Shai Tubali

The Awakening of the Buddha

Summer Silence Retreat 2023 with Shai Tubali


Summer Retreat 2023

Walk hand in hand with the Buddha through his story of awakening into the reality of spiritual liberation.

August 9–16, 2023,  Chlotisberg, Switzerland (also available online)

You will get to:


Walk hand in hand with the Buddha into the reality of spiritual enlightenment through his own story of awakening.


Discover the original depth of mindfulness and loving kindness as a complete path to spiritual enlightenment.


Be supported by the power of silence, vegan-bio health food, beautiful nature, and a deep transformative energy field.

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A map into the enlightened mind

Entering the Greatest Story of Spiritual Awakening

How do we end suffering in the world?

Over 2,500 years ago, a young prince was confronted for the first time with the timeless reality of illness, old age and death. Siddharta Gautama decided to leave behind his previous life, wealth, power and family, to devote himself completely to one thing: To find a way to free himself from suffering.

Thus began a path of seeking, learning from various teachers, living at times in the forest as an ascetic, meditating intensely, and finally attaining enlightenment one night under a Bodhi tree. A Buddha was born.

The story of the Buddha is the most famous story of spiritual awakening.

But can we learn from it today, as seekers of truth in the 21st century?

The word “Buddha” itself is a metaphor. It means the awakened one.

When approached in the right way, the story of the Buddha becomes a map of spiritual awakening. For the reality of impermanence, of age, death and rebirth is, in essence, timeless. In what ways did Siddharta meditate, how did he confront fears, desires, and obstacles – and finally become free of them all?

At the heart of this retreat is this unique story of awakening, as passed down in the Pali Canon. The journey of a person who became a Buddha in search of knowledge and truth.

The retreat is supported by deep silence, nurturing nature, and the original meditations Buddha himself taught. It is an invitation to sit with Siddharta under the Bodhi tree, to penetrate the cycle of illusion and suffering within us, to become free and to dive hand in hand with the Buddha into the reality of spiritual awakening.

Breathing Mindfully with the Buddha

A Complete Path to Enlightenment

Mindfulness is one of the most popular meditations of our time. With a focus on stress reduction, it has made inroads into healthcare.

And while mindfulness meditation certainly has many positive effects on our health and well-being, its original depth and liberating power is little known.

Indeed, for the Buddha, mindfulness was a complete path to enlightenment. A meditation that leads into ever deeper awareness of body and mind. In this retreat we want to explore the deeper aspects of mindfulness in depth.


Therefore, mindfulness as a path to enlightenment will be the main practice. We will practice mindfulness not only in the meditation hall, but also in the forest, just like the Buddha himself.
A second practice that the Buddha considered essential for spiritual liberation is loving-kindness meditation. Gradually, it activates the heart, allowing it to become wider and include more and more sentient beings in compassion.

In this combination of deep awareness in body and mind, and an ever-widening and all-encompassing heart, a complete path of spiritual awakening emerges.

Mindfulness - A Practice of Enlightenment


In the Retreat we will Learn:

How the Buddha moved through his dark night of the soul, his doubts, his confusions, and what we can learn from it for our own process.

Mindfulness of breathing and loving kindness the way the Buddha taught it as a complete path to spiritual enlightenment.

Inner Fire Meditation that allows us quantum leaps in our experience and understanding.

Deep silence and nature, which create the perfect conditions for contemplation, meditation and spiritual awakening.


This is what enthusiastic participants say

“For me, a new door has opened where I have more power and use my energy purposefully and not just waste it in emotions that I misunderstood before. At the same time, I can now accompany clients and friends on this path as well, to feel in and discover this inner wisdom that is in all of us.

At one point I asked myself: why didn’t I learn about this earlier? Why didn’t I do this much earlier? Because I think that’s the foundation to really understanding what it means to be human.”

Max Schwindt

Transformational Coach, Engineer

Liliane Meier

Yoga Teacher

"My personal transformation process was an immense opening to the inner source."

“My personal transformation process was an immense opening to the inner source.

This connectedness, from which I can draw at any time in order to give, is probably the most sacred thing I have realised. I have experienced so much peace in my being that emotions no longer take up so much space. I react much more calmly and clearly when a storm breaks in from the outside. Decisions are no longer based on offended ego, but in compassion and peace.

