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.
We are currently preparing our material for 2021. At the time of this writing (March 2021), we are optimistic that the camp can go ahead on site at Oberlethe as planned, probably with some restrictions and extra measures. We will keep the summer camp 2021 page updated once we know more.
For more information, you may want to download our sadly obsolete leaflet for the 2020 summer camp which due to the covid pandemic did not happen in quite the way we planned (we had a wonderful online summer camp 2020 instead). But the general information still applies. Note that prices may change in 2021.
- 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 a small lake 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.
How to get to Oberlethe
The nearest airport is Bremen. From there, you can go by train to Oldenburg station ( ~ 1 hour), then Bus 314 to Wardenburg Tillyhöhe (1,3 km from Hof Oberlethe on foot), or a taxi from Oldenburg to Oberlethe ( ~ 27 Euro). You can also fly to Hamburg, but the train journey to Oldenburg is longer (2.5 hrs).
Alternatively, there is a taxi shuttle service which will take you directly from Bremen airport to Hof Oberlethe: Luftibus Shuttle, online booking form (blue) at https://81111.de. However the online booking form is in German only. You can also book by phone: +49-441-81114 (Mon-Fri 8:30 – 15:00, no phone booking Sat./Sun.). If all else fails, the Tara Rokpa office can do the shuttle booking for 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).