• His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa - August 2012

    His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa - August 2012

  • Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo - May 2009

    Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo - May 2009

  • Kyabje Choegon Rinpoche - August  2009

    Kyabje Choegon Rinpoche - August 2009

  • H.E Tsatrul Rinpoche - Oct 2009

    H.E Tsatrul Rinpoche - Oct 2009

  • H.E Gyaltsen Tulku Rinpoche - Feb 2010

    H.E Gyaltsen Tulku Rinpoche - Feb 2010

  • H.E Sey Rinpoche - July 2010

    H.E Sey Rinpoche - July 2010

  • Kyabje Thouksey Rinpoche - Feb 2011

    Kyabje Thouksey Rinpoche - Feb 2011

  • H.E Sonam Rinpoche -July 2011

    H.E Sonam Rinpoche -July 2011

  • H.E Gyalwa Dokhampa - Dec 2013

    H.E Gyalwa Dokhampa - Dec 2013

  • H.E Dralop Rinpoche - April 2015

    H.E Dralop Rinpoche - April 2015

  • Activities
  • Collectives retreats and training courses

Collectives retreats and training courses

Collective retreats


The retreats (unless otherwise noted) are directed by Drubpön Ngawang Tenzin Pagsam Yongdu and start in the evening by a practice at 6 p.m.

The contribution to Tsok and lamp offerings is left to one’s own choice.
Registration is to be made before the beginning of the retreats, on the centre’s website (www.drukpa.eu).
Registration and bookings are confirmed once the paiment is received, at the latest 3 days before the arrival date.

Retreat led by : Normal 80% rate 70%rate 50% rate
Drubpön Ngawang Tenzin,
Lama Namgyal
or Lama Thrinlé
20.00 € 16.00 € 14.00 € 10.00 €

NB : The different rates are applied according to the income per month :
normal : income over 2000€
80% rate : income between 1500€ and 2000 €
70% rate : income between 1000€ and 1500€
50% rate : income under 1000€

The practices concluding the retreat, as well as thoses conducted on special days are open to all.

Guru Drakpo Kilaya

is one of the wrathful manifestation of Guru Padmasambhava. This practice is conducted in order to overcome the obstacles and the serious illnesses. His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa has given the empowerment and the instructions several times.
Dates : 3rd to 7th of March 2017 and 28th of December 2017 to 1st of January 2018

Opening of the heart - wisdom and compassion (by Lama Namgyal) :

Just like the sun illuminates the space, developing the qualities of love, compassion, joy and equanimity makes us more open to the intelligence of the heart. This acknowledgement of the true nature of our mind, the primordial consciousness, then becomes the source of an infinite and unconditional compassion, which aims for the liberation of all beings from the suffering, from its causes and from the primordial ignorance.
Date : 14th to 17th of April 2017

Green Tara

is a female Buddha, holder of all the accomplishments and offering protection from all forms of suffering, diseases and obstacles.
Dates : 28th of April to 1st of May 2017 and 19th to 21st of January 2018

Guru Yoga :

based on a summarized preliminary practice, this short Guru Yoga practice has been composed by His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa for his western students.
Date : 19th to 21st of May 2017

Guru Dewa :

Guru Dewa is a manifestation of Guru Padmasambhava.
Date : 24th to 28th of mAY 2017


is a powerful purification practice based on universal compassion, to which we can link ourselves by invoking the 1000 armed Chenrezi form, and on the observance of temporary fasting and silence vows. This practice, accompanied by numerous prostrations, prayers and mantra recitations, lasts for two entire days and can be renewed: partial fasting on the 1st day (Nyay-Nay), complete fasting and silence on the 2nd day (Nyung-Nay).
Dates : 1st to 10th June 2017 and 25th of October to 11th of November 2017 (canceled)

The four immeasurables and the Sadhana of Amitabha (by Lama Thrinlé) :

