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European Spring Tour with Dungsey Lhuntrul Dechen Gyurme Rinpoche

altWe are very pleased to announce that Dungsey Dechen Lhuntrul Gyurme Rinpoche will be giving teachings at local Padma Ling organizations in Europe and Russia this Spring. Please vist the Spring Tour page under 'Program' for more.







International Summer Retreat 2014 at the RIC: Sutrayana III, Enriching Gesar Drupcho,

and the Gong Ter Transmissions


The Ripa Council and the Ripa International Center are very honored to be able to host an historic event for the West, during this Summer’s International Retreat by His Eminence, the Terchen Terton, Namkha Drimed Rabjam Rinpoche’s bestowal of his Gong Ter, or own mind Terma, of Guru Rinpoche, Yeshe Tsogyal, Vajrasattva and the Gesar cycle. Please visit the Summer Retreat page under Program for more details.