We are happy to announce that His Eminence Kyabje Thuksey Rinpoche will be coming to London in February 2017
Born in Ladakh in 1986, His Eminence Kyabje Thuksey Rinpoche was recognised by H.H. 14th Dalai Lama and H.H. 12th Gyalwang Drukpa as the reincarnation of the first Kyabje Thuksey Rinpoche – a prominent figure in Himalayan Buddhism during the last century. After his exile from Tibet, he ensured the continuity, legacy and teaching of the Drukpa School of Buddhism, establishing one of its main monasteries, Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling, in Darjeeling India.
His Eminence Thuksey Rinpoche spent most of his childhood in this monastery before continuing his education for nine years at the prestigious Tango University in Bhutan. An accomplished meditation master, His Eminence has taken on many responsibilities including the management of the monastery in Darjeeling, the Druk Pema Karpo School - an award-winning educational project in Ladakh, and the Drukpa centres of Buddhist studies and meditation in Europe. He is an articulate advocate of compassion in action, having also set up an animal sanctuary in the Himalayas.
His Eminence is part of the young generation of spiritual Masters who bring a contemporary and modern approach to Buddhism and spirituality. He speaks fluent English and is able to teach from a depth of realisation, communicating the essence of spiritual teachings in an engaging manner.
Friday February 3rd, 7 pm to 9 pm
Helping Ourselves To Compassion: Practical Strategies For A Better World
Public Talk at Asia House, 63 New Cavendish St, Marylebone, London W1G 7LP
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Sunday February 5th, 10 am to 6 pm
Chenrezig Teaching and Initiation
Rigpa London Centre, 330 Caledonian Rd, London N1 1BB
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We look forward to seeing many of you at these events
With best wishes
Once every twelve years, in the fifth lunar month of the Monkey year, half a million people from across the Himalayas gather in Ladakh, India, to celebrate Naropa’s life in one of the largest events of the decade. Also known as the “Kumbh Mela of Himalayas,” this month-long festival includes several rare cultural events that are believed to grant spiritual liberation upon sight. This includes the ceremonial unfurling of one of the greatest regional treasures – an ancient silk embroidery of Guru Padmasambhava that stretches to several stories in height, a beloved devotional art piece which is only ever displayed to public audiences during the Naropa festivities.
The Naropa events also mark the largest assembly of Drukpa masters and includes cultural performances by prominent Himalayan artists representing the wider Drukpa community. The culminating event is the display of the famed sacred Six Bone Ornaments belonging to Naropa, the 11th century Indian saint, by His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa, head of the Drukpa Order. The Six Bone Ornaments are amongst the holiest treasures of the Himalayas, and are the symbolic origin of many of the foundational practices of Himalayan Buddhism.
The Naropa events are considered unmissable by the hundreds of thousands who attend.
For further information please visit www.naropa2016.org
A major aftershock with magnitude 6.7 just occurred less than an hour ago. Please join hands to recite "Praise to 21 Taras" for Nepal, for the victims, survivors and their families. ~ Request by His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa on 26th April 2015
Listen to Praise to 21 Taras here
We have been very fortunate to have His Holiness's nun Khenmo Tingdzin staying with us in London for a few months. During her stay His Holiness has requested her to teach us in detail on the various practices - mudras, visualisations, melodies etc
Khenmo will be coming to Canterbury on Sunday 1st Feb 2:30 - 5:30 to talk about Compassion and the practice of Chenrezig.
The event will be at
Concorde House Clinic,
26a Stour Street
Canterbury CT1 2NZ
Globalisation, the development of the virtual world, instant and plentiful methods of communication have paradoxically isolated us from each other and call for more humanisation.
One needs to develop benevolence towards oneself and others, to be able to listen to, and be open to others. Clear understanding is required for empathy and compassion to exist.
Sengey Tsewa is a practice of Prajna Paramita (the practice of Wisdom). Dakini Machig Labdron offered the teaching of Sengey Tsewa (The Revelry with the Lion) to the Great Omniscient Kunkhyen Pema Karpo (the Fourth Gyalwang Drukpa 1527-1592) through his master Awa Dhutipa. Ever since then, it has been the main practice of many historical yogis of Vajrayana Buddhism.
As taught by His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa, the entire practice of Buddhism is to inspire the practitioners to open their hearts so that the blessing/understanding will be there without any obstacle or difficulty. The focus of teachings and practices such as chanting, spiritual dances, spiritual yoga, recitations, pujas, etc. is to inspire us to achieve an understanding mind, which also known as the Mind or Heart of Enlightenment.
We are happy to announce that His Eminence Kyabje Thuksey Rinpoche will be visiting London in January 2015.
The previous Thuksey Rinpoche was the first guru of His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa and we are especially delighted to welcome His Eminence now on the occasion of his first visit to the UK.
We are very fortunate to have His Holiness's nun Khenmo Tingdzin staying with us in London for a few months. During her stay His Holiness has requested her to teach us in detail on the various practices - mudras, visualisations, melodies etc
Please see calendar for dates
We are delighted to welcome five of His Holiness's nuns to our centre in September for a programme of teachings and practice. The nuns are accompanying His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa on his European tour and have kindly agreed to give teachings and conduct pujas at our centre. The Venerable Drubpon Ngawang is also coming with the the nuns and will join us for the programme.