6-8 November 2020


Gen Kelsang Devi


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Kailash IRC – Törbel, Valais

Living Lightly

Meditate in the Mountains with Gen Kelsang Devi

Do you often experience life as stressful, difficult or painful and do you find many things in your life challenging? Do you want to experience more inner peace and wellbeing? Then this 3-day meditation retreat on emptiness is just right for you.

Discover powerful meditations in this retreat to let go of painful thoughts and feelings and experience deep inner peace. Explore Buddha’s most profound teachings on emptiness, the ultimate nature of reality. Experiencing this wisdom in meditation will enable you to release problems and fears and live life more lightly.

The profound topic of emptiness is explained by Gen Kelsang Devi – the meditation guide in a practical and accessible way, making it suitable for beginners. The retreat is led by Gen Kelsang Devi, a Buddhist nun with over 20 years of meditation experience, who teaches the methods of meditation in a practical way. She teaches and leads the retreat in English with German translation. The retreat takes place in the mountains of Valais, in the midst of a breathtaking mountain landscape.

All meditation sessions are guided, include a talk,  accompanied by Buddhist prayers and quiet time for contemplation and meditation. Silence is maintained up until lunch. During the breaks there is plenty of time for walking and sharing your experience with other retreat participants.

General Information

Price and Accommodation

The costs are for two nights, incl. meals and retreat costs from Friday evening until Sunday lunch time.

Main House: Single room with shared bathroom  |  CHF 280 (booked out)
Main House: Twin room with shared bathroom  |  CHF 240
Main House: Dormitory (Female) | CHF 190
Main House: Dormitory (Male) | CHF 190 (booked out)

Temple: Single room with ensuite bathroom | CHF 320 (booked out)
Temple: Studio with bath (booked out)
– used as Single Room: CHF 340 | used as Twin Room: CHF 300 (booked out)
Temple: Large single room with ensuite bathroom
(wheelchair accessible) | CHF 330 (booked out)
Temple: Single room with shared bathroom | CHF 290 (booked out)

Course only | CHF 100

Please write an email at if you would like to be put on a waiting list for accommodation at Kailash IRC, or if you like to receive additional information for accommodation in the village.


6 Novmeber 2020
From 14:00pm onwards | Arrival
18:00pm | Supper
20:00 – 21:00pm | Introduction

7 Novmeber 2020
7:30 – 8:15am | Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00am | Retreat session
11:00 – 12:00pm | Retreat session
12:30pm | Lunch
16:00 – 17:00pm | Heart Jewel Puja – chanted prayers with silent pause for self guided meditation (Optional)
18:00pm | Supper
19:30 – 20:30pm | Retreat session

8 Novmeber 2020
7:30 – 8:15am | Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00am | Retreat session
11:00 – 12:00pm | Retreat session
12:30pm | Lunch & Cleaning & Departure


In English with German translation


Although Kailash IRC is situated in a remote mountain village, it is easily accessible with public transport or by car.

Kailash International Retreat Center

The Kailash International Retreat Centre (IRC), at 1502M above sea level, is situated high in the Valais mountains on the sunny side of Törbel. The view up the Matter and Saas valleys is breathtaking, crowned by the 4000M Weisshorn mountain. This is an exceptional location for meditation and is an ideal place for all those seeking rest and rejuvenation. Accommodation is available in shared rooms, double rooms and single rooms (single room please book quickly – they are booked up quickly). Meals are prepared with local vegetarian/vegan and organic ingredients, and during the meditation breaks, there are endless hiking trails for beautiful walks. Kailash IRC  offers wholesome conditions for those who wish to engage in shorter or longer retreats.

    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.

    The Retreat Venue

    This weekend retreat is situated at Kailsh – International Retreat Center, in Törbel, Valais.


    For beginners & experienced meditators


    A registration is required


    In English with German translation

    any questions?

    give us a call on: 044 461 33 88

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