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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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S.E. Gyaltsab Choekyi Nangpa Rinpoche

Postponed: Initiation/Commentary Kalachakra with 9 Deities will take place 2021- alternativ program will be presented soon

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

On the occasion of the corona pandemic - the event will be held with S.E. Gyaltsab Chökyi Nangpa Rinpoche with the Kalachakra initiation and comment postponed to 2021. A trip to Europe is unfortunately impossible for Rinpoche at the moment. Rinpoche is likely to offer a lifestream - we will inform you as soon as ... Read more

S.E. der 11. Lelung Rinpoche

Dependent arising – understanding emptiness – this corse will not take place on this date – we hope to be able to communicate a new date in this year – as soon as possible

12. August, 18:00 - 16. August, 14:00

In his praise, "To Praise Dependent Arising," Tsongkhapa expresses his extraordinary appreciation in poetic form that the Buddha was kind enough to teach the doctrine of dependent arising / emptiness that has all of these extraordinary qualities. One of Tsongkhapa's greatest insights was his understanding of the fact that emptiness means dependent arising and dependent ... Read more

Ehrw. Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche

ONLINE COURSE once a week – Precious Crystal Garland Part II

18. August, 18:00

The 108 Verses of Praise to the Great Compassion, by Master Lobsang Tayang You gaze on all beings as little river waves, gone in the twinkling of an eye. You see all things in the light of impermanence. I praise the compassion, thus focused on phenomena. Verse 8 – Precious Crystal Garland The deeply moving ... Read more

Ehrw. Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche

Deepening Chod introduction to the Wensa Chod Lineage – is carried out via live stream and a group of practitioners in Ganden Chökhor

28. August, 17:30 - 5. September, 14:00

"Teaching of Chöd - Door to liberation" by Master Thukan Lobsang Chökyi Nyima Continuation and deepening of the Wensa Chöd practice Venerable Lodrö Rinpoche has never commented on this uniquely beautiful text by Master Thukän Lobsang Chökyi Nima - also beginners can follow. We are all looking forward to this extraordinary opportunity to deepen the ... Read more

Ehrw. Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche

2. Chod Monlam in Ganden Chökhor – postponed to 2021

28. August, 18:00 - 6. September, 14:00

Chöd - Tschö - separation of negativity Mönlam - a feast of prayers The focus is on the profound Chöd practice with its altruistic and healing prayers and the desire to bring out the best for the benefit of all living beings and to remember the wisdom of charity - the foundation of all good ... Read more

Ehrw. Tulku Jigme Thrinley Rinpoche

Postponed to next year 2021: Death, dying and beyond – from the Tibetan Buddhist perspective – depending on the globe travel warnings – weather an online course will take place will be clear in the next few weeks!

18. September, 18:00 - 20. September, 14:00

One thing we will all face in our lives is the death of our loved ones; friends and ultimately the realization will dawn that we, too, must pass away from this life. As Buddha said: death is certain, but how or when we will die is uncertain. Join us for this very special retreat, where ... Read more

Ven. Lama Kuensang

Milarepa – Master of the yogis – open wether this corse can take place

2. October, 18:00 - 4. October, 14:00

Milarepa (1052-1135) has become known as one of the greatest yogis in Tibet. Jetsün Milarepa reached enlightenment in one life. His life story and the „Hundred Thousand Chants“ are highlights of Tibetan literature and spiritual thinking and are an essential inspiration for practitioners. Venerable Lama Kunsang will teach us about Milarepa practice, which we will ... Read more

Ehrw. Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche

Commentary and Retreat on the Black Manjushri

24. October, 10:00 - 28. October, 12:00

Black Manjushri His Buddha qualities are great wisdom and ability to remove and overcome all negativities and obstacles. Manjushri's supreme wisdom is characterized by pure knowledge, power/protective potential and compassion for all beings in the six life realms. The practice helps to soothe diseases, nagas and attacks of all kinds. The instructions for Manjushri practice ... Read more

Ehrw. Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche

Tara Cittamani – Introduction in Practice and Meditation – Birthday Lodrö Rinpoche – this corse will take place if not in Ganden Chökhor – via Lifestream

24. October, 18:00 - 31. October, 14:00

Extraordinary instructions to practice the green, female Buddha Tara Cittamani with 21 Taras The transmission, as well as the instructions of this rare and extraordinary Tara meditation practice comes from the Gelugpa lineage and is based on the verbal instructions of Tara herself to the great master Gargyi Sangpo Taghpu Dorje Chang. Through her profoundity ... Read more

Emtschi Rabjee

Medicine Buddhas Meditation – depending on the globe travel warnings!

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

Traditional Tibetan Medicine Lecture Weekend Traditional Tibetan Medicine (TTM) assumes that the three body fluids wind, bile and mucus flow in the canals, which provide the body with blood, vitamins, hormones and minerals, among other things. The body is made up of the elements fire, earth, water, wind and space. If one of these elements ... Read more

Yoga, Meditation – Silence – open wether this course can take place

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

Mountain retreat Katharina Bogner appreciates Ganden as a retreat at the beginning of winter. The atmosphere at this place is unique and very suitable to leave everyday life behind for a few days and immerse yourself in the simplicity of the mountains. So the days will take the rhythm of meditation, asana (positions) & breath. ... Read more

Ehrw. Dolpo Tulku Rinpoche

Geisel retreat, Yoga of the Nam Chö Tradition or heavenly Dharma – depending on the globe travel warnings!

9. December, 18:00 - 13. 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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