A visit to Yolmo

A couple of days ago on 1st May 2022, I visited Tiger Cave Lion Fortress, the practice site of Milarepa in Yolmo. This came about due to my good dharma friend Khenpo Rinpoche Tsultrim Namdak. He said, “If you have the time, would you come to Tiger Cave Lion Fortress for a retreat? If that’s […]

A full tantric curriculum over 21 years – The first year of an audacious endeavour

Today, 27th April 2022, sees the conclusion of the first year of Thrangu Sekhar Retreat Centre’s 21 and 26 year study and practice programmes based on Marpa’s tradition of the tantras. To view the programmes click the following link: https://www.druponrinpoche.org/en/the-21-or-26-year-curriculum-of-thrangu-sekhar-retreat-centre/ What follows is taken from several talks that Drupon Khen Rinpoche gave in the Spring […]

Completion of the 8th cycle of retreat

The retreat lamas of the eight cycle of retreat at Thrangu Sekhar Retreat Centre concluded their three-year three-fortnight retreat on 13th March 2022 with an auspicious closing ceremony. I pray that they go on to benefit the buddha dharma and sentient beings. སྤྱི་ལོ་༢༠༢༢ ཟླ་བ་༣ ཚེས་༡༣ ཉིན། ཁྲ་འགུ་སྲས་མཁར་སྒྲུབ་ཁང་ནས་སྒྲུབ་ཐེངས་བརྒྱད་པའི་སྒྲུབ་བླ་རྣམས་ལོ་གསུམ་ཕྱོགས་གསུམ་སྐུ་མཚམས་བཅད་རྒྱ་ལེགས་གྲུབ་བྱུང་བའི་རྟེན་འབྲེལ་མཛད་སྒོ་ལེགས་གྲུབ་བྱུང་སོང་། བསྟན་འགྲོ་ལ་སྨན་པའི་སྨོན་འདུན་ཡོད།

Thrangu Gompa Lama’s Annual One-Week Retreat

On 27th Nov 2021 the Thrangu Gompa lamas who have completed long retreat – with Tulku Damcho, Choje Lama Wangchuk Tobden and senior Khenpo Karma Tashi chief among them – came together for a one week retreat at the sacred site of Taklung Thrangu Yangstse Monastery. Over the course of the retreat teachings were given on The Precious Ornament of Liberation and four practice session were kept on the practices of

RFA interview about Buddhism in Africa

RFA interviewed Drupon Khen Rinpoche Karma Lhabu about his role in bringing Buddhism to Africa, and especially to the indigenous people of the Congo. This connection can be traced back to Akong Rinpoche's first visit to South Africa in 1982.

My Hope and Inspiration

Many people have asked me how we came to have children in the retreat centre. It started in 2017 when I accepted an invitation to teach in Zimbabwe, at Kagyu Samye Ling Zimbabwe, and a small group of Buddhists from the Congo travelled to hear me teach; if you can call my talks ‘teachings’ that is.

Thrangu Sekhar Retreat’s 21-Year Programme

A new 21 year programme has just commenced in Thrangu Sekhar Retreat Centre. The programme prioritises the major treatises on the five principle topics

The completion of a Six-Year Retreat

On March 21st 2021, a group of 24 monks, nuns and lay aspirants from 12 different countries concluded the first six-year...

August 2020 - Four Dharmas of Gampopa - Hwayue
Online teachings on the The Four Dharmas of Gampopa

On August 1st and 2nd 2020, Drupon Khen Rinpoche gave a two-day online teaching requested and organised by Hwayue Foundation in Taiwan. Rinpoche...

Conclusion of the 7th Cycle of Retreat

Today saw the successful conclusion of the seventh cycle of retreat at Thrangu Sekhar Retreat Centre. The retreat took

4th Annual One-Week Retreat for Thrangu Gompa Lamas

20-26 November 2019 - We just completed the fourth annual one-week retreat at Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery at the sacred site of Namo ...

Third Trip to Africa

On November 3rd Drupon Khen Rinpoche completed a third trip to the continent of Africa. The final stop was Lubumbashi, the second city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He stayed here for two days ...

Question from a young chap to Rinpoche

After yesterday afternoon’s teaching here in Johannesburg, Drupon Khen Rinpoche was on his way to meet someone when a young chap called Owen wished to ask ...

Teachings in Samye Dzong Kensington

Today and yesterday Drupon Khen Rinpoche has been teaching the Four Dharmas of Gampopa at Samye Dzong Kensington, Johannesburg, SA. In ...

Teachings in Samye Dzong Randburg

The last two days Drupon Khen Rinpoche has been teaching meditation and mind training at Kagyu Samye Dzong Randburg, Johannesburg, SA.