About Jourdie

Jourdie is a bakerpainterBuddhist blogger. A California transplant into the French countryside, she studies and volunteers at Dhagpo Kagyu Ling while maintaining a steady output of cake and written and visual musings.

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 […]

Sharing History with Jigme Rinpoche

For Dhagpo’s 40th anniversary, we come together to celebrate history. And in the process, we find ourselves experiencing the next steps in the history we are celebrating. We witness the steps taken by all those who came before and we take the next steps into the future together, carrying with us all that has been […]

The Rescue of Seventy Quails

Last Sunday was once again the opportunity to come together for the practice of Saving Lives as part of Dhagpo’s 40th anniversary: a memorable moment during Trinley Rinpoche’s course.

This practice connects us with the passage of time, the value of life, and its precious and impermanent nature. Life release reminds us of the importance of […]

By |July 15th, 2015|40 years here and now, practice|0 Comments

Remembering Shamar Rinpoche: One Student’s Personal Account

So, Shamarpa died a year ago. At Dhagpo, we devoted this time between the two dates of his departure (in the Tibetan and Western calendars) to practice in his memory, to connect with him, and for his swift return.
It is still hard for me to figure out what his death means. The man I knew, […]

By |June 11th, 2015|40 years here and now, event reporting, practice|0 Comments

Transformation By Way Of Snails

Today we saved snails. And pigeons, too. We trekked up to a hidden hillside that I had never noticed just beside Dhagpo, rife with lupines and wild grasses, Technicolor in contrast with the sky’s somber tones.

The snails smelled like ocean and tried to squeeze their wet bodies through the mesh tubes containing them. They reached […]

Helping Each Other Out: A First Round of Life Release Practice

Today we saved lives. Over one hundred people came out to the vegetable field below Dhagpo to set free over one thousand redworms. Between the rows of recently plowed earth, people stood, holding wire-bound prayer books printed especially for this occasion, and those that will follow. Rinpoche stood at the center, unassuming as ever, chanting […]

Gather Round: Dhagpo’s Open House Round Table

April 6th marked Dhagpo 30th annual Open House, and offered a chance to look back at our shared history with the surrounding community. Doctor Paul Azoulai, mayor of Montignac from 2002 to 2008, François Bruno, mayor of Saint Léon from 2001 to 2014, Jacques Cabanel, general councilor and mayor of Montignac from 1972 to 2001, […]

A Letter from Trinley Thaye Dorje, the 17th Karmapa to the Dhagpo Kagyu Ling Community for the 40th anniversary

Dear dharma friends of Dhagpo Kagyu Ling,

This year marks the fortieth anniversary of this spiritual environment. Let us celebrate this joyous occasion by remembering those who have contributes to founding this community:

First and foremost, Mr BENSON and his family, who donated the land and the farm, as well as all the donors who have been […]

By |April 7th, 2015|histoire de Dhagpo, le sens|0 Comments

Dhagpo’s 40th Anniversary: A Year for the Three Times

We begin on Losar, the Lunar New Year. This day marks the entry into the Year of Wood Goat, and the beginning of Dhagpo’s 40th anniversary. This year is bigger than itself. It is the moment when the past and future meet, when we consider how we will move forward and honor the history […]

By |March 11th, 2015|Non classé @en|0 Comments