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.


Clarity and Compassion: Study and Meditation Retreat

 Lama Jigme Rinpoche 



Sunday, May 21–Tuesday, May 24

Born in 1949, Jigme Rinpoche received directly from the 16th Karmapa the entirety of the transmissions. After 40 years spent in Europe, Rinpoche has acquired a profound knowledge of Westerners. His teaching and his example inspire practitioners and all who meet him across the world. Today, he is the General Secretary of the 17th Karmapa and the author of numerous works that render Buddhism accessible to all. Certain of his teachings have been transcribed and are available in the form of booklets. 

Clarity and Compassion: Study and Meditation Retreat

The path that the Buddha proposed consists in clarifying the mind so that we may have greater freedom in our choices. Based on careful examination of our situation, we become aware of our inner wealth as well as the obstacles to its expression. By relying on the explanations we receive, we cultivate a quality of presence to ourselves and others. Using a progressive approach made up of teachings, guided meditations, and moments of exchange, Lama Jigme Rinpoche shows us how we can cultivate the qualities to enrich our daily lives and support the path to liberation from within ourselves. During each course, Rinpoche focuses on a particular theme of Buddhism and guides us toward practice that takes place in our day-to-day lives, made up of clarity and compassion.



Teacher(s) : Lama Jigme Rinpoché and Dhagpo’s Teachers

Complementary Activities

In the afternoons, participants can choose one of two activities:

  • An Approach to the Fundamentals of Buddhism: Key Ideas of the Teaching and Their Context, which helps to go deeper in the morning’s instruction.
  • Study of Buddhist Philosophical Texts: The Teaching through Treatises and Their Commentaries, which helps increase knowledge in addition to Buddhist reasoning and logic.

Karma Tsultim Namdak guides a daily session of qi gong.

Course begins: Thursday, May 21 at 11 am
Course ends: Sunday, May 24 at 12:30 pm 


The teaching is given in English and translated into French; for other languages, see www.dhagpo.org/sejour

Course Fee: 23 €/day


- Pre-registration
To make sure you can attend a course, one should pre-register at the welcome office at least one week before the beginning of the course, by mail or phone.

- Registration
Registrations take place the day before the course from 2.30 pm until 6 pm and the first day of the course from 8.30 am.

- Meals
Sign up for your meal as soon as you arrive at the office (accueil):

  • before 10 am for lunch, 
  • before 5 pm for dinner.

If you cannot sign up upon your arrival, you may do it by mail or telephone, either the day before or the same day

Eating nearby the center:
Restaurants and Caterers within a 15 km radius of the center


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