sit like a Buddha, move like a Tiger

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The summer retreat is open to people of every age who want to practice the wisdoms of meditation and Qi Gong, to become more balanced and centred, to develop a refined perception of their body and to have a calm, clear and aware mind. This gives us balance for the speed of our everyday lives.

In the Shambhala warrior tradition the tiger is one of the four dignities. The tiger has a relaxed and energised body, it moves mindfully and rests in a state of simplicity.
There is no need of arrogance because the tiger knows his nature, so it is seen as meek and without prejudice. Through the practice of meditation we can rediscover these attributes and reconnect to our basic goodness. Meditation as presented to us by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, is not only about mindfulness practice but joining mindfulness and awareness in our everyday lives. Qi Gong helps to synchronise body and mind in a very tiger-like, gentle way. We will learn Zhan Zhuang and other Qi Gong exercises as a mindful practise for liberating the body of tension and blocked energy.

The teachers:

Jerry Granelli

is an internationally acclaimed jazz musician, in 1970 he became a student of one of the most important teachers of meditation and tibetan buddhism in the west, venerable Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. He has been a practitioner of meditation for the last 44 years, and a meditation instructor for the last 40 years in the buddhist tradition, and the Shambalha tradition of warriorship.

Ulrike Ebert

founder of the ShenShan Taichi and Qigong school situated in Roma since 2002, and with a 20 years experience of teaching Qi Gong in Germany, Italy, UK, China and USA.

For more information please contact [email protected]


Arrival on Saturday 24th August

Departure on Friday 30th August


The classes will take place in the country house of Casa Garuda, located in the beautiful hills of Umbria, surrounded by nature and with an incredible panorama view.

Daily classes of six hours are held in the morning and in the afternoon. The number of participants is limited to 20 and classes will be held in english with Italian translation. A long lunch break gives you time to relax. Casa Garuda will provide you with good healthy meals during the retreat


Fees of 850 € for the retreat week including workshop and full board accommodation in 2 bedded rooms. Single rooms are available depending on the number of participants or particular demand and will have additional costs of 150€.

Registration and information:

The number of participants is limited, we recommend early registration.Deadline for registration is 1st June 2019


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