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In Russia the first International Diamond Way Buddhist retreat center of the Karma Kagyu lineage was founded in 1995. It is situated in one of the most picturesque places in the world. This truly paradise nature corner is surrounded by Altay Mountains chain.

One of the most significant places not far away from the center is a Lukovka (Sugun-Tuu) mountain. Lama Ole considers it to be a place of strength of bodhisattva Vajrapani – manifestations of the power of all the Buddhas.

Now in centre there are regular retreats with Diamond Way teachers, traditional painting courses and building retreats. During the summer on the center territory there is a photo exhibition » Wish fulfilling stupa.» Which was visited by thousands of tourists from around the world.

The center is a large comfortable house with a detached kitchen and Russian sauna (banya). Everything in the house is provided for general and individual retreats – 11 guest rooms, shower with hot water and underfloor heating, WC. There is an internet. And of course a spacious bright gompa with a balcony.

Not far from the centre there is a separate house, so called Marpa house. A house for practitioners with children. The house has 3 separate rooms, kitchen, shower, WC. And a playground in the yard.
Reliable cell communication by main Russian providers MTS and Beelaine is available in Askat.

How to reach the centre
The nearest airports are: Barnaul, Novosibirsk, Gorno-Altaisk
The nearest railway station: Biysk.
Nearest town: Gorno-Altaisk.
The following intercity buses will bring you to Askat:
• Novosibirsk – Chemal about 8.5 hours on the road,
• Barnaul – Chemal, about 6 hours,
• Biysk – Chemal, about 3.5 hours,
• Gorno-Altaisk – Chemal, about 1.5 hours.

Please email us in advance if you want to come in Askat on retreat with a teacher, personal retreat or help us in building. And if you are planing to stay in the RC, Marpa house or summer house. Please send us the following information through the feedback form: name surname, city, time period and on what program you want to come. This will help us to organize everything well.

Before you go, please check for confirmation that we can to accept you!

If you have any questions about the RC Askat you may also write or call:

+79139981424 Askat
+79139051658 Ilya Sandomirsky.

RC Askat address:
649220, Kuzma Basargina street 7,
Askat village, Chemal district, Altay Republic, Russia.
Buddist centre of Karma Kagyu lineage of
Diamond Way Buddhim in the Altay Republic.

Welcome to Askat!


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