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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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Sabine Kalff Hayoz

The Mandala of the five Dakinis according to Lama Tsültrim Allione

7. August, 18:00 - 11. August, 14:00

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

Ehrw. Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche

Tsogle Chod Retreat

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

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

Ehrw. Tulku Jigme Thrinley Rinpoche

Liberation of the four attachments

13. September, 18:00 - 15. September, 14:00

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

26. September, 18:00 - 29. September, 14:00

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

S.E. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche

Path to Happiness

10. October, 18:00 - 13. October, 14:00

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

I.E. Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche

Bodhicitta – wisdom and compassion

15. October, 12:00 - 17. October, 10:00

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

Ehrw. Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche

Birthday Weekend – Initiation Bhagavati Kurukulle with 15 Companions

25. October, 18:00 - 27. October, 14:00
Ehrw. Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche

Red Vajrayogini, Mandala Retreat with Chöd practice

2. November, 18:00 - 9. November, 14:00

Prerequisite for the course is a completed retreat of Vajrayogini.   (please consult with

Ehrw. Dolpo Tulku Rinpoche

Yeshe Tsogyal Praise – Term by Pema Lingpa

22. November, 18:00 - 24. November, 14:00

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


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1. November 2022, 11:00 - 4. November 2022, 14:00

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WISDOM DAKINI YESHE TSOGYAL Lama Rigzin Drolma / Anne C. Klein Ph.D 16.7. – 21.7.2019

By ruthflaviu | 4. June 2019

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

Ehrw. Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche Schiwa Lamsab Chod Retreat Friday 14.6. – 23.6.2019

By ruthflaviu | 9. May 2019

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

S. E. Loden Sherab Dagyab Kyabgön Rinpoche Ascent course Vajrayana 29.5. – 2.6.2019

By ruthflaviu | 4. May 2019

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

By ruthflaviu | 18. April 2019

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 10.5. – 12.5.2019

By ruthflaviu | 4. April 2019

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. the 11. Lelung Rinpoche DEPENDENT ARISING – EMPTINESS 1.5. – 5.5.2019

By ruthflaviu | 31. March 2019

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

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