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.


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Ilustration : fresque du monastère de Kopan (Katmandou)Illustration : fresco from Kopan monastery (Kathmandu)

On Düchen days, we celebrate important events in the Buddha’s life. This year, we will celebrate the anniversary of the Buddha’s enlightenment and death (parinirvana) on June 5.

In addition, we will celebrate the sixth anniversary of His Holiness, the 14th Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche’s parinirvana on June 11.

These days are particularly auspicious for group practice.


This year, in the current context of the COVID-19 epidemic, the conditions necessary for us to gather together and practice in Dhagpo’s temple or institute as we are used to doing are not feasible.

Despite this, we are happy to offer several practice sessions via streaming so that we can all participate from home.


Friday, June 5: Buddha’s Enlightenment and Parinirvana
• 10 am–12 pm: Chenrezig practice with accumulation of manis
• 2–4 pm: Chenrezig practice with accumulation of manis
• 4:30–5:45 pm: Guru Yoga of Gampopa

Thursday, June 11: Shamar Rinpoche’s Parinirvana 
• 4–5:30 pm: Amitabha


There are several options for taking part in the Gampopa and Amitabha practice.

If you have received explanations on the commentary of the ritual and you are familiar with the practice, you can prepare the altar and tsok offerings at home if you wish or simply follow the ritual text without special preparations.

If you do not know these practices, you can simply listen to the rituals from home.

For how to connect, see below of this other page.


A Buddha’s departure or that of an extraordinary being can help us
to understand that everything is impermanent.
This teaching has the power to shake us
and to wake us from our everyday dreams of permanence,
which are otherwise difficult to part with.


Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa

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