Ganden Chökhor is a Chod and Meditation Centre for the promotion of Tibetan Buddhist culture in the Swiss Alps. Our centre conforms to the recommendations of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and as a place of retreat is open to all traditions of Buddhism and all interested parties. We organize courses and events on various topics for beginners and advanced students.

We are fortunate to welcome top-class lecturers from all over the world who work together with our course participants at the interface between Eastern and Western culture. Besides classical Buddhist topics such as Lam Rim, Philosophy and Vajrayana, there is a special focus on Chod Meditation. Lama Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche, the spiritual director of the center, holds all major transmission lines of this practice.

With various yoga, philosophy and meditation courses, there is also a wide range of secular courses for those interested in every belief tradition.

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Lodro Tulku Rinpoche

21 Taras – Master Atisha Tradition

9. March, 11:00 - 17. March, 15:00

For Tara lovers Arya Tara is the mother of all Buddhas - Tara the enlightened liberator who helps to start and master the spiritual path. She has promised to attain enlightenment in female form, even appearing as a woman in all future lives. Arya means Noble, Pure or Honourable. She appears in all imaginable guises ... Read more

Yoga Herz – relaxed easter

29. March, 18:00 - 1. April, 14:00

  We are happy to announce that we will have another relaxing Easter retreat in our beloved Ganden Chökor in March 2024. This is our 9th year returning to Ganden. Come spend a very special Easter Immersion Yoga weekend with us and discover how powerful a short break in the mountains can be. We are ... Read more

Chöden (Sean McGovern)

Cultivating a sacred active heart

22. April, 18:00 - 27. April, 13:00
S. E. Loden Sherab Dagyab Kyabgön Rinpoche


8. May, 18:00 - 12. May, 14:30

Padmasambhava - Guru Rinpoche in connection with Buddha Hayagriva as well as Buddha Avalokitheshvara with 9 deities (both Annutarayoga) It is a great honour for us that His Eminence Kyabgön Dagyab Rinpoche has agreed to join us on Ascension Day 2024 and will grant us, among other things, two exceptionally rare transmissions, both of which ... Read more

HH Gyaltsab Choekyi Nangpa Rinpoche

The extended nine deities of glorious Kalachakra

28. May, 18:00 - 2. June, 16:30

The great master Taranatha, historian, scholar of the Jonang lineage, said that the mulatantra was taught by Buddha during the full moon of Mount Chitra one year after his enlightenment in the great stupa of Dhanyakataska in India. Later, this practice became one of the centrepieces of the Jonang tradition, which has produced many advanced ... Read more

Lama Rigzin Drolma / Anne C. Klein Ph.D

11. June, 15:00 - 16. June, 17:00

Listen! This way of becoming Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal, supreme above all other ways of becoming, is a miraculous path and most supreme. Practice it, teach it.  — Adzom Paylo Rinpoche, in a spontaneous song to Rigzin Drolma,     Combined practice of the the Dakini Foundational Practice and the Actual Becoming of Yeshe Tsogyal from Rinpoche’s ... Read more

Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche

Schiwa Lamsab Chod Retreat in Ganden Chökhor

30. August, 8:00 - 8. September, 14:30

"Heaven opening initiation" of the Chod practice according to the Schiwa Lamsab tradition The tradition of Schiwa Lamsab/Oral Tradition of Dakini dates back to the 13th century and to Master Jamyang Gonpo, a disciple of Machig Labdrön's son Gyälwa Thondrup. Jamyang Gonpo himself has seen Machig Labdrön in visions several times. This lineage became a ... Read more

Ehrw. Jigme Thrinley Rinpoche

Wheel of Live – Bhavachakra

18. October, 18:00 - 20. October, 14:00

This is an ongoing teaching. Jigme Thrinley Rinpoche will provide a review of last year’s teaching so anyone is able to join. During this two-day retreat, Rinpoche will teach on the "Wheel of Life" (Skt: bhavachakra) and how it reflects our current condition.  We will learn how it is possible to move beyond the confines ... Read more

Ganden Chökhor

Ethics Forum Pradaschier – Finding Resources

25. October, 18:00 - 27. October, 14:00

    Details and Registration: https://ethikforum-pradaschier.ch

Lodro Tulku Rinpoche

Wensapa Chöd Night Retreat

28. October, 11:30 - 5. November, 15:00

For seven nights the long Wensa Chod is practiced intensively, four sessions nightly. The participants sleep during the day. This ancient retreat form is in accordance with the Wensapa tradition. Venerable Lodro Tulku Rinpoche will be present throughout the entire week and will participate in some of the sessions. At the end of this week ... Read more

Lodro Tulku Rinpoche

Akshobhya with 8 Goddesses – Great Empowerment from the Gelug Tradition

15. November, 18:00 - 17. November, 14:30

Birthday Weekend Lodro Tulku Rinpoche   Safe the Date! Information will follow soon

Helena Hefti

Wim Hof Weekend – Experience with Breath, Snow and Cold

6. December, 11:00 - 8. December, 13:30

The colder the water, the more important my focus. This also applies in real life! You will get to know the simple and effective Wim Hof ​​method and experience how breathing technique and coldness have a positive effect on your body. You have the opportunity to bathe in cold water several times and feel how ... Read more

Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche

Vajrayogini Mantra Retreat

6. January 2025, 12:00 - 27. January 2025, 17:00

Safe the Date for Annutarayoga Beginners - please contact Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche:  dharma@ganden.ch More Information will follow

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