Gonsar Tulku Rinpoche

Meditation Course in Rabten Choeling

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Sommer Meditation Course

Rabten Choeling • Centre Tibétain • 1801 Le Mont-Pèlerin • tel: +41 21 9213600 • info@rabten.ch

These summer meditation courses have been started by the Most Venerable Geshe Rabten Rinpoche in 1981 in Les Avants, Switzerland. Since 1986 the Most Venerable Gonsar Rinpoche has continued these teachings every year.

It was Geshe Rinpoche's intention to provide disciples seriously interested in an effective practice of Dharma with a week of intensive teachings and meditation in an environment free of distraction, so that they can experience the depth and vastness of Lord Buddha's words, and thus make these a most precious part of their lives.

The Wheel of the Sharp Weapons

The Wheel of the Sharp Weapons is a text composed by the great Indian master Dharmarakshita, which is specifically showing effective methods for training the mind by referring to the connection between our actions and our experiences according to the law of cause and effect. The objective of training the mind is to develop Bodhicitta, the striving to attain full enlightenment for the benefit of all beings and the overcoming of self-cherishing and self-grasping, which are the root of all suffering.

Rinpoche will continue explanations given in the past years and introduce all the necessary foundations of thought and practice at the same time. These teachings will be a rare opportunity to encounter the thoughts and methods for a deep and effective practice of Dharma.

  • Beginning Saturday, August 10, 2019, 19:30
  • Ending Saturday, August 17, 2019, 14:00
  • Schedule
  • 07:00 - 07:15 tee or coffee
  • 07:15 - 08:00 meditation
  • 08:00 - 09:00 breakfast
  • 09:30 - 11:30 teachings
  • 11:30 - 12:00 meditation
  • 12:15 - 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:30 - 16:30 teachings
  • 16:30 - 17:00 tee or coffee
  • 17:00 - 17:30 meditation
  • 18:00 - 19:00 dinner
  • 19:30 - 20:30 discussion
  • 20:30 - 21:00 meditation


All meals are vegetarian and are prepared in the monastery's kitchen.


Accomodation is available in mongolian tents on the site of Les Tassonneyres (private estate in 500 m distance from the centre). It is also possible to camp in one's own tent in Tassonneyres.

Hotels in the vicinity:

  • • Riviera Lodge: Youth hostel in Vevey, 15 min. by car from Rabten Choeling.
  • phone +41 21 923 8040, www.rivieralodge.ch
  • • Crêt-Bérard: 10 min. by car from Rabten Choeling.
  • phone: +41 21 946 0360, www.cret-berard.ch

For other possibilities see: www.montreuxriviera.com

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