25-27 September 2020


Gen Kelsang Devi


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Kailash IRC – Törbel, Valais

Meditate In The Mountains (Fully booked)

A 3 day Meditation Challenge with Gen Kelsang Devi

Fully Booked! Please contact us – we have a waiting list! / 044 461 33 88

Have you always wanted to meditate, but did not know how to start? Or would you like to deepen your previous meditation experience? Then this 3-day meditation challenge is just right for you. An introduction followed by six guided meditations awaits you on this weekend. Immerse yourself in the clarity and depth of your own mind through skillful meditation instructions. The retreat will be led by Gen Kelsang Devi, a Buddhist nun with 20 years of meditation experience who teaches the methods of meditation in a easy to follow and light-hearted way. The retreat takes place in the Valais mountains, in the midst of breathtaking mountain scenery.

All meditation sessions are guided, including a short talk, Buddhist prayer, and quiet time for contemplation and meditation. During the breaks, there is plenty of time to relax and walk in the beautiful surroundings and to help with small jobs to ensure the retreat runs smoothly.

Course Information

Price & 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 (booked out)

Main House: Dormitory (Female) | CHF 190 (booked out)
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.


25 September 2020
From 14:00pm onwards | Arrival
18:00pm | Supper
20:00 – 21:00pm | Introduction

26 September 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

27 September 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.

How to get there

Although Kailash IRC is situated in a remote mountain village, it is easily accessible with public transport or by car. Here you’ll find helpful information on how to get there.

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


A registration is required


In English with German translation

any questions?

give us a call on: 044 461 33 88

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