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Bern, Switzerland 

Dear Friends of the Ripa International Sangha, 

We are happy to announce that registration for the Summer Retreat 2023 will now begin.

As you know, the Center is incredibly fortunate this year to welcome three teachers of the Ripa Lineage for the teachings and Drupchoes, which will be led by Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche and Lhuntrul Dechen Gyurmey Rinpoche, all in the precious presence of H.E. Namkha Drimed Rabjam Rinpoche. We are deeply grateful to H.E. Namkha Rinpoche for making this long journey once again this year to visit our 2023 Summer Retreat in Switzerland! 

The second news item this year is that we are offering a full-day program for children of the retreat participants in all languages. It will be colorful, inspiring, a bit wise and super fun! The leaders will conduct these workshops on a volunteer basis, dedicating a lot of heart and awareness – bravo and a heartfelt thank you!
The pricing is family friendly, we are  looking forward to the Ripa kids and teens with a fun, lively retreat!

On the subject of pricing, the retreat fees are unchanged or have gone down, and those of you who come for three weeks, now only pay for two. The rates for accommodation also remain the same..

Those of you who are unable to attend due to age, health or having a pet, may join us again this year via Zoom.

We are looking forward to sharing this enriching time of retreat with you. Let’s have a great summer!

With Love and Gratitude,
The RIC and Ripa Ladrang Foundation
Summer Retreat:  3 Modules
July 22 – 28
Onsite / OnlineGyetrul Jigme Rinpoche –
Teachings Open To All

Mandala: Community in Harmony
The mandala principle makes us aware that all our actions have an influence on the whole structure. Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche reveals the inner structures of the mandala, gives tips on how to become the appropriate development vector of the community and trains us in methods that help us let go of clinging to concepts and ego-centrism.

Info & Information

July 29 – August 4
Onsite/ OnlineTaksham Yeshe Tsogyal Drupchö –
With Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche and Lhuntrul Rinpoche

Practitioners invite the healing energy of the wisdom deity and her mandala. In this space, spiritual disturbances can be dissolved and the inherent quality of wisdom, creative power and unconditional joy can reveal itself.

7 days of Drupchö!
Prerequisite: Refuge to the Three Jewels and an empowerment of the Ripa Lineage.

More Information & Registration

August 5 – 11 
Onsite/ OnlineGesar Enrichment -Drupchoe
with Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche and Lhuntrul Dechen Rinpoche

Gesar of Enrichment, “Sengchen Samphel Norbu Gyalpo – Great Royal Lion of the Wish-Fulfilling Jewel” is the embodiment of the wisdom & worldly wealth of the deities.
Prerequisite: Refuge to the Three Jewels

More Information & Registration

NEW – Retreat Programs For Kids
July 23 – 27
“Who am I?” Diving into the vastness of inner resources.
For 10 -18 years old.
The daily programme includes:
Physical activity,
Introduction to Buddhism, Creativity,
Team-building games, and much more.

This program was developed and written under the guidance of Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche.

 Infos & Registration

July 29 – August 4
A body and heart all-day program for children and young people  
 5 -15 years old.

The daily program includes: Learning modules (1.5-2 hours per day);  Walks in the forest; Games; Meditation for children and Walking meditation; Yoga for children; and Creativity workshops inspired by Buddhist ritual arts.

 Info & Registration