söndag 17 juli 2022 (18:00 -21:00)
måndag 18 juli 2022 (08:00 -21:00)
tisdag 19 juli 2022 (08:00 -21:00)
onsdag 20 juli 2022 (08:00 -21:00)
torsdag 21 juli 2022 (08:00 -21:00)
fredag 22 juli 2022 (08:00 -21:00)
lördag 23 juli 2022 (08:00 -21:00)
Stockholm Shambhala Meditation Group
TEACHERS : Dorothea Gädeke & Alex Paterson
This retreat at the beautiful The Manor house Follökna will focus on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. These teachings are old, but at the same, time fresh and very practical. They are tools for working with our bodies, minds, emotions and perceptions.


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Summar retreat

17 juli – 24 juli


This week of intensive sitting at the beautiful The Manor house Follökna will focus on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness: Mindfulness of Body, of Life, of Effort and of Mind.

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness are the Buddha’s fundamental teaching on meditation, common to all Buddhist traditions. These teachings are old, but at the same time fresh, timely and very practical. They are tools for working with our bodies, minds, emotions and perceptions. During the retreat we will explore how we can experience the Four Foundations in-depth and integrate them into our daily lives.

In Mindfullness of Body we look into our perception of body, the concepts we project onto it, both as individuals and as society. Exploring the vast field of our senses, we discover a direct experience of 'body', beyond concepts.

In Mindfullness of Life we take a close look at our emotions, and focus on the play between tension and relaxation.

Mindfullness of Effort we explore the interplay between concept and space, action and stillness, between focus on detail and a large perspective.

Mindfullness of Mind leads us into playfulness, as the richness of phenomena mingle with space. It also leads us into traditional Buddhist teachings like the Four Noble Truths.

This program is suitable and accessible for new meditation practitioners, and will also deepen the understanding and experience of more seasoned practitioners. Participants will be guided through regular meditation instruction.

Living in community, there will be plenty of time for these meditation practices and also to enjoy each other`s company and open our senses to the beauty of nature. There will also be opportunities for daily swimming and saunas by the stunning lake Nedingen.

During this week- long retreat participants will engage in:

  • Sitting and walking meditation

  • Individual meditation instructor interviews

  • Daily dharma talks

  • Group discussions.

  • Walks in nature.


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.



The Teachers:

Dorothea Gädeke has been a meditation practitioner since more than 40 years.

She lives in Freiburg, Germany and works as an actress, musician, voice coach and voice therapist.

She has a long and vivid connection to the Stockholm sangha both as a meditation teacher and as friend.

Alex Paterson has been an active member of Shambhala Stockholm since its beginnings in 1994 and has been a teacher in the Shambhala tradition for 20 years. Alex lives in Stockholm and works as a theatre teacher at St. Eriks Gymnasium. He is originally from Montreal, Canada.


LOCATION: Follökna, outside Malmköping, south of Stockholm.

ARRIVAL DAY: Sunday the 17th of July

DEPARTURE DAY: Sunday the 24th 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:



Early bird-price: 10% off if you register before 15th of May

- Singel room 8900 sek (8000 sek early bird)
- Bed in double room 8400 sek (7550 sek early bird)
- Bed in three beds room 8100 sek (7300 sek early bird)
- Bed in four beds room 7900 sek (7100 sek early bird)

The price includes full pension (accommodation and three meals per day) and programme fee. 6 full days and 7 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 15th of May.


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: Michael Loberg, [email protected]