H.H. the Dalai Lama visits the Tibet Institute Rikon

Tibet Institute, Rikon

Friday, 21.09.2018

10.00 a.m. Arrival of His Holiness the Dalai Lama

10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon Religious ceremony with His Holiness the Dalai Lama

12.00 p.m. to 13.00 p.m Intermission

13.00 p.m. His Holiness the Dalai Lama leaves the monastery

For invited guests (in the monastery) as well as for visitors (in the monastery’s garden)


Religious ceremony with H.H. the Dalai Lama to celebrate the 50 years jubilee of the monastery

  • Inauguration ceremony for the new light offering house
  • Religious ceremony (Long life prayer and Mandala offering for H.H. the Dalai Lama)
  • Welcoming speeches
  • Speech of H.H. the Dalai Lama

Event Information

Video screening in the monastery’s garden (in Tibetan language only).

Reaching the monastery

We request all visitors to arrive early.

The Wildbergstrasse will be closed, and it will not be possible to drive up to the monastery. We recommend to use the train (S26) up to Rikon station. In front of the Kuhn Rikon premises and throughout the village of Rikon, only very limited parking space will be available.

To walk from Rikon station to the Rikon monastery, it takes some 20 to 25 minutes.


A shuttlebus service will be available from 07.00 to 09.00 a.m. and from about 13.30 p.m. onwards.

The shuttlebus-stop is just opposite the premises of Kuhn Rikon.

Precedence will be given to elderly and handicapped persons as well as to official guests.