Lama Drupgyu

Shattered Complacency and the Path to Awakening

2020-06-04T09:12:58-07:00

Lama Drupgyu looks at how the global pandemic and its fallout upsets our habits and makes possible fresh choices that benefit all. Our world has known specific conflict and suffering more acute than the current situation, be it from wars — most recently we can think of Syria and the Middle East; or natural disasters — we can remember vividly Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans, or the more recent hurricane in India. These have tended

Shattered Complacency and the Path to Awakening2020-06-04T09:12:58-07:00

Investiture of the Lamas

2018-08-22T16:01:28-07:00

from left: Lama Annik, Lama Pat and Lama Stephen 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

Investiture of the Lamas2018-08-22T16:01:28-07:00

The Blessing of White Tara

2018-08-22T16:01:29-07:00

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

The Blessing of White Tara2018-08-22T16:01:29-07:00