• 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

01 His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa   August 2012
  • 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 Dewa is a manifestation of Guru Padmasambhava.
Date : 1st to 3rd of March 2019


is a practice of Guru Rinpoche. Litteraly, it means « mountain smoke offering ». It is a powerful practice of purification and of dispelling the obstacles.
Date : 15th to 17th of March 2019

YANGTIK RETREAT(according to the new text) :

Yangtik is the quintessence of the body, speech and mind of the Guru, who embodies the three kayas, in the aspects of Guru Padmasambhava the Nirmanakaya, Chenrezi the Sambhogakaya and Amitabha the Dharmakaya.
Date : 29th of May to 2nd of June 2019


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 : Date : 10th to 14th of July 2019


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).
Date : 9th to 18th of June 2019 and 3rd to 20th of November 2019


free of charge lessons restricted to those who have already participated in the Chod Sengey Tsewa practice. Please bring : practice text of Chod, damaru, bell, notebook, eraser and pencil.
Date : Sunday 21st of July 2019, from 2 to 5:30 pm


Buddha of infi nite light, red in colour, Amitabha rules over a pure land renowned for being easily accessible, « the land of great bliss ».
Date : 25th to 28th of July 2019


The purpose of meditation is to recognize the primordial nature of our mind and to remain 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.
6th to 8th of September 2019


The calm abiding meditation taught by the Buddha and the Yogi Masters of the Drukpa Lineage is based on the relaxed nature of body, speech and mind. It is at fi rst an awareness of the body, perceptions, breathing and conscience. It then deepens into a concentration on the enlightened body, speech and mind. Gradually, a purifi cation comes to fruition, that opens up a space of deep understanding where purity and impurity are no longer distinguished. This retreat will include the Medecine Buddha morning practice.
Date : 18th to 20th of October 2019


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 : 20th to 22nd of December 2019 (canceled)


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.
Date : 28th of December 2019 to 1st of January 2020 (canceled)


is a female Buddha, holder of all the accomplishments and offering protection from all forms of suffering, diseases and obstacles.
Date : 17th to 19th of January 2020


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 : 12th to 16th of February 2020



workshop 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.
Buddhism is founded on the 4 Noble Truths, that deals with existential condition, suff ering and happiness. The questions of disease and suff ering naturally fi t in this scope. In the Eastern traditions, there is a very rich knowledge on the principles regarding health and original methods based on yogas and meditation techniques dedicated to healing and health education.
Date : 28th and 29th of September 2019


run by the nun Sherab Drölma.
Information : 06 44 99 16 08


child-friendly guided tour, tales, making of a natural mandala.
Date : Sunday 30th of June 2019


Through tales or readings, Isabelle Dantzer, storyteller for young and old, invites you to the discovery of Buddha’s previous lives. Readings on some sundays, from 3.00 to 4.00 pm. Optional contribution (3€ minimum recommended).
Date : Sundays 19th May, 4th August, 6th October & 15th December 2019

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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)
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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