I would definitely recommend this training. This training is key and there is probably no one who could not use this kind of healing. Especially now in this time when there is a global awakening going on.”

Dr. Nir Brosh

Medical Doctor, Meditation Teacher

"It is a haven for true seekers of truth and transformation."

“The meditation retreats with Shai Tubali had been one of the greatest engines of true spiritual transformation for me, combining profound spiritual wisdom, with crystal clear guidance, imbued with depth and inspiration. Shai is a true master of spirit, and the atmosphere in the retreats is highly supportive and well thought through- it is evident that every little detail is taken into consideration, in order to create a highly transformative and empowering spiritual field. It is a haven for true seekers of truth and transformation.”

Dr. Bettina Preney

Literary scholar

"It is a wonderful intimate journey to oneSelf. "
Last Summer I experienced already a Silent Retreat with Shai Tubali. It is a wonderful intimate journey to oneSelf.

Bathing in Shai’s pure Energy, we are cleansing and purifying ourselves – like in a bath of Light.

Especially his powerful Life-Force-Meditations let us experience the Unity we are – since I am sure that there are no real boundaries between us – that we are all this flowing Life-Energy.

Really, that gives such happiness!

In the time between the meetings with Shai, we can walk in beautiful landscapes, Yoga-exercises are proposed, Dynamic Meditation – and last not least, we have delicious vegan food.

So, I’m really grateful that I can participate in this new Retreat 2023, thank you for organizing such beautiful events!

Franziska Schneider

Web Designer, Transformational Coach

"This Universe is unbelievable and full of miracles – and so is this retreat! "
“After a meditation I had the gift to sink deep into the intimacy of my true essence, losing all boundaries and merging with a happiness which was so unconditional and nourishing that no words can describe it.

This Universe is unbelievable and full of miracles – and so is this retreat!

Thank you with all of my heart for all the Love!”

Konstantinos Schiffmann

"The summer retreat prepares every participant to a possible spiritual awakening, which has happened to me several times during the retreats."

A summer retreat with the enlightened Kundalini Master Shai Tubali is an extraordinary opportunity to merge into the essence of deep silence. To be in silence is more than calming down from the stress of our high demanding and overactive postmodern society. Beyond the psycho-somatic regeneration the subtle energetic systems are stimulated, which leads to unblocking energy blockages and enables it’s free flow from in- and outside to the body-mind-complex.

Satsang, guided meditations, body work, creative writing, music, dance and walks in nature etc. support this process. The summer retreat prepares every participant to a possible spiritual awakening, which has happened to me several times during the retreats. Spiritual awakening is often expressed though strong, even overwhelming feelings of love, compassion, devotion, serenity, bliss, freedom and oneness. One peak experience was merging with the abyss of divinity where oneness can be felt as an orgiastic ecstasy. For me the retreats with Shai Tubali are life changing. Life has gained a new meaning and the sense for beauty has been sharpened. A non-reversible and ongoing process of development and integration has been initiated. I just can express my gratitude and recommend to every interested person to try this wonderfully life changing opportunity. 

With love

Petra Rosarius

"Silence, to be with me, to have nothing to do – a luxury that actually represents no luxury, but lived energy and meaningful action. I am looking forward to my 6th Retreat this year !!!"
Since 2018 I am participating in the silence retreats with Shai Tubali. And also in 2023 I am joyfully commited to participate! Shai’s way of spiritual teaching and accompanying is a great mix of wisdom and down-to-earth learning. As a result, many experiences from the Silence Retreat outlast the everyday life. With every retreat, a piece of retreat comes home and does not fade like in many other events, where the reality of everyday life demands its supposed price. Silence,
to be with me, to have nothing to do – a luxury that actually represents no luxury, but lived energy and meaningful action. I am looking forward to my 6th Retreat this year !!!

WHAT you can expect

The Retreat Program Includes:

Morning talks about the process and story of the Buddha’s awakening as told in the Pali Canon.

Dharma Rad

Mindfulness of breathing, as it was taught by the Buddha, as a complete path to spiritual liberation.

Loving Kindness: A practice that the Buddha considered to be essential for liberation, since it awakens the heart.

Inner Fire Meditation with preliminary practices: to be able to combine the path of Samadhi (Buddha Path) and the path of the so-called path of quantum leaps.

Dharma Rad

Evening talks where we can submit questions to clarify and further our experience.

