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!
- We have taken the first step!Im Juli 2020 unterzeichnete Aryabandhu, Vorsitzender des Triratna Berlin e.V., den Kaufvertrag für die „Rote Burg“. Vorausgegangen waren diesem Schritt mehr als zwei Jahre intensiver… Read More »We have taken the first step!
- A composting toilet for the Rote BurgEs werden für lange Zeit viele Menschen mit dem Umbau der Roten Burg beschäftigt sein – Sanitäranlagen gibt es aber noch nicht. Was tun? Ein… Read More »A composting toilet for the Rote Burg
- Ritual at the Rote BurgIn November 2020, 14 members of the Berlin Order met at the Rote Burg to celebrate a ritual together. A historic moment as it marked the Read More »Ritual at the Rote Burg
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!
In May 2021, we want to apply for the bank loans needed for construction. To achieve this, we need our own funds in the form of donations and private loans.
Our goal is to raise € 270,000 in donations and € 300,000 in private loans by May 2021. We welcome donations of any size!