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Dear Friends of the Ripa International Sangha,

Happy Losar Tashi Delek – may the Tibetan New Year 2150 of the Water Rabbit bring peace, harmony and prosperity to All! As you know, this year brings change to our Center with Begoña stepping back from the head of RIC after seven years and Antje being appointed the new director.

First of all, I would like to express my gratitude to the Dear Teachers of the Ripa Lineage, and particularly to Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche our spiritual leader of the Center, for their trust and support. It is my greatest honor and joy to serve the Ripa Lineage and Sangha, in doing my best to implement the vision of our Teachers and the Dharma in the West under the precious guidance of Lama Tenzin and with support from the RIC Dream Team!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Begoña for the tremendous work that she has done with the team over the past seven years and the achievements which would not have been possible without her personal commitment, energy and her strong determination. She deserves special gratitude for having created this indispensable base of stability and structure which allows the Center to look into the future with confidence and trust for new developments and ideas.

Good News

Here, we present the programs that the RIC Team and residents from the Sangha prepared for the first half of 2023. To begin, we have some very good news!

  1. Both Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche and Lhuntrul Dechen Rinpoche will come to the Center this Spring, we invited His Eminence to the Summer Retreat and of course, we have the strongest aspiration to welcome him again this year.
  2. The regular weekly Shine meditation will be back in our Center this spring thanks to the initiative and dedication of Gabriela and Christian.
  3. For the first time, we will propose a program especially designed for kids during the summer retreat. Olga and Jenya are preparing a wonderful full day program based upon the vision of Jigme Rinpoche, all the details will come soon.
  4. Please enjoy the very nice enclosed gift, prepared by our Dear Sister Irene from the Spanish Sangha, to make sure we do not miss a single Puja! You can download it HERE
  5. And last but not least, discover the Losar greetings that we just received directly from Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche in Orissa.

We wish you all a wonderful start to the New Year of the Water Rabbit, our Team would like to send you much love and our best wishes for the upcoming months.

May we meet soon and join in practice for the benefit of all sentient beings!

With Love and Gratitude,
The RIC and Ripa Ladrang Foundation

Losar Greetings from Orissa

Sent From Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche

RIPA Programs
April 15 -16
On-siteFinding Peace in Troubled Times
with Gyetrul Jigme RinpocheGyetrul Jigme Rinpoche shares perspectives and insights based upon the wisdom teachings of Buddhism, which help us to deal with our current problems. During this weekend, he provides guidelines and methods that confidently lead us into our kind-hearted, powerful being.

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May 13 – 14
On-site and via ZoomNgöndro Weekend: Teachings and Accumulations
guided by Lama TenzinFor students of the Ripa Lineage having taken refuge

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May 29 – June 03
ResidentialNyung Né
with Dungsey Lhuntrul Dechen Gyurmey RinpocheNyung Ne is a fasting and purification practice, during which retreatants meditate on compassion and purification in sets consisting of two days each. In a very short time, this practice helps to actively purify negative karma and to accumulate merit by opening the heart to compassion for all beings.

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JUNE 4: Save the Date!
Sagadawa celebration with Lhuntrul Dechen Rinpoche:  Procession, Ceremony and Children’s Blessing.

July 23rd – August 11th
+ Save the dates +RIPA INTERNATIONAL Summer Retreat With the three Masters of the Ripa Lineage

July 22nd – 28th: Mandala: Community in harmony
Teachings for all with Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche
July 28th – August 05: Yeshe Tsogyal Drupchoe (7 days)
August 06th – 11th: Gesar Enrichment Drupchoe (5 days)

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Regular Activities

Begin in Spring 2023Shine/Shamata Meditation with Gabriela & ChristianAn open meditation group on Monday evening.

If you wish to be informed when the session starts, please register here by Email:

March 04 – 05 &  May 06 – 07Garden Weekends with NadyaGardening outdoors, meet new people and help our estate garden blossom ever more!

To announce your participation and register for your offered lunch, please contact Nadya at: