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SWISS DHARMA CELEBRATION WITH GEN-LA KELSANG KUNSANG

followed by a Post-Retreat with Gen Losang Kelsang. For more information, please click here.

Enjoy Easter in a meaningful way! High up in the scenic mountain village of Törbel at Kailash International Retreat Centre, our annual Swiss Dharma Celebration is taking place. This celebration is a gathering of people from all around of Switzerland. It is a mini spiritual holiday over Easter and provides the special opportunity to receive the blessing empowerment of Buddha Maitreya – the Buddha of loving kindness, listen to inspiring teachings, meditate together and enjoy the company of like-minded people. In the breaks there are many opportunities to go for walks, relax in the peaceful surroundings, as well as to volunteer with a small job to keep the event running smoothly as the whole event is run on volunteers only.

The celebration will be held in English with German, French and Italian translation.

THE POWER OF LOVING KINDNESS

BLESSING EMPOWERMENT OF BUDDHA MAITREYA

Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang will explain at this Dharma celebration how we can develop and maintain a good heart through the training in loving kindness. Initially, she will grant the blessing empowerment of Buddha Maitreya, the manifestation of the loving kindness of all Buddhas. If we rely on Buddha Maitreya with faith, we will receive his special care in this and in future lives. In particular, he will grant us all the realizations of the Kadam Lamrim.

     Teacher

Gen-la Kunsang is the principal teacher for Scotland National Spiritual Director of Switzerland, Italy and Austria, and a former Deputy Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU. She has been a close disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for more than 25 years, during which time she has travelled the world teaching meditation and explaining Buddha’s teachings. She has won the admiration and affection of many students through her extraordinary pure example of a modern-day Kadampa practitioner and and her loving-kindness. Her teachings are powerful and clear.

Detailed information


Timetable

Thursday 18 April

6:00 pm: Supper

11:00am: Sojong with Gen-la Kunsang (only for ordained Sangha)

8:00 – 9:15pm: Teaching with Gen-la Kunsang

Friday 19 April

7:30-8:30am: Breakfast

9:00-10:00am: Meditation

11:00-12:30am: Teaching with Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang

13:00 pm: Lunch

4:00-5:30pm: Teaching with Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang

6:00 pm: Supper

7:30 – 8:30pm: Wishfulfilling Jewel Puja with TSOG

Saturday 20 April

7:30-8:30am: Breakfast

9:00-9:45am: Meditation

11:00-13:00am: Empowerment with Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang

12:30 pm: Lunch

4:00-5:30pm: Commentary with Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang

6:00 pm: Supper

7:30 – 8:30 pm: Wishfulfilling Jewel Puja

Sunday 21 April

7:30-8:30am: Breakfast

9:00-10:00am: Meditation

11:00-12:30am: Commentary with Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang

13:00 pm: Lunch

3:00-4:00pm: Retreat Session 1

5:00–6:00pm: Retreat Session 2

6:00 pm: Supper

7:30 – 8:30pm: Wishfulfilling Jewel Puja

Monday 22 April

7:30-8:30am: Breakfast

9:00-10:00am: Retreat Session 3

11:00-12:00am: Retreat Session 4

1:00pm: Lunch & Cleaning & Departure


Costs

The costs include 4 nights and all meals from Thursday supper until Monday lunch.

Pricelist Swiss Dharma Celebration, April 18 - 22 2019
Holiday House: Dormitory (6 people)CHF 260.-
Main House: Twin Room with shared bathroomCHF 400.-
Main House: Single Room with shared bathroomCHF 480.-
Temple: Single Room with shared bathroom and showerCHF 540.-
Temple: Single Room Ensuite with bathroom and showerCHF 600.-
Temple: Large Single Room Ensuite with bathroom and showerCHF 620.-
Temple: Single Studio Ensuite with bathroom and small kitchen unitUsed as Single Room: CHF 640.-
Used as Twin Room: CHF 560.- / person
Temple: Single Studio Ensuite with bathroom and bathUsed as Single Room: CHF 640.-
Used as Twin Room: CHF 560.- / person
Course only:CHF 200.-

“Love is the real nuclear bomb that destroys all our enemies, because when we love all living beings, we have no enemies.”

 – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Everyone is Welcome

to this special event!

Information compact


When

April 18 – 22, 2019

The event starts on Thursday evening, April 18th with a introduction in the temple. Supper will be served at 6pm.

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

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

More detailed information are on the left side.

Language and Translation

This course will be held in English and translated into German, French and Italian. Please notice that all the prayers will be held in English and the teachings will only be recorded in English. Thanks for your understanding.

Sadhanas & Books

We will use the Sadhana ‘The Yoga of Buddha Maitreya’ (english version). There are a few Sadhanas here to buy, but we encourage you to bring your own already with you if you have the opportunity so there is enough for those who don’t have one.

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 KMC Switzerland via email (info@kadampa.ch) or phone (+41 (0)44 461 33 88).

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