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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Meditations led by Chöden, with emphasis on meditation on compassion; Explanation of backgrounds of various traditional meditations and their embedding in the CFT; Applications of meditations in clinical everyday life; Development and support of one's own meditation practice; basics for the Buddhist understanding of compassion; pointing out the differences to other mindfulness meditations.
Ascent course Vajrayana
The course of H. E. Kyabgon Dagyab Rinpoche is being redesigned for current health reasons. H. E. Kyabgon Dagyab Rinpoche has to undergo various ocular surgeries at short notice and is therefore unable to carry out the planned inaugurations of the second part of the Bari Lotsawa collection at the end of May 2019. We ... Read more
Schiwa Lamsab Chod Retreat
"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
Wisdom Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal
Heart Essence Dzogchen Teachings (DZOGCHEN NYINGTHIG) Continuation/Deepening Treasure Texts unveiled by Adzom Paylo Rinpoche YESHE TSOGYAL A Basic Practice of Wisdom Dakini Just recently revealed (Beginners are welcome) Wisdom is the essence of Dakini. Each line of this practice opens a facet of the jewel of their presence. This practice is complete and simple, it ... Read more
The Mandala of the five Dakinis according to Lama Tsültrim Allione
The course introduces the Tibetan Buddhist meditation practice "The Mandala of the Five Dakinis" according to Lama Tsültrim Allione, with the recited and guided version, and conveys the meaning of the Dakini from a female perspective. Deepening the practice of the five dakinis. The course takes place in a relaxed silence with exchange and playful ... Read more
Tsogle Chod Retreat
For the second time Lodrö Rinpoche explains the Tsogle practice in a Chöd retreat. The current Lodrö Rinpoche (6th Tulku) will comment more deeply on the text of his predecessor Lodrö Jampa Temple, the 3rd Lodrö Tulku from the 19th century. It is a shorter practice version - which lasts about 1.5 - 2 hours ... Read more
Liberation of the four attachments
Liberation from the four attachments A short instruction that Mañjuśrī gave to the Sakya patriarch things Kunga Nyingpo When he was twelve years old, the great thing Kunga Nyingpo devoted six months to a practice of the Bodhisattva Mañjuśrī. One day he had a vision in which he actually saw the holy Lord Mañjuśrī, orange ... Read more
Unterstandig 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
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
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
Ven. Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche Schiwa Lamsab Chod Retreat – Initiation, commentary and practice instructions Friday 14. June 2019, 18:00 Uhr – Sunday 23. June 2019, 14:00 Uhr; 9 daysCourse language: English , Translation to: Deutsch Initiation of Heruka Chakrasamvara Sahaja and “Heaven opening initiation” of the Chod practice according to the Schiwa Lamsab tradition. The … Read more
Ascent course Vajrayana S. E. Loden Sherab Dagyab Kyabgön Rinpoche Wednesday 29. May 2019, 18:00 Uhr – Sunday 2. June 2019, 14:00 Uhr; 4 daysCourse language: Deutsch , Translation to: English The course of H. E. Kyabgon Dagyab Rinpoche is being redesigned for current health reasons. H. E. Kyabgon Dagyab Rinpoche has to undergo various … Read more
The Mandala Principle with Chöden (Sean McGovern) 20.5. – 25.5.2019; 5 days Course language: English, Translation to: Deutsch
The Mandala Principle with Chöden (Sean McGovern) Monday 20. May 2019, 18:00 Uhr – Saturday 25. May 2019, 14:00 Uhr; 5 daysCourse language: English , Translation to: Deutsch In this retreat practical exercises are given on mindfulness, self-compassion and insight, which form the basis for our compassionate self, a core of Compassion Focussed Therapy, to … Read more
Discover the secrets of Lu Jong – Tibetan Yoga with Inma Vicente Friday 10. May 2019, 18:00 Uhr – Sunday 12. May 2019, 14:00 Uhr; 2 daysCourse language: English , Translation to: Deutsch Lu Jong, Tibetan Healing Yoga is a simple and very effective way to connect with the power, clarity and happiness of our … Read more
H.E. der 11. Lelung Rinpoche DEPENDENT ARISING – EMPTINESS with explanation, reflection and meditation Wednesday 1. May 2019, 18:00 Uhr – Sunday 5. May 2019, 14:00 Uhr; 4 daysCourse language: English , Translation to: Deutsch It is an extraordinary honour and joy for us to welcome the 11th Lelung Rinpoche to Ganden Chökhor. The long … Read more
Tibetan Dream Yoga with Ven. Chamtrul Rinpoche Monday 22. April 2019, 6pm – Thursday 25. April 2019, 2pm; 3 daysCourse language: English , Translation to: Deutsch The course is about experiencing what dream is and how we can transform our dreams.Chamtrul Rinpoche will explain how we can learn to control our dreams and use them … Read more