Budapest Buddhist Summer School 2014


  Buddhist Thought and Practice

Open Gate: Study Buddhism with Authentic Teachers - Welcome to our Summer School!

21st July - 20th August

The Dharma Gate Buddhist College is organizing a summer school in Budapest, Hungary. The event is the second part of a series of Budapest Buddhist Summer Schools to take place every summer. Every year we invite renowned exponents of Buddhist  thought and practice to teach their particular traditions. Teachers and students are welcome from all over the world.

Please watch our archive videos from last year!

Hungarian version

Our respected teachers in 2014



Ven. Bhante Kovida - 21st - 27th July

Vipassana meditation course and chi-kung practice

(1) Vipassana meditation course - morning
(2) Chi-kung practice - afternoon

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Orsolya Endrody-Nagy - 29th July

Zen and the Japanese Education

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Judit Pali - 30th July

The development of self-regulation - game as a regulatory function

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Delia Vekony - 1st August

Art and/as meditation; Potentials of Presence

(1) Art and/as meditation - morning

(2) Potentials of Presence - afternoon

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Ven. Bhikkhu Nandisena - 4th - 7th August

1. Doctrine and Practice: Studying the First Discourse of the Buddha and the Discourse on the Characteristic of Anatta (4 days)

2. Vipassana meditation course (3 days)

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Vincenzo Giorgino - 9th - 10th August

Social Self, Social Life as it is

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Ven. Jinwol Lee - 11th - 15th August

Diamond Sutra and retreat

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Ven. Geshe Ngawang Samten - 11th - 14th August

Practice and speech

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Ven. Ajahn Dhammanando - 16th - 20th August

"Traditional Dhutanga Retreat"

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All programmes will be held in English with Hungarian translation.

Link to more detailed programme and deadlines >

Application >


Venerable Bhante Kovida:

 - 7 day Vipassana meditation course (mornings): 100 € 

 - 7 day Chi Gong practice (afternoons): 100 €

 - 7 day Vipassana and Chi Gong pack: 150 € 

Venerable Bhikkhu Nandisena:

 - One lecture: 25 € 

 - 4 day lecture series on the First Discourse of the Buddha and the Characteristics of Anatta: 80 €

Prof. Vincenzo Giorgino:

 - One lecture (morning/afternoon): 25 €

 - 2 day workshop (containing 4 lectures) on Social Self as It Is: 80 €

Venerable Jinwol Lee:

 - 5 day traditional Mahayana meditation (on the Diamond sutra) and lectures (mornings): 100 €

Venerable Geshe Ngawang Samten:

 - 4 day traditional Vajrayana meditation and lectures (afternoons): 100 € 

Venerable Ajahn Dhammanando:

 - 5 day traditional Theravada meditation (Duthanga) and lectures (whole day): 150 €

Special Mediation Pack: meditations from all three main branches (Jinwol, Samten, Dhammanando): 300 € 




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We welcome all to participate and enjoy this colorful international Buddhist event in the friendly garden city environment of the Buddhist College in the 9th district of Budapest at 11 Börzsöny Street.

Promotions from last year

The Organizers