We Present Dungsey Lhuntrul Rinpoche's US Tour 2016

New York City - June 17 - 19
Los Angeles - June 24 - 26
San Francisco - June 30 - July 4

This is a very rare opportunity to attend teachings given by the Abbot and lineage holder of the Ripa Lineage. 

Register Now 

We are very pleased to announce that registration is now open for our 3-week Ripa International Summer Retreat beginning Saturday, July 23 – Saturday, August 13, 2016.

The Living Masters

The Ripa lineage of revealed treasures represents a unique system that combines the monastic virtues based on the Buddhist Sutras with highly developed Tantric skills that bring forth a profound spiritual awakening or awareness that is yet direct and easily accessible.

His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rinpoche

His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rinpoche is the supreme head of the Ripa lineage of Nyingma Vajrayana Buddhism and a living Tertön.

Meet Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche

The Ripa Ladrang Foundation is pleased to announce a unique opportunity to attend a talk with: Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche On the topics of “Shiné” meditation practice and “Socially Engaged Buddhism”…

Announcing HE Namkha Drimed Rinpoche's US Tour 

NYC - August 19 - 21                  Toronto - September 9 - 11 
Boston - August 27 - 28            Los Angeles - September 15 - 19
Minnesota - September 3 - 4

“Through our interdependence we have mutual responsibility to be socially responsible” – Jigme Rinpoche

Our Mission

The Mission of the Ripa Ladrang Foundation as a non-profit organization is to promote, support and preserve Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism, following the footsteps of the Ripa Lineage and its teachers. Since this tradition’s religious values and practices are very much about compassionate engagement with the world and its people, we fulfill this mission through a combination of teachings, preservation of religious texts, spiritual outreach and a wide variety of humanitarian service projects.
President’s LetterA Message to HumanityIntroducing Mero Gaon – My Village

Our Goals

Ripa’s Guiding Principles

  • The specific purpose of the foundation is to support, advance, propagate, and preserve the teaching, practice and study of the Tibetan Buddhist religion. The Ripa Ladrang Foundation will support Buddhist teaching activities throughout the United States and the world, with emphasis on the Ripa Lineage.
  • The preservation of Tibetan culture and support of the Tibetan refugee population outside Tibet are two of our most important goals. We work toward this goal through our humanitarian projects and ensuring the spiritual aspects of Buddhism are protected and shared. We ensure this by supporting the Tibetan monastic tradition and the preservation of religious texts.
  • Through our focus on spirituality and humanitarian projects, we propagate peace in the world and encourage individuals to find peace, both within and outside themselves.


Preserving Buddhist Teachings

Passing On Tradition

We are acting to preserve Buddhist teachings over the globe.

Children At Monastery

Aiding Local People

Our efforts have provided for the impoverished in Nepal and Tibet.

Pure Water Project

Providing Clean Water

Our efforts have helped build 3 new water purification plants.

Restoring Fish Populations

Restoring Fish Populations

We have re-introduced over 10,000 fish into local waters.

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Our Monasteries


Rigon Tashi Choeling – Nepal

The Rigon Tashi Choeling Monastery was opened in November of 2005, after the successful funding and completion of the New Treasures Project. The monastery represents the vision of Tibetan lama and meditation master, Namkha Drimed Rabjam Rinpoche. Learn More


Rigon Tashi Choeling – Tibet

One of the first projects conducted by the Ripa Ladrang Foundation was to fund the restoration of the Rigon Tashi Choeling Monastery in Tibet. This Monastery is currently run by His Eminence’s oldest son Tenzin Nyima Rinpoche. Learn More


Rigon Thupten Mindrolling – India

After departing Tibet in 1959 due to the communist invasion, the Ripa Masters and followers ended up relocating to the state of Orissa, India. Upon settling down in Chandragiri, the Ripa Masters constructed The Thupten Mindrolling Monastery as the new main monastery of the Ripa Lineage. Learn More

Other Ripa Centers

Ripa International Center - Switzerland

Ripa International Center – Switzerland

The Ripa International Center in Niederwangen, Switzerland is an International Buddhist Center where the humanitarian and spiritual aspects of Tibetan Buddhism can be developed and practiced. Its central location in Europe ensures access to the uninterrupted wisdom flow of transmission from the Ripa Lineage and to bring the living spiritual tradition of our Tibetan teachers to the West. Learn More

Urgen Sangak Choiling - Kalmykia

Urgen Sangak Choiling – Kalmykia

In the village of Trinity, next to the ongoing construction of the future Temple “Urgen Sangak Choeling” that was blessed and given name by Namkha Rinpoche during his previous visits, Rinpoche held Gesar Sang for removing obstacles, increasing energy and summoning the Lungta of well-being. Learn More

Ripa Center - Moscow

Ripa Center – Moscow

The new Ripa Moscow Center will become a place of prosperity and spreading the Dharma for current and future generations. There are many more people who will now have an opportunity to benefit from the teachings and to find happiness through deeper connection. Learn More

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