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Kailash International RETREAT CENTRE

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Kailash International Retreat Centre is a special place of peace and refuge set within the tranquil historic village of Törbel, Switzerland. Kailash is the main centre for Kadampa retreats in Europe and offers a variety of meditation retreats and courses suitable for everyone.

The Centre’s large main building and beautiful modern Kadampa Temple overlook the Matter and Saas valley, enjoying breathtaking panoramic views of the Swiss Alps. Refresh your mind, experience a relaxing and meaningful spiritual break and find authentic peace within.



Gen Kelsang DEVI

Gen Kelsang Devi is the Principal Teacher of Kailash International Retreat Centre and Kadampa Meditation Centre Switzerland. She is a modern Buddhist nun and senior international teacher of the New Kadampa Tradition, having studied and practiced Kadampa Buddhism for over 20 years under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

Gen Devi has extensive experience of silent meditation retreat herself, as well as teaching and skilfully guiding numerous group retreats in Tharpaland International Retreat Centre for 10 years, and throughout the world. Gen Devi’s experience makes her teachings and guidance in retreats very powerful. She is well known for her joyful warmth and humour, as well as her clear and practical presentation of the teachings. She is an inspiring example of modern Buddhism in practice and is dedicated to helping everyone discover Buddha’s timeless wisdom and find real, lasting happiness.

Meditation Retreat

"Retreat helps us bring our intellectual understanding of Dharma into our heart. It closes the gap between our mind and Dharma”



These retreats are suitable for everyone and are designed to provide an introduction to retreat in the Kadampa Buddhist tradition. From complete beginners to those with some meditation experience, these guided retreats explore meditation essentials and establish the foundation of Kadampa Buddhist practice.

These retreats are an opportunity to get away from it all and enjoy a relaxing weekend of guided meditations and teachings on a particular meditation topic. Deepen your experience of meditation and return home feeling positive, refreshed and inspired.

These retreats focus on gaining deeper experience of Kadampa topics such as meditating on the path to enlightenment and accumulating positive mental energy. Most of these retreats include optional silence so we can fully immerse ourself in the practices and take the meaning deep into our heart.

For Kadampa solitary retreats, we provide perfect conditions for those interested in deepening their meditation practice of Je Tsongkhapa’s teachings through self-guided personal retreat. By withdrawing from distractions and emphasising spiritual practice you will experience profound inner peace. Kailash offers a tranquil and unique environment for your journey within.