All Events in Lerab Ling

Lerab Ling has a myriad of events to offer to the public and Rigpa students from all over the world. You are encouraged to book as soon as you can, as our accommodation is limited. If you are inspired to stay longer you can extend your stay with a personal retreat.

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Christmas Retreat - Meditating for oneself and for others 28 December to 2 January 2020

Christmas Retreat Meditating for oneself and for others. This event is held in french only ➠ go to the French page This retreat is presented by a team of...

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Psychology and Buddhism - 29 Fev to 1 March 2020

Psychology and Buddhism – Exploring our interiority with Myriam Cases-Jolinon. | PUBLIC | DISCOVERY | What do we know about the reasons that influence our choices and may lead...

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Datun 14 March - 12 April 2020 | A month-long meditation retreat with 1, 2, 3 or 4 week…

Datun Meditation Retreat | 14 March - 12 April -  A powerful introduction to, and deepening of, shamatha-vipashyana meditation for both new and experienced meditators. A month-long meditation retreat...

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Learning how to practise Rigdzin Düpa, VIDEO ON DEMAND, April - December 2019

Learning how to practise Rigdzin Düpa – Video On Demand – The inner Guru Yoga from the Longchen Nyingtik Cycle. | STUDENT | VAJRAYANA |  For the first time in Rigpa’s...

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Catch-up of the 2018 Yönten Dzö teachings, VIDEO ON DEMAND, April - December 2019

Video on Demand – Catch-up of The Heart of Vajrayana, part 1 from 2018 - 2018 teachings from Khenchen Pema Sherab on chapter 10 of the Yönten...

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2019 Yönten Dzö teachings, VIDEO ON DEMAND, July 2019 - May 2020

VOD – The Heart of Vajrayana, part 2 - 2019 teachings from Khenchen Pema Sherab on chapter 10 of the Yönten Dzö, the “Treasury of Precious Qualities” .  | STUDENT...

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Online Retreat - Awaken the Heart, Open the Mind, 23 Oct - 29 Dec 2019

Online Retreat - Awaken the Heart – Open the Mind,  How Wisdom and Compassion can transform our Life with Ringu Tulku Rinpoche | MAHAYANA |  During this online...

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Upholding the Lineage 14-15 December

Upholding the Lineage - News and updates from the Vision Board Practising and reflecting as a sangha As Rigpa enters into a new phase, together we continue...

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Losar Drupchös 2020

Losar Drupchös 2020 This series of practice events are open to Rigpa Dzogchen Mandala students, Ngöndro Mandala students who know how to practise sadhana* and qualified...

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Is Vajrayana for Me? Online retreat, 28 Dec 2019 - 23 Feb 2020

Online Retreat - Is Vajrayana for Me? An Introduction to Vajrayana for the Rigpa Sangha.    | ONLINE RETREAT  |  VAJRAYANA | Following the success of the 2018...

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Datun 14 March - 12 April 2020 | A month-long meditation retreat with 1, 2, 3 or 4 week…

Datun Meditation Retreat | 14 March - 12 April -  A powerful introduction to, and deepening of, shamatha-vipashyana meditation for both new and experienced meditators. A month-long meditation retreat...

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Online Retreat - Awaken the Heart, Open the Mind, 23 Oct - 29 Dec 2019

Online Retreat - Awaken the Heart – Open the Mind,  How Wisdom and Compassion can transform our Life with Ringu Tulku Rinpoche | MAHAYANA |  During this online retreat Ringu Tulku Rinpoche continues to teach on the Bodhicharyavatara, the classic masterpiece composed by Shantideva, the 8th century Indian saint. The cycle of teachings started in 2015, this year Rinpoche teaches on chapter 8 on Meditation and the famous 9th chapter on Wisdom. Please note - All Rigpa mandala students are welcome to join, regardless of whether you've attended previous years. Ringu Tulku Rinpoche is a Tibetan teacher renowned for his clarity, humor and approachable style. He...

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Is Vajrayana for Me? Online retreat, 28 Dec 2019 - 23 Feb 2020

Online Retreat - Is Vajrayana for Me? An Introduction to Vajrayana for the Rigpa Sangha.    | ONLINE RETREAT  |  VAJRAYANA | Following the success of the 2018 Online Retreat, we are offering once more an opportunity for Ngöndro and Dzogchen Mandala students to reflect on what it means to enter and practise the Vajrayana path. Many masters have reminded us of the importance of educating and preparing ourselves more carefully before formally entering the Vajrayana path by receiving an empowerment. ‘Is Vajrayana for Me?’ has been designed by instructors at Lerab Ling to address this need. It is compulsory as part of the Rigpa...

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2019 Yönten Dzö teachings, VIDEO ON DEMAND, July 2019 - May 2020

VOD – The Heart of Vajrayana, part 2 - 2019 teachings from Khenchen Pema Sherab on chapter 10 of the Yönten Dzö, the “Treasury of Precious Qualities” .  | STUDENT | VAJRAYANA |  Join us online for the 2019 teachings given by Khenchen Pema Sherab on the second part of the 10th chapter of the Yönten Dzö which presents the Vajrayana path in great clarity and detail.  These teachings of Rigdzin Jikmé Lingpa provide a complete background and a very sound, authentic and traditional education in the topics of tantra and its various classes, empowerment, samaya and the practice of kyerim and dzogrim. Please Note - You can join...

