Finding Knowledge Within

Finding Knowledge Within | Live TSK Retreat in Germany | with Jack Petranker | based on Love of Knowledge by Tarthang Tulku

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The European Nyingma Centers are happy to announce a live, in-person TSK retreat in Germany
Finding Knowledge Within
Saturday, October 16 – Wednesday, October 20, 2021

In this Time, Space and Knowledge (TSK) retreat, we will explore:

  • how to cherish our own capacities;
  • cultivate appreciation for all that arises; and
  • find more powerful and fulfilling ways to live.

Finding Knowledge Within | Retreat with Jack Petranker

Knowledge arrives with each new moment, deeper than the distanced knowing available to a self. We find it in our embodiment, our breathing, our senses, our feelings. It calls us to our own way of being, shows us the truth hidden within our stories, and connects us with the world and with others.

Love of Knowledge

This retreat will draw on selected themes from Tarthang Tulku’s Love of Knowledge, with a special focus on how we construct our self-image and turn away from intimacy. Using exercises from the book, we will explore how to cherish our own capacities, cultivate appreciation for all that arises, and find more powerful and fulfilling ways to live.

The retreat is being held in honor of the German translation of Love of Knowledge, available from Dharma Publishing Deutschland as Liebe zum Wissen (2021).
The Dutch translation Liefde voor Kennis is available for purchase online or at the Lotus Design shop in Amsterdam.

For who?

We welcome everyone with a curious and inquiring mind. Familiarity with the Time Space Knowledge Vision is not required: come and be inspired!

If you are unable to come to Neue Plaue in October in person, you may be interested in the online seminar The Self in Question that Jack Petranker will present January 6 – 8th, 2022. This seminar is also based on Tarthang Tulku’s book Love of Knowledge.

Jack Petranker

Jack Petranker is Director of Mangalam Research Center, and former Dean of the Tibetan Nyingma Institute in Berkeley. A direct student of Tarthang Tulku since 1980, Jack holds degrees from Stanford, Yale, and University of California, Berkeley. He is author of When It Rains, Does Space Get Wet? and the editor of many books in the TSK series.

This retreat is a coproduction of Nyingma Centrum Nederland, Nyingma Zentrum Deutschland and Center for Creative Inquiry, Berkeley, California.

Finding Knowledge Within Program

Saturday, October 16 – Wednesday, October 20, 2021
at Neu Plaue Retreat Center, Germany

The retreat will be conducted in English.

Costs and registration

The fee for the retreat is:

  • € 450,- including on-site lodging in shared rooms with shared bathrooms (12 places available);
  • € 575,- including lodging in single rooms in guesthouses nearby, and shared transportation to and from the retreat facility.

Prices include all meals.

Registration closed.

Important note:
If the Corona situation does not allow for an in-person retreat in October, then all paid registration fees will be returned to you. In that case, we may provide a compact, online alternative, which you are free to join or not.

Retreat schedule (CEST)

Saturday, October 16

15:00 – 18:00 hrsRegister
19:00 – 20:00 hrsWelcome dinner
20:00 – 21:30 hrsOpening Session

Sunday, October 17, until Tuesday, October 19

07:00 – 07:45 hrsKum Nye Tibetan Yoga (optional)
10:00 – 11:30 hrsSession 1
12:00 – 13:30 hrsSession 2
15:00 – 16:30 hrsSession 3
17:00 – 18:30 hrsSession 4
20:00 – 21:30 hrsSession 5

Wednesday, October 20

07:00 – 07:45 hrsKum Nye Tibetan Yoga (optional)
10:00 – 11:30 hrsSession 1
12:00 – 13:30 hrsSession 2
13:30 hrsClosing lunch

Neu Plaue Retreat Center | Location for Time Space Knowledge Retreats with Jack Petranker from the Center for Creative Inquiry
Neu Plaue Retreat Center


The retreat will take place in Neu Plaue, near the city of Brandenburg, west of Berlin.

It is about 20 minutes by car from the local train station, and there is a shuttle to take people back and forth.

The center is on 20,000 sq. meters (5 acres) of land.

In addition to the shared rooms, there is lots of space for camping, though October may already be chilly. Additional accommodations are available at a small castle nearby, and the price will change accordingly.

The center has a garden, meadows, fields, ponds, and a lake for swimming.

The facility is brand new and spacious, with a large meditation room and large patio.

Sponsored by the Center for Creative Inquiry
The Center for Creative Inquiry (CCI) explores alternate forms of knowledge and inquiry and their potential to bring about fundamental change at the individual, cultural, and social level.
CCI headquarters are located at the Mangalam Center in downtown Berkeley, California, USA.