Enter into the Pure Land of Lamrim

In this retreat we will have the opportunity to use Buddhas teachings on Lamrim to practically solve our human problems through meditation.
This magical mystery tour of the mind will make our lives truly meaningful.


Gen Kelsang Devi is a senior teacher of the New Kadampa Tradition having studied and practiced Kadampa Buddhism for almost 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 ranging from a few days to three months both at Tharpaland IRC and internationally. These are very popular with students from all over the world as well as with the local community, and her regular classes, programmes and courses are greatly enjoyed by all.


Detailed information


Each retreat week starts on the first day with supper at 6 pm followed by the introduction at 8.15 pm and finishes on the last day with lunch. There will be several meditation sessions and one teaching/discussion session every day as well as a session with chanted prayers. During break times each participant helps with small jobs and there is plenty of time to go for walks and discuss the topics with other practitioners. The retreat can also be attended by the week. Bookings for longer stays have priority.

Week 1: Friday July 05 – Thursday July 11

Week 2: Friday July 12 – Thursday July 18

Week 3: Friday July 19 – Thursday July 25

Detailed information about the topic and timetable of each week of the retreat will follow soon.


The costs listed are for ONE WEEK and include 6 nights and all meals from Friday supper until Thursday lunch.

Pricelist per week, Summer Retreat, August 05 - 25 2019
Holiday House: Dormitory (six people)CHF 390.-
Main House: Quadruple Room with shared bathroomCHF 450.-
Main House: Twin Room with shared bathroomCHF 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 small kitchen unitUsed as Single Room: CHF 960.-
Used as Twin Room: CHF 840.- / person
Temple: Single Studio Ensuite with bathroom and bathUsed as Single Room: CHF 960.-
Used as Twin Room: CHF 840.- / person
Course only:CHF 300.-

“We need to keep a constant watch over our mind and learn to distinguish between the beneficial and harmful thoughts that are arising moment by moment. Those who are able to do this are truly wise.”

 – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Everyone is Welcome

to this special retreat!

Information compact

Meditation teacher

Gen Kelsang Devi


July 05 – 25, 2019

The retreat starts on Friday evening, July 05 with a introduction in the temple. Supper will be served at 6pm.

Please find more detailed information about the timetable on the left side.


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


Please find more detailed information on the left side soon.

Silence during the retreat

During the retreat, 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.

Language and Translation

This course will be held in English and translated into German, however we try to help to organize more translations if needed.


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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