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The Long-Awaited Biography of His Eminence Terton Namkha Drimed Rabjam Rinpoche is Now Available!

Amitayus Retreat 2023

We are delighted to announce that the registration for the fall Amitayus retreat in Nepal is now open. His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rabjam Rinpoche and Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche will teach and guide students in the Drupcho practices of Amitayus.

Donate to Support COVID-19 Relief

The Ripa Monasteries in Nepal and India have been deeply affected by COVID-19. During this past year, several monks contracted Covid-19. We are requesting your assistance in 2022. Will you please contribute generously to support the treatment of our monks and teachers?

"Revealed Treasures" - Gongter Text Translation Project

Ripa Ladrang Foundation has accepted the profound responsibility of sponsoring the Gong Ter translation project for H.E. Terton Namkha Drimed Rinpoche’s termas (Revealed Treasures). We invite you to join us in sponsorship of this sacred translation project.  

Advice on the COVID-19 Pandemic & Oral Transmission for Recommended Practices from H.E. Namkha Drimed Rinpoche from Kathmandu, Nepal.

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The Buddha Dharma is the ultimate source of happiness and refuge for all beings. We should preserve it through practice and so preserve the precious lineage of living wisdom teachings...

His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rabjam Rinpoche

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

Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche

Dungsey Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche has completed his solitary retreat. He is thinking of us all, holding us very close to his heart in his prayers. 

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.

Mero Gaon - My Village

Mero Gaon means My Village in Nepali. It is a humanitarian project founded by Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche designed to rebuild homes and remote villages that were destroyed in the 2015 earthquake which claimed over 8,800 lives and destroyed 770,000 homes. This project was recently completed. All 55 homes have been re-built and we thank you very much for your love and support.    

“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 LettersLearn About Lingdro DanceGongter Text Translation Project

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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