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

Buddha Shakyamuni was gilded at Kailash IRC over several months by Yolanda Odermatt. Measuring two meters in height, this statue is the focus of attention in the Temple and bestows a peaceful and inspiring atmosphere.

Buddha Avalokiteshvara (the manifestation of the compassion of all the Buddhas) and Buddha Tara (the manifestation of the ultimate wisdom of all the Buddhas). Compassion and wisdom are the two wings which enable us to fly to the city of enlightenment.

Guru Je Tsongkhapa and his two Sons. Je Tsongkhapa is the union of the three lineages of compassion, wisdom and spiritual power.

Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden with beautiful tormas. If practictioners rely sincerely upon Dorje Shugden, obstacles to the growth of their spiritual attainments will be removed and favourable conditions will arise.

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso our dearest and beloved Spiritual Guide.

Gen-la Khyenrab our Deputy Spiritual Director prostrating in front of the shrine at the beginning of the Opening Ceremony.

Our international spiritual community listening to Gen-la Khyenrab’s teachings.

Gen-la Khyenrab granted the empowerment of Je Tsongkhapa at the Opening Ceremony of Kailash IRC.

Beautiful offering table for the empowerment.

Inspiring teachings were given by Gen-la Khyenrab.

The teachings were simultaneously translated into French and German.

Our international Sangha community.

Our international Sangha community.

The audience of the Sangha community

Our Resident Teacher, Kelsang Palden, guiding meditation sessions during the course.

Impressions and reactions!

Impressions and reactions!

Other guests attending the Opening Ceremony.

Other guests attending the Opening Ceremony.

Impressions between sessions.

Impressions between sessions.

Impressions between sessions.

Impressions between sessions.

The Group House next to Kailash IRC with space for 52 people to stay.

Kelsang Demo prepared all the delicious meals which everyone enjoyed very much.

Kelsang Demo prepared all the delicious meals which everyone enjoyed very much.

Kelsang Demo prepared all the delicious meals which everyone enjoyed very much.

Some of Demo’s kitchen assistants!

Before lunch…..

Before lunch…..

Serving the delicious food……

Serving the delicious food……

….and carrying food to Kailash IRC.

Returning to the Course after lunch….

stopping on the way to reflect on the teachings.

It was a wonderful Opening Ceremony. May Kailash IRC always be a pure place where countless generations of practitioners gain deep and stable experiences and realisations of holy Kadam Dharma. May all living beings attain everlasting peace and happiness.

Thank you dear Geshe-la!