Summer Camp 2024

Commentary on the text "Hundred Verses of Advice"

by Padampa Sangye (cont.)

Live and online – 29th July to the 4th of August

This year again, Rinpoche has kindly agreed to teach at Casa da Torre. He will continue with the text he started last year, “The Hundred Verses of Advice”. Last year’s recordings are available here.

Like every year, 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.

Sessions will also be broadcasted, making it possible to attend via Zoom. 

Live attendance

Casa da Torre, Soutelo - Vila Verde

Casa da Torre is a Christian retreat house, in the North of Portugal. The facilities are excellent, with single and double rooms with twin beds. At a short walking distance flows a river 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 are not in a position to provide childcare.

Accommodation, meals and teachings

The main venue where the teachings are held and the meals taken. All the rooms are en suite, with WI-FI access – sheets and towels included. The center offers 3 vegetarian meals a day, starting with dinner on July 29th, until lunch on August 4th.

The following prices include everything: full board and teachings for the whole duration of Summer Camp.

Single room

price per room
600 00
Full board

Double room

price per person
550 00
Full board


1 to 3 years old
70 00
Full board


4 to 10 years old
230 00
Full board

Summer Camp is fully booked. Please register and you will be put on a waiting list. We will confirm the availability.

Registration for live attendance

Simultaneous translation into French and Portuguese. (Spanish, and German possible – please ask in advance)

  • The details for payment will be sent when your registration is confirmed.
  • Casa da Torre has updated the prices but we have tried to keep the fee as low as possible – if you can’t participate for financial reasons, please contact us.

Other information


The teachings will be given in English. There will be simultaneous translations into French and Portuguese. If you need translation, bring a FM radio.


  • Click here to download the prayers before and after the sessions
  • Click here to download Padampa Sangye’s text the “Hundred Pieces of Advice” that Rinpoche is teaching

Contacts Casa da Torre

Casa da Torre
Avenida dos Viscondes da Torre, 80 | 4730-570 Soutelo | Vila Verde
tel: +351 253 310 400

Arriving at Casa da Torre

By plane

The closest international airport is Porto (OPO). Many low-cost airlines fly to Porto from a number of places.

There will be buses collecting those who arrive at the airport, and taking them back on the last day.

On arrival : 2 buses, one at 14:00 and a second one at 17:00

On departure : 2 buses, both at 14:00

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 bus 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 around 15€.

Click here for the Portuguese Railway webpage

Timetable for trains Porto / Braga

Zoom attendance


Simultaneous translation into French, Portuguese, Spanish, German, and Chinese

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Summer Camp online attendance will be on a donation basis. Donations will be used for offerings to Rinpoche, as well as to the translators and technical team. We deeply value your contribution.

When using Paypal, please choose the option “send money to a friend” to avoid fees.


Rinpoche will be commenting on the text “The Hundred Verses of Advice” by Padampa Sangye


29th July– 07:30 pm
30th July – 10 am and 05 pm
31st July – 10 am and 05 pm
1st August – 10 am and 05 pm
2nd August – 10 am and 05 pm
3th August – 10 am and 05 pm
4th August – 09 am

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