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.

THE 17th GYALWA KARMAPA

 March 11, 2020

Dear Friends,

We are currently witnessing the spread of coronavirus in multiple parts of the world. As Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa advised us, it is important to take precautions and maintain an attitude of prevention without giving in to worry or fear.

Dhagpo’s team is working to respond appropriately the the consequences of the virus’s development. As you know, Dhagpo welcomes visitors from numerous regions in France and various countries in Europe. The many people coming and going at the center increase the possibility of Covid-19 circulating with heightened risks of contamination and propagation. In order to avoid potentially infected persons transmitting the disease to others present, we have opted for an preventative attitude and have chosen to close the center through the end of April. Naturally, this means cancelling the courses and retreats during this time.

If you are registered for one of the canceled courses and you have not yet been informed of its cancellation, please contact Dhagpo’s welcome office by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . It is important to us to manage this situation with care, and we want to be sure that all those registered for courses have been notified of the changes. Of course, any payments made for cancelled courses with be fully refunded.

In regards to the upcoming program—beginning late April—the outcome will depend on how the epidemic has progressed. We cannot currently respond to your questions on this subject.

In addition, if you wish to receive updates concerning the center’s closing, we invite you to sign for our newsletter if you’re not already on the list (use the sign-up box on the home page of our website dhagpo.org).

As a Buddhist practitioner, you can also turn to Karmapa’s instructions:

Coronavirus: Karmapa’s Message to Dharma Centers and Practitioners
• Coronavirus: Karmapa’s new message

Thank you in advance for your understanding.

We are available if you have any further questions.

Best wishes,
Dhagpo’s Team

Dhagpo Kagyu Ling - Landrevie - 24290 Saint-Léon sur Vézère - France - 0033 5 53 50 70 75 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.