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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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Grüne Tara
Ehrw. Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche

21 Taras – online

29. January, 19:00 - 3. February, 12:00

Initiation and Short Commentary:  For Tara lovers and those who wish to become one. The practice of Arya Tara goes back a long way in time. Arya Tara has accompanied, supported and significantly influenced all the buddhas of the past with her limitless creativity. The great scholar and Buddhist master Atisha Rinpoche lived in India ... Read more

Ehrw. Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche

Path of compassion – the 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas – online

23. February, 19:00 - 20:15

Commentary on the text of Master Thome Sangpos incomparable path of the 37 practices of Bodhisattvas  weekly Information and registration will follow

Ehrw. Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche

The crown of Buddha – Ushnishavijaja online

13. March, 10:00 - 20. March, 11:30

Female Buddha of Wisdom and Longevity :  Initiation, commentary, mantra retreat, concluding with a fire puja. Buddha Shakyamuni taught the Dhahrani of the white, female Buddha Ushnishavijaya directly by the power of his ushnisha/elevation on his crown. The ushnisha can replace the voice of the Buddha. When the Buddha communicates through this organ, it is ... Read more

Nicole Spencer & Michel Manser

Relax & Restore Yoga Retreat (Hata Yoga, Yin Yoga)

2. April, 18:00 - 5. April, 14:00

Easter 2021 - Yogaherz Weekend Yoga Retreat Restore & Rejuvenate Come spend a very special long weekend with us and discover how powerful a short break in the mountains can be.  A weekend with yoga, meditation, hiking, vegetarian food, relaxation, fresh air and nature will nourish your body, mind and spirit.  You will also learn ... Read more

Lopön Chandra Easton

The Practice of Chod – Instructions from the 11th Century by the Tibetan Yogini Machig Labdron

13. April, 18:00 - 18. April, 15:00

Lopön Chandra Easton is lead authorized teacher by Lama Tsültim Alione and Assistant Spiritual Director of - Tara Mandala USA Come learn about one of the greatest women Buddhist teachers from Tibet and learn her ancient meditative practice called Chöd or “Severance.”  Chöd is a unique blend of Buddhist teachings and Tibetan Shamanic practices. This centuries-old practice, ... Read more

Chöden (Sean McGovern)

Good Practice for difficult uncertain Times

20. April, 18:00 - 25. April, 14:00
Lucina Lanfranchi

MBSR introductory weekend

30. April, 18:00 - 2. May, 14:00

Stress management through mindfulness according to Prof. Jon Kabat-Zinn Get off the hamster wheel of everyday life and take time to calm down and practice mindfulness. "Mindfulness means being attentive in a certain way: conscious, in the present moment and without judging. This kind of attention increases awareness and promotes clarity and the ability to ... Read more

S. E. Loden Sherab Dagyab Kyabgön Rinpoche

Vajrayana with HE. Kyabgön Dagyab Rinpoche – delayed – until autumn 2021 or later

12. May, 0:00 - 16. May, 0:00

Second part of Bari Lotsawa empowerment Cycle. Information will follow - we thank you for your understanding and hope to see you all soon again.

Ehrw. Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche

Chöd – Whispered and peaceful Dakini tradition – Schiwa Lamsab online and group in Ganden Chökhor

18. June, 19:30 - 26. June, 12:00

Registration options will follow. ‘Sky-opening initiation’ of the Chod practice according to the ear-whispered, peaceful dakini tradition –  Schiwa Lamsab The tradition of the ear-whispered, peaceful dakinis, Schiwa Lamsab, goes back to the 13th century and especially to the master Jamyang Gonpo, a student of Machig Labdron’s son Gyalwa Thondrup. Jamyang Gonpo himself saw Machig ... Read more

S.E. Gyaltsab Choekyi Nangpa Rinpoche

Initiation/Commentary/Ngondro Kalachakra with 9 Deities – expected

28. July, 18:00 - 4. August, 14:00

Details will follow

Ehrw. Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche

Schiwa Lamsab Chod practise/deepening – online

27. August, 19:30 - 4. September, 12:00

Registration options will follow. ‘Sky-opening initiation’ of the Chod practice according to the ear-whispered, peaceful dakini tradition –  Schiwa Lamsab The tradition of the ear-whispered, peaceful dakinis, Schiwa Lamsab, goes back to the 13th century and especially to the master Jamyang Gonpo, a student of Machig Labdron’s son Gyalwa Thondrup. Jamyang Gonpo himself saw Machig ... Read more

Ganden Chökhor

Ethics Forum Pradaschier – Subject Resources

24. September, 17:00 - 26. September, 14:00
Ehrw. Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche

Wide as space – Buddha Akshobya with 9 Deities

29. October, 19:30 - 31. October, 12:00

Info - Will soon follow

Ehrw. Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche

Schiwa Lamsab Chod – Night Retreat

6. November, 11:00 - 14. November, 14:00

This course does not take place online. For seven nights the long Schiwa-Lamsab Chod is practiced intensively, four sessions nightly. In between sessions the participants practice the Wisdom Mother Prajnaparamita sadhana. The participants sleep during the day. This ancient retreat form is in accordance with the Schiwa Lamsab tradition. Venerable Lodro Tulku Rinpoche will be ... Read more

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