Chan Center

Settled in the inspiring surroundings of a nature park in Croatia, Chan Center is a place dedicated to the practice of contemporary meditation in the tradition of Chan (Zen) Buddhism. It is one of the rare places in Europe designed specifically for meditation retreats.

From a simple ‘how to relax’ to a multi-faceted ‘where is my true home’ and ‘what is my original face’, our programs address essential questions of life. Join us on the all-encompassing path of inner change and realization of our true nature. Selected programs are available online as well.

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Beginner’s Mind

Three-day meditation retreat

December 14-17th, 2023

In the gentle atmosphere of a three-day retreat, we cultivate the beginner’s mind or freshness, continuously returning to the present moment. The retreat is open to anyone who has attended a meditation course and a one-day retreat.

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Public talks

Each month our teacher, Chan master Žarko Andričević, gives a free public talk. Topics range from basic teachings of Buddhism and how to apply Chan (Zen) wisdom in everyday life, to practical advice on how to meditate. These talks can help you find inspiration for the path of inquiry and realization that Buddhism and meditation present.

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Public talk

On Clear Mind 2, public talk

Wednesday, 06.12.2023. od 19:00-20:30

Chan Center Hartovski Vrh and online

Hartje bb, Kostanjevac | Zoom

Chan meditation

Self-work? Yes, but what does that actually mean? Meditation is not just a technique that teaches us how to reduce stress, how to relax, focus and calm down. Supported by a teacher and a community, Buddhist meditation is a path of liberation from self-centeredness. It develops insight into our deep interconnectedness with others, and compassion toward all sentient beings.

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Meditation course

Tranquility and Insight, meditation course

Saturday, 24.02.2024. u 9:00 -
Sunday, 25.02.2024. u 17:00

Chan Center Hartovski Vrh and online

Hartje bb, Kostanjevac | Zoom

Meditation retreats

Intensive meditation retreats are the heart of Chan practice. They are a chance to take a deep look inwards and deepen the scope of our experience. Becoming concentrated, in touch with our body and feelings, and free of tension is a prerequisite for a healthier and wiser perspective on life.



Three-day retreat

Beginner's Mind, Three-day retreat

Thursday, 14.12.2023. u 16:30 -
Sunday, 17.12.2023. u 16:00

Chan Center Hartovski Vrh

Hartje bb, Kostanjevac