Opening of the Institute at Dhakpo Kagyu Ling


The new Institute at Dhagpo Kagyu Ling

Lama Jampa Thaye and Dechen Dolma, accompanied by David Armstrong, have just spent four days at the opening of the Institute at Dhakpo Kagyu Ling in France where Lama Jampa was invited as a guest of honour.

Inauguration of the Institute 13th June 2013

The new Institute, which is the culmination of twenty years of work by Jigme Rinpoche and the sangha, fulfils one of the specific wishes of His Holiness the Sixteenth Karmapa. The opening ceremony was performed by Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche in the presence of various civic and religious dignitaries.

Consecration of the Institute by Kuzik Shamar Rinpoche
Group photo after the consecration
The Institute's library

Over the following days Shamar Rinpoche gave teachings on Mahamudra and bestowed the major initiation of Gyalwa Gyamtso. Lama Jampa spent private time with Shamar Rinpoche during which they discussed old times, modern times and future times.

Sharmar Rinpoche giving teachings on Mahamudra
The initiation of Gyalwa Gyamtso


Lama Jampa will return to teach at Dhakpo Kagyu Ling on the Madhyamaka from August 10-12 shortly before the annual summer teachings begin at Sakya Changlochen Ling.

Au revoire!
Lama Jampa with Jigme Rinpoche in the garden at Dhagpo
Lama Jampa & Dechen Dolma with Lama Jean-Guy president of Dhagpo