Somaskanda Murthi at Somaskanda Ashram in Switzerland

Spiritual seminars & retreats


If you’ve been to our temples, and felt a connection, you might be wondering ‘what’s next?’

If you’d like to develop greater self-awareness and experience of the Divine, monks and nuns from Skanda Vale lead a series of practical, down-to-earth discourses, with Q&A sessions and daily pujas.


Retreats are a great opportunity to get some fresh insight into every aspect of our lives. Get re-energised so you can see things more clearly, and begin to live more mindfully.




Seminar locations


Somaskanda Ashram, Switzerland


  • In 1994, a group of Swiss devotees bought a mountain chalet, near Zurich, in which to hold spiritual seminars and retreats. Located at an altitude of almost 2000 metres, the chalet sits in an area of outstanding natural alpine beauty.
  • In 2016 the chalet was inaugurated as a temple to Lord Shiva, Murugan and Devi, known as Somaskanda Ashram. The temple is open every day of the year for public pujas.
  • In addition, each year we hold six to seven monthly retreats at the ashram, between April and October. Check the calendar to find dates.
  • Retreats are open to everyone, and there is no charge – donations are offered to cover the cost of food and lodging.

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