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.
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 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
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
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
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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Understanding and experiencing emptiness
The wish-fulfilling jewel of the noble teachings of Master Gampopa The Jewel of Liberation is a Lamrim text for gradually perfecting the entire path to enlightenment. The author is the great Gampopa (1079-1153), disciple of Milarepa and founder of the Kagyü schools of Tibetan Buddhism. The jewelery of liberation fuses the basic teachings of the ... Read more
Path to Happiness
Recognize Buddha-nature through the combination of method and compassion In this multi-day course, Zong Rinpoche will explain the principles of method and wisdom and how to build an everyday practice according to Buddhist philosophy and psychology. As an important element, Rinpoche will show how one can develop positive motivation for fellow human beings and the ... Read more
Bodhicitta – wisdom and compassion
We are pleased that Her Eminence Mindrolling Jetün Khandro Rinpoche will teach again this year in Ganden Chökhor with her power of heart and wisdom. She is one of the largest contemporary female Tibetan Buddhist teachers and one of the few female tulkus. It will continue for the seventh consecutive year with the cycle of ... Read more
Red Vajrayogini, Mandala Retreat with Chöd practice
Prerequisite for the course is a completed retreat of Vajrayogini. (please consult with email@example.com)
Yeshe Tsogyal Praise – Term by Pema Lingpa
Explanations of the wonderful prayer to Yogini and female Master Yeshe Tsogal - the Companion of Guru Padmasambhava. Princess of Kharchen According to tradition, Yeshe Tsogyal was born the daughter of Pelgyi Wongchuk, the ruler of the Tibetan principality Kharchen, and his wife Getso. Both parents of Yeshe Tsogyal had wondrous dream visions at the ... Read more
H.E. Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche BODHICITTA – WISDOM AND COMPASSION Tuesday 15. October 2019, 12:00 Uhr – Thursday 17. October 2019, 10:00 Uhr; 2 daysCourse language: English , Translation to: Deutsch We are pleased that Her Eminence Mindrolling Jetün Khandro Rinpoche will teach again this year in Ganden Chökhor with her power of heart and … Read more
H.E. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche Path to Happiness Thursday 10. October 2019, 18:00 Uhr – Sunday 13. October 2019, 14:00 Uhr; 3 daysCourse language: English , Translation to: Deutsch Recognize Buddha-nature through the combination of method and compassion In this multi-day course, H.E. Zong Rinpoche will explain the principles of method and wisdom and how to … Read more
Ehrw. Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen Rinpoche Understanding and experiencing emptiness Thursday 26. September 2019, 18:00 Uhr – Sunday 29. September 2019, 14:00 Uhr; 3 daysCourse language: English , Translation to: Deutsch, Tibetan on request The wish-fulfilling jewel of the noble teachings of Master Gampopa The Jewel of Liberation is a Lamrim text for gradually perfecting the … Read more
Ven. Tulku Jigme Thrinley Rinpoche Liberation from the four attachment Friday 13. September 2019, 18:00 Uhr – Sunday 15. September 2019, 14:00 Uhr; 2 daysCourse language: English , Translation to: Deutsch Grown up in both cultures – East and West – Tulku Jigme Thrinley Rinpoche is a bridge between these two worlds. He was recognized … Read more
Ven. Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche Tsogle Chod Retreat Friday 30. August 2019, 18:00 Uhr – Sunday 8. September 2019, 14:00 Uhr; 9 daysCourse language: English , Translation to: Deutsch Friday evening: Initiation of white Heruka Chakrasamvara (long life practice). Saturday morning: Initiation Tsogle Chöd For the second time Lodrö Rinpoche explains the Tsogle practice in a … Read more
WISDOM DAKINI YESHE TSOGYAL Lama Rigzin Drolma / Anne C. Klein Ph.D Tuesday 16. July 2019, 18:00 Uhr – Sunday 21. July 2019, 14:00 Uhr; 5 daysCourse language: English , Translation to: Deutsch Heart Essence Dzogchen Teachings (DZOGCHEN NYINGTHIG) Continuation/Deepening YESHE TSOGYALTreasure Texts just recently revealed by Adzom Paylo Rinpoche Wisdom is the essence of … Read more