Study, reflection and meditation on love, compassion, joy and equanimity, along with the Sadhana of Amitabha by Drubwang Shakya Shri (explanations and practice).
Date : 23rd to 25th June 2017

P’owa and teachings on Bardo :

linked with the Buddha Amitabha, the P’owa practice is a method to transfer the consciousness at the moment of death. Bardo is the intermediate state between two phases. It is not limited to death but regulates one’s whole existence.
Date : 12th to 16th of July 2017

Meditation - inner peace and silent lucidity (by Lama Namgyal) :

The purpose of meditation is to recognize the primordial nature of our mind and to remind there peacefully. This familiarization, based on ethics and fundamental kindness, comes along with stability and clarity. The inner lucidity can then fully rise, beyond words and concepts.
Date : 8th to 10th of September 2017

Vajrayogini :

one of the major Yidam in Vajrayana, she is the female representation of emptiness and bliss, proper to the natural state of the mind.
Date : 15th to 17th of December 2017

Ngondro retreat:

The Preliminary Practices, recommended by all masters, are essential in order to establish foundations for the practice. Each day comprises four sessions: Refuge practice and prostrations, Vajrasattva, Mandala practice and Guru Yoga (Yoga of the Master).
Date : 4th to 11th of February 2018

Amitabha :

Buddha of infinite light, red in colour, Amitabha rules over a pure land renowned for being easily accessible, « the land of great bliss ».
Date : 23rd to 25th February 2018



run by Dr. Hugues Gouzènes who has been studying and practising tibetan and indian yogas for more than 30 years, is on a theory - practice mode.
Dealing with emotions is one of the main subject of the buddhist meditation, which gives us the skillful methods to understand them better. While diminishing the defi ling emotions (stress), it helps developing favorable emotions to our well-being. The main traditional techniques will be practiced and studied in this workshop, as well as the underlying viewpoint.

Date : 23th and 24th of September 2017


Drukpa around the world

List of the Drukpa lineage centres, organizations and main monasteries.

Live To Love

Live to Love France is a secular non-profit humanitarian charity. Its main focus is to support and pioneer projects which are improving the quality of life of the most impoverished populations while also respecting cultural diversity.
All Live to Love projects are mostly taking place in the Himalayan area.



His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa

His Holiness

His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa tirelessly travels around the world to share his wisdom and his experience with the greatest number.
Whether it be through his teachings or through his activities promoting peace, humanitarian actions or the preservation of the environment, His Holiness unceasingly works to relieve beings from suffering and helps them to improve their lives.
The very special attention he pays to the training of monks and nuns, his commitment through the association “Live2love” as well as the organization of “Pad Yatras” (foot pilgrimages) show the vastness of his Great Compassion.


Book: Happiness is a State of Mind

Nouveau book of His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa

His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa reveals that the secret to happiness lies in the mind. (The Middle Way)
A wonderful book that will become a trusted friend and guide to all who read it. (Mark Williams, bestselling author of MINDFULNESS)
More info

Can be ordered on the shop Druk Nangsel

Le bonheur est déjà là

New Book of His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa

Title : Happiness is a State of Mind
How to Create Space for Hapiness in Your Life

What does happiness mean to us? Where does it come from? Can we really decide to be happy?

We are all chasing happiness. We spend our lives searching for that one thing we think will finally make us happy; that promotion at work, those amazing shoes, having the perfect home. But is happiness something deeper than that, more fundamental? How can this deeper happiness be achieved?

His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa reveals that the secret to happiness lies in the mind. Exploring the simple ways we can train our minds to recognise a happiness that is already there, he gives us the tools to calm anxiety, let go of expectations and embrace an appreciation for life as it is, rather than as we feel it should be.

Happiness is a State of Mind is the toolbox you need to live a more fulfilling life.

Choose to make today a happy day.

Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton (September 2, 2014)
Language: English

This book of 14,99 € euros can be ordered from the online shop at boutique.druknangsel.eu