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*'''1991''' - 3rd and 4th August, [[Dodrupchen Rinpoche]] visited the site and blessed the land. He gave the name 'Ratna Ganga' to the stream.
 
*'''1991''' - 3rd and 4th August, [[Dodrupchen Rinpoche]] visited the site and blessed the land. He gave the name 'Ratna Ganga' to the stream.
 
*'''1992''' - The first three month retreat (108 days) retreat was held, led by Sogyal Rinpoche. [[Dzogchen Rinpoche]], [[Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche]], [[Garje Khamtrul Rinpoche]]  and [[Ringu Tulku Rinpoche]] also gave teachings.
 
*'''1992''' - The first three month retreat (108 days) retreat was held, led by Sogyal Rinpoche. [[Dzogchen Rinpoche]], [[Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche]], [[Garje Khamtrul Rinpoche]]  and [[Ringu Tulku Rinpoche]] also gave teachings.
*'''1993''' - The second three month retreat led by Sogyal Rinpoche saw visits from [[Khenpo Jikmé Puntsok]] and [[Thich Nhat Hanh]].
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*'''1993''' - The second three month retreat led by Sogyal Rinpoche saw visits from [[Khenpo Jikmé Puntsok]], [[Thich Nhat Hanh]] and Arnaud Desjardins.
 
*'''1994''' - Three retreats are held during the summer, with visits from [[Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche]], [[Dzogchen Rinpoche]] and [[Ringu Tulku Rinpoche]].
 
*'''1994''' - Three retreats are held during the summer, with visits from [[Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche]], [[Dzogchen Rinpoche]] and [[Ringu Tulku Rinpoche]].
 
*'''1995''' - Three retreats are held again, led by Sogyal Rinpoche, with the Dzogchen retreat in August featuring a visit from Kyabjé [[Penor Rinpoche]] who gave the empowerments of the [[Nyingtik Yabshyi]]. [[Dzogchen Rinpoche]], [[Ringu Tulku Rinpoche]] and [[Khenpo Namdrol]] also attended.
 
*'''1995''' - Three retreats are held again, led by Sogyal Rinpoche, with the Dzogchen retreat in August featuring a visit from Kyabjé [[Penor Rinpoche]] who gave the empowerments of the [[Nyingtik Yabshyi]]. [[Dzogchen Rinpoche]], [[Ringu Tulku Rinpoche]] and [[Khenpo Namdrol]] also attended.
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*'''1999''' - The theme of the three month summer retreat was [[ngöndro]], which Sogyal Rinpoche taught from an experiential perspective. [[Neten Chokling Rinpoche]] and [[Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche]] led a [[Vajrakilaya]] [[drupchö]]. Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche gave teachings on [[dzogrim]]. [[Tsoknyi Rinpoche]] taught on View, Meditation and Action as part of the meditation retreat. [[Dzogchen Rinpoche]] taught on the ''Kunzang Lama'i Shalung Zindri'' by [[Khenpo Ngakchung]].
 
*'''1999''' - The theme of the three month summer retreat was [[ngöndro]], which Sogyal Rinpoche taught from an experiential perspective. [[Neten Chokling Rinpoche]] and [[Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche]] led a [[Vajrakilaya]] [[drupchö]]. Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche gave teachings on [[dzogrim]]. [[Tsoknyi Rinpoche]] taught on View, Meditation and Action as part of the meditation retreat. [[Dzogchen Rinpoche]] taught on the ''Kunzang Lama'i Shalung Zindri'' by [[Khenpo Ngakchung]].
 
**In November, Sogyal Rinpoche led an older students’ retreat and [[Kyabjé Trulshik Rinpoche]] came and gave a series of empowerments, including Vajrakilaya [[Yang Nying Pudri]], to over 500 older students.
 
