The Joy of Letting Go - Summer Retreat 17–26 of July

lördag 18 juli 2020 (09:30 -18:00)
söndag 19 juli 2020 (08:00 -20:00)
måndag 20 juli 2020 (08:00 -20:00)
tisdag 21 juli 2020 (08:00 -20:00)
onsdag 22 juli 2020 (08:00 -20:00)
torsdag 23 juli 2020 (08:00 -20:00)
fredag 24 juli 2020 (08:00 -20:00)
lördag 25 juli 2020 (08:00 -18:00)
Stockholm Shambhala Meditation Group
Teacher : Sarah Coleman
Coordinators : Stefan Wrenfelt & Voula Kereklidou
We have a choice - to get tangled up in confusion, trying to maintain the illusion of comfort and control - or to awaken to our true nature of bravery and compassion.


Welcome to

Shambhala Stockholms

Summer Retreat


with sarah coleman

17 – 26 of July

Measures will of course be taken to work with the current situation; we will have less participants and there is plenty of space in the building to provide possibilities for social distancing, we will offer plenty of hand sanitizers, practice outside as much as possible etc.

The Joy of Letting Go -

Exploring the Buddhist path towards wisdom and compassion

We have a choice - to get tangled up in confusion, trying to maintain the illusion of comfort and control - or to awaken to our true nature of bravery and compassion.
The core Buddhist teachings and meditation methods show us how to turn toward—not away from—moments of intensity and recognize emotional energy as primordial wisdom. This includes recognizing our personal patterns and learning to transform them which helps us to reveal the wisdom within emotion. Step by step we develop a complete acceptance and openness to all situations and all people. We learn to experience everything without mental reservations or blockages, so that we don't withdraw into ourselves. Freeing ourselves by letting go of our personal patterns we are increasing our ability to support and open our hearts to others. Increasing our ability to contribute and make a difference in society.

The retreat includes meditation, meditation instruction, talks, discussion and individual meditation meetings with an experienced meditation instructor, plus time to relax, go for walks, enjoy the sauna, the lake and the nature.

The programme is open to everyone, no experience needed. Great for beginners – as well as experienced meditators who would like to deepen their practice.

sarah coleman

Sarah Coleman, a long-time practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism, has been a student of the Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, since 1972.  Serving as his editor for many years, she helped work on many of his dharma books, including Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving Kindness, a book on the Mahayana slogans of mind training. For the past 40 years, Sarah has taught extensively throughout North America and Europe



The Manor house Follökna is located in the heart of Sörmland on Lake Nedingen. One and a half hour drive south of Stockholm. The location is quiet and secluded. The manor house dates back to the Middle Ages and was once owned by Charles IX's spouse Queen Kristina. Current buildings were erected during the 1840s.

Just below the house there's a place for swimming as well as a sauna. A bridge leads over to the manor's own island where it is next to untouched nature, where you can roam the forest or enjoy the twilight from the barbecue area on the cliffs. If you want to go out on the lake, there are canoes and boats.

follökna 4 Folllökna 5


Children are welcome. We will arrange for childcare during the retreat. The parents will have a building of their own.


LOCATION: Follökna, outside Malmköping, south of Stockholm.


ARRIVAL DAY: Friday the 17th of July

DEPARTURE DAY: Sunday the 26th of July




From abroad:

Flights to Skavsta airport south of Stockholm, closest to the venue:


For flights to Stockholm, Arlanda, main airport, north of Stocksholm:


How to get there from Stockholm:

From Stockholm: direct train  to Flen, 1 hour. Bus to Malmköping from Flen, 20 minutes.

From Skavsta airport:

Bus to Nyköping, 14 min. Bus from Nyköping to Malmköping, 1 hour.


A pick-up fee will be charged


Local bus, from Skavsta, Nyköping, Flen etc:




Singel room 8900 sek

Double room 7900 sek

Three beds room 7400 sek

Four beds room 7200 sek


EARLY BIRD: 15 % reduction if you register and pay the registration fee of 500 sek before 1st of April.

EARLY BIRD: 10 % reduction if you register and pay the registration fee of 500 sek before 15th of May.

STUDENTS, RETIRED, UNEMPLOYED: 10% reduction (10% also on the Early Bird price)


The price includes full pension (accommodation and three meals per day) and programme fee. 8 full days and 9 nights.


Euro to sek:


REGISTER: by clicking Registration down below and the pay a registration fee of 500 sek. The registration fee will not be paid back if the registration is canceled after the 10th of June.


Payments in Sweden:

Betala till Plusgiro: 1342970-9, Shambhala Stockholm. Obs: skriv vem inbetalningen kommer ifrån!


Payments from abroad:
IBAN: SE69 9500 0099 6026 1342 9709

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Contact: [email protected]