Lama Drupgyu

Investiture of the Lamas

In a moving investiture and authorization ceremony on November 4, 2017, Lama Palden, Lama Drupgyu Tenzin and Lama Döndrup, under the authority of Kalu Rinpoche, welcomed Annik Brunet, Pat Berube, and Stephen Gross as lamas of the Shangpa Kagyu lineage.  Over the last 20 years, the three lamas have, through retreats, classes, pilgrimages and an extraordinary amount of individual practice within their everyday lives, accomplished the full range of the teachings and practices taught in the traditional 3 year Shangpa retreat. They also completed a four-year teacher training, and have taught [...]

The Blessing of White Tara

An Interview with Lama Drupgyu, by Jane Brunette

Editor’s Note: Lama Drupgyu is one of the most accomplished teachers of Vajrayana Buddhism in the West. He began studying with Kabje Kalu Rinpoche in 1972, participated in the first three-year retreat for westerners in Paris, and was also the first westerner to be named retreat master for subsequent three-year retreats. Lama Drupgyu spoke with me by phone, from his home in the French countryside, about his first encounters and personal connection to White Tara, as well as his thoughts on spiritual practice [...]