MAKING THE TEACHINGS MATTER - a weekthun with Orhun Cercel

Center : Stockholm
Date: fredag 29 juni 2018 (18:00 -21:00) lördag 30 juni 2018 (09:00 -18:00) söndag 1 juli 2018 (09:00 -18:00) måndag 2 juli 2018 (09:00 -18:00) tisdag 3 juli 2018 (09:00 -18:00) onsdag 4 juli 2018 (09:00 -18:00) torsdag 5 juli 2018 (09:00 -18:00) fredag 6 juli 2018 (09:00 -12:00)
Teacher : Acharya Orhun Cercel
In this weekthun we will work with teachings and practices from the Shambhala tradition and see how they can be applied to painful human challenges


Shambhala Stockholms sommarretreat


- taking them into our lives

led by Acharya Orhun Cercel

June 29 – July 6 2018


Can we sit and meditate for years without insight or growth? Unfortunately, it is possible.

We can become calmer, more concentrated and yet, as soon as a conflict or crisis arises, as soon as we meet with upset, loss or insult, we often revert to habitual patterns -  automatic reactions which can harm ourselves and others.

In this weekthun we will work with teachings and practices from the Shambhala tradition and see how they can be applied to painful human challenges.

We will devote each day to an area of our lives:

  • relationships

  • family conflicts

  • work

  • money

  • illness

“live the challenge “ rather than run from it.

This retreat will include regular meditation practice and talks by Acharya Cercel, dialogues, discussions, contemplations. No prior experience is necessary.


Orhun Cercel lives in London. The son of a diplomat and of primarily Turkish heritage, Orhun was raised in Taiwan, Turkey, Italy, Argentina, and England. He received a BA in Economics and a Masters in International Relations at Cambridge University and worked for several years in investment banking in London. He then began a new career in health, working for many years in Chinese medicine and as a psychotherapist.He has been a volunteer counsellor in NGOs, working with young care givers, and people suffering from chronic illness, anxiety, depression and addictions.

Orhun began meditating in 1990 and attended Vajrayana seminary in 1999. He was involved with the governance of the London Shambhala Centre for many years, in 2010 was appointed a shastri, and later as an Acharya. He is very active teaching in Europe.

Welcome from all over Europe!
The program will be taught in english
Cheap flights to Stockholm with Ryanair, Norwegian, SAS,, Easyjet and others.

Please get in contact if you need help with accomodation

Location: Stockholm Shambhala Center, Sandelsg. 8, Subway station: Karlaplan or Stadion, Bus 4,1, 54, 72

Price: 350 euros (290 euros: early bird, register before 30 April. For members in the Shambhala Nordic Region: Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Ireland early bird: 230 euros)

To register: please click on the "Registration" button below . Please make a deposit of 35 Euros or more to plusgiro 1342970-9, or from abroad:

IBAN: SE69 9500 0099 6026 1342 9709, BIC: NDEASESS, Shambhala Stockholm

Please include who the payment is coming from

Questions and more info: Barbara Nelson, [email protected] com, 070-3188904