on duty / daily responsibility

As the center is run completely on voluntary work and we all have a “day” job, we divide the center duties i.e. each one of us takes responsibility for daily center activities once a week (daily “on duty”). 


We encourage and gladly accept support from all our friends, whether it is for full or half day duties. As required, we train anyone who is interested based on their preference and talent, for example, responding to telephone calls, welcoming new arrivals, explaining our Retreat Center rules, supervising kitchen activities and organizing helping hands for doing the dishes and cleaning the kitchen after cooking. 


Many friends from Bern, Lucerne, Zurich or other parts of the country currently come to support us on their day-off.

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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