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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Practices and Ceremonies following Sogyal Rinpoche’s Parinirvana

Practices following Sogyal Rinpoche’s Parinirvana. Everyone with a connection to Sogyal Rinpoche is welcome to participate in the schedule of daily practices organised in Lerab Ling. You...

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National Heritage Days 21-22 Sept

National Heritage Days - Discover the Temple of Lerab Ling, its unique environment and 7m high Buddha statue. PUBLIC | DISCOVERING On Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 Sept...

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Meditation Day, Saturday 28 Sept. - On donation basis

Day of Meditation for Beginners - This event is only in French. On donation basis -  for everyone interested in learning how to meditate. The practice of meditation allows...

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The Way of the Compassionate Warrior with Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche 12-13 October

THE WAY OF THE COMPASSIONATE WARRIOR With Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche | PUBLIC | COMPASSION | During this event, Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche—one of the most renowned Tibetan masters currently...

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Psychology and Buddhism - Event Postponed

Psychology and Buddhism – This event is postponed Due to the practices held in Lerab Ling and following the passing of Sogyal Rinpoche founder of Lerab Ling and...

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Meditation, Nutrition and Well-being 24-28 October

Meditation, Nutrition and Well-being Taking care of our body and mind using the traditional Zen method. | PUBLIC | WELL-BEING | No matter what our age is, we...

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Emotional Rescue with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche 9-10 November 2019

Emotional Rescue with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche– Stable Mind for Unstable Times. Emotions bring color and meaning to our lives, but they can also put us on an...

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Present Through the End with Kirsten DeLeo 29 Nov-1 Dec

Present Through the End – Accompanying a family member or friend at the end of their lives with Kirsten DeLeo . | PUBLIC | COMPASSION | END OF LIFE...

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

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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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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Practices and Ceremonies following Sogyal Rinpoche’s Parinirvana

Practices following Sogyal Rinpoche’s Parinirvana. Everyone with a connection to Sogyal Rinpoche is welcome to participate in the schedule of daily practices organised in Lerab Ling. You...

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Teachings on the Choying Dzö with Khenchen Namdrol 9-25 September

Teachings on the Choying Dzö with Khenchen Namdrol – Open to students who received the complete wang and lung of the Chöying Dzö from Khenchen Namdrol...

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Practice Retreat on Tsik Sum Ne Dek 15 Nov - 13 Dec | With two short options

Practice Retreat on Tsik Sum Ne Dek - With two short options. | STUDENT | DZOGCHEN | For the first time this November, Lerab Ling is organising a...

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The Way of the Compassionate Warrior with Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche 12-13 October

THE WAY OF THE COMPASSIONATE WARRIOR With Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche | PUBLIC | COMPASSION | During this event, Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche—one of the most renowned Tibetan masters currently...

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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 MAIN |  For the first time in...

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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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Emotional Rescue with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche 9-10 November 2019

Emotional Rescue with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche– Stable Mind for Unstable Times. Emotions bring color and meaning to our lives, but they can also put us on an...

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Online Retreat - Awaken the Heart, Open the Mind - Ringu Tulku 23 Oct - 17 Nov

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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French National retreat 31 October - 3 November

Meditation – The Heart of our Practice -  A retreat based on the Dzogchen text “Self-Liberating Meditation” by Patrul Rinpoche and with commentaries by Jetsün Khandro...

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Present Through the End with Kirsten DeLeo 29 Nov-1 Dec

Present Through the End – Accompanying a family member or friend at the end of their lives with Kirsten DeLeo . | PUBLIC | COMPASSION | END OF LIFE...

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

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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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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Online Retreat - Awaken the Heart, Open the Mind - Ringu Tulku 23 Oct - 17 Nov

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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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 MAIN |  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...

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Practice Retreat on Tsik Sum Ne Dek 15 Nov - 13 Dec | With two short options

Practice Retreat on Tsik Sum Ne Dek - With two short options. | STUDENT | DZOGCHEN | For the first time this November, Lerab Ling is organising a...

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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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NEW - Deepening the Practice

Deepening the Practice -  PLEASE NOTE - The content of this course will be updated soon... The course is open to those who followed “What Meditation really Is” and “Cultivating Compassion”...

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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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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.

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.

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