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

Tara Cycle: 21 Tara Surjagupta in Ganden Chökhor

18. March, 11:00 - 26. March, 14:30

For Tara Lovers Initiation into each of the 21 Taras according to the Surjagupta line of transmission. Venerable Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche will start with the Vajrasattva empowerment on Saturday afternoon. This practice is very powerful and is practiced to eliminate disturbing concepts and obscurations caused by ignorance. It is part of the daily practice/sadhana of ... Read more

Michel Manser

Yoga and Meditation Weekend “Easter Immersion” BOOKED UP

7. April, 18:00 - 10. April, 14:00

The course is booked up We are happy to announce that we will have another relaxing Easter retreat in our beloved Ganden Chökor in April 2023. This is our 8th 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 ... Read more

Ehrw. Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche

Lamrim: Songs of spiritual experience – on going course – online

12. April, 6:45 - 8:00

Unfortunately, the teaching on Monday, March 6th, is cancelled due to a network interruption! Course is in english "The Song of spiritual experience" is what the Tibetan master Lama Tsongkapa called one of his most famous works. The verses describe the "Lam Rim", the graded path to enlightenment (Lam Path - Rim Step), which contains ... Read more

Ven. Lodro Tulku RInpoche

Chod Wensa Tradition – online course

21. April, 19:00 - 29. April, 11:30

The Wensa Chöd practice comes from the collection of Manjushri and is a very secret practice of Lama Tsongkhapa. It was transferred by Lama Tsongkhapa with a few masters in between to the great master Gyelwa Ensapa Losang Döndrup, the 1st Panchen Rinpoche, and is called Wensa Chöd. Chöd is a unique holistic training system ... Read more

Kyabgön Dagyab Rinpoche

Bari Lotsawa Part 3 – Vajrayana

17. May, 18:00 - 21. May, 15:00

No online version possible.   Part 3 Bari Lotsawa Empowerment Cycle It is with great honor that His Eminence Kyabgön Dagyab Rinpoche will bestow the third part of the Bari Lotsawa Empowerment Cycle on Ascension 2022. The first and second part was granted by Kyabgön Dagyab Rinpoche on Ascension Day 2018 and 2022. The event ... Read more

Lodro Tulku Rinpoche

Immortality of the Buddha Ushnisha Vijaya

13. June, 11:30 - 17. June, 17:00

Long announced: Initiation of the Buddha Ushnisha Vijaya Transcendental Wisdom with Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche, Short Commentary and Intensive Practice. (Annual Ushnisha Vijaya Meditation with 4 disciplines from the Tibetan monastery of Lodrö Rinpoche.) Including the long life stupa in Ganden Chökhor. Translation Google All are welcome.

Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche

Big one month chod retreat

26. August, 11:30 - 20. September, 16:30

Mahamudra Chod Venerable Lodrö Rinpoche has been speaking of this Mahamudra Chöd retreat for many years. We are happy that Rinpoche would like to offer it to his students this year. The course can only be attended as a whole. We hope to announce more information in the coming weeks.   The requirements are: -Personal ... Read more

Ehrw. Tulku Jigme Thrinley Rinpoche

Wheel of Live – Bhavachakra

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

(entry possible) Tulku Jigme Thrinley Rinpoche guides us through this essential traditional Buddhist presentation, which on the one hand describes our current life situation in detail and on the other hand makes the access and path to liberation accessible. The retreat is accompanied by Rinpoche's guided meditations. During this 3-day retreat, Tulku Jigme Thrinley Rinpoche ... Read more

Ganden Chökhor

Ethics Forum Pradaschier – Subject Resources

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

Information will follow

Ehrwürdiger Shenpen Rinpoche

Essence of Buddhism

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 online

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

Upon request, Lodrö Rinpoche will grant the rare transmission of Medicine Buddha, the Great Mandala of the Radiant Lapis Lazuli Healer with 50 companions. We are celebrating Lodrö Rinpoche's birthday a little later this year, as Rinpoche is in India for a few weeks beforehand. Translated by google

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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