The Drikung Garchen Institute is a Drikung Kagyu center in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition under the spiritual guidance of H.E. Garchen Rinpoche. We offer teachings, seminars, regular meditations and meditation retreats.

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DrubponTsering Rinpoche's meditation courses

Tara Mandala fertigDrubpon Tsering Rinpoche leads various retreats and meditation courses almost every month, suitable for beginners as well as for advanced practitioners:
White Tara Drubchod April 10th till14th (the picture on the left shows the White Tara Sand Mandala created by Drubpon Tsering and the ordained Sangha), or Manjushri retreat 29.5.-2.6.14. He also guides day retreats like the Drikung Phowa on March 29th and the Yamantaka day retreat on May 4th, 2014. He will hold teachings about The Six Paramitas  on March 15th and 16th, 2014 as well.

For more details please click on "program".

Khenchen Nyima Gyaltsen Rinpoche in Munich 15.-18.5.2014

Khenchen NyimaFrom May 15th till 18th, 2014 we welcome Khenchen Nyima Gyaltsen Rinpoche in our center for the first time.
Since 2005 he lives and teaches Buddhist philosophy at the Drikung Kagyu College in Dehradun.
In Munich he will give teachings on Chandrakirti's Madhyamakavatara "Introduction to the Middle Way". Arya Chandrakirti was on of the most important Indian philosophers of Mahayana Buddhism in the 7th century.

The 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas

37 Bodhisattva-ÜbungenAm 6. März startet wieder eine neue Reihe der Gesprächsrunden zu den 37 Bodhisatta-Übungen mit Jürgen Drews. Sie finden zwei Mal im Monat immer Donnerstags von 19:00-20:00 Uhr statt.
Für S.E. Garchen Rinpoche sind diese Übungen grundlegend für alle seine praktizierenden Schüler. Wir empfehlen daher Neu-Einsteigern, im Vorfeld die Belehrungen von S.E. Garchen Rinpoches zu diesen Übungen zu studieren.


Study group on Gampopa

5_gampopa.gifWe invite you to our ongoing study group on Gampopa's "Jewel Path of Liberation", the gradual path towards enlightenment.
Gampopa (1074-1153) was one of the heart disciples of Milarepa and is considered the original founder of the Kagyu schools of Tibetan Buddhism.


Volunteers wanted

We are looking for volunteers for different kind of work at our center. Please contact us if you have the time and opportunity to help us. details


Are you interested in our events and would you like to learn more about them? Here you will find all dates.

Drikung Garchen Institut e.V.
Florian-Geyer-Str. 10
D-81377 Munich
Tel.: +49 (0)89 - 71048572
Fax: +49 (0)89 - 71048573
e-mail: info@garchen.de

Weekly Meditations

GDI TempelOpen groups, free of charge - everyone can join!.
All meditations are being held by Drubpon Tsering Rinpoche.