Jewel Heart Netherlands organises meditation and study retreats on a regular basis. They usually take place in the Jewel Heart centre in Nijmegen, Netherlands.

When our teacher Gelek Rimpoche was alive, he would try to visit the Netherlands twice a year. Now that he has passed, we hope to continue to organize our own retreats and invite teachers to share their knowledge of Tibetan Buddhist subjects.

Teachers who visited Jewel Heart Netherlands recently:

  • April 2017: Chungtsang Rinpoche (from Drepung Loseling's Nyagre Khangtsen in India)
  • October 2016: Dagyab Rinpoche (spiritual leader and founder of Tibet House, Germany)
  • June 2016: Reverend Angel Kyodo Williams (founder of the Center for Transformative Change in Berkeley, California)
  • June 2016: Glenn Mullin (tibetologist, author of Buddhist books and translator of classical Tibetan literature).

Our visiting Buddhist teachers come from various countries but often teach in English. If parts of the programme are in Dutch, we can try to arrange Dutch-English simultaneous translation. Our meditation and practice retreats are often led by English speakers. When retreats are led by Dutch senior sangha members, we may be able to make the retreat bilingual, depending on the number of non-Dutch speakers who want to take part.

Upcoming events are listed below. Please contact Jewel Heart Netherlands if you are interested in participating.