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Gyalwa Dokhampa, more popularly known as ‘Khamtrul Rinpoche’, was born in 1981, into the family of His Holiness, the present Gyalwang Drukpa and spiritual head of the Drukpa Lineage. He was recognised by both His Holiness the Dalai Lama and His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa as the ninth incarnation of the Gyalwa Dokhampa.

He went on to study at Druk Thupten Sangag Choeling Monastery in Darjeeling in India, where he spent his childhood and teenage years under the guidance of his principal teacher, His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa. Later he completed a nine-year course to attain his Master’s degree in Buddhist Philosophy from Tango Monastic University in the Royal Kingdom of Bhutan.
Sunday, 14 July 2013 11:36

The 5th Annual Drukpa Council

The Annual Drukpa Council was created by His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa in 2009 in order to exchange ideas, to strengthen ties within the lineage and for Drukpa masters to share the wealth of their spiritual heritage.

The venue this year is Hemis monastery, the principal seat of the Drukpa lineage and famous worldwide for its annual festival. It will host for the second consecutive year the greatest assembly of Drukpa masters, scholars and Tulkus.

Saturday, 08 June 2013 17:51

Sacred Geometry Classes

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Wednesday, 29 August 2012 15:57

Sri Lanka Eco-Pad Yatra

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Yatra is a Sanskrit term, meaning "journey" or "procession" and Pad Yatra generally refers to a walking pilgrimage to sacred sites.

March 2013 will be the first time His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa undertakes an eco-pad yatra outside of his motherland, India.

You are invited to join the walking pilgrimage and visit the holy sites in Sri Lanka, blessed by the holy saints of the past, and celebrate Christmas with His Holiness and his spiritual entourage with historical meditation caves and archaic frescoes of meditational deities as backdrop. Just like the ancient times when the Buddha walked with his disciples and taught them through his physical actions and verbal expressions, His Holiness and his spiritual sons and daughters will help us relive the ancient traditions of spirituality as well as connect this ancient wisdom with our modern life.

We are delighted to host the Maitreya Heart Shrine Relic Tour at our London centre, from August 31st to September 2nd.

This is a rare opportunity to view these relics, which were found among the cremation ashes of Buddhist masters. The relics resemble beautiful, pearl-like crystals which are believed to embody the master’s spiritual qualities of compassion and wisdom and are deliberately produced by the master at his death.

Visitors often report experiences of inspiration and healing when in the presence of the relics. While some are inspired to pray for world peace and to develop their inner wisdom, others are overcome by emotion as the powerful effects of the relics open their hearts to compassion and loving-kindness.

Monday, 19 March 2012 23:26

Nuns and Monks visit the London Centre

March 2012

Click here for information and how to register the forthcoming Retreat and Birthday Celebrations in Nepal

Sunday, 23 October 2011 16:07

Live Webcast of Throma Nagmo Retreat

Click here for live webcast of Throma Nagmo retreat with His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa and His Eminence Kyabje Khamtrul Rinpoche, broadcast live from Kathmandu, from October 18th to 25th. Video on demand of previous sessions also available.

Monday, 19 September 2011 08:08

Urgent Disaster Appeal

Major Earthquake Devastates Sikkim, Darjeeling and Nepal

On the evening of September 18th, the Himalayan region was hit by an earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter Scale. The epicentre was in Sikkim and at least 63 people have been killed there and in the surrounding areas of Bihar, West Bengal, Nepal and Tibet. Hundreds more have been injured by the subsequent mudslides and falling debris and the death and injury toll is rising as rescue workers continue to use shovels and bare hands to pull bodies from destroyed buildings.

Many buildings in and around Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, have collapsed and around 85 per cent of structures and houses have developed cracks. It is estimated that 100,000 homes in the Himalayan region are affected. Areas in north Sikkim have been cut off from the rest of the country as roads are blocked and communication lines damaged by the earthquake.

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