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Catch-up of the 2018 Yönten Dzö teachings, VIDEO ON DEMAND, April - December 2019

Video on Demand – Catch-up of The Heart of Vajrayana, part 1 from 2018 - 2018 teachings from Khenchen Pema Sherab on chapter 10 of the Yönten Dzö, the “Treasury of Precious Qualities” .  | STUDENT | VAJRAYANA MAIN |  Join us online and catch-up the 2018 teachings given by Khenchen Pema Sherab on the first part of the 10th chapter of the Yönten Dzö which presents the Vajrayana path in great clarity and detail.  These teachings of Rigdzin Jikmé Lingpa provide a complete background and a very sound, authentic and traditional education in the topics of tantra and its various classes, empowerment, samaya and the practice...

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Learning how to practise Rigdzin Düpa, VIDEO ON DEMAND, April - December 2019

Learning how to practise Rigdzin Düpa – Video On Demand – The inner Guru Yoga from the Longchen Nyingtik Cycle. | STUDENT | VAJRAYANA |  For the first time in Rigpa’s history, we will hold an online event on Rigdzin Düpa in an all-new online format: “video on demand”. The videos will be available online from April until December 2019 and can be watched multiple times from any device. This is an occasion to enter deeply into all aspects of the study and practice of the inner Guru Yoga practice. We will familiarize ourselves primarily with the special features of the Rigdzin Düpa practice that show us...

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Losar Rigdzin Düpa Drupchö 4-12 Feb 2020

Losar Rigdzin Düpa Drüpcho -  A Guru Rinpoche practice from the treasure cycle of Longchen Nyingtik. | VAJRAYANA | Rigdzin Düpa, ‘The Gathering of Vidyadharas (or Awareness Holders), is...

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Losar Yang Nying Pudri Drupchö 17 to 23 Feb 2020

Losar Yang Nying Pudri Drupchö – The Razor of the Innermost Essence. | VAJRAYANA | Yang Nying Pudri is a terma revelation of Tertön Sogyal specifically for this time...

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Losar Riwo Sangchö 26 Feb to 1 Mar 2020

Losar Riwo Sangchö – The practice of offering and purification. | VAJRAYANA | The two main aspects of Riwo Sangchö, 'Mountain Smoke Offering' are offering and purification. Gyalsé...

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Losar Tendrel Nyesel Drupchö 4 to 12 March 2020

Losar Tendrel Nyesel Drupchö– Creating Auspicious Circumstances. | VAJRAYANA | Tendrel Nyesel is a cycle of teachings and practices revealed by Tertön Sogyal. It is known for creating...

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Courses Given at Lerab Ling

All courses are only in French

Led by experienced instructors, a variety of courses are given at Lerab Ling throughout the year. Whether you're looking to learn meditation for the first time, deepen your meditation practice, learn more about Buddhism, or better support a loved one going through difficult times, you will find what you need.

All courses are given over one whole day, but if you like, you can come a day before and leave a day later and stay in one of our retreat rooms, cabins or studios. You can book your accommodation whilst registering on line for the course of your choice.

We also offer the opportunity to do a personal retreat of a few days after the course, so you can deepen what you have learned. For more information and availability of accommodation please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

What Meditation Really Is

What Meditation Really Is Once a month on Saturday. This course of study and practice brings together more than 2000 years of Buddhist wisdom and experience. It is not only...

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Cultivating Compassion

Cultivating Compassion -  Once a month on Saturday. Following this course offers an opportunity to discover some of the many Buddhist practices that reveals our inherent source of compassion and...

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2nd International Congress on Reiki 17-19 April 2020

2nd International Congress on Reiki -  Organised by AMENA  from 17 to 19 April 2020. This event is open to everyone who is interested by this technique of care. During...

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RinguTulku bio 2015Ringu Tulku Rinpoche

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche is a Tibetan Buddhist Master of the Kagyu Order. He was trained in all schools of Tibetan Buddhism under many great masters such as HH the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa and HH Dilgo Khentse Rinpoche. He took his formal education at Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Gangtok and Sampurnananda Sanskrit University, Varanasi, India and has served as Professor of Tibetology in Sikkim for 17 years. His doctoral thesis was on the Ecumenical Movement in Tibet.

Since 1990 he has been traveling and teaching Buddhism and meditation at more than 50 Universities, Institutes and Buddhist Centres in Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and Asia. He also participates in various interfaith dialogues. He authored several books on Buddhism as well as some children’s books both in Tibetan and European languages.

He founded Bodhicharya, an international organization that coordinates the worldwide activities to preserve and transmit Buddhist teachings, to promote inter-cultural dialogues and educational & social projects. He also founded Rigul Trust which supports his projects in his birthplace, Rigul, Tibet.

Rinpoche is the Official Representative of His Holiness the 17th Karmapa for Europe and the Founder of Karmapa Foundation Europe.

KPemaSherab popupKhenchen Pema Sherab

Khenchen Pema Sherab, one of the most erudite and highly respected khenpos from the Ngagyur Nyingma Institute of Namdroling Monastery, is exceptionally qualified to explain these teachings.

Yönten Dzö

Jikmé Lingpa’s Yönten Dzö - The Treasury of Precious Qualities - is a famous treatise which presents and explains the entire Buddhist path up to and including Dzogpachenpo.

KPemaSherab popupKhenchen Pema Sherab

Khenchen Pema Sherab, one of the most erudite and highly respected khenpos from the Ngagyur Nyingma Institute of Namdroling Monastery, is exceptionally qualified to explain these teachings.

Yönten Dzö

Jikmé Lingpa’s Yönten Dzö - The Treasury of Precious Qualities - is a famous treatise which presents and explains the entire Buddhist path up to and including Dzogpachenpo.

To see the programme for Rigpa students please log in with your "Rigpa Admin & Care" email and password. If you are a student from another sangha and you think you qualify to participate to this event, please send an email to registration@rigpa.org