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 […]
On November 2, 1977, the 16th Karmapa, Rangjung Dorje (1924 – 1981), carried out a week of Korlo Demchok practice, a profound Vajrayana practice, at the summit of the Cote de Jor.
Through this intensive practice, 16th Karmapa took possession of the place and, on this autumn day, sealed the blessing of the Karma Kagyü lineage […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]