About the retreat

In this retreat we will have the opportunity to deepen our experience of Vajrayogini practice. It is suitable for those who wish to engage in mantra counting as well as for those who wish to improve their self generation and completion stage experience.

The meditation sessions will be guided and based on the practice of the sadhanas Quick Path and Blissful path, the first 2 weeks emphasising generation stage followed by completion stage in the second 2 weeks.

About the teacher

Gen Losang Kelsang is Resident Teacher at KMC Switzerland and Kailash IRC and  has been an ordained monk for 33 years. He spent several years in retreat under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and has taught Dharma in many countries. As one of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso`s most senior disciples, Gen Losang has a deep understanding of Buddha`s teachings and is very skillful in sharing them in a practical, approachable and light-hearted way.

The programme

The retreat starts on the first day with supper at 6pm followed by the introduction at 8.15pm and finishes on the last day with lunch. There will be several meditation and teaching sessions every day as well as a session with chanted prayers. At break times each participant helps with small jobs and there is also plenty of time to go for walks in the beautiful surroundings of Kailash IRC.

Silence during the retreat

During the retreat, in the mornings, we observe silence until lunchtime. Being in silence allows the mind to settle and find peace. In this way you will be able to concentrate better during meditation and to leave all the stress and busyness that we are normally immersed in behind. In the afternoon and evening retreaters are encouraged to discuss their experience of the meditation and teachings, so they can help each-other to overcome obstacles and gain deeper experience. During some retreats, depending on the wishes of the retreaters the retreat can be completely silent from a certain point in the retreat.

Language & Translation

This course will be held in English, however, when possible we try to help organise translation, but this may not always be possible. Please contact us if you need translation.


Kailash IRC is a charity and the Retreat Centre is run by a few volunteers. It is also fun to connect with fellow retreaters while helping out with small tasks. For this reason every participant helps with some jobs (e.g. chopping vegetables, washing dishes, tidying up etc). and the final cleaning at the end of the course.

Practical information about your stay


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