Bob Thurman & Michele Loew &

Vajra Yoga Retreat

9 - 16 June 2023


At a glance

Date: 09-06-2023 / 16-06-2023
Category: Meditation, Yoga and Movement, Wisdom Studies,


  • All workshops and sessions as written in the program
  • Daily Asana practice with Michele Loew
  • 7 nights accommodation in Shared, Single, Double, Premium Rooms or Hermitages
  • Full board - vegetarian meals
  • Fruits, Teas and filtered water
  • Yoga mats, blocks, bricks, belts, bolsters, and blankets
  • Free use of Body Care Center facilities: sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, indoor heated swimming pool
  • Internet high speed wireless reception all through the retreat
  • Not included:

    • Flights to/from Malpensa International Airport
    • Transfers to/from Mandali Retreat Centre
    • Massage and Therapies at the Body Care Center

    Join us in Italy for a transformational week of practice, meditation, and philosophy study, as we immerse ourselves in the meditative inner science of Vajrayana Buddhism and yoga. Vajra Yoga studies the Buddha’s teachings on freedom and the yoga practices which support uncovering clearlight reality.

    Robert A.F. Thurman is one of the world’s greatest philosophy teachers on Buddhism. His style of teaching the dharma captivates the listener and is at once a joy to listen to and awakening. Michele Loew teaches both philosophy and meditative practices that help us embody and transform. She will share morning Hatha Yoga, afternoon Sadhana meditation practices on Tara and the female wisdom buddhas, and evening Yoga Nidras and Dream and clearlight sleep yoga. Bob will teach philosophy sessions each day that will guide the rest of our program.

    We will focus on the Female buddhas this week and the mother tantras of Heruka Chakrasamvara and Vajrayogini.

    Prices Range from $1900-2660.


    The retreat starts after dinner on Friday, June 9, and will be your travel day and day to check in at Mandali, enjoy dinner and then gather as a group.
    The retreat ends on Friday morning on June 16, after morning asana practice. June 16 will be your day to check out from Mandali, enjoy breakfast and then travel home.

    Please note that in order to be eligible for the per person double occupancy rate, you will need to have 2 paying adults in the room. Once you have made your reservation in a double occupancy room, please send an email to to notify us of the name of your roommate. And, even if you think you could never, ever imagine cancelling your participation in this amazing retreat, please scroll down to read our cancellation policy (purchasing trip insurance is strongly recommended, see cancellation policy for more information).

    To Secure your room, please book in full or email Michele about making payments.



    6:30-8:00am Morning Yoga & Meditation
    8:30 - 9:30am Breakfast
    10:00 -12:00pm Dharma study with Dr. Thurman
    1:00 - 2:00 pm Lunch
    3:30-5pm Vajra Yoga Practice with Michele
    7pm - 8pm Dinner
    7:30-9:00pm Dharma study with Dr. Thurman or Yoga Nidra/ Tibetan sleep yogas with Michele

    The quieter you become,
    the more you can hear.

    Ram Dass