Calmness and clarity

A weekend of meditation, reflection and renewal - with Klaus-Peter Uhlenberg and Wibo Koole

Start date > 24 May 2024 - 19:00h
End date > 26 May 2024 - 16:30h
Place > De Ruimte, Weesperzijde 79A, 1091 EJ Amsterdam


We take a weekend to pause, relax body and mind and reflect on what is really important in life. How can we interpret and apply the timeless insights of the Buddhist teachings to our busy lives and the individual and collective challenges of our time? Can we find peace in the midst of it all? Simple instructions and meditation practices with mindfulness of body and breath, complemented by mindful movement, create the framework for calmness and clarity.

On this weekend retreat we will keep a “noble” silence most of the time to support settling and to invite an open, relaxed, and easeful way of being. There will be opportunities for questions and sharing.

The course is suitable for beginners and advanced practitioners alike. The course language will be mainly English.


Time and location

The weekend retreat times are:

  • Friday evening from 19:00 – 21:30 hrs.
  • Saturday from 10:00 – 17:30 hrs. (no evening session)
  • Sunday from 10:00 – 16:30 hrs.

The location of this weekend is at:

De Ruimte – Centrum Voor Bewustzijnsontwikkeling
Weesperzijde 79A
1091 EJ Amsterdam


At the weekend tea, coffee and water/juices will be provided. Please bring your own lunch.

For the rent of the space and administrative costs we ask you to pay €75,- for the whole weekend. If you have any problem paying that, please let us know.

The teachers work on a dana-basis. A dana-box will be available during the weekend.


Klaus-Peter Uhlenberg

Klaus-Peter Uhlenberg completed the Bodhi College Teacher Training Program in 2022. He has been practicing and studying Buddhist meditation and teachings since the 1990s and sat numerous retreats in Germany and abroad. He is a long-time participant of Akincano M. Weber´s meditation and study groups in Cologne, Germany, where he is also teaching himself. After having worked for more than 35 years as a judge at the Administrative Court of Cologne, Klaus-Peter is retired now. The father of two grown up daughters lives in Cologne with his wife.

Wibo Koole

Wibo Koole has been practicing and studying insight meditation, secular Buddhism and Zen since the beginning of this century. His guiding teachers are Frits Koster, Stephen Batchelor and Nico Tydeman, and in 2022 he completed the Bodhi College Teacher Training Program. He participated in numerous weeklong and longer retreats. In daily life he is managing director of Awaris Nederland, a training company for mindful change in organizations. He lives in Amsterdam with his wife, children and grandchildren.


This weekend is organised in partnership with Bodhi College.