Easter Retreat:

How to Transform

your Life

Meditation Retreat in English

in Strömstad, Sweden

18 – 22 April

about the retreat

We are living in the age of distraction, where we’re all used to constant levels of stimulation and mental business. It is rare to enjoy moments of inner stillness. As a result we may find it difficult to simply be happy and enjoy life. We can begin to reverse this situation simply by transforming our mind through meditation. In meditation retreat we are provided with perfect conditions for developing and deepening profound states of inner peace that are the main cause of happiness. 

In this retreat, Gen Kelsang Dragpa will present instructions from the book How to Transform Your Life that are scientific methods to improve our human nature and our inner peace. By putting them into practice we will become a good-natured person with a good heart. This will enable us to solve our own problems as well as those of others. This is the greatest gift we can give to ourself and others.

the teacher

gen kelsang dragpa


A Modern Kadampa Buddhist monk and the National Spiritual Director of the Nordic Region. He received ordination in 1993 from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche and is one of his most senior disciples. Gen Dragpa has taught extensively in the Netherlands, UK, Belgium and France. His teachings are very practical and easy to understand. They offer profound solutions to our everyday problems.

Practical Information

The retreat is open to beginners as well as those wishing to deepen their meditation experience.The retreat is guided by a senior meditation teacher and consists of 5 sessions per day, 1 hour long each. The retreat includes some short periods of silence each morning. It is not mandatory to attend all the sessions each day, although of course this is beneficial.

There is the opportunity to meditate, discuss, ask questions and enjoy the peaceful environment of retreat.

You can attend the whole retreat or book to attend 3 or 4 days instead.

The retreat will take place on a quiet and beautiful island near Strömstad, Sweden.

There are many accommodation options to suit different needs and budgets. You can choose from a single premium room, single room, premium twin room, twin room or shared room (3-4 beds). The retreat includes all meals. There is also a small snack shop on-site.

If you are taking the bus or train we can arrange a pick-up to take you to and from the station (not included in price).

You will be sent a letter by e-mail with full information some time before the retreat.

The Venue


Gullnäs 1, 452 96 Strömstad, Sweden

+47 45 05 19 28


details & bookings


Prices include retreat, accommodation and meals

The retreat starts at 18:00 on 18th April and finishes at 15:00 on 22nd April. 

Priority for twin and single rooms is given to those attending for 4 or 5 days. If you are attending for 3 days and would like a twin or single room please select the option below to be placed on a waiting list.

Accommodation limited. Early booking recommended. Prices are per person.

Premium Single room (private bathroom for 2 rooms) – 4 days/3 nights 3400, 5 days/4 nights 4400

Single room – 4 days/3 nights 2800, 5 days/4 nights 3600

Premium Twin room (private bathroom for 2 rooms) – 4 days/3 nights 2800, 5 days/4 nights 3600

Twin room – 4 days/3 nights 2300, 5 days/4 nights 3000

Shared room (3-4 beds) – 3 days/2 nights 1400, 4 days/3 nights 2000, 5 days/4 nights 2600