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Dear Friends,

We hope this letter finds you well and looking forward to spring after a profound and inspiring year-end retreat with the “Ripa Awareness Meditation” method guided by Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche. We are very happy to share with you the blog created by Michèle Beran in which you will discover the highlights of the Winter Retreat, as well as the RAM and Sadhana instructors’ training that followed.

With the Tibetan New Year and Losar just beginning, we take this opportunity to send you our most sincere wishes for health, joy and prosperity. Spring 2019 will bring us many opportunities and events to deepen our practice, to serve our Teachers and to strengthen the bonds with our Sangha brothers and sisters! We are pleased to send you the 2019 Special Event Program with all of the activities and events from the Ripa Teachers and our collaborators. Particular attention is given to the Nyung Nay retreat which will take place during Easter in the gracious presence of Dungsey Lhuntrul Rinpoche. This will be a great opportunity to meet again during the Easter holidays and to fulfill the wish expressed by Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche at the end of his personal retreat this past year, so that the ritual of Nyung Nay retreat becomes a flagship practice at the RIC Center in Europe.

We wish you Tashi Delek! and hope to welcome each of you over the coming months at the Ripa International Center!

Your RIC Team


February 9 at 10:30 AM

Losar Festivities
Lhasang Fire Puja to celebrate the start of the Tibetan New Year, followed by a Momos lunch.

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Weekend, April 6 – 7

Sound Yoga
With Mahaut Aeschlimann

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Weekend, April 13 – 14

Tai Chi Workshop and Mantra Singing
With Dechen Shak-Dagsay

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Easter Retreat,  April 17 – 21 

Nyung Nay Retreat
With Dungsey Lhuntrul Déchen Rinpoché

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Weekend,  May 10 – 12

Medicine Buddha:
Teachings & Empowerment

With Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche

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Weekend, May 31 – June 2

Retreat: Inner Peace Keeping
With Amandine Roche.   

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Pentecost Retreat, June 7 – 10

Silent Residential        
Vipassana Retreat

With Patricia et Charles Genoud

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Weekend, June 15 – 16

Sagadawa – Festival Weekend
with Sangha members and special invitees

Info & Registration

Summer Retreat 2019 

1st Module: July 20 – 26

Training the Mind in Compassion and Loving Kindness Meditation
With Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche
Open to all

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2nd Module: July 27 – August 2

Taksham Yeshe Tsogyal Drupchö (5 days)
With His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rabjam Rinpoche, Dungsey Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche and Dungsey Lhuntrul Rinpoche

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3rd Module: August 3 – 10

Enriching Gesar Drupchö

With His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rabjam Rinpoche, Dungsey Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche and Dungsey Lhuntrul RinpocheThrough using specific yoga poses we will prepare the body and use powerful BBTR (Bio dynamic Breathwork & Trauma Release) tools to unlock stored emotions and unresolved traumas. With Daniel Anner.         

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Fall Events

Weekend, October 5 – 6

Meditation Workshop:
Ripa Awareness Meditation

With Geneviève Hamelet

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Weekend, October 12-13  

“Mindful parenting”
With Lienhard Valentin

Info & Registration

Retreat October 18 – 25 

“Straight from the Heart”
With Saki Santorelli

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Regular activities    

NEW! Weekly Meditation Sessions:
Beginners on Tuesday and Advanced on Thursday

Ripa Awareness Meditation
With Saki Santorelli

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March 9 -10  2019
May 4 – 5 2019 
July 6 – 7 2019

Gardening Weekend
With Nadya Graui


First Sunday of Each Month at 11:00 am

Medicine Buddha Practice
Organized by Padma Ling Switzerland