About 2012

March 16, 2012

In the first half of 2012 we worked on the construction of a third retreat house. From the 28th of July until the 14th of August and from the 20th […]

Study course

March 13, 2012

At the end of our practice year we had the chance to receive teachings from Khenpo Chöchok. From the 27th February to 7th March we studied with him two treaties […]

Retreat Year 2011

March 6, 2012

2011 was a year mainly dedicated to practice. From Losar to Losar (March 2011-February 2012), we had a year of practice in Marfond. On the one hand, we had a […]

Three–month retreat 2011 with Lama Henrik

March 1, 2012

”Have no fear of difficulties but consider them as a blessing of the Three Jewels. If you have problems, know them to arise in your mind because of your own […]

Visit of Beru Khyentse Rinpoche

February 29, 2012

On the 5th of September 2011 Beru Khyentse Rinpoche visited us in the late afternoon. In a relaxed atmosphere Rinpoche took his time to answer our questions. His presence was […]

Begin of retreat year

March 7, 2011

On the 7th of March 2011 a one year retreat started in Dedröl Ling . During the two weeks prior to this, we practiced middle-length Mahakala and performed a Sang […]

About 2011

February 5, 2011

The whole center participated in a three month retreat guided by Lama Henrik from August to November 2010. Afterwards, the group dedicated some weeks for buddhist studies, before starting a […]

Coming out of the 3-year retreat

May 31, 2010

A group of ten practitioners concluded their 3-year retreat on Thursday 27th of May, the auspicious day of Buddha’s enlightenment. Before they left the retreat boundaries (the Drubkang) a sang […]

New Heating system

After the generous contribution of many dharma friends who had followed our call for donations last winter, we could now install our new heating system. The new system has replaced […]

Losar – Tibetan New Year

February 28, 2010

Before Losar, the tibetan New Year, we practiced the Middle-length Mahakala Puja for several days both in the center and in the Drubkhang. This is done in order to remove […]


December 27, 2009

“Marfond heats to 108° Celsius!” Dear Friends, We are now preparing to install a new heating system. The new system would replace our current one which heats the main residential […]

8th Karmapa Retreat course

November 16, 2009

In the beginning of November we had a nine day group retreat with all the residents and some old practitioner friends who support us in our work. The retreat schedule […]

Khenpo Ngedön

Khenpo Ngedön who resides in Spain came to Dhagpo Kagyü Ling from the 24th-30th of October to teach the “Gateway to Knowlegde” in accordance with the wish of Gyalwa Karmapa […]

Visit of Sabchu Rinpoche

August 29, 2009

The spontaneous visit of Sabchu Rinpoche took place in a very fresh and open atmosphere. Even though young in age (born in 1983), he could brilliantly answer all our questions, […]

Gyalwa Karmapa visits Dedrol Ling 2009

On the 9th of August – under an unceasing shower of rain- we recieved the Gyalwa Karmapa, who first spent an extensive time in the Drubkhang with our ten 3- […]

Visit of Mipham Rinpoche

We felt fortunate, that Mipham Rinpoche kept his word by coming to Dedrol Ling every year, which happened to be at the beginning of August this time. First of all […]

Mahamudra – The Ocean of True Meaning

August 4, 2009

“Mahamudra – The Ocean of True Meaning” by the 9th Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje republished in German and newly published in English Lama Henrik revised his first german translation of “Mahamudra […]

Beru Khyentse and Jamgön Kongtrul

August 2, 2009

During their visit in Dhagpo Kagyu Ling from the 12th -16th of June Beru Khyentse Rinpoche and his son, the young Jamgön Kongtrul Rinpoche, came to visit Dedrol Ling. They went […]

Retreat course with Lama Walli

May 14, 2009

From the 27th of April to the 2nd of May Lama Walli gave explanations on the Ngedön Gyamtso (Mahamudra – The Ocean of True Meaning) from the 9th Karmapa Wangchug […]

…of the Karmapa House

News July 09 In the meantime the wood paneling for the outside of the walls was completed and the ramp for wheel-chair access was built. Inside, the doors were installed and […]

Losar – Tibetan New Year 2009

March 8, 2009

For the occasion of the Tibetan new year (25.02) elaborate practices were performed, both before and after the actual day. From the 17th-23rd of February Middle-Length Mahakala was done everyday […]

White Tara statue

December 7, 2008

The White Tara statue, which we received this summer from Nepal is now in our central shrine of the meditation hall (gom.pa). We were very fortunate that Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche […]

Lama Lhundrup visiting Dedrol Ling

From the 10th – 12th of November we had the pleasure to have Lama Lhundrup in our center. He is residing at the monastary of Kundrol Ling (Le Bost), Auvergne, […]

Gyalwa Karmapa`s visit

September 13, 2008

In the first week of August Gyalwa Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje came to visit Dedrol Ling. He was welcomed by his parents as well as the residents and visitors. He […]