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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Ganden Chökhor is an association, our work is largely voluntary. We are therefore dependent on donors and active members of the association to help make Ganden Chökhor possible. Support us today:

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Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche

The rinpoche form Eastern Tibet Lodrö Tulku Lobsang Champa Khedup Namgyal Rinpoche was born in 1942 in Eastern Tibet and was confirmed as Tulku at the age of three. He is the fifth Tulku of a line of masters, who dedicated themselves above all to the study and practice of … Read more

Chöd – cutting off the concepts

Chöd is a living Buddhist heritage. The practice was founded almost a thousand years ago in ancient Tibet on the basis of Buddhist teachings, but it is still valid today. Machig Labdrön Machig Labdrön was born in Tibet in the 11th century of our era. She was an exceptionally gifted … Read more

The House

Waldhotel Pradaschier The Waldhotel Pradaschier can look back on an eventful history of more than 100 years. Built around 1900 as a health resort, it served during the Second World War as a military accommodation and as a children’s home, followed by a holiday camp. In the 1990s, it was … Read more

Introductory courses

Our course program offers various approaches to the different subject areas of Buddhist teaching, as well as courses on various non-Buddhist topics. The following events are suitable for those interested in an introduction to the fundamentals of Buddhist philosophy, meditation and wisdom of life.


Dharma shop at Ganden Chökhor Welcome in our dharma shop! The shop is available for the guests of the centre and can visited during our courses. Books and recordings We sell Tibetan Buddhist writings as well as audio and video recordings of Lama Lodrö Rinpoche published in German by Bhikshu … Read more

Bhikshu Mati Foundation

In order to preserve as a unit the Tibetan-Buddhist cultural heritage collected by Venerable Lama Lodrö Rinpoche in the form of texts, religious objects, Thankas, etc., a foundation was established under the supervision of the federal authorities. The purpose of the foundation is to act as a vessel for these … Read more

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Ehrw. Dolpo Tulku Rinpoche

Treasure of precious qualities 3rd part of 3 parts

5. December, 18:00 - 9. December, 14:00

Jigme Lingpa (1729-1798) is one of the most famous masters of the Nyingma tradition of Tibet. Also known as "Khyentse Özer" ("Rays of Light of Wisdom and Compassion), he was a great scholar and visionary who taught and practiced the Longchen Nyingthik cycle through several visions of Longchenpa, the great master of the 14th century, ... Read more

Nicole Spencer & Michel Manser

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

19. April 2019, 18:00 - 22. April 2019, 14:00

Easter 2019 - 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

S.E. Loden Sherab Dagyab Kyabgön Rinpoche

Ascension day vajrayana course

29. May 2019, 18:00 - 2. June 2019, 14:00

With the greatest joy and gratitude we await the extraordinary visit of His Eminence Dagyab Kyabgön Rinpoche, one of the highest Tibetan Buddhist dignitaries in Europe. He will again give us extraordinary transmissions this year: Wednesday night: traditionally, at the request of His Eminence Dagyab Rinpoche, there is an introduction to the practice by Venerable ... Read more

Ehrw. Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche

Schiwa Lamsab Retreat

14. June 2019, 17:00 - 23. June 2019, 14:00

"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. Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche

Tsogle Chod Retreat

30. August 2019, 18:00 - 8. September 2019, 14:00

Tsogle Chod Retreat For the first time Lodrö Rinpoche explains the Tsogle practice in a chod retreat. The present Lodrö Rinpoche (6th Tulku) will comment on the text of his predecessor Lodrö Jampa Temple, the 3rd Lodrö Tulku from the 19th century. It is a shorter practice version - which, if you practice it takes ... Read more

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TSULTRIM ALLIONE – Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine 15.11. – 18.11.2018

By ruthflaviu | 2. November 2018

TSULTRIM ALLIONE Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine Thursday, November 15, 2018, 6:00 pm – Sunday, November 18, 2018, 2:00 pm; 3 days Course language: English, Translation: German   In this retreat we delve into the five Dakini families and the transformation of the five emotions into the five wisdoms. This … Read more

SCHIWA LAMSAB NIGHT RETREAT – Ven. Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche 3.11. – 11.11.2018

By ruthflaviu | 19. August 2018

SCHIWA LAMSAB NIGHT RETREAT VEN. LODRÖ TULKU RINPOCHE Saturday 3. November 2018, 12:00 Uhr – Sunday 11. November 2018, 14:00 Uhr; 8 days Course language: German , Translation to: English During seven nights the group intensively practices the long Schiwa-Lamsab Chöd practice in four sessions. In the in-between sessions the participants practice the saddhana of … Read more


By ruthflaviu | 12. August 2018

INITIATION INTO THE GREAT PRAJNAPARAMITA MANDALA WITH 59 DEITIES AND WE WILL CELEBRATE RINPOCHE´S BIRTHDAY VEN. LODRÖ TULKU RINPOCHE Friday 26. October – Sunday 28. October 2018; 2 days Rinpoche will teach in german, with english translation The golden mother Prajanaparamita embodies the entire teaching and wisdom of Buddha. The essence of the perfection of … Read more

MINDFULNESS AND EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING – Ven Tulku Jigme Trinley Rinpoche 14.9. – 16.9.2018

By ruthflaviu | 1. August 2018

MINDFULNESS AND EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING Ven. Tulku Jigme Trinley Rinpoche Friday 14. September 2018, 18:00 Uhr – Sunday 16. September 2018, 14:00 Uhr; 2 days Course language: English , Translation to: German Basically, we all want to be happy; fundamentally, we have the ability to love and be loved unconditionally. We also seek greater intelligence and … Read more

TSOGLE CHOD RETREAT – Ven. Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche 31.8. – 9.9.2018

By ruthflaviu | 1. August 2018

TSOGLE CHOD RETREAT Ven. Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche Friday 31. August 2018, 18:00 Uhr – Sunday 9. September 2018, 14:00 Uhr; 9 days Course language: English , Translation to: German Tsogle Chod Retreat For the first time Lodrö Rinpoche explains the Tsogle practice in a chod retreat. The present Lodrö Rinpoche (6th Tulku) will comment on … Read more

H.E. ZURMANG GHARWANG RINPOCHE Lojong Mindtraining 23. August 2018

By ruthflaviu | 19. June 2018

H.E. ZURMANG GHARWANG RINPOCHE SEVEN POINT MINDTRAINING (LOJONG)  23. August  10´30 am to 5´00 pm Rinpoche will teach in English with German translation Course fees and vegetarian lunch  80.- CHF,  plus Dana Registration until 21. August via info@ganden.ch or 076 533 53 57   We are exceptionally pleased to welcome H.E. Zurmang Gharwang Rinpoche in … Read more

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