With the intention to attain
The ultimate, supreme goal
That surpasses even the wish-granting jewel,
May I constantly cherish all living beings.

Welcome to Törbel

The houses at Törbel are on average 200 years old. Most of them are built with larch wood

The yellow house with the red shutters is Kailash International Retreat Centre

The four holes in the grey part of the house will soon be eight windows for the second dining room. The windows above are those from the Gompa. In the yellow part of the house there are four floors with 21 rooms

Palden, Yolanda and Sylvie welcome you to look inside the house

Chris is mixing gold paint for Buddha Shakyamuni

Chris and Yolanda put gold onto Buddha Shakjamuni, work that needs a lot of concentration

Chris and Yolanda put gold onto Buddha Shakjamuni, work that needs a lot of concentration

The brushes need to be washed and dried very often. Minche and Rolf-Beat do this job devotedly

Gerd is painting different things inside the house

Sylvie is working on a cupboard

Thomy is preparing the floor

Gyaltsen is doing the accounts

Wangdak, Markus and Rahel are working in the 2nd dining-room

Martina and Mila having a break

Palden and Chris on the balcony

At the dinner table

View from the 2nd dining-room

View from the balcony

Let’s go and have a look around

Footpath on the upper part of Törbel leading through beautiful scenery

Footpath on the upper part of Törbel leading through beautiful scenery

Small barns

Footpath

Footpath

Burgen belongs to Törbel. There is almost nobody living there anymore

Burgen belongs to Törbel. There is almost nobody living there anymore

Burgen belongs to Törbel. There is almost nobody living there anymore

Burgen belongs to Törbel. There is almost nobody living there anymore

Burgen belongs to Törbel. There is almost nobody living there anymore

Burgen belongs to Törbel. There is almost nobody living there anymore

Back at Törbel again

Back at Törbel again

Back at Kailash

Back at Kailash

Buddha Shakjamuni’s gold skin is finished

December 19 – 21 will be the opening ceremony with Gen-la Khyenrab. Gen-la will grant the Blessing Empowerment of Je Tsongkhapa with Commentary.

Everybody welcome!