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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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
Tongeln – the great compassion
Commentary on the practice of the Buddha Avalokithesvara with 1,000 arms, the Buddha of great compassion and wisdom with our Venerable Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche - main focus: Tonglen - Exchanging with yourself and the other living beings Empowerment in the meditation practice of the 1000-armed Buddha Avalokithesvara (Kriyayoga) (more info to follow)
Chod introduction to the wensa chod lineage
The Wensa Chöd practice is from the collection of Manjushri, after a very secret practice of Lama Tsongkhapa. She was transferred by Lama Tsongkhapa, with a few masters in between, to the great master Gyelwa Ensapa Losang Döndrup, the 1st Panchen Rinpoche, and was called Wensa Chöd. Chöd is a unique holistic training system within ... Read more
Vajrayana with H.E. Loden Sherab Kyabgön Dagyab Rinpoche
2. Part of the Bari Lotsawa Empowerment Cycle more Infos will follow
Relax & Rejuvenate Yoga Retreat (Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga)
Yoga Heart Weekend Yoga Retreat 2020 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
Wisdom Dakini Yeshe Tsogal
Herzessenz Dzogchen teachings (DZOGCHEN NYINGTHIG) Treasure texts, unveiled by Adzom Paylo Rinpoche YESHE TSOGYAL A basic practice of the wisdom dakini (Recently revealed) Wisdom is the essence of Dakini. Each line of this practice opens up a facet of the jewel of its presence. This practice is complete and simple, it reflects the power of ... Read more
2. Chod Monlam in Ganden Chökhor
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
Tara Cittamani – Introduction in Practice and Meditation – Birthday Lodrö Rinpoche
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
Ven. Dolpo Tulku Rinpoche Yeshe Tsogyal Aspiration Prayer – Terma by Pema Lingpa Friday 22. November 2019, 6 pm – Sunday 24. November 2019, 2 pm; 2 daysCourse language: English , Translation to: Deutsch Explanation and practice of the wonderful Aspiration Prayer from the Yogini and female Master Yeshe Tsogyal – the Consort of Guru … Read more
Ven. Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche Red Vajrayogini, Mandala Retreat with Chöd practice Saturday 2. November 2019, 6 pm – Saturday 9. November 2019, 2 pm, 7 daysCourse language: Deutsch , Translation to: English Prerequisite for the course is a completed retreat of Vajrayogini. (please consult with email@example.com) Course registration
Ven. Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche BIRTHDAY WEEKEND – Initiation BHAGAVATI KURUKULLE with 15 Companions Friday 25. October 2019, 6 pm – Sunday 27. October 2019, 2 pm; 2 daysCourse language: Deutsch , Translation to: English This weekend we celebrate the birthday of Lodrö Rinpoche and on this occasion Rinpoche’s wish is to pass on the Kurukulele … Read more
H.E. Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche BODHICITTA – WISDOM AND COMPASSION Tuesday 15. October 2019, 12 am – Thursday 17. October 2019, 10 am; 2 daysCourse language: English , Translation to: Deutsch We are pleased that Her Eminence Mindrolling Jetün Khandro Rinpoche will teach again this year in Ganden Chökhor with her power of heart and … Read more
H.E. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche Path to Happiness Thursday 10. October 2019, 6 pm – Sunday 13. October 2019, 2 pm; 3 daysCourse language: English , Translation to: Deutsch Recognize Buddha-nature through the combination of method and compassion In this multi-day course, H.E. Zong Rinpoche will explain the principles of method and wisdom and how to … Read more
Ehrw. Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen Rinpoche Understanding and experiencing emptiness Thursday 26. September 2019, 6 pm – Sunday 29. September 2019, 2 pm; 3 daysCourse language: English , Translation to: Deutsch, Tibetan on request The wish-fulfilling jewel of the noble teachings of Master Gampopa The Jewel of Liberation is a Lamrim text for gradually perfecting the … Read more