1 – 3 November 2019


Gen Kelsang Devi


CHF 120


Kadampa Meditation Center Switzerland

Finding Buddha’s peace in our modern lives

City Retreat with Gen Kelsang Devi

What does it mean to practice the Buddhist path in the 21st Century? Is the Buddhist way of life an effective response to the problems that confront us both individually and globally? Gen Kelsang Devi will explore these questions through explaining and guiding meditations presented in “Modern Buddhism“. In this weekend retreat we will learn how we can easily integrate modern Buddhist meditations into our own lives so that we too are deeply inspired to transform our modern lives into the path of peace and fulfilment. These guided meditations are ideal for those new to Buddhism as well as those who are already familiar with Buddhist teachings.

What to expect

An introduction to the retreat will be given on Friday evening, followed by six meditation sessions on Saturday and Sunday. In each session, Gen Devi will give a short explanation on a particular subject of the retreat followed by a guided meditation. At the beginning of each meditation, there will be short chanted Buddhist prayers which serve as preparation for the actual meditation.

During the retreat session breaks, there will be tea, cake and a vegetarian / vegan lunch on offer. The meditation room will be a silent area throughout the whole retreat for those who like to stay in calm and meditative space. The gardens and café offer plenty of opportunity to relax and enjoy the company of like-minded people.

The Teacher

Gen Kelsang Devi is the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Switzerland as well as Kailash International Retreat Center in Törbel (Valais) and a modern Buddhist nun. She is a senior 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.

General Information


CHF 120 whole retreat
CHF 60 whole day
CHF 36 half day
CHF 25 Introduction
CHF 20 single retreat session

25% discount for AHV/IV and students


Friday 1 November 2019

19:30pm | Introduction

Saturday 2 November 2019

09:00 – 10:15am | Retreat Session
11:15 – 12:30pm | Retreat Session
13:00pm | Lunch Break
14:30 – 15:45pm | Retreat Session
16:45 – 18.00pm | Retreat Session
19:00 – 20:00pm | Chanted Prayers (optional)

Sunday 3 November 2019

09:00 – 10:15am | Retreat Session
11:15 – 12:30am | Retreat Session
13:00pm | Lunch Break


It is possible to attend the whole or part of this weekend retreat


There will a vegetarian/vegan lunch available for CHF 15 on Saturday and Sunday


We provide accommodation in a simple dormitory for CHF 25 per night, including breakfast

The Venue

This weekend retreat takes place at Kadampa Meditation Center Switzerland in Zurich Altstetten.


For all levels


Registration is required

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