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swiss dharma celebration

Swiss Dharma Celebration 2020

Opening your eyes of Wisdom

Blessing Empowerment of Buddha Prajanaparamita

Special Event with guest teacher, Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang

Enjoy Easter in a meaningful way at the annual Swiss Dharma Celebration, high up in the scenic mountain village of Törbel, at Kailash International Retreat Centre. This Buddhist celebration is a spiritual holiday and consists of teachings, a blessing empowerment, meditations and a short retreat to finish with. This year’s event focuses on wisdom and how we can liberate ourselves from our suffering and problems through understanding and practicing Buddha’s profound insights on the ultimate truth – emptiness.

A wonderful occasion to receive the blessing empowerment of Buddha Prajnaparamita, the female Buddha of wisdom, from Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang as well as teachings on the ‘Heart Sutra’ and commentaries to this self-generation practice.

  • Date: Thurs 9 – Mon 13 April, 2020
  • Venue: Kailash International Retreat Centre
  • Translation: The event will be taught in English with German, French and Italian translation. Please let us know your requirements when booking.
Post Dharma Celebration Retreat
guided by Gen Kelsang Devi

Post Dharma Celebration Retreat
13 - 16 April 2020
guided by Gen Kelsang Devi

An opportunity to deepen our understanding and experience of the teachings from the Celebration.


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The celebration will include teachings and guided meditations. In the evenings there will also be a session of chanted prayers. Everybody is welcome to attend the whole celebration or part of it.

In the breaks everyone is encouraged to help with a small job, such as chopping vegetables, clearing away dishes 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 celebration will be held in English with German, French and Italian translation.

the teacher

Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang is a senior teacher of the New Kadampa Tradition with over 25 years of experience. She is the National Spiritual Director of Italy, Austria and Switzerland and teaches at International Festivals. Gen-la Kunsang is also the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Edinburgh in Scotland. She teaches from her deep experience and understanding of dharma and her teachings are very powerful and clear. She demonstrates an extraordinary and inspirational example of a modern day Kadampa practitioner. 

booking + fees

Choose your accommodation preference and click below for prices:

Retreat only (no accommodation):

One week: CHF 300.-

Two weeks: CHF 585.-

Three weeks: CHF 800.-

Six weeks: CHF 1435.-

Cost for bed in a Quadruple Room in the Main House with Shared Bathroom:

One week: CHF 390.-

Two weeks: CHF 739.-

Three weeks: CHF 1061.-

Six weeks: CHF 1950.-


Cost for bed in a Twin Room in the Main House with Shared Bathroom:

One week: CHF 600.-

Two weeks: CHF 1137.-

Three weeks: CHF 1633.-

Six weeks: CHF 2654.-

Cost for bed in a Twin Room in the Main House with Shared Bathroom:

One week: CHF 720.-

Two weeks: CHF 1365.-

Three weeks: CHF 1960.-

Six weeks: CHF 3218.-

Single Room in the Kadampa Temple with shared bathroom.

One week: CHF 720.-

Two weeks: CHF 1535.-

Three weeks: CHF 2205.-

Six weeks: CHF 3472.-

Single Room in the Kadampa Temple with ensuite bathroom.

One week: CHF 900.-

Two weeks: CHF 1706.-

Three weeks: CHF 2450.-

Six weeks: CHF 3858.-

Large Single Room in the Kadampa Temple with ensuite bathroom.

One week: CHF 930.-

Two weeks: CHF 1736.-

Three weeks: CHF 2531.-

Six weeks: CHF 3987.-

Luxury Studio Room with ensuite bathroom (includes bath/shower):

One week: CHF 960.-

Two weeks: CHF 1802.-

Three weeks: CHF 2613.-

Six weeks: CHF 4115.-


Can I attend part of the celebration?

Yes it is possible to book for parts of the celebration, or to book in full. Please select from the options on the booking form.

If I'm a complete beginner, can I attend?

Yes everyone is welcome to attend this special event. 

What do I need to bring?

You may find it useful to bring comfortable clothes, indoor shoes/slippers, toiletries, notepad and pen, books relevant to the course or retreat, swiss francs (or they accept cards in most shops/public transport), water bottle, plug adapter. 

Is the Centre easy to get to?

Despite its remote location, Kailash IRC is very easy to get to by public transport, as well as driving. Please visit the Directions >> page for further details.

Do you cater for special diets?

All the meals we provide are vegetarian and use fresh and organic local produce where possible. We offer vegan and wheat/gluten-free options. Please specify your dietary requirements when you book so we can best accommodate you.