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Bern, Switzerland

Dear Members of the International Ripa Sangha,

Last weekend, we had the great fortune to receive invaluable teachings on the “Various Forms of Gesar” directly from Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche. Almost 200 participants gathered online around this precious teaching, which as Rinpoche reminded us, is the precise type of teaching which is required for these turbulent times.

In case you were unable to participate, a recorded copy of the teaching is available upon request. The recommended offering or donation is CHF 50. Kindly write to us at if you would like a copy.

As December begins, we are happy to remind you of the upcoming Ripa online programs this month. We are still waiting on the confirmation of the Hayagriva Drupchö dates; we will let you know as soon as we have more information.

On December 20th, there will be another opportunity to freshen up our meditation practice guided by our dear teacher, Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche. This current year 2020 will end on a high note with a traditional Winter Retreat organized by the RIC.

This year’s Winter Retreat will be devoted to the practice and accumulation of Ngondro Preliminary Practices, which as we all know, are an essential stepping stone on the path of Vajrayana Buddhism. We do hope that many students will join in for this precious opportunity to receive direct guidance and instruction from Jigme Rinpoche.

May the benefits of these noble activities be dedicated to all sentient beings!
With Love and Gratitude,
The Ripa International Center & The Ripa Ladrang Foundation

Ripa Awareness Meditation Day

Ripa Awareness Meditation Day led by Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche

December 20, Via Zoom

Organized by Ripa Russia with simultaneous translation provided in French, German and Spanish.

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Winter Ngondro Retreat 

with Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche

December 27 – 31

Organized by the Ripa International Center Via Zoom

This retreat is addressed to all students engaged in the Ripa lineage tradition. This is a unique opportunity to receive precious teachings, guidance and instructions directly from Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche as a way to enter or consolidate our Ngondro practice. For those who have already completed Ngondro, it will serve as a precious reminder of this complete and unique path to Enlightenment.

Teaching is given in English with simultaneous translation into German, French, Spanish, Russian and Vietnamese.

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