Summer Camp 2017 with Ringu Tulku Rinpoche
From: 31/ 07/ 2017 à 18:00 | Until: 06/ 08 / 2017 às 14:00

Casa da Torre – Centro de Retiros | Soutelo – Vila Verde – Braga

In 2017, the Bodhicharya Summer Camp will again be held in Portugal.

The chosen place is a Christian retreat house, in the North of Portugal. The facilities are excellent, with single and double rooms with twin beds. Vegetables and fruit are grown by the community itself and taste absolutely delicious.

There is a river, at a short walking distance away, where one can swim or just refresh oneself. There is a fluvial beach and a small terrace, perfect to sit, relax and enjoy a drink.

Participants may also relax and enjoy the activities available around the center. Families are most welcome, however we will not be in a position to provide childcare.

Like every year, the Summer Camp will be accessible to everyone, even to those who do not have a deep knowledge of the Buddhist path and did not attend previous years’ sessions.

Accommodation and meals

The retreat center will offer 3 vegetarian meals a day with accommodation starting with dinner on July 31st, until lunch on August 6th.

All the rooms have private toilets and showers. | Sheets and towels provided | Wireless access

These prices include everything: accommodation, meals and teachings for the whole duration of Summer Camp. Any extra days you wish to stay at Casa da Torre will have to be paid extra. The rate is 40€/person/night (including 3 meals).


Prices include full boarding and teaching.


DOUBLE ROOM (Twin) – 390€ per person

CHILDREN*: 1 a 3 years –100€ | 4 a 10 years –220€

*We cannot provide child care.


Summer Camp is fully booked now. We can only offer, at this time, registration for teachings and lunch. If you want to register, please contact us.

TEACHINGS AND LUNCH – 235€ per person

The rates for the Summer Camp are fixed: the full week’s rates must be paid even for partial attendance.

We have tried to keep the price of the Summer Camp as low as possible – if you can’t participate because of the price, please contact us, there are a few places available at a reduced rate.
The rooms will be allocated on a first come, first served basis until the limits of availability.

You will receive the references for payment after confirmation of availability.

If you have any question, please send us an email.

Topic for Summer Camp

The subject for this year Summer Camp is: “Shamata, Vipassana and Mahamudra through deity yoga“. The practice Rinpoche will be using for the explanation will be White Tara Sadhana. He will also give the initiation.

The Tara text we will be using will be distributed during Summer Camp.

Click here to download the prayers before and after the sessions


The teachings will be given in English. There will be simultaneous translations into French and Portuguese.

Reaching Casa da Torre

Casa da Torre | 4730-570 Soutelo | Vila Verde | tel: 253 310 400

See google map

By plane:

The closest international airport is Porto (OPO). Many low-cost airlines (Ryan Air, Easy Jet, Air Berlin, Transavia, etc.) fly to Porto from a great number of places. There will be two buses collecting those who arrive at the airport.

On the 31st july:

shuttle at 14h and 17h

On the 6th August

shuttle at 14h00

Duration: 1h

Shuttles costs are included in Summer Camp price.

In case your plane arrives after the shuttle or leaves earlier, you can book here tickets for the regular shuttle service from Airport to Braga. The bus arrives at the buses terminal and from there you can take a taxi to Casa da Torre (more or less 15€).
By train

The closest train station is Braga. From there you can take a taxi to Casa da Torre. It costs 15€.

Click here for the Portuguese Railway webpage

Timetable for trains Porto / Braga

By car

GPS 41º36’36.08″N 8º26’17.05″W

See plan
voir dans  google maps

Travel in Porto

The surface Subway (Metro) line is a quick connection between the airport, the city centre and the mains hotels in Porto, with services every 20 minutes. Check