International Buddhist Retreat Center
Karma Berchen Ling

International Buddhist Retreat Center
Karma Berchen Ling

Karma Berchen Ling (KBL) is a meditation and retreat center of the Karma Kagyu Lineage of Diamond Way Buddhism. The place is under the spiritual patronage of His Holiness the 17th Karmapa Thaye Dorje, and Lama Ole Nydahl.

Program 2020
KBL Guide

Dearest friends!

Info for those of you who plan to come to KBL:

Greece published new regulations for entering the country.
Starting with 01.07.2020, everybody must have had a bar code. You can find a corresponding form to obtain it under
If you plan to come by car: You can only pass via Bulgaria or via Italy with a ferryboat. North Macedonia is closed.
People from USA, Russia, England, Turkey, North Macedonia and Albania are not allowed to enter Greece

Whenever there will be a change, we will let you know.
yours KBL Team

Meditation in Karma Berchen Ling

About Karma Berchen Ling

KBL is located in Greece on the sunny and windy mountains of the Peloponnese. It is an ideal place for meditation and retreats.

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Kalachakra Stupa at Karma Berchen Ling

The Kalachakra Stupa in KBL

In KBL stands one of the very rare Kalachakra Stupas. It was inaugurated in 2010 by Lama Chogdrup Dorje and Lama Ole Nydahl.

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8 Stupas at Karma Berchen Ling

The 8 Stupas in Karma Berchen Ling

Since 2017, you will find all eight Non-Tantric Stupas in KBL. They were built and inaugurated by Lama Chogdrup Dorje.

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