Drupon Rinpoche and Lama Katen to visit Zimbabwe 8-14 September, 2017


DRUPON RINPOCHE AND LAMA KATEN together with Kunga (translator) and Jampa Dorje (French translator) will be visiting Harare, Zimbabwe from 8 – 14 September, 2017.

DRUPON RINPOCHE, retreat master at Samye Ling Monastery in Scotland, and at Thrangu Rinpoche’s monastery in Nepal, will be giving 2 x 2 hour teachings daily on Meditation and Mind Training at the Harare Buddhist Centre from 9 – 13 September. Usually one would have to travel to Scotland or to Nepal to receive teachings from such a great teacher, but our collective karma has brought him to Zimbabwe. Lama Katen, next Abbott of Samye Ling monastery (Lama Yeshe Rinpoche’s designated successor) will also be present on his first visit to African soil.

Venue: Kagyu Samye Ling, Zimbabwe (the Harare Buddhist Centre), 7a Ernie’s Lane, Monavale, Harare.
Teachings: Meditation and Mind Training

Program – September Saturday 9 – Wednesday 13
6.30-7.30 Green Tara
7.30-8.30 Breakfast
8.30-9.30 Meditation.
9.30-10.00 Tea
10.00-12.00 Teaching
12.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-16.00 Teaching
16.00-16.30 Tea
16.30-17.30 Chenrezig
17.30-1815   Calling the Guru from Afar

Please note that it is not necessary to attend all of these sessions nevertheless we would appreciate people arriving 10 minutes before the morning and afternoon teaching periods.

As there will be a number of Buddhist practitioners from Lubumbashi, Congo attending the teachings there will be translation into French and English from Tibetan.

Refuge Ceremony – Sunday September 10 @ 1615 


•    Taking Refuge is a commitment to one’s own deepest spiritual welfare and is the prerequisite for taking any empowerments.
•    Refuge is taken in the Buddha (the enlightened essence of compassion and wisdom within all of us), the Dharma (the teachings that will help unfold the enlightened essence within) and the Sangha (those realised beings who can guide us on the path).

If would like to know more about taking Refuge please contact Jayne Pilossof on rayjane [at] zol.co.zw

Voluntary offerings.

Drupon Rinpoche is adamant  he does not take dana or any money for the dharma teachings he gives. Nevertheless a suggested donation of $20 per day to cover airfares and other costs associated with this visit would be very much appreciated.

To learn more about Drupon Rinpoche, please visit his web page

For further information about this visit please contact Mia Moers on mia.moers [at] gmail [.] com

JAMPA DORJE | The Enhancing Power of Meditation

Dates: Sept Friday 8 & Thursday 14
Time: 5.30 pm – 7.00 pm
Venue: Borrowdale Meditation Centre, 6 Borrowdale Lane, off Piers Rd
Suggested donation: $5

Two sessions of talks interspersed with discussion and meditation practice.
The evenings will focus on meditation as a technique for relaxation and stress management for beginners. The longer term benefits such as developing deeper human qualities (love, compassion, tolerance etc.) will also be discussed.
It would be preferable to attend both sessions, but not essential.

JAMPA DORJE, born in France, and trained as a nurse, met the Dharma when he was a teenager, initially following the Shangpa Kagyu lineage. After receiving the transmission of Mahamudra from HE Tai Situpa, he was ordained and was allowed to join the  Shedra (Tibetan collage) at Sherabling Monastery near Dharamsala in India, following the traditional Tibetan curriculum of study, debate, and Mahamudra meditation for 11 years. At this time he also volunteered at the dispensary. He has studied the key philosophy texts of the Kagyu lineage, as well as the Tibetan language. He is in much demand as a translator, having translated for His Holiness the Karmapa. He also co-founded Esukhia, a research center for Tibetan Language which has an online and immersion Tibetan language school where native Tibetan speakers provide one on one lessons. Jampa Dorje is very well known to Tai Situpa’s students as the organizer of the Palpung Institute programmes.

For further information please Contact: Dave on zimsheehans [at] gmail.com


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