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High Lama Visits


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The presence of qualified masters is essential for disseminating the Buddhist teachings. Their oral instructions, granting of empowerments, and leading of mediation retreats are the indispensable basis for authentic and continuous guidance along the Buddhist path. Especially the Kagyu schools of Tibetan Buddhism attach great importance to the teacher-student relationship.

The Garchen Foundation wants to ensure the continuity in this important personal encounter. Therefore, we invite major Buddhist masters, especially high lamas of the Drikung Kagyu tradition, to Germany and we fund and organize events with them. In the past, The Foundation has funded visits to Germany of H.H. the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang and H.E. Garchen Rinpoche, thus creating the basis for continuity in the teachings, empowerments, and meditation retreats at various Buddhist centers.
The foundation has supported and organized also visits of H.E. Gar Namrol Rinpoche, H.E. Nubpa Rinpoche, Ven. Lamchen Gyalpo Rinpoche, Khenchen Konchog Gyaltsen, Khenchen Nyima Gyaltsen and other famous teachers of the Drikung Kagyu Tradition.