Ganden - or in Sanskrit "Tushita" - means the fortunate realm of Buddha Maitreya, the Buddha of illimitable love.

Chökhor is the wheel of Dharma. This Dharma wheel is frequently found on monasterys or main temple's crenellations. It is flanked by two resting gazelles, which serve to recall Buddha's first discourse, held at the Gazelle's Grove in Sarnath. The two gentle animals rising in order to implement the Dharma teachings of love in the world.

Lama Lodrö Rinpoche's vision was to establish a center: a house in the mountains, at which his teachings, most of all the rare Chöd teachings, are available to everybody interested. The Chöd- and Meditation Center Ganden Chökhor in Churwalden in the swiss mountains makes this dream come true. It is a place to study and practice Tibetan Buddhism.

The center is open to all four tibetan schools, as well to all other Buddhist Traditions.


The first courses under Lama Lodrö Rinpoche's guidance were held here in summer 2010. He teaches both, practice and theories of Chöd in German, English, and Tibetan. Subsequently, the gained knowledge can be deepened within the scope of individual or group retreats under expert supervision.