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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Ehrw. Jigme Thrinley Rinpoche

Wheel of Live – Bhavachakra

6. October, 18:00 - 8. October, 15:00

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 and live

27. October, 18:00 - 29. October, 14:00

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

Ehrwürdiger Shenpen Rinpoche

Essence of Buddhism – Postponed to 2024

3. November, 18:00 - 5. November, 14:30

A gateway to precise understanding of Buddhism HE. A few years ago, Dagyab Kyabgön Rinpoche, one of the highest-ranking contemporary masters of the 21st century, wrote this text in 60 verses: a brief introduction, description of the essence of Buddhism. The essential points presented in a nutshell make this text a precious legacy of today. ... Read more

Ven. Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche

The Great Mandala of the Medicine Buddha – Birthdayweekend – locally and onlinee

17. November, 18:00 - 19. November, 14:30

Upon request, Lodrö Rinpoche will grant the rare transmission of Medicine Buddha with 50 companions. We are celebrating Lodrö Rinpoches Birthday a little later this year , as Rinpoche is in India a few weeks before.

Helena Hefti

Wim Hof Weekend – Experience with Breath, Snow and Cold

1. December, 11:30 - 3. December, 14:00

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

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Lodro Tulku Rinpoche

21 Taras nach Atisha Tradition

9. March 2024, 11:00 - 16. March 2024, 15:00

Initiation of each Tara The course is on site as well as online   All are welcome   Information will follow

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