Lojong Retreat 2012

February 17, 2013

From the beginning of December ’12 another retreat cycle was started in which Lama Walli began to teach us about the seven points of mind training, following the commentary by […]

Karmapa’s Visit

September 3, 2012

We had the honour of welcoming Gyalwa Karmapa in Marfond once again. On the 21st of August he was presented with the keys to his recently finished house. This was […]

Retreat with Lama Walli

May 4, 2012

From the 14th to the 21st of April a retreat course was held in Marfond. Guided meditation sessions were interspersed with dharma teachings, classes in Yangchen as well as other […]

Third retreat house

May 3, 2012

Having received building permission for another retreat house, work began in May 2012. Through the help of many friends the house was made winter-proof after only four months of work, […]

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 […]


September 13, 2011

One of the first projects in Dedrol Ling was the building of a Stupa following the wish of Gendün Rinpoche. He said it would be the support of the center, as […]

Meditation hall

August 13, 2011

Thanks to the generous support of many people, we have been able to build a bigger meditation hall. Here group practices are held and teachings are given regularly. It was […]


July 13, 2011

A Drubkang is a retreat building where people can practice meditation intensively in a strict and closed manner. From 1999 to 2010, three cycles of 3-year-retreat took place in Dedrol […]

Retreat houses

June 28, 2011

Since 2008 we started building a couple of wooden houses, so that people who have already lived and practised in Dedrol Ling for some years can continue with retreat and […]

Karmapa House

May 5, 2011

We feel very fortunate that the Karmapa/Lama House project has come to fruition and that the main construction was completed at the end of 2010. After about two years of […]

Impressions (gallery)

April 27, 2011

Impressions from the place and the people

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 […]