Snow Mountain Retreat 2020

with Gen Kelsang Devi

4 January – 16 February 2020

6 week full silent retreat

BLISSFUL UNION

The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra

The Very Essence of Buddha’s Teachings of Sutra and Tantra

Immerse yourself in this supreme opportunity to enjoy the sublime practices of Tantric Mahamudra of the Ganden Oral Lineage. Based on the unsurpassed teachings from the book ‘The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra’ by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, engage in each of the four great preliminary guides (approx 3 weeks) and then absorb into the five stages of the actual practice of Mahamudra (approx 3 weeks) enabling us to attain full enlightenment in this life time. All within the qualified retreat conditions of the exquisite environment of Kailash IRC a quiet and joyful place located in the beautiful Swiss mountains.

Although this retreat is guided as a whole, not every session is guided. Some sessions will be self guided to enable practitioners to deepen their own experience and confidence in meditation.

Teacher

Gen Kelsang Devi is the Resident 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.

During this time Gen Devi has engaged in extensive silent meditation retreat and has also taught and skilfully guided numerous group retreats around the world. 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. She is an inspiring example of modern Buddhism in practice and is dedicated to helping everyone find peace in their minds through the experience of meditation and to use Buddha’s timeless teachings to discover real happiness in modern life.


Detailed information


Information about the timetable of the retreat will follow soon.


It is possible to attend a part or the whole retreat: 

  • Part 1; The first three weeks: 4 – 24 Jan 2020, The Four Great Preliminary Guides
  • Part 2; The last three weeks: 25 Jan – 16 Feb 2020, The Five stages of Mahamudra
  • The whole six weeks: 4 Jan – 16 Feb 2020, The Four Great Preliminary Guides and The Five stages of Mahamudra
  • The first one or two weeks of Parts 1 & 2

Course fees

For accommodation and prices, please see below:

Pricelist Snow Mountain Retreat 1 week
Main House: Quadruple Room with shared bathroom p.p.CHF 390.-
Main House: Twin Room with shared bathroom p.p.CHF 600.-
Main House: Single Room with shared bathroomCHF 720.-
Temple: Single Room with shared bathroom and showerCHF 810.-
Temple: Single Room Ensuite with bathroom and showerCHF 900.-
Temple: Large Single Room Ensuite with bathroom and showerCHF 930.-
Temple: Single Studio Ensuite with bathroom and bathCHF 960.-
Course only:CHF 300.-
Pricelist Snow Mountain Retreat 2 weeks
Main House: Quadruple Room with shared bathroom p.p.CHF 739.-
Main House: Twin Room with shared bathroom p.p.CHF 1137.-
Main House: Single Room with shared bathroomCHF 1365.-
Temple: Single Room with shared bathroom and showerCHF 1535.-
Temple: Single Room Ensuite with bathroom and showerCHF 1706.-
Temple: Large Single Room Ensuite with bathroom and showerCHF 1736.-
Temple: Single Studio Ensuite with bathroom and bathCHF 1802.-
Course only:CHF 585.-
Pricelist Snow Mountain Retreat 3 weeks
Main House: Quadruple Room with shared bathroom p.p.CHF 1061.-
Main House: Twin Room with shared bathroom p.p.CHF 1633.-
Main House: Single Room with shared bathroomCHF 1960.-
Temple: Single Room with shared bathroom and showerCHF 2205.-
Temple: Single Room Ensuite with bathroom and showerCHF 2450.-
Temple: Large Single Room Ensuite with bathroom and showerCHF 2531.-
Temple: Single Studio Ensuite with bathroom and bathCHF 2613.-
Course only:CHF 800.-
Pricelist Snow Mountain Retreat all 6 weeks
Main House: Quadruple Room with shared bathroom p.p.CHF 1950.-
Main House: Twin Room with shared bathroom p.p.CHF 2654.-
Main House: Single Room with shared bathroomCHF 3218.-
Temple: Single Room with shared bathroom and showerCHF 3472.-
Temple: Single Room Ensuite with bathroom and showerCHF 3858.-
Temple: Large Single Room Ensuite with bathroom and showerCHF 3987.-
Temple: Single Studio Ensuite with bathroom and bathCHF 4115.-
Course only:CHF 1435.-

‘…when through the force of meditation our mind transforms into the mind of great bliss… and this mind realises emptiness directly, this is the union of great bliss and emptiness, the actual realisation of Mahamudra’ 

excerpt from the book ‘The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra’ 

by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Information 


Teacher

Gen Kelsang Devi

When

4 January – 16 February 2020

The retreat starts on Saturday evening with an introduction in the temple. Supper will be served at 6.00pm.

More detailed information about the timetable on the left side soon.

Where

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 Kirche’.

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 Kirche’.

Link to Google Maps

Costs

Please click on the button for prices.

Language and Translation

This course will be held in English, however, when possible we try to help organise translation, but this may not always be possible.

Volunteering

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 (info@kailash.org) or phone (+41 (0)27 203 22 22).

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