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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Discovery Days - Sunday 28 July and Tuesday 13 August from 10am to 2pm

Discovery Days – Discovering meditation, sharing lunch with the community and visiting one of the most beautiful Buddhist Temple in Europe. PUBLIC | DISCOVERING Join us this summer with...

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Youth Summer Retreat 30 July-4 August

Youth Summer Retreat  Being with ourselves, others and whatever comes up  | PUBLIC | YOUTH | MEDITATION | Join us for the third youth summer retreat to deepen our...

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Rigpa Annual Meditation Retreat 30 July - 4 August

Rigpa Annual Meditation Retreat – What Meditation Really Is . | PUBLIC | MEDITATION | This retreat is designed both for complete beginners in meditation as well as...

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Teachings with Tsoknyi Rinpoche 6-11 Aug

Vipashyana: The Path of Recognizing Our True Nature - Retreat with Tsoknyi Rinpoche.  | STUDENT | MEDITATION | This summer Tsoknyi Rinpoche will give teachings on vipashyana, the...

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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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Psychology and Buddhism 19-20 October

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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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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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

Video on Demand – The Heart of Vajrayana, part 2 from 2019 - 2019 teachings from Khenchen Pema Sherab on chapter 10 of the Yönten Dzö, the...

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Rigpa Annual Ngöndro Practice Retreat with Neten Chokling Rinpoche 17-27 July

Rigpa Ngöndro Practice Retreat – With Neten Chokling Rinpoche. | STUDENT | VAJRAYANA PRELIMINARIES | For those of you who are familiar with the practice of ngöndro, this...

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Youth Summer Retreat 30 July-4 August

Youth Summer Retreat  Being with ourselves, others and whatever comes up  | PUBLIC | YOUTH | MEDITATION | Join us for the third youth summer retreat to deepen our...

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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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Rigpa Annual Meditation Retreat 30 July - 4 August

Rigpa Annual Meditation Retreat – What Meditation Really Is . | PUBLIC | MEDITATION | This retreat is designed both for complete beginners in meditation as well as...

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Teachings with Tsoknyi Rinpoche 6-11 Aug

Vipashyana: The Path of Recognizing Our True Nature - Retreat with Tsoknyi Rinpoche.  | STUDENT | MEDITATION | This summer Tsoknyi Rinpoche will give teachings on vipashyana, the...

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Teachings and Empowerments with Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche 15-19 August

Teachings and Empowerments -  With Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche. | STUDENT | VAJRAYANA | During this event, Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche will teach on Patrul Rinpoche’s famous poem 'The Heart Treasure...

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Rigpa Annual Dzogchen retreat 21-30 August

Rigpa Annual Dzogchen Retreat – Deepening the Practice of Trekchö  | STUDENT | DZOGCHEN | Mind is, and has always been, the Buddha.It is beyond rising and ceasing, like...

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Dzogchen Retreat Highlights 4-8 Sept

Dzogchen Retreat Highlights – Open to Dzogchen Mandala students who are attending the teachings on the Choying Dzö with Khenchen Namdrol. | STUDENT | DZOGCHEN | Like last...

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

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

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

Awaken the Heart – Open the Mind, Online Retreat with Ringu Tulku Rinpoche.  How Wisdom and Compassion can transform our Life | 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 will show...

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

Video on Demand – The Heart of Vajrayana, part 2 from 2019 - 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...

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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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Understanding the Spiritual Path

Understanding the Spiritual Path -  This course allows to deepen the fundamental knowledge of the teaching of the Buddha and our understanding of the Buddhist path. We will explore...

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2nd International Congress on Reiki 4-6 October

2nd International Congress on Reiki -  Organised by AMENA. This event is open to everyone who is interested by this technique of care. During this conference we will aim to...

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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