Buddhistdoor Global Interview

Drupon Khen Rinpoche was recently interviewed by Buddhistdoor Global about his observations of Buddhism in Africa among other topics :

Lesotho – Day 1 & 2

On May 7th I arrived in Lesotho from Malawi via South Africa. I was greeted at the airport by Master Hui Li, whose activities in Africa are vast in scale, together with the director of the centre here. We then headed for the Amitofo Care Centre of Lesotho. On the morning of the 8th, I […]

Last Day in Malawi

In the African country of Malawi on May 6th, I gave meditation classes to the high school students of the Amitofu Care Centre. I taught and took questions from the grade 1 students from 08.00 to 09.30 and from the grade 3 students from 09.30 to 11.00. At 14.00 I was interviewed by Buddhistdoor Global […]

Visits to Prisons and an Orphan

On May 5th in Malawi, I spent the day visiting prisoners in the country of Malawi. In the morning, I went to a young offenders institute, offering a few words of advice and answering questions as best I could. In the afternoon, I went to another prison and also spoke a few words and responded […]


On the morning of May 4th, I arrived in Malawi. After a warm welcome by all at the Amitofu Care Centre, I offered a few words of advice to the children. In the evening the children gave a welcoming ceremony with songs, dancing and other activities, all excellently performed. A big thank you to all […]

Dubai and UAE

I recently visited the UAE, having been encouraged to do so by a few friends there. In Dubai, on April 30th and May 1st, these friends and I were graciously hosted by the Mittal family of India and Zambia. I gave talks as per the wishes of those in attendance and also spoke a few […]

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...