Centre Visit Dromtönpa Bern

The Guru Yoga of Je Tsongkhapa

a preparatory practice for Mahamudra

Meditation Retreat
with Kadam Hélène Oester 

Through practising the Guru Yoga of Je Tsongkhapa, we can quickly receive the blessings of all the Buddhas. It is a perfect way to prepare our mind to practice the special Mahamudra Meditations on the oral Ganden lineage, which enables us to attain full enlightenment in this life.

On this retreat we will be using the Sadhana “The Hundreds of Deities of the Joyful Land according to Highest Yoga Tantra”.


Kadam Hélène Oester is the principle teacher at Dromtönpa Center Bern and also teaches in Fribourg. She has been a student of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche since 1978 and has been teaching Dharma for many years.

Through her inspiring and profound teachings, as well as her good heart, Kadam Hélène shows us how we can transform our daily activities into the path to enlightenment and experience true happiness. 

“Everything we have and everything we enjoy, including our very life, is due to the kindness of others. In fact, every happiness there is in the world arises as a result of others’ kindness.”

 – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

everybody welcome

Information compact


31 October – 3 November 2019

The retreat starts on Thursday evening, Octber 31st with an introduction in the temple. Supper will be served at 6pm.


From the airport (Zurich, Geneva, Basel or Milano):
It will take you 3-4 hours from all the airports with public transport. Take the train to Visp and then the regional train to Stalden-Saas. From Stalden railroad station you can take a bus to Törbel. The bus stop there is called ‘Törbel Post’.

By train:
All major cities in Switzerland offer very good connections to Visp. From there take the regional train to Stalden-Saas. From Stalden railroad station you can take a bus to Törbel. The bus stop there is called ‘Törbel Post’.

Link to Google Maps


More detailed information will be on the left side soon.

Language and Translation

This course will be held in German and translated into French. If you need any translation, please get in touch with us.


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.

Find here more practical information about your stay.

More questions?

For more information please contact the Kadampa Buddhist Centre Bern via email (info@buddhismus.be) or phone (+41 (0) 76 474 00 32).

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