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

The Center'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.

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Just arriving at Kailash you feel like you are at the top of the world, leaving all your worries behind and gaining a fresh perspective. It's an environment that helps your mind stay vast, spacious and creative.”
—Kevin, Canada

main teacher

Gen Kelsang Devi

Gen Kelsang Devi is the Principal Teacher of Kailash International Retreat Center and Kadampa Meditation Center 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 Center 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.

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