Seeds for the Future: Planting Trees at Dhagpo

Welcome to 2016. Even as the Western calendar rolls over, the Tibetan year continues for a little while more. Dhagpo’s fortieth anniversary carries on up through Losar , this coming February. We closed out 2015 with Jigme Rinpoche’s annual study and meditation retreat. To continue the celebration of Dhagpo’s fortieth anniversary, we took […]

A Weekend History of the Kagyu Lineage

In the heart of Dhagpo’s Institute and of Perigordine summer, the three days dedicated to the History of the Kagyü Lineage offered an occasion for all to voyage in space and time. The occasion, as well, in light of Dhagpo’s fortieth anniversary to commemorate the benevolence of our masters and to experience immense gratitude for […]

Education, Youth, and Buddhism at Dhagpo

August 22 and 23, an inter-generational seminar called “Buddhism and Education” took place for the first time at Dhagpo. Making up part of the series of events planned to mark Dhagpo’s fortieth anniversary throughout the course of the year 2015-16, it gave the opportunity to look back on a project begun nearly twenty-five years ago […]

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A Reunion for Lama Jigme Rinpoche and Monsignor Le Gall

Let us remember the principal vocation of the Institute : the sharing of knowledge, notably through exchange, conferences, and round tables. This is, in effect, one of the five wishes expressed by the 16th Karmapa in order to allow for the Buddha’s teaching to sustainably take root in Europe.

On August 16th, the Institute’s teaching hall hosted an interreligious […]

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Lama Jampa Thaye : The Meeting of Buddhism and the West

Forty years after the foundation of Dhagpo Kagyu Ling, one of the first Buddhist centers created in the West, Lama Jampa Thaye came, August 8 and 9, to respond to a question that particularly interests us : What can Buddhism offer the West ? In the 21st century, how can it transform our lives ? What pitfalls must […]

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Day 5 : Institute Rabne and Commemorating the cremation of Shamar Rinpoche

Friday July 31st , a full moon marks the last day for Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the XVIIth Gyalwa Karmapa at Dhagpo.  Today’s program includes : rabne (consecration) of the Institute and of the large Buddha statue, then commemoration of the cremation of Shamar Rinpoche with the practice of Milarepa and Calling the Lama from Afar.

The […]

Day 4: Practice with the Karmapa

Thursday, July 30.  This morning, Thayé Dorjé, His Holiness the XVIIth Gyalwa  Karmapa began the day with a few turns around the stupa to the sound of the gyalings. Around gathering of people followed him, delighted to have this opportunity to unite their wishes with that of a great master – the stupa rarely sees […]

Day 3: Empowerment and Teaching for Chenrezig

Wednesday, July 29, a day dedicated to Chenrezig practice. Thayé Dorjé, His Holiness the XVIIth Gyalwa Karmapa, conferred the empowerment to more than 1900 people gathered in the great tent.
Before going directly into the ritual, the Karmapa took the time to share more teaching, once again on compassion, as he had done previously the day before.  […]

Day 2 : Teaching and Transmission of Bodhisattva Vows

Tuesday July 28.  The second day in the presence of Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the XVIIth Gyalwa Karmapa, is dedicated to a teaching on refuge and the enlightened mind with the intention to prepare the public for receiving bodhisattva vows.  As Monday, about 1600 people are seated in the great tent, ready to receive instructions […]