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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

Three essencial Practices – weekly – online

1. February, 6:45 - 8:00

New weekly cycle with Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche Commentary on the text by Mahasiddha Mitrajoki Mahasiddha Mitrajoki lived in Nepal in the 11th century. The translator Trophu Lotzawa invited him to teach in Tibet. Mitrajokis own and main spiritual practice was Buddha Avalokihesvara - Buddha of Great Compassion. The three essential practices contains complete instructions on ... Read more

Ehrw. Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche

Great Wisdom of Mother Prajnaparamita – Heart Sutra – online

18. February, 10:30 - 23. February, 17:00

Initiation and Commentary (Kriya Tantra – for beginners and advanced practitioners) Lodro Tulku Rinpoche will grant initiation into the rare practice of white Mother Prajnaparamita of Narthang Tradition. (She appears normally in golden color). We are very happy that Rinpoche has agreed to give in-depth instructions on this central and profound topic for this days. Rinpoche ... Read more

Helena Hefti

Wim Hof – long Weekend course – Experience with Breath, Snow and Cold

24. February, 18:00 - 27. February, 14:00

New Date will follow! 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 ... Read more

Nicole Spencer & Michel Manser

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

15. April, 18:00 - 18. April, 14:00

We are happy to announce that we will have a relaxing retreat in our beloved Ganden Chökor in April 2022. This is our 7th year returning to Ganden despite Corona Pandemic. The Ganden crew made it possible for us to have the retreat last yearalready. The safety concept worked out very well and we enjoyed beautiful and ... Read more

Chöden (Sean McGovern)

Good Practice for difficult uncertain Times

19. April, 18:00 - 24. April, 14:00
Ehrw. Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche

Shiwa Lamsab Chod Retreat online

29. April, 19:00 - 8. May, 13:00

Heruka Vajrasattva Initiation and Sky-opening initiation’ of the Chod practice according to the ear-whispered, peaceful dakini tradition –  Schiwa Lamsab Complete explanation on the Main Texts with big Focus on: Long Chöd Tsog Text To conclude the course, Lodrö Rinpoche will grant the empowerment of Buddha Vajrapani according to Annutara Yoga tradition. The tradition of ... Read more

S. E. Loden Sherab Dagyab Kyabgön Rinpoche

Vajrayana with HE. Kyabgön Dagyab Rinpoche

25. May, 18:00 - 29. May, 15:00

Second part of Bari Lotsawa empowerment Cycle. Information will follow - we thank you for your understanding and hope to see you all soon again. Registration will be open from February 2022

Katharina Bogner

Yoga – Meditation – Silence

2. June, 18:00 - 6. June, 17:00

Katharina appreciates Ganden as a retreat this time on Whitsun in spring or soon in summer June. The atmosphere at this place is unique and very suitable for leaving everyday life behind for a few days and immersing yourself in the simplicity of the mountains. So the days will take on the rhythm of meditation, ... Read more

Chandra Easton

The knowing of the 21 Taras

15. June, 17:00 - 19. June, 14:30

In coming to know Tara, Lopön Chandra offers this reflection: "One could say Tārā is the non-conceptual nature of our own pristine awareness. So why should we even try to define her? ... so that we can honour and understand her, write poems to her, meditate on her, recite mantras to her, so that we ... Read more

Lama Rigzin Drolma / Anne C. Klein Ph.D

Embodying the 5 Elements – online

20. July, 16:00 - 24. July, 17:00

‘Embodying the 5 Elements’ In this retreat, we learn and experientially explore the specific qualities of each of the five elements, giving special attention to addressing situations in which elements are out of balance. This repairs imbalance and ultimately yields wisdom. Teaching and Meditation with Lama Rigzin Drolma, Anne Klein, around 3,5 h per day ... Read more

2nd Chod Monlam in Ganden Chökhor

26. August, 18:00 - 4. September, 14:00

Chöd - Tschö - Separation from negativity Mönlam - Festival of Wishing Prayers The focus is on the profound Chöd practice with its altruistic and healing prayers and the wish to offer the best for the benefit of all living beings and to remember the wisdom of charity - the foundation of all good human ... Read more

Lodro Tulku Rinpoche

Birthday Weekend course

28. October, 18:00 - 30. October, 14:00

More details will follow

Lodro Tulku Rinpoche

Shiwa Lamsab Chöd Night Retreat

31. October, 17:00 - 8. November, 14:00

(This course does not take place online) For seven nights the long Schiwa-Lamsab Chod is practiced intensively, four sessions nightly. In between sessions the participants practice the Wisdom Mother Prajnaparamita sadhana. The participants sleep during the day. This ancient retreat form is in accordance with the Schiwa Lamsab tradition. Venerable Lodro Tulku Rinpoche will be ... Read more

Grüne Tara
Ven. Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche

Tara Cycle – White Tara with 8 white Taras – online

25. November, 19:00 - 27. November, 17:00

Initiation, Commentary, Practice and Meditation Registration and Details will follow

Grüne Tara
Lodro Tulku Rinpoche

Tara Cycle: 21 Tara Surjagupta in Ganden Chökhor

4. July 2023, 17:30 - 9. July 2023, 14:30

For Tara Lovers Detailed Initiations on each of the 21 Taras (Anutarayoga)  and Commentary, Practice and Meditation   Information and Registration will follow

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