Forest bathing: Meditation in beautiful Nature.

Your journey is supported by the power of silence, and vegan-bio health food.

Daily Hatha Yoga.

About The Venue


In the middle of Switzerland with a view of the mountains and a beautiful lake: the seminar house in Chlotisberg is located between forest and meadows. The atmosphere is personal, the organization professional. Here you can work, brainstorm, learn new things, think laterally, rethink or switch off completely.

Seminarzentrum Chlotisberg
Seminarraum Schwung Achtsamkeit Sitzkissen
Seminarhotel Chlotisberg Lodge

philosopher and spiritual teacher

Dr. Shai Tubali

Spiritual Teacher, Author and Philosopher – Shai is a prolific and renowned author, with 23 books published to date. His bestselling books have been translated into five languages and have won awards in Israel and the United States.

In his teachings Shai makes use of ancient mystical knowledge to enlighten our human experience. He believes that transcendent states of consciousness have the power to pour meaning, depth, order, and clarity into our deeply complex and sometimes troubled life. In his work, he aims to clarify the principle of psychological and spiritual transformation as much as possible.

Based on his own direct and ongoing revelation of cosmic consciousness since the age of 23, he is a pioneering figure in the field of self-transformation who has helped thousands of people to transform their lives in his many years of teaching around the world.

Shai Tubali meditating

Shai Tubali celebrating the release of his book “Complete Book of Meditation” by honoring the Buddha – the greatest meditation teacher the world has ever known. 

Save a Place Now

How You Can Participate


August 9-16, 2023


The retreat begins at 18:00 with a group dinner. Arrival from 14:00.

The retreat ends on the last day at 14:00 after lunch.


Chlotisberg 2, 6284 Gelfingen.
+41 41 917 33 05
info [at]

Interactive Live Streaming

You can also participate online from home. The whole retreat will be streamed live via our interactive live broadcast platform.


Carlos Stickel
+49 178 5175 114


We charge 480 Euro \ 440 Euro (early bird until 30.06.2023) for our retreat program with Shai Tubali.

The price for the room and food is paid directly to the hotel.

Register now to secure both your place and the early bird price.


+41 41 917 33 05
info [at]




The price for the accommodation is paid directly to the hotel. After booking the retreat with us you need to contact the hotel directly to choose your preferred accommodation option.

These are your room options:


Room option Price in CHF
4-bed room 720
3-bed room 810
Single room “Budget” 1085
Single room “Standard” 1200
Single room “Comfort” 1270
Single room “Lodge” 1530
Double room “Budget” 900
Double room “Standard” 970
Double room “Comfort” 1040
Double room “Lodge” 1250



Join the Retreat Now

Participate live on-site with vegan organic menus that are designed to support the process of spiritual awakening. This package includes online access to all of the video-recordings.

  • Date: August 9-16, 2023Seven nights of full-board hospitality.
  • Three meals per day: a vegan, organic, energizing menu that is carefully designed to support the body’s processes.
  • Two inspiring and transformative talks per day focused on the experience of tantric enlightenment.
  • The most essential practices that the Buddha taught directly: mindfulness and loving kindness.
  • Inner Fire Meditation that allows you to deepen the transformative experience.
  • Meditation in Nature.
  • Supportive physical exercises and daily traditional yoga.
  • The opportunity to ask questions in written form throughout the retreat, so you can be supported optimally in your individual process.
  • Instruction in English or with simultaneous translation into German.
  • No prior knowledge required.

Price: 480 Euro \ 440 Euro (early bird until 30.5.2023) + Accomodation



You have open questions?



I am not experienced/have only a little experience with meditation. Can I still join?
Yes, the retreat program is built in a way that is supportive for beginners and experienced participants alike. You do not need any prior experience in order to participate. The teachings and practices will take you as far as you can go and lead you, in a soft and structured way, to your full potential of transformation at that time.
What are the accomodation arrangements?
The retreat includes full-board hospitality. We offer a variety of sleeping options in the seminar hotel. The best way would be to contact the hotel directly to find out together with them which option is most suitable for your needs.
I am not sure if my English skills are good enough to understand everything.
The retreat will be guided in English, but we offer simultaneous German translation for anyone who is interested in that through personal high quality receivers and headphones. You can choose to listen in English, German, or both.
You have more question?

Please feel free to contact us. We are more than happy to get to know you and answer your questions!

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