17th Gyalwa Karmapa"Buddhism is a way of life through which we develop the qualities of our mind.
This way of life is very unusual, as it is a means to attain happiness without harming others.


Center for buddhist studies and meditation

The Institute welcomes anyone who aspires to deepen their knowledge of the workings of mind, body and the world.   It offers Westerners an easy access to fundamental Buddhist texts as well as an opportunity to meet and exchange with Buddhist scholars.   The vocation of the Institute is to facilitate research associating Buddhist knowledge and scientific expertise.


Knowledge accessible to all 

On the ground floor, the Institute shelters a library specialized in Buddhism and Buddhist civilizations. It gathers and preserves the fundamental texts from Tibet, India, China and Japan and is one of the most important collections of Tibetology in Europe.

Knowledge accessible to all - Dhagpo Kagyu Library

To learn more, visit the library's website.

A space for study, exchange and research

Beyond all social and cultural boundaries, Buddhist knowledge and methods can provide answers to Westerners’ questions in many areas of education, medicine, psychology, etc.
Conferences and round tables are organized in the large room of the first floor which can accommodate up to 800 people.

The Institute - A space  for study, exchange and research

It is important that the Institute provides all the necessary means to improve our life, our way of being, our relationships to others and to the world.
Lama Jigme Rinpoche

An ideal place for meditation

Built in a unique contemporary architecture that respects the environment, the Institute embodies specific values of Buddhism such as openness and peace. In this quiet and comfortable location, it is possible to explore the workings mind and regain one's natural state, free of confusion and agitation. This jewel in the heart of the beautiful Vezere Valley helps one revitalize while connecting to the basics.

The Institute - An ideal place for meditation

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Dhagpo, the European seat of the Karma Kagyu lineage is member of

French Federation of Karma Kagyu Buddhist Centers

French Buddhist Union

European Buddhist

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