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 […]
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 […]
For more than 2,500 years, Buddhism has remained a living experience present in the world. The Buddha is an example; the texts have been preserved and authentic masters continue to transmit them. All of the conditions necessary for spiritual practice remain present. But how is it that we have not lost any of these […]
Jigme Rinpoche, Disciple and Master
He is that rare kind of bodhisattva who deploys an activity without it being visible. Such bodhisattvas are sometimes compared to the air, which is all around us, imperceptible, and yet beneficial for all. Jigme Rinpoche is one of these bodhisattvas.
He grew up close to the 16th Karmapa. From his earliest […]
The Meeting of Two Destinies
While in 1946, Robert Le Gall is born at Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët, three years later, Jigme Rinpoche comes into the world in Kham, in Eastern Tibet.
Soon thereafter, Jigme Rinpoche moves to Tsurphu, to Karmapa’s monastery in Tibet, and then, in 1959, to Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim, in North India, accompanied by the Karmapa […]
“One of the great Western dharma teachers is my dharma regent, Lama Jampa Thaye. He is not only a great scholar, but also a great dharma practitioner.”
Karma Trinley Rinpoche (Sakya Tulku, 4th of his name). This summarizes well who Lama Jampa Thaye is.
For several years now he has been coming to teach at Dhagpo. A […]
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.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]