Buddha Shakyamuni with Arhats (18th c) © Himalayan Art Collection


Walli practiced in retreat for sixteen years, fifteen of which were under the guidance of the meditation master Gendun Rinpoche; she has been teaching the Dharma since 1986.

Gendun Rinpoche inaugurated a retreat place for lay persons in 1996 in the Dordogne, France, and Walli is part of its spiritual guidance. She is guiding students in their development during shorter or longer periods of retreat as well as during the traditional three-year retreat.