Staying calm when things go wrong

Faced with the difficult situations in life, at home or at work, we need a tool that helps us to deal with these difficulties. What can give us the strength so that we can turn these difficult situations into an opportunity of growth? Buddha taught the Lojong – teachings – teachings of how to train our mind – in which we can find methods to remain calm when difficulties arise. By practicing these teachings, we build up an inner strength that helps us to stay happy all the time regardless our outer situation. This retreat offers us the time to listen to the teachings, contemplate and meditate in the beautiful surroundings of the Kailash International Retreat Center in Törbel, Wallis.


Gen Kelsang Jikgyob is a communicative and energetic teacher and is much appreciated for her great kindness. Through her light way of teaching she gives encouragement and helps everyone with advice on the spiritual path. Her teachings are known for their clarity, freshness and relevance in our modern busy life.

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Friday, November 30th
18h                      supper
20:15 – 21:30      introduction

Saturday, December 1st
7h30                  breakfast
9h – 10h15       1st session
11h – 12h15      2nd session
12h30                lunch
16h – 17h15      3rd session
18h00                supper
19h45 – 21h      Wishfulfilling Jewel with Tsog

Sunday, December 2nd
9h – 10h               1st session
10h30 – 11h30    2nd session


Retreat Kadampa Meditation Center Geneva, Course fee November 30 – December 02, 2018, includes course, accommodation and meals.

Pricelist, Retreat KMC Geneva, 30.11.-02.12.18
Holiday house: Dormitory (6 persons)CHF 200.-
Holiday house: Double roomCHF 230.-
Main building: Single roomCHF 280.-
Main building: Double roomCHF 240.-
Main building: Dormitory (4 people)CHF 200.-
Temple: Single room with shared bathroom and showerCHF 290.-
Temple: Single room ensuite with bathroom and showerCHF 340.-
Temple: Large single room ensuite (accessible for handicapped people) with bathroom and showerCHF 350.-
Temple: Single Studio Ensuite with bathroom and shower CHF 360.- (possibilité d’être à 2 personnes dans le studio CHF 320.-/pers)
Only CourseCHF 100.-

“Happiness and suffering are states of mind, so their main causes can’t be found outside the mind. The real source of happiness is inner peace.”

 – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Everyone is Welcome

to this special retreat!

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Meditation teacher

Gen Kelsang Jikgyob, resident teacher at Kadampa Centre Geneva


November 30 – December 02, 2018

The retreat starts on Friday November 30th at 8:15pm with the introduction in the temple. Supper will be served at 6pm.

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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


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Language and Translation

This course will be held in French and translated into English, however we try to help to organise more translations if possible.


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 Centre in Geneva, +41 76 822 51 39

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