The Rote Burg - a Buddhist retreat centre

In the middle of a nature park surrounded by meadows and lakes, only 60 km north of Berlin, lies the so-called "Rote Burg" ("red castle"): two old Ziegler buildings with about 850 sqm of floor space and surrounded by 37,000 sqm of meadows and oak forest. In July 2020, the Buddhist Community Triratna Berlin e.V., purchased the site of the Rote Burg so our dream to build a Buddhist retreat centre can finally come true.

In Berlin-Kreuzberg there is already a lively centre, the Buddhistische Tor Berlin. We teach meditation and Buddhism in a modern way - open to all who are interested. And we’ve been doing this for over 20 years. Times of silence and retreat from everyday life and city life, “retreats”, are an important part of Buddhist practice.


The Rote Burg is to become a place where, in harmony with nature, we practice the Buddha's teachings in a contemporary way, deepen meditation and experience simple communal living. A place of spiritual inspiration that attracts and connects people far beyond the Berlin area, and where a vibrant and growing community will be felt.

Find out below how you can become part of our vision and support us on the path to having our own retreat centre!

Program Overview for 2022

Saturday May 7 at 6 pm at BTB Berlin (in German)
Saturday June 11 at 6 pm at BTB (in English)
Saturday September 3 at 6 pm at BTB (in German)

Friday May 27 to Sunday 29
Friday June 17 to Sunday 19 (for women)
Friday July 29 to Sunday 31
Friday September 9 to Sunday 11

Sunday May 29
Sunday June 19 (for women)
Sunday July 31
Sunday September 11

More info and booking:

Buddhistisches Tor Berlin




We need a lot of support to make the dream of having our own retreat centre come true. As soon as we can start with construction, you’re welcome to lend a hand. At the moment, however, we need one thing: money!

Bis Dezember 2021 sind bereits 223.000 € Spenden eingegangen und 259.000 € Privatdarlehen zugesagt worden.

We welcome donations of any size!