Schedule 2019

Thrangu Sekhar Retreat Centre, Nepal

In 2015 Drupon Khen Rinpoche decided to travel for no more than three months each year and to spend most of his time in Thrangu Sekhar Retreat Center, Nepal. Drupon Rinpoche feels he is better able to serve the buddhadharma and sentient beings by dedicating most of his time to the development of a single group of full-time students, with the hope that they come to fully embody the teachings and maintain the lineage.

Most of the yearThrangu Sekhar Retreat Centre, BhaktapurDaily Teachings
9th, 14th, 24th and 29th of the Tibetan calendarThrangu Shedra, NamobuddhaTeachings on Heart-Nectar Advice by Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye, to the Shedra students and Khenpos.

Outside of Nepal

18 February - 1 MarchVajra Vidya Institute, Sarnath, Varanasi, India
Drupon Khen Rinpoche will be teaching a course at the 19th Vajra Vidya International Seminar at the request and on behalf of Kenchen Thrangu Rinpoche due to a recent health issue.

Teaching: Chapter 6 on Patience from The Way of the Bodhisattva by Shantideva

Interpreters: English – Khenpo Choephel

Chinese (FM radio) – Khenpo Nyima Dondrup

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10-17 JuneKagyu Samye Ling, ScotlandSecond UK Kagyu Monlam. Teaching on Seizing the Kingdom of the Kagyu, a song by Jamgön Kongtrül Lodrö Thaye.

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22-28 JuneThrangu Vajrayana Buddhist Center, Hong KongCalm Abiding Meditation Retreat with Teaching on The Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment by Atisha
29-30 JuneEwam Yeshe Dharma Centre, Tokyo, JapanDharma Teachings
3-7 JulyThrangu Dharmakara, Toronto, CanadaTo be confirmed
21-22 SeptemberKagyu Samye Dzong, London, UKTeaching on Seizing the Kingdom of the Kagyu, a song by Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye
23 SeptemberEdinburgh Samye Dzong, ScotlandDharma Teaching
24 September - 4 OctoberKagyu Samye Ling, ScotlandTeachings on Precious Ornament of Liberation by Gampopa
5 OctoberKagyu Samye Ling, ScotlandPublic Teaching
6-13 OctoberKagyu Samye Ling, ScotlandAnnual One-Week Meditation Retreat conjoined with the commemoration of the 6th Anniversary of the passing of Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche.

In this meditation retreat, there will also be a change in the format of the meditation sessions – Drupon Rinpoche will guide the retreatants in an exploration of mind and thoughts by posing questions and highlighting possible issues with some of the answers people often assume to be correct.

This year, for the first time, Rinpoche will provide a rare opportunity to experience the unique, traditional means of teaching authentic Buddhist meditation – by the master asking the disciples questions and thus letting them come to find the truth of real meditation for themselves.

The emphasis will be on developing an understanding of what meditation really is, rather than on learning different methods.

This revised format will be especially insightful for those who are slightly more experienced in meditation, and helpful for anyone who is genuinely interested in developing an authentic and effective meditation practice.

13 October (evening)Glasgow Samye Dzong, ScotlandDharma Teaching
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15 OctoberThrangu Vajra Vidya Buddhist Center, Taipei, TaiwanDharma Teaching
16-22 OctoberHwayue Foundation, Taipei, TaiwanOne-Week Meditation Retreat with teaching on Mind Training
22 October (evening)Dharmakara, Taipei, TaiwanDharma Teaching
25-28 OctoberTara Rokpa Center, South AfricaTo be confirmed
30-31 OctoberKagyu Samye Ling Zimbabwe, Harare, ZimbabweTo be confirmed
2-3 NovemberKagyu Samye Dzong, Lubumbashi, CongoTo be confirmed

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