Ecstatic Dance with Fernanda Lenz

Ecstatic Dance is a community gathering for people who want to express themselves freely, to connect and to expand together through the inspiration of music and dance.  It acknowledges free expression of the body as a powerful tool to dissolve blockages and allow our energy to flow. Guidelines:

1. No talking on the dance floor.

2. Drug-Free, Smoke-Free, Alcohol-Free environment

3. No photos or videos, cellphones muted and out of sight

4. Respect for the space and for one another

5. Move your body however you wish!

 Come with Loose-fitting clothes that let you move your body.

P  Free offering 

Fernanda Lenz, photographer and documentarist from Brazil, disciple of Lama Gangchen Rinpoche and Lama Michel Rinpoche, is part of the Ecstatic Dance community in New York and São Paulo for the last 5 years. In this journey of many dances, she experienced the transformative power of free form moving and now will share her passion with the community of Albagnano.



Concert: symphony orchestra of Ningbo-China

The Director and the organizer of the concert have kindly offered 50 seats to Albagnano Healing Meditation Centre members to attend the concert at ‘Il Maggiore’ theatre in Verbania. Anyone interested to partecipate kindly register at reception.

Self-Healing Tsa So massage course and Qi Gong

The self-healing Tsa So massage, an external practice of Tibetan medicine, includes the energetic technique and the five elements. During this week we will see some techniques included in the Tsa So massage, specifically: mirror technique, elements and umors (phlem, bile and wind), introduction to auricular therapy, diagnosis, meridians and energy massage. A day dedicated to Watsu, the relaxing massage technique in water, is scheduled.

from 9.00am – 10.30am Qi Gong with Riccardo Abbate

from 11.00am – 13.00am Self healing Massage Course with Lama Thubten 


please book before 14th august








Ceremony of the completion of the roof of the Temple of Heaven on Earth

Following the ancient Tibetan Buddhist tradition, a special ceremony will take place on July 6th to celebrate the completion of the roof of the Temple of Heaven on Earth on which the Gyaltsens – the Victory banners – have been placed.

The event will be in the presence of Rinpoches, Lamas, Geshes and Monks, as well as sponsors, building contractors and construction workers together with public authorities of the surrounding municipalities

Himalaya Festival 2019 – United Peace Artist present the Musical “The Life Wheel”

Dedicated to inner peace, social well-being and care for the environment


Performed by the monks and nuns of the Ganden Tashi Choeling Buddhist Centre in Germany
Introduced by Marco Columbro

Saturday 6th July 2019 at 20.30 Teatro il Maggiore, Verbania (Italy)
From 18.00 in the foyer: sand mandala with Tibetan monks, music, craft show, books, painting, Tibetan calligraphy and more.

Organised by the Fondazione Lama Gangchen per una Cultura di Pace

United Peace Artists return to Italy for the 2019 Himalayan Festival. This musical offers comic sketches and meaningful reflections drawn from the teachings of the inner scientist Buddha Shakyamuni.

The Wheel of Life is a precious Buddhist image showing the cycle of samsara, the continual rebirth of beings in the Wheel of Becoming. It represents suffering and its causes, the three mental poisons – ignorance, attachment and hatred – and the possibility to overcome them by following the advice of the Buddha. It also shows the law of karma, our positive or negative actions and their consequences, the six realms of existence and the 12 rings of interdependence. The Wheel of Life is gripped in the claws of the terrifying Mara, the Lord of death. Outside the Wheel is the Buddha indicating a way out.

In this musical the artists of Ganden Tashi Choeling lead us by the hand through the inner realms of life towards the exit from samsara, towards happiness. Ready for the trip?

Mountain and lake day trip

Day Excursion with accompanying staff and guide to the pure environment of the national parks  of Val Grande and Santissima Trinità, to the nearby lakes and to the surrounding mountains and valleys.
Practice of the self-healing of five Great Mother: Shing Kham Jong So Lunches will be picnic, or local food at the restaurants of a mountain lodge or at a farmhouse.More specific details will be announced. Please confirm your participation by booking at reception in advance.
19th august
day trip to Val Antrona – Horse Lake
picnic open space (bring your own food and beverage or to Lago Pineta restaurant please book before 18th august)
departure time at 9.00 from Albagnano in front of santa Rita Chapel
transport: your own car.
by car 2.00hr
walking time 2.00 hour