**In November, Sogyal Rinpoche led an older students’ retreat and [[Kyabjé Trulshik Rinpoche]] came and gave a series of empowerments, including Vajrakilaya [[Yang Nying Pudri]], to over 500 older students.
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===2000-2009===
 
===2000-2009===
 
[[Image:HHDLdrupchen2000.jpg|thumb|left|[[His Holiness the Dalai Lama]] during the [[empowerment]] of [[Yang Nying Pudri]], 19th September 2000, Lerab Ling]]
 
[[Image:HHDLdrupchen2000.jpg|thumb|left|[[His Holiness the Dalai Lama]] during the [[empowerment]] of [[Yang Nying Pudri]], 19th September 2000, Lerab Ling]]
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The temple at Lerab Ling, given the name Palri Pema Osal Dargye Ling by [[Trulshik Rinpoche]], was inaugurated by [[His Holiness the Dalai Lama]] on August 22nd, 2008.
 
The temple at Lerab Ling, given the name Palri Pema Osal Dargye Ling by [[Trulshik Rinpoche]], was inaugurated by [[His Holiness the Dalai Lama]] on August 22nd, 2008.
  
Sogyal Rinpoche, the spiritual director of Lerab Ling, said this about his vision for the temple and its future:
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Sogyal Rinpoche said this about his vision for the temple and its future:
  
 
:"In whatever way we choose to see it—as a representation of Tibetan culture, a home for [[Tibetan Buddhism]], a centre from which to offer the Buddha's teachings far and wide, or a place of pilgrimage for generations to come—we have built this temple because it is, we believe, one of the greatest contributions we can make towards bringing wisdom, compassion and peace into the world.
 
:"In whatever way we choose to see it—as a representation of Tibetan culture, a home for [[Tibetan Buddhism]], a centre from which to offer the Buddha's teachings far and wide, or a place of pilgrimage for generations to come—we have built this temple because it is, we believe, one of the greatest contributions we can make towards bringing wisdom, compassion and peace into the world.

Latest revision as of 08:52, 14 September 2018

The Main Temple in Lerab Ling, 2006

Founded in 1991 by Sogyal Rinpoche and located near Montpellier in southern France, Lerab Ling is Rigpa's international retreat centre and home to the Rigpa Shedra West, and includes the newly constructed temple Palri Pema Ösel Dargyé Ling, also known as The Institute of Wisdom and Compassion.

History

1991-1999

2000-2009

His Holiness the Dalai Lama during the empowerment of Yang Nying Pudri, 19th September 2000, Lerab Ling
His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Lerab Ling, August 2008
Jetsün Kushok Chimey Luding visits in October and grants lung, wang and tri for the practice of White Tara Wishfulfilling Wheel.
  • 2009 - The 'Fourth Teaching Period'
    • April: Visit from Sera Jé geshes and monks. Tibetan dances and chants.
    • 21 November: Official end of the first three-year retreat.

2010, until today

Temple

North side of the temple at Lerab Ling

The temple at Lerab Ling, given the name Palri Pema Osal Dargye Ling by Trulshik Rinpoche, was inaugurated by His Holiness the Dalai Lama on August 22nd, 2008.

Sogyal Rinpoche said this about his vision for the temple and its future:

"In whatever way we choose to see it—as a representation of Tibetan culture, a home for Tibetan Buddhism, a centre from which to offer the Buddha's teachings far and wide, or a place of pilgrimage for generations to come—we have built this temple because it is, we believe, one of the greatest contributions we can make towards bringing wisdom, compassion and peace into the world.
"In many places today, people are recognizing that spiritual development is not a luxury, but a sheer necessity for our survival. Witness the almost desperate hunger and need everywhere for spiritual vision, and for the tools to negotiate the challenges of life, find happiness and understand and transform the mind. This is why the very existence of spiritual centres like Lerab Ling has now assumed truly vital importance, because it is on the accessibility of spiritual teachings and the building of a spiritual culture that the very future of humanity depends.
"This temple is for Tibet, and it is for the world."

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