Monday, 29 October 2007 00:38

His Holiness the 12th Gyalwang Drukpa

will be visiting the UK in January 2008. He will be holding a public talk on "Live to Love", and giving teachings and initiation on Green Tara. Some details are as yet unconfirmed, but check the "Events with his Holiness" category for the fullest current information.
Monday, 29 October 2007 00:27

Green Tara Teaching with HH Gyalwang Drukpa

idea2c.jpg 24th January 2008 10am-5pm Cecil Sharpe House, 2 Regents Park Road London NW1 7AY Admission £35/£25
idea1.jpg 23rd January 2008 at 7pm Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), 10 Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1 Cost £15 (£10 concessions) payable on the door. No advance booking.
Sunday, 28 October 2007 00:50

Website Makeover

New SiteThe website has been given a makeover. (you may have noticed). The structure is still developing, and some items are currently missing - the shop and photoalbum will re-appear soon. All the old content will be given the makeover treatment, and some new features will be added. First new feature is the event calendar, which also gives out an iCal feed. If you have a Mac or Outlook 2007 you should be able to subscribe, and new events will be automatically added to your diary.

Saturday, 06 October 2007 00:30

New Drukpa Centre open in London

We are happy to announce that Drukpa UK now has a home in central London. The Drukpa London Centre has been given the name Drukpa Kunga Peljör by His Holiness. Drubpon Nawang has given an outline for an increased practice schedule download a copy here. Directions to the centre can be downloaded here.

This year (2006) marks the 8th centenary of the founding of the Drukpa Lineage by Tsangpa Gyare Yeshe Dorje. "800 years of hard work" as the current Gyalwang Drukpa puts it! Though Tsangpa Gyare was from the area of Tsang in Tibet, he was actually of Chinese (Gya) descent - his grandfather had helped bring the famous statue of Jowo Shakyamuni to Lhasa as a present from the Chinese Emperor to King Songtsen Gampo. He studied under Ling Repa, one of the great masters of the period, a generation after Gampopa and Rechungpa. Ling Repa had taught him much in accordance with the yogic practices of Naropa and Milarepa - the "re" in "Gyare" refers to his accomplishment of the tummo practice that allowed him to wander clothed only in a cotton cloth regardless of the external conditions - a "repa" or "cotton clad one".

Tsangpa Gyare Yeshe Dorje (1161-1211)It was whilst on retreat sealed in a meditation cell at Lhodrak Kharchu, following Ling Repa’s passing that he acheived the supreme insight – his realisation of Mahamudra became vast and free. He then roamed from place to place meditating in sacred places.
Lama Zhang, founder of the Tshalpa Kagyud, requested Tsangpa Gyare to take ordination in order to benefit more beings. Tsangpa Gyare saw himself giving teachings to many monks in a dream, and dreamt that the lineage of Lord Naphuwa would be held by ordained monks. Shortly afterwards, aged 33, he was ordained as a Bhikshu by Khenchen Zopa and given the name Yeshe Dorje.

Monday, 25 May 2015 23:06

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We have been very fortunate to have His Holiness's nun Khenmo Tingdzin staying with us in London for a few months. During her stay His Holiness has requested her to teach us in detail on the various practices - mudras, visualisations, melodies etc

Khenmo will be coming to Canterbury on Sunday 1st Feb 2:30 - 5:30 to talk about Compassion and the practice of Chenrezig.

The event will be at

Concorde House Clinic,
26a Stour Street
Canterbury CT1 2NZ

A major aftershock with magnitude 6.7 just occurred less than an hour ago. Please join hands to recite "Praise to 21 Taras" for Nepal, for the victims, survivors and their families. ~ Request by His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa on 26th April 2015

Listen to Praise to 21 Taras here

Saturday, 23 May 2015 22:59

Drukpa centres worldwide


  Drukpa Publications Ltd (DPPL)
  Druk Amitabha Mountain
  Drukpa Eugene/NY/NJ
  Drukpa Los Angeles
  Drukpa Mexico
  Drukpa Peru
  Drukpa Hong Kong
  Drukpa Vietnam
  Drukpa Kuala Lumpur
  Drukpa Penang
  Drukpa Plouray
  Drukpa Paris
  Drukpa Spain
  Drukpa Canaries
  Drukpa Germany Kassel
  Drukpa Germany Hamburg
  Drukpa Monaco
  Drukpa Poland
  Drukpa Switzerland
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