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Lama Ole Nydahl is giving a Mahamudra course, based on the 3rd Karmapa's Rangjung Dorje, Mahamudra text, in the Diamond Way Buddhist Retreat Center in Zágon (Covasna county, Transylvania, Romania) between August 23-25, 2013.

August 23, 20:00 UTC+3 Lecture with Lama Ole Nydahl
August 24, 15:00 UTC+3 Lecture with Lama Ole Nydahl
August 24, 20:00 UTC+3 Lecture with Lama Ole Nydahl
August 25, 15:00 UTC+3 Lecture with Lama Ole Nydahl
August 25, 20:00 UTC+3 Lecture with Lama Ole Nydahl

Lama Ole Nydahl:

Lama Ole Nydahl is one of the few westerners who is a fully qualified lama in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. The lama and his wife Hannah, both of them Danes, traveled to Nepal on their honeymoon in 1969. There, they first met the 16th Karmapa, the lineage holder of the Tibetan Karma Kagyu school of Buddhism, and they became his first Western students. After Hannah and Ole had studied and meditated for years, the 16th Karmapa asked them to spread the teachings of the Buddha in the West and establish meditation centers. In accordance with the wishes of the 16th Karmapa, they founded almost 600 meditation centers in Europe, North- and South America, Russia and Asia. Over the last 40 years they have been traveling around the world and tirelessly spreading the Buddhist teachings.


 retreat centre which covers an area of 23 hectares was purchased in December 2008 and lies in the vicinity of Zagon village in Covasna county.
The closest supporting center is in Targu Secuiesc at 35 km. Brasov is the closest big city to the location at 50 km. Local people call the land “Kerekerdő” (Round Forest). This will be the 3rd
 international Buddhist course held in Zagon Retreat center.

How to get there:

By car:

– Directions from Brasov:
 Follow E574, (DN11) direction Bacău, and about about 30 km distance after Brasov at the crossroad turn right on DN13E, direction Covasna. You cross the village Reci, and in the center of the next village Borosneul Mare turn left to Zagon. You don’t have to enter Zagon as the retreat centre lies on the top of a hill circa 1 km before the village, on the right. (Route Brasov- Zagon) 

– Directions from Târgu Secuiesc: follow DN13E road, direction Covasna. You cross the following villages: Cătălina, Imeni, Zăbala, town Covasna, Chiuruş, Păpăuţi, Zagon. After you enter in the village you turn right at the first crossroad at the local pub and after 1 km you will find the retreat place on the left on the top of the hill. (Route Târgu Secuiesc- Zagon)

  By plane:

 The major airport is in Bucharest. From the following links you can find out the easiest way of how to get to the North Bucharest train station (Gara de Nord in Romanian), and you have also a timetable with the train connections to Brasov and Sfintu Gheorghe, the two nearest cities to our retreat center:

From Brasov to Zagon we’ll provide aproximately 2 or 3 shuttle/day based on registration.

Please consider, that we can organize it well, only if you regsiter for it, and you fill in entirely the registration form, with your arrival date and hour.

You can also register in advance for shuttle from Zagon to Varna (one way), which will be around 30-50 EUR/person, depends from the number of requests.

 Other nearby airports are in Sibiu and Targu Mures (TGM). If you have a flight in these cities, than you should take a bus or a train to Brasov, and from there you can use our shuttle to Zagon, in case that you register for it. 

By train:

-- In case that you come by train or buses to Sfintu Gheorghe than you have the following direct buses to Zagon. The bus station is next to the train station. Please ask the bus driver to stop at the crossroad which is going up to the retreat center. (This is around 5-6 Km before the village Zagon.)

1. On working days at: 7:30 AM, 15:30, 17:30, 19:00 PM. 
 2. On Saturday and Sunday: 7.30 AM, 15.30, 19.00 PM.

- If you arrive to Brasov by train, or bus: register for shuttle to Zagon, on our website

 Normal Course Fee: 


Registered before August 15

No registration (after August 15)

With food

76 euros


Without food

60 euros

70 euros

* Please register untill 16th of Aug. for the course, and if you need also for the food, helping us in organizing. In case that you decide to come in the last momment and you just drop in without registration, than we can provide you meals only startaing with the next day of your arrival, based on the registration for meal at the site.

Discount Course Fee:

14-18 year old, students, older than 60, one of the parents or single parents if arrive with children are entitled for discount fee. 

The course is free for children under the age 14.


Registered before August 15

No registration (after August 15)

With food

51 euros


Without food

35 euros

40 euros


* We ask the parents to register the children 14-18 years old children separately for the course with dicount price and also for meals.

*For the children younger than 10, if it is needed, please ask meal registration separately, sending us an e-mail on: mahamudra2013@yahoo.com

Meals: we offer 7 meals during the course


23. Aug.

24. Aug.

25. Aug.

26. Aug
















* for 26. Aug. breakfast, you can register at the site, untill 25. Aug, afternoon. The price of this it’s not included in the course fee and it will be 2 EUR/person

* You can choose vegetarian and non-vegetarian food.

* Please register for the meals too, because the retreat place is far from the village. For those who don’t register, we can’t offer food. There will be a cafeteria at the site.

Please register via internet and bring the confirmation with you, which you receive from us by e-mail.


In order to assure the smooth running of the course and the best conditions for you, please register via internet! Thanks!

Registration deadline for course and meals is: August 16., 2013.


Cash upon arrival on the spot. 


In your own tents. 


Guarded parking is available. We ask everybody to park ONLY at this place! 

Bring with You! 

Your FM radio for translation. 
Tent, meditation cushion, sleeping bag, warm clothes, rubber boots, plates and cutlery, flashlight, insect repellent, you basic medication if you need any, and your good mood. 

Attention! The whether can change drastically from hot to very cold rainy and stormy, so be prepared for all whethers!

Phone: +40 (727) 752 225 
Info line: +40 (744) 800 400