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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Tara Cycle: 21 Tara Surjagupta in Ganden Chökhor
For Tara Lovers Initiation into each of the 21 Taras according to the Surjagupta line of transmission. Venerable Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche will start with the Vajrasattva empowerment on Saturday afternoon. This practice is very powerful and is practiced to eliminate disturbing concepts and obscurations caused by ignorance. It is part of the daily practice/sadhana of ... Read more
Yoga and Meditation Weekend “Easter Immersion” BOOKED UP
The course is booked up We are happy to announce that we will have another relaxing Easter retreat in our beloved Ganden Chökor in April 2023. This is our 8th year returning to Ganden. Come spend a very special Easter Immersion Yoga weekend with us and discover how powerful a short break in the mountains ... Read more
Lamrim: Songs of spiritual experience – on going course – online
Unfortunately, the teaching on Monday, March 6th, is cancelled due to a network interruption! Course is in english "The Song of spiritual experience" is what the Tibetan master Lama Tsongkapa called one of his most famous works. The verses describe the "Lam Rim", the graded path to enlightenment (Lam Path - Rim Step), which contains ... Read more
Chod Wensa Tradition – online course
The Wensa Chöd practice comes from the collection of Manjushri and is a very secret practice of Lama Tsongkhapa. It was transferred by Lama Tsongkhapa with a few masters in between to the great master Gyelwa Ensapa Losang Döndrup, the 1st Panchen Rinpoche, and is called Wensa Chöd. Chöd is a unique holistic training system ... Read more
Bari Lotsawa Part 3 – Vajrayana
No online version possible. Part 3 Bari Lotsawa Empowerment Cycle It is with great honor that His Eminence Kyabgön Dagyab Rinpoche will bestow the third part of the Bari Lotsawa Empowerment Cycle on Ascension 2022. The first and second part was granted by Kyabgön Dagyab Rinpoche on Ascension Day 2018 and 2022. The event ... Read more
Immortality of the Buddha Ushnisha Vijaya
Long announced: Initiation of the Buddha Ushnisha Vijaya Transcendental Wisdom with Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche, Short Commentary and Intensive Practice. (Annual Ushnisha Vijaya Meditation with 4 disciplines from the Tibetan monastery of Lodrö Rinpoche.) Including the long life stupa in Ganden Chökhor. Translation Google All are welcome.
Big one month chod retreat
Mahamudra Chod Venerable Lodrö Rinpoche has been speaking of this Mahamudra Chöd retreat for many years. We are happy that Rinpoche would like to offer it to his students this year. The course can only be attended as a whole. We hope to announce more information in the coming weeks. The requirements are: -Personal ... Read more
Wheel of Live – Bhavachakra
(entry possible) Tulku Jigme Thrinley Rinpoche guides us through this essential traditional Buddhist presentation, which on the one hand describes our current life situation in detail and on the other hand makes the access and path to liberation accessible. The retreat is accompanied by Rinpoche's guided meditations. During this 3-day retreat, Tulku Jigme Thrinley Rinpoche ... Read more
Essence of Buddhism
A gateway to precise understanding of Buddhism HE. A few years ago, Dagyab Kyabgön Rinpoche, one of the highest-ranking contemporary masters of the 21st century, wrote this text in 60 verses: a brief introduction, description of the essence of Buddhism. The essential points presented in a nutshell make this text a precious legacy of today. ... Read more
The Great Mandala of the Medicine Buddha – Birthdayweekend – locally and online
Upon request, Lodrö Rinpoche will grant the rare transmission of Medicine Buddha, the Great Mandala of the Radiant Lapis Lazuli Healer with 50 companions. We are celebrating Lodrö Rinpoche's birthday a little later this year, as Rinpoche is in India for a few weeks beforehand. Translated by google
Wim Hof Weekend – Experience with Breath, Snow and Cold
The colder the water, the more important my focus. This also applies in real life! You will get to know the simple and effective Wim Hof method and experience how breathing technique and coldness have a positive effect on your body. You have the opportunity to bathe in cold water several times and feel how ... Read more
- Latest news from 26. May 2020
- Ven. Lodroe Tulku Rinpoche’s message about the Corona virus – How to support Ganden Choekhor
- Initiation of the orange 20. Tara according to Master Atisha – Lifestream 7. May 2020 6pm – 7´30pm
- Ven. Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche – INTRODUCTION TO THE WENSA CHOD LINEAGE 17.4. – 26.4.2020
- Livestream for everyone in the here and now