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Bild vom Vereins- und Retreatzentrum Tharpaling im Bayerischen Wald

The Registered Association

The German association Ngakde e.V. was founded in 2003. In the following years the sangha grew mainly in Germany and Austria. Since a few years Ngakde also runs a branch office for long term retreats in Canada. In 2015 the association was able to purchase a property in the Bavarian Forest and transform it into a retreat center with the name Tharpaling (island of liberation). The center is located away from the village of Solla directly at the forest and can be reached via a small side road. Tharpaling has 50 beds in several single, double and shared rooms, one main kitchen, two kitchenettes and a garden with fireplaces for pujas. In the house there is a spacious main gompa with about 60 seats as well as two smaller side gompas and a torma kitchen.

Ngakde e.V. is registered as a non-profit organization in Passau, Germany under the registry number 20097 and is authorized to issue donation receipts.

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Association Contact

Phone +49 8554 943666 0
Email info(æ)
Schartenweg 11
D-94169 Solla

Bank Account

Name: Ngakde e.V.
Bank: Sparkasse Freyung-Grafenau
IBAN: DE22 7405 1230 0060 1913 35
Please always add the 'donation' or your name and retreat-ID in the reason-for-payment section of the transfer

Sarva Mangalam!
May everything be auspicious!