voluntary Work

Operation concept

Our Buddhist retreat center in Amden fully runs on a voluntary basis. The operations group as well as friends from all over Switzerland and the neighboring countries participate e.g. by being “on-duties” who take daily or half-daily responsibility.

All guests at the Bellevue support our center by doing approximately 1-2 h a day of volunteer work and take care of cleaning their room before departure, which enables us to keep the prices low. Hence, retreat visitors are limited to practitioners of the Karma Kagyu Lineage. 

Buddhist centers, from near and far, offer to host weekends (annually, bi-annually or monthly). Being a host means to cook for the guests and thus ease the work load of the tenants and René, our center’s cook. Such weekends frequently lead to wonderful personal connections and friendships and we encourage each center to participate.

Upcoming Events

  • 8th Karmapa Retreat with Steve James (in english)

    Thu-Sun, February 22-25: Explanations, questions and answers, meditations. Prior condition: ngöndro finished - begin thursday evening 20.15 h, end Sunday afternoon - entire retreat Fr. 70.– (without meals and accomodation) - lectures in english. Sat, Feb 24th, 20.15h: Steve James: lecture "Guru Yoga" – practice on the Lama - Fr. 12.– (lecture for everybody, also those who do not practice 8th Karmapa meditation yet. - host: Zürich center


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Buddhistisches Retreat- und Seminarzentrum Amden der Karma Kagyü Linie Bellevue  |  CH-8873 Amden  |  Tel. +41-55-611 21 31  |  Fax +41-55-611 24 36 | info@amden-retreat.ch   |  zur Anmeldung & Reservation         

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