secure a place. We expect an offering for food and lodging which will enable us to cover the costs and maintain the village. Availability of single rooms is very limited. If you have any questions or would like to register for a course, the best way to contact us is by e-mail:  bodhipath@bordo.org. Please note that e-mails are not processed daily!

We offer a Dharma programme with teachers in four languages. Translation is provided for some courses; this is indicated under ‘Course language’. Additional translation is possible in certain cases if several people wish to enrol firmly at an early stage. Courses in which personal exchange is important take place without translation.

Covid-19: In Bordo, the decrees in force in Italy, and in particular in the Piedmont region, apply and may change relatively quickly. In 2022, we had good experiences with guests doing a self-test before arrival. This mainly to protect the others.

The Dharma courses are open to all, unless otherwise stated. In certain cases, participation is only possible for people who have formally taken refuge in the 3 Jewels. In the case of Buddhist individual retreats it is necessary to already be very familiar with Buddhism and to have a practice that you wish to deepen. Please consult our homepage beforehand if you are interested. For actual silent retreats, please contact institutions and teachers who support this form. Exceptions are possible for group retreats led by qualified Buddhist teachers.

27 March – 6 April

Meditation and Action                   

with Tengye and the Bordo team

7 – 10 April

How to free oneself from disturbing emotions and develop serenity and inner freedom

Easter Course with Lama Drubtscho Wangmo

15 – 22 April

Bordo Practice Week

with Tengye and the Bordo tea

29 April – 1 May

Guru Yoga of the 16th Karmapa

4 – 13 May. |  Bodhi Path Retreat

Loving Kindness and Compassion

with Lama Jampa

18 – 21 May  |  Bodhi Path Retreat

The Way of the Bodhisattvas – Invitation to a New Orientation in our Lives

with Trinlay Tulku Rinpoche

27 – 28 May


We participate in the Vesak celebrations of the Italian Buddhist Union in Milan

10 – 11 Juni  |  Bodhi Path Retreat

Lojong Days for Italian Practitioners

with Tengye

23 – 25 June

Bodhicitta – the Mind that Guides us towards Awakening

with Trehor Lama and the monk Cesare Milani

4 – 20 July

Accompanied individual retreats.         CANCELLED

with Lama Sherab Palmo

8 – 13 July

Meditation and Movement – Relaxation for Body and Mind.

with Kerstin Bahra and Friedhelm Homuth

20 July – 4 August

Accompanied individual retreats

with Lama Rabsel

22 – 29 July

Compassion and wisdom

with Lama Rabsel

29 – 30 July

Meditation and clarity of mind

with Lama Rabsel

1 August

Milarepa Tsok Puja

5 – 12 August

Meditation with mind, breath and body

with Tengye and Carsten

12 – 19 August

Family week in the Buddhist village Bordo

19 – 20 August  |  Bodhi Path Retreat

Lojong Days for Italian Practitioners

with Tengye

26 August – 2 September

Zen Sesshin

with Inzan Osho (Carsten Schier)

Unless otherwise stated, all events are suitable for beginners and advanced practitioners.

Participation fee: a share of the organisation costs and a donation for the teachers. Your generosity will enable them to pass on the Dharma in the future. The donations for accommodation and food should be sufficient to cover the expenses as well as the maintenance and operation of Bordo. We will be happy to provide you with further information.