Kailash IRC has meditation mats and cushions, as well as chairs which you can use for your meditation. However, if you need several cushions, please bring your own as we do not guarantee more than one cushion per seat.
In the session breaks
During the breaks, you will have plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery that surrounds the Centre. There are many walks, short or long, and you can also relax on our sun terrace enjoying the spectacular views. Also at break times each participant helps with small jobs to ensure the smooth running of the retreat.
Meals and use of the kitchen
Breakfast + 2 healthy, organic and homemade meals will be served each day. All meals are either vegetarian or vegan. Please indicate in advance if you require a vegan diet. We are sorry but we are unable to provide any other special diets at the moment.
It is not possible for individuals to use the kitchen for private cooking or storing food. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Accommodation and Facilities
There are different types of accommodation: single, double, triple and quadruple rooms. Bed linens and pillows are provided but if you book a quadruple room you need to bring your sleeping bag.
Each room has a sink and on each floor are two toilets and one shower.
In the basement there is a laundry room with two washing machines and a tumble dryer (Fee: 2.50 Swiss Francs per wash). There is also a Library of Dharma books in different languages (mainly English and German) which you can borrow during the retreat.
In the main dining room there is one public computer with Internet access and printer for printing boarding passes and the likes (Fee: 2.50 Swiss Francs per 30 minutes.)
What you need to bring with you:
– Shower towels if you stay in a quadruple room.
– (warm) indoor shoes/slippers.
– (warm) clothes to enjoy local walks.
– Adapter for Swiss plugs which are different from other European countries.
Other useful information
There is no WIFI access and no public phone at Kailash IRC, so please bring your own WIFI device and your own phone if you must access Internet and make phone calls.
There is no cash machine in the village, so please bring enough cash (Swiss Francs = CHF) for the duration of your stay at Kailash IRC.
There is no local doctor or pharmacy in Torbel, so make sure to bring enough (prescribed) medicine for the duration of your stay at Kailash IRC.
Please note also that it is not allowed at Kailash IRC and the accompanying property to consume meat, fish, alcohol, cigarettes or drugs of any kind. We hope for your understanding.