Switzerland – Italy – Austria

with Gen Kelsang Devi


Following from the Dharma Festival of Switzerland, Italy and Austria, Gen Devi will lead this retreat based on the teachings of the renowned Kadampa Text, Advice from Atisha’s heart. This is a special opportunity to deepen our understanding of the teachings in our heart by receiving guidance from a qualified teacher. In this way we are able to approach the challenges of daily life with a good heart and fresh perspective.

What to expect

The retreat starts with an introduction on Sunday evening. In the following days we can enjoy four guided meditation sessions a day to put the teachings into practice.

In the breaks everyone helps with a small job, such as chopping vegetables, serving etc.. There will be plenty of time for walks in the alpine surroundings as well as enjoying the company of like-minded people. The whole retreat will be held in English with translation if needed.


Gen Kelsang Devi is the Principle Teacher of Kailash International Retreat Centre and Kadampa Meditation Center Switzerland. She is a Buddhist nun and a senior international teacher of the New Kadampa Tradition having studied and practiced Kadampa Buddhism for 20 years under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

Gen Devi’s experience makes her teachings and guidance in retreats very powerful, clear and practical. Her joyful warmth and humour make them accessible to everyone. 

Detailed information


Detailed information about the timetable will follow.

Course fee

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“Until you realize ultimate truth, listening is indispensable, therefore listen to the instructions of the Spiritual Guide.”

 – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

everybody welcome!

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Gen Kelsang Devi


8 – 11 December 2019

The retreat starts in the evening on Sunday 8th December with an 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’.

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Language and Translation

This Festival will be held in English and translated into German, Italian and French.


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 us via email ( or phone (+41 (0) 27 203 22 22).

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