Visitor information

Please read the following information carefully to make the most out of your pilgrimage.

  • ATTEND A SEMINAR

    Seminars are open to everyone and are held in the ashram. Children are very welcome to attend our daily pujas, but cannot attend the seminars unless they are at least 15 years old. These are the seminar times:

      Friday 7:30 pm - Sunday 4 pm
      The seminars start with the evening puja on Friday followed by a meal.
    To ensure that everyone has an equal chance to attend, seminar registration only begins the day after the previous seminar ends. All applications and cancellations must be received ten days prior to the seminar start date.

  • COME FOR A DAY VISIT

    Anyone can visit the temple and join our daily worship. For worship times, please have a look at our calendar. If you plan to visit the temple, please register online.

  • STAYING LONGER

    Take some time out and spend a few days at the ashram. Become part of the daily routine and attend all the pujas (worship). If you plan to stay at the ashram, please register online at least three days early.

  • VOLUNTEER WITH US

    The running of the ashram needs the enthusiastic support of volunteers. If you would like to help with the construction, or join in with the daily running of the facilities, please register online.

  • ACCOMMODATION

    You are welcome to stay at the ashram, but there is only a very limited number of beds available. For this reason you may have to organise your own accommodation locally. Unfortunately we cannot provide accommodation for children – you can try these friendly local hotels and guest rooms:

  • COSTS

    All activities and utilities of the ashram are run entirely on voluntary donations. All the meals are prepared with the food that has been offered – our food is simple, inexpensive and vegetarian (delicious too!).

  • ITEMS TO BRING

    You will need to bring a sleeping bag, pillow-case, towel, torch, slippers, warm clothes (it can be very cold in the mountains even in summer), sensible shoes and a waterproof jacket. Volunteers please bring working clothes. It is better to bring a backpack than a suitcase, because the last few hundred meters to the ashram have to be walked on foot.

  • GENERAL POINTS

    • Remember that Switzerland is one hour ahead from English time!
    • Travel arrangements and insurance are your own responsibility.
    • Smoking and taking drugs in and around the ashram are not allowed.