About Vanina

After completing her Egyptology studies, Vanina decided to consecrate some of her time to volunteering at Dhagpo Kagyu Ling, all the while continuing to nourish her passion for writing.

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 […]

By |August 26th, 2015|40 years here and now, conférence, event reporting|0 Comments

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 […]

By |August 18th, 2015|40 years here and now, event reporting|0 Comments

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 […]

Day 1 : Welcoming the Karmapa

He is here. Three years after his last visit to Dhagpo, Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the XVIIth Gyalwa Karmapa, has returned to his European seat for five days of teachings, transmission and practice! This Monday morning, several hundred people arrived to partake of this exceptional opportunity being offered.

​Very early, the day began under the best […]

When Practice Expresses Gratitude…

Initially intended to last three weeks, but shortened to accommodate Karmapa’s visit at the end of the month, a grand accumulation of the mantra of compassion—also called the “vast accumulation of gratitude”—began July 11 and will conclude on July 22. Free and open to all, this activity takes place daily from ten am to noon […]

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Trinley Rinpoche’s Homage to Shamarpa

More than one year after Shamarpa’s departure (June 11), as we approach the anniversary of his cremation (July 31), his memory remains as bright as ever in the minds of all those who had the opportunity to meet him—many times for certain among us. Few people had the chance to know him as well as […]

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