The Snow Mountain Retreat 2019 is fully booked.

We are sorry for any inconvenience and hopefully may be able to see you on one of our other courses.

About the retreat (only for those with Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerment)

In this retreat you either have the opportunity to do a counting retreat on Vajrayogini (100’000 Vajrayogini mantras) or to deepen your experience of selfgeneration stage and completion stage of Vajrayogini.
The 4 meditation sessions (each 90 minutes) will be based on the sadhanas “Quick Path to Great Bliss” and “Blissful path”. In the first 2 weeks we will be emphasizing generation stage followed by completion stage in the second 2 weeks, for those who don’t do a counting retreat.
Gen Losang will sometimes give short instruction in the beginning of the sessions. Then you will have time to continue your chosen type of retreat in silence.
When you register, please choose what type of retreat you will be doing. After the first counting retreat you need to do a fire puja, but not so for every additional counting retreat.
We can only offer fire puja for groups of 10 or more. The firepuja will take place in another centre of Switzerland and would be realized on Friday 1st of February 2019. You would have to stay one night in Sitterdorf. It will cost an extra fee.

The retreat can be visited on a weekly basis. Bookings for all four weeks have priority.

Week 1: Friday 4 – Thursday 10 January 2019
Week 2: Friday 11 – Thursday 17 January 2019
Week 3: Friday 18 – Thursday 24 January 2019
Week 3: Friday 25 – Thursday 31 January 2019

Vairochana Centre (3 hours drive from Kailash IRC) in eastern part of Switzerland will host a Firepuja on Friday 1st February 7am-12am. Please follow this Link to make your additional booking for that firepuja.

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 6:30pm followed by a session at 7:45 pm 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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