The teachings of the East in the centre of Prague
Pick an event from our programme and visit us. We organize courses, different types of meditation, medical and physical activities, cultural events and other happenings.
Division of activities
Geshe Yeshi Gawa's Courses - please read the current status here:
On March 12, 2020 we have closed Tibet Open House due to a government safety order regarding the coronavirus pandemic.
We have prepared online lessons for you! It started on Monday, March 23, 2020. Please read the information below.
Geshe Yeshi Gawa has been our Residential Lama since 2017. You can attend his courses and meditation, and occasionally lectures about secular ethics and other topics. Find more information about him in the section About us.
Online courses by Geshe Yeshi Gawa
We are continuing in Geshe Yeshi Gawa's online lectures during Corona virus time with 7th, 8th & 9th week online - 12 May-28 May, 2020.
We can see each other 5 times per week! Morning or evening - you choose.
We have prepared 6th video from these lectures - recitation of the mantra of 20th Tara. You can find them all on our YouTube channel.
Mondays - 20:00- 21:00 - Buddhist Philosophy Lo Jong, mind training
Tuesdays - 9:00-10:00 - Mindfulness meditation
Wednesdays - 20:00 - 21:00 - Mantra recitation with short explanation
Thursdays - 9:00- 10:00 - Mindfulness meditation
Sundays - 20:00-21:00 - Mantra recitation
Lo Jong - Buddhist Philosophy & Mind Training
Teaching based on the book “Letter to a Friend” from Nagarjuna. The text guides both householders and the ordained on the path leading to liberation and the state of happiness.
The teaching is in English & for voluntary contributions, which enable us to provide it for you and other people.
Be so kind and send your contribution by bank transfer to transparent account of Linhart Foundation, Public Collection for Tibet Open House:
Account No. 115-2553010267/0100
IBAN: CZ7101000001152553010267, BIC SWIFT CODE: KOMBCZPPXXX.
We prefer you send it in one amount in a month - to prevent bank charges.
THANK YOU for your support and generosity, we will not be able to make it without you.
IT WILL RUN via https://zoom.us/
1. Download free app from this site - whether on your phone or computer (computer version is more user friendly).
2. Create your login (it takes you one minute and is also free).
3. Click on the link https://zoom.us/j/5110908637. Or open ZOOM application and type the number of the event 5110908637.
- please join 5-10 minutes in advance so that we can start on time, thank you.
Should you have a question, please send us a Facebook message or email at email@example.com.
We have also prepared six videos for you from these online lectures - to be found on YouTube.
Thank you and we look forward to meeting you and the community.
PS: if you want to receive newsletters from us with the programs and news, you can sign in on our webpage - at the bottom of our homepage
Open Courses - we will reopen as soon as it is possible
Courses of Geshe Yeshi Gawa in Tibet Open House are separated into trimesters, and can be either open or regular. You can come to an open course anytime, for our regular courses it is recommended you attend regularly (by arrangement, it is possible to join during the course as well). Read the descriptions of the courses below.
Financial contributions are voluntary. We don't want the contribution to be a hindrance to your attendance, but we welcome support for covering the expenses!
The recommended minimum contribution is 108 CZK. It is a sacred number, with number 1 representing god, number 0 is emptiness and number 8 is infinity and eternity.
You can donate your contribution into the donation box of our public collection at our centre.
Mindfulness Meditation course
The Mindfulness Meditation course which can be used as a tool to relax and achieve inner peace is a popular open course of Tibet Open House.
The course is suitable for both beginners and advanced practitioners and is in English.
Lamrim – Lam-dron
Open class for buddhist practitioners with Geshe Yeshi Gawa, teaching based on the book “Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment” from Atisha Dipamkara. The teaching is in English.
Open Meeting with Geshe Gawa
Opportunity for anyone to meet the Residential Lama of Tibet Open House, Geshe Yeshi Gawa. Either for an individual consultation, a spiritual conversation, or spiritual talk on your personal subject.
Come to our pleasant Centre for a cup of tea or coffee. The conversation is in English.
Register online here or right in Tibet Open House at first class. First class is going to be trial one and a gift for you.
Beginners - Thursdays 17:30-19:00
Intermediates - Wednesdays 18:15-19:30
Advanced - Mondays 17:30-19:00
We bring you a rare opportunity to learn an endangered, but precious language, also the key language for the studies of Buddhism. The first hour of the course is dedicated to conversation, the second one to reading and writing. The teaching is in English.
Buddhist philosophy and Mind Training
The instructions are of special interest to those who wish to practice the teaching of inner values while continuing to live and work in the society.
Dharma – Buddhist teaching
Handing down Dharma is one of the main contents of Tibet Open House. The Buddhist teachings are delivered by our residential Lama and our (usually foreign) guests.
Photography of the altar of Gönpa in Tibet Open House, October 2019
Regular full-moon mantra recitation on 7 May 2020
Along with explanation of the mantra given by Geshe Yeshi Gawa, Tibetan scholar and Residential Lama of Tibet Open House.
With the mantras of healing deities - Tara & 20th Tara - for preventing and pacifying epidemic diseases and for long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Full moon healing mantra recitation - 8 April 2020 on Zoom
This is another regular Full moon mantra recitation along with explanation of the mantra given by Geshe Yeshi Gawa.
HEALING MANTRA of the healing deity Loma Gyonma for preventing and pacifying Corona virus pandemic - see pdf here. Facebook event
Tibetan medicine, also known as Sowa Rigpa, is a precious heritage of Tibet. It is very beneficial even for our European society that is why we strive for its propagation in Czech Republic.
It is a holistic system of treatment and prevention for maintaining equilibrium of body, energy and mind.
We have organized two intensive workshops about Tibetan medicine in the past, which included a Friday lecture and a weekend teaching. For both of these course we invited an experienced Tibetan healer MUDr. Darima Balzhinimaeva, a student of the renowned Emchi Lama Dr. Dugarov from the Republic of Buryatia.
We also organize courses with MUDr. Anastazja Holečko, a healer and a lecturer of Tibetan medicine and chairwoman in the Academy of Traditional Tibetan Medicine.
We also cooperate with Roman Nenadl from Czech company specializing to Tibetan Medicine products - Norbu tibetská medicína, s.r.o.
Since 2019 we have already organized two weekend workshops of Tibetan yoga Lu Jong with French teacher Julie Breukel Michel. Of these practitioners, 6 opted for almost a year of intensive Lu Jong teacher training and in November 2019 the first week of this training took place at our retreat center in Všenory.
We hold the topic of ecology and protection of our environment very dear to our heart. We are preparing a programme about ecology sometime during 2020 – follow us and keep in touch.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama said:
“The natural world is our home. It is not necessarily sacred or holy. It is simply where we live. It is therefore in our interest to look after it. This is common sense.” - His Holiness Dalai Lama
(Excerpt from Ancient Wisdom, Modern World: Ethics for the New Millennium by Tenzin Gyatso, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama)
More info at: https://www.dalailama.com/messages/environment
His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the Leh valley near the Zangdok Palri monastery in Ladak, J&K, India on 7th of August 2016. (Foto: Tenzin Choejor/OHHD)
The Tibet Open House consists of a main gallery, which is a pleasant, bright 110 m2 space. Furthermore, in the second building on the same backyard there is a meditation room with an area of 35 m2 and a classroom.
In the field of culture we are engaged in organising screenings of movies, discussions, author readings, exhibitions, concerts, tea ceremonies and other cultural events, thematically tuned with Tibet, East and Buddhism. If you have an idea for a similar event, feel free to contact us.
Write to us
We will gladly read your ideas and messages.