International Tara Rokpa Summer Camp

We are happy to invite all Tara Rokpa participants, friends and interested newcomers from everywhere to join us at our annual, 26th summer camp in Oberlethe near Bremen (since 1998)!

Our 26th Summercamp will happen from

21. – 28. July 2024

Start and finish times (in CET/German time):

Arrival: Sun. 21st July 2024 from 4 p.m.  Opening session: 8.30 p.m. The courses will start on Mon. 22nd July 2024 at 10 a.m. (all following days: 9.30 a.m.)

On Sun. 28th July, the Tara Rokpa courses will be held in the morning at the regular time. Lunch at 1 p.m. The camp ends after lunch on Sunday 28th July 2024.

The motto of our 26th summercamp 2024 is:

In Harmony with the Earth

Harmony with our Earth, with others, and within ourselves currently seems farther away than ever.
But if we understand harmony as a dynamic balance, which we have to recreate again and again, we will not feel so helpless any more. Then there is always something to do!

Akong Rinpoche called this “coordination”. The art of coordinating ourselves with our surroundings in a way that achieves the best outcome for everybody. This is the core of Tara Rokpa work. We start with learning to better understand ourselves and our inner dynamics, and then increase flexibility and balance more and more.

A central metaphor for this are the Five Elements: In us, in others, in the world. The summercamp will use this understanding on different levels.

This will include a continuation of the theme ecology and climate change which we started at the summercamp 2022. Other courses will also be available.

Evening talks ONLINE

We are aware that some of you cannot attend our summer camp in Germany, especially our friends in Africa. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a fully hybrid (live+online) summer camp. Due to the distributed parallel events at a summercamp, it is beyond our resources to do this satisfactorily. And also the summer camp is intended to be an actual, physical meeting; spending time together in person.

What we can, and will do, is to stream the evening talks/events via Zoom. In this way, those who cannot join us in person this year, can be with us virtually at least in the evenings. The evening sessions start at 8 pm German time (CET) and will usually go on for a bit over an hour. The opening session on Sun., 21st July starts at 8:30 pm German time (CET). To join the evening sessions, please contact our German Tara Rokpa office by email to receive the Zoom link

Overview: The Tara Rokpa Summercamps at Hof Oberlethe – since 1998!

Once a year, the Summer Camp offers a unique opportunity to get to know Tara Rokpa, to meet the Tara Rokpa therapists and participants in the process from many different places. The Camp emphasizes the playful, creative, relaxing and social aspects of Tara Rokpa. There will be Healing Relaxation courses for beginners, for accompanying friends and family, and for anybody interested in learning about Tara Rokpa. The Summer Camp is intended as an event for everybody: Tara Rokpa participants, their family, their children and friends. The timetable is as spacious as the venue, our participants are friendly and welcoming, and the atmosphere balances a sense of holidays with relaxation and – something deeper.

To get an idea of what to expect from a Tara Rokpa summercamp, have a look at the review pages from earlier summercamps, such as the 2021 summercamp, the 2022 summercamp or the 2023 summercamp, with pictures, topics, memories. The pages are in German, but online translation is easily available nowadays.

Daily programme

  • In the morning: Tara Rokpa courses on different levels. Beginner’s course with Healing Relaxation provided throughout the whole duration of the summer camp. Participants can start any time.
  • In the afternoon: Optional workshops by Tara Rokpa participants. In previous years we had yoga, movement, music, art, massage, etc.
  • In the evening: Presentations and lectures by the therapists, discussion and questions.
  • Afterwards: Parties, music and dancing, camp fires, films…

The Summer Camp venue: Hof Oberlethe

Oberlethe is situated in peaceful, rural North German countryside close to Bremen. The large farm estate and surroundings offer many leisure possibilities. Bikes can be rented, swimming in two small lakes on the grounds or in a bigger, beautiful lake nearby, as well as camp fires, sauna etc. The small town of Wardenburg is 15-20 minutes walk from the seminar house and offers shops, banks, several restaurants and ice cream parlours. Accommodation is available at different levels. You can camp on the grounds around the lake with your own tent or camper, or book a bed in one of the houses. The rooms are nice, hotel standard, mostly double rooms, many en suite. There are more than 70 beds in the house, as well as semi-private cubicles and dormitory spaces at lesser cost.

Be sure to check out the Hof Oberlethe website with many photos.


We have changed our booking procedure to make things easier. From this year, all you have to do is book your accommodation at Hof Oberlethe. No additional booking with us is necessary.

Please note that all matters around accommodation and meals are the sole responsibility of Hof Oberlethe. But of course, if there are any problems, you can email or phone us at our German Tara Rokpa office. We speak English.

Accommodation bookings and all accommodation matters: Hof Oberlethe, Wardenburger Str. 24, D-26203 Wardenburg, Tel. 0049-4407 -6840, Fax -5480, email: You can also book your accommodation online here.

No participation fee – support fund available

We want to encourage all our international friends to join us at the summer camp. Therefore, there will again be no participation fee for participants from outside of Germany! If required, there is further assistance available from our travel and support fund. Please contact us for details.

Cost of accomodation and full board at Hof Oberlethe

Accommodation has to be paid directly to Hof Oberlethe on arrival. To avoid any discrepancies, we are not listing the accommodation prices here, please check the current price list on the website of Hof Oberlethe.

Travel information

Maps: OSM | Google

The nearest airport is Bremen. From there, you can go by train to Oldenburg in Oldenburg train station ( ~ 1 hour). You can also fly to Hamburg, but the train journey to Oldenburg is longer (2.5 hrs).

For further details, please check the “Directions” page of Hof Oberlethe.

Alternatively, there is a taxi shuttle service which will take you directly from Bremen airport to Hof Oberlethe: Luftibus Shuttle at  Their online booking form is in German, but not difficult. You can also book by phone: +49-441-81114 (Mon-Fri 8:30 – 15:00, no phone booking Sat./Sun.). If all else fails, our Tara Rokpa office can assist you.

By car: Autobahn to Bremen and then to Oldenburg. Take the Autobahn no. 29 from Oldenburg in direction Osnabrück, take the exit ” Wardenburg”, turn right into the village Wardenburg. After about 2 km, in the village, turn left in direction Oberlethe/Friesoythe, then 2 km straight on to Hof Oberlethe (on the right hand side of the road).