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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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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

ONLINE COURSE once a week – Precious Crystal Garland Part II

3. November, 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

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

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.

Ehrw. Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche

21 Taras – online

29. January 2021, 19:00 - 2. February 2021, 12:00

Initiation and Short Commentary:  For Tara lovers and those who wish to become one. The practice of Arya Tara goes back a long way in time. Arya Tara has accompanied, supported and significantly influenced all the buddhas of the past with her limitless creativity. The great scholar and Buddhist master Atisha Rinpoche lived in India ... Read more

Ehrw. Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche

The crown of Buddha – Ushnishavijaja online

12. March 2021, 19:30 - 19. March 2021, 11:30

Female Buddha of Wisdom and Longevity :  Initiation, commentary, mantra retreat, concluding with a fire puja. Buddha Shakyamuni taught the Dhahrani of the white, female Buddha Ushnishavijaya directly by the power of his ushnisha/elevation on his crown. The ushnisha can replace the voice of the Buddha. When the Buddha communicates through this organ, it is ... Read more

Nicole Spencer & Michel Manser

Relax & Restore Yoga Retreat (Hata Yoga, Yin Yoga)

2. April 2021, 18:00 - 5. April 2021, 14:00

Easter 2019 - Yogaherz Weekend Yoga Retreat; Restore & Rejuvenate Come spend a very special long weekend with us and discover how powerful a short break in the mountains can be.  A weekend with yoga, meditation, hiking, vegetarian food, relaxation, fresh air and nature will nourish your body, mind and spirit.  You will also learn ... Read more

Nicole Spencer & Michel Manser

Relax & Rejuvenate Yoga Retreat (Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga)

2. April 2021, 18:00 - 5. April 2021, 14:00

Yoga Heart Weekend Yoga Retreat 2021 Come with us for an unforgettable weekend and experience how powerful a short break with yoga in the mountains can be. Letting go with like-minded people and do good is one of the most important things. In a peaceful and restful atmosphere we practice yoga and meditation. A longer ... Read more

Lopön Chandra Easton

The Practice of Chod – Instructions from the 11th Century by the Tibetan Yogini Machig Labdron

13. April 2021, 18:00 - 18. April 2021, 15:00

Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton, Buddhist teacher and translator, studied Buddhism and Tibetan language at the Library of Tibetan Works & Archives in Dharamsala, India, founded by H.H. Dalai Lama. She later received her degree from UCSB’s religious studies department at which time she co-translated Sublime Dharma, A Compilation of Two Texts on the Great Perfection, ... Read more

Lucina Lanfranchi

MBSR introductory weekend

30. April 2021, 18:00 - 2. May 2021, 14:00

Stress management through mindfulness according to Prof. Jon Kabat-Zinn Get off the hamster wheel of everyday life and take time to calm down and practice mindfulness. "Mindfulness means being attentive in a certain way: conscious, in the present moment and without judging. This kind of attention increases awareness and promotes clarity and the ability to ... Read more

S. E. Loden Sherab Dagyab Kyabgön Rinpoche

Vajrayana with HE. Kyabgön Dagyab Rinpoche – delayed – until autumn 2021 or later

12. May 2021, 0:00 - 16. May 2021, 0:00

Second part of Bari Lotsawa empowerment Cycle. Information will follow - we thank you for your understanding and hope to see you all soon again.

Ehrw. Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche

Chöd – Whispered and peaceful Dakini tradition – Schiwa Lamsab online and group in Ganden Chökhor

18. June 2021, 19:30 - 26. June 2021, 12:00

Registration options will follow. ‘Sky-opening initiation’ of the Chod practice according to the ear-whispered, peaceful dakini tradition –  Schiwa Lamsab The tradition of the ear-whispered, peaceful dakinis, Schiwa Lamsab, goes back to the 13th century and especially to the master Jamyang Gonpo, a student of Machig Labdron’s son Gyalwa Thondrup. Jamyang Gonpo himself saw Machig ... Read more

Ehrw. Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche

Schiwa Lamsab Chod practise/deepening – online

27. August 2021, 19:30 - 4. September 2021, 12:00

Registration options will follow. ‘Sky-opening initiation’ of the Chod practice according to the ear-whispered, peaceful dakini tradition –  Schiwa Lamsab The tradition of the ear-whispered, peaceful dakinis, Schiwa Lamsab, goes back to the 13th century and especially to the master Jamyang Gonpo, a student of Machig Labdron’s son Gyalwa Thondrup. Jamyang Gonpo himself saw Machig ... Read more

Ehrw. Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche

Wide as space – Buddha Akshobya with 9 Deities

29. October 2021, 19:30 - 31. October 2021, 12:00

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