Lama Walli has practiced for fifteen years in retreat under the guidance of the great master Gendün Rinpoche. In 1986 he entrusted her with the responsibilities of a lama and since that time she has accompanied students who practice in retreat.
In 1996 Gendün Rinpoche initiated a retreat center for lay people in the Dordogne, France and she takes part in its guidance. At the centre she assists practitioners in their development, mainly within a framework of shorter and longer individual practice periods or in Three Year Retreats.
Since 2001 she travels, accompanied by her husband Chris, yearly for a few months to the European centers of the Karma Kagyu Lineage that are under the authority of the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje and Shamar Rinpoche.
At these places they are carrying out retreat courses on classic subjects like Shiné & Lhagtong as well as the development of Bodhicitta. During these seminars teachings and guided meditations are combined.
A good half of the year they devote themselves to intense meditation practice in retreat.