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. Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche

Chöd – Whispered and peaceful Dakini tradition – Shiwa Lamsab online

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

‘sky-opening initiation’ and commentary of the Chod practice according to the ear-whispered, peaceful dakini tradition –  Shiwa Lamsab and as the final of the course an Initiation of Buddha Vajarasattwa (further Interested students can also individualy register for the Vajrasattwa Initiation) The tradition of the ear-whispered, peaceful dakinis, Schiwa Lamsab, goes back to the 13th century and especially to ... Read more

Lodro Tulku Rinpoche

Vajrasattwa Initiation – online

26. June, 9:30 - 11:30

The white crystal like Buddha Vajrasattwa - represents pure light of the Awakened Buddha. He has the power and clarifying wisdom to liberate ignorance from the ordinary mind. Vajra Powerful, Hard, Method, Victorious, Reality, Indestructible Sattwa Highest light, highest wisdom, highest joy, harmony The practice of the long 100 syllables mantra (there is also a ... Read more

Lodro Tulku Rinpoche

Path of compassion – the 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas Part 2 – online

6. July, 6:45 - 8:00

Part 2 of the commentary on the text of Thome Sangpo’s peerless path of verses on the 37th Exercises of the Bodhisattvas.   Der July,6th is the last session of Part 2.   Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche explains the verses in the context of Lam Rim (Buddha’s gradual path to enlightenment). Course language: English with German ... Read more

Lama Rigzin Drolma/Anne C. Klein

The five elements – online

21. July, 16:00 - 25. July, 18:00

The practice will center on the lived and embodied experience of the five elements, with a focus on how balancing them gives us more emotional freedom, and which elements might be called upon to resolve which types of unhelpful habit patterns. With this in mean, we also, slowly explore the connection between elemental awareness and cultivation ... Read more

S.E. Gyaltsab Choekyi Nangpa Rinpoche

Initiation/Commentary/Ngondro Kalachakra with 9 Deities – will take place next year 2022

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

We are very sorry to announce, that the course had to be delayed again - as it is not possible for HE. Gyalsab Choekyi Nangpa Rinpoche to visit Europe this year - as the situation of the Corona Pandemie is worldwide not stable yet. Rinpoche announced that he will come to Switzerland as soon as ... Read more

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 – postponed to 2022

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 – postponed to 2022

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

Lodro Tulku Rinpoche

Ushnisha Vijaya – “Ritual of thousand”

6. November, 11:30 - 13. November, 14:00

Infos will follow

Ehrw. Dolpo Tulku Rinpoche

Gegsel retreat, Yoga of the Nam Chö Tradition or heavenly Dharma

8. December, 18:00 - 12. December, 14:00

The Gegsel exercises from Tibetan Buddhism combine dynamic movements with the visualization of certain germ syllables and the use of controlled breathing. These powerful exercises address subtle areas where there are often blockages. They help us to let go of stress and built-up emotions in the upper body and shoulder area.

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