Directed by the Venerable Gonsar Tulku Rinpoche

Rabten Buddhist Monasteries

Teachings in English

Mont-Pèlerin, Switzerland

  • Mondays, 3:00 pm
  • every week (except holidays)

Lamrim Chenmo

Geshe Thubten Trinley

The great exposition of the Stages on the Path to Enlightenment by Master Je Tsongkhapa.

Mont-Pèlerin, Switzerland

  • Tuesdays, 3:00 pm
  • every week (except holidays)

Bodhipathapradipam
The lamp on the path to enlightenment

Gonsar Tulku Rinpoche

Out of Master Atisha's collection of teachings this text is regarded as the most essential because it includes the entire practice of Dharma, explaining it in the context of the paths of the small, medium und great person. It is also the very root of all Lamrim teachings that existed in Tibet.

Mont-Pèlerin, Switzerland

  • Wednesdays, 3:00 pm
  • every week (except holidays)

Bodhipathapradipam
The lamp on the path to enlightenment

Gonsar Tulku Rinpoche

Out of Master Atisha's collection of teachings this text is regarded as the most essential because it includes the entire practice of Dharma, explaining it in the context of the paths of the small, medium und great person. It is also the very root of all Lamrim teachings that existed in Tibet.

Mont-Pèlerin, Switzerland

  • Thursdays, 3:00 pm
  • every week (except holidays)

Je Tsongkhapa's personal narration of his realizations,
called "The good preperation"

Gonsar Tulku Rinpoche

In this text Master Je Tsongkhapa reveals his own approach to the practice of Dharma, how he has entered into the Dharma and gradually accomplished the aspects of learning, contemplation and meditation. That makes it at the same time a very clear and realistic guideline for the disciples how to proceed on an authentic path of Dharma.

1. April 2017

Mont-Pèlerin, Switzerland

  • Saturday 9:30 a.m.

Long Life Puja for Gonsar Rinpoche

On the great occasion of Kyabje Gonsar Rinpoche's birthday we will offer a puja for the long life of Rinpoche.

We are all welcome to attend.

15. - 17. April

Vorarlberg, Austria

  • Saturday, 9:00 am
  • Monday, 4:00 pm

Avalokiteshvara-Meditation

Gonsar Tulku Rinpoche

Avalokiteshvara is the emenation of the compassion of all Buddhas. Meditations with Avalokiteshvara are therefore amoung the best methods to develop universal compassion in one's own mind. Venerable Gonsar Rinpoche will explain all aspects of these meditations.

Fee: € 80, Members free

13. - 14. May

Den Haag, Netherlands

  • Saturday, 10:00 am
  • Sunday, 5:00 pm

The 12 Links of Interdependent Origination

Gonsar Tulku Rinpoche

Weekend course on Buddhism - English spoken, Dutch translation

13. and 14. May 2017

The Buddha explains in his teaching that our present existence is unsatisfying ; from obvious forms of suffering and pain until states of relative but temporal peace – fundamental and lasting happiness escapes us. The teaching on the 12 Links of Interdependent Origination explains how we mentally create such an existence, life after life, day after day, and in fact each moment of time. When we understand the psychological processes of the Twelve Links we can get a grip on them. We can then turn back the cycle up until the fundamental ignorance which is at its root. In this way we can attain a state of true Liberation.

Course Fee:

There are two categories: 1) regular; 2) for those with minimum income or less. Your financial capacity allowing, we are grateful for your extra support

1) regular: € 45,- or more

2) minimum income: € 10,- or more

20. - 21. May

Balaton, Hungary

  • Saturday, 10:00 am
  • Sunday, 4:00 pm

Treasury of Dharma

Gelong Jampa Lungtog

A treasury is a house or a container filled with various kinds of precious materials. It is not just filled with a few jewels, but is abundantly full of precious stones, precious metals and the like which the owner can wishfully enjoy. Similarly, the book 'Treasury of Dharma' contains all the essential points of the practice of Dharma teachings of Buddha, which makes it more precious than a collection of hundreds of thousands of material jewels.

The book 'Treasury of Dharma' contains the complete meditation course that Geshe Rabten Rinpoche gave in 1974 to a group of most fortunate Western disciples in Switzerland.

  • Languages: English and Hungarian
  • Admission fee: 4.500 Ft. (17 Euro)

26. May - 24. June

Mont-Pèlerin, Switzerland

  • daily 9:30
  • till 17:00

Teachings on the Middle Lamrim by Je Tsongkhapa

Gonsar Tulku Rinpoche

We will have the extraordinary opportunity to receive teachings and transmissions on the Middle Lamrim by Master Je Tsongkhapa. These teachings can be attended by anyone interested.

Rinpoche will give the teachings in English.

1. - 2. July

Liberec, Czechia/Tschechien

  • Saturday, 9:30 am
  • Sunday, 5:00 pm

The Practice of Guru Yoga

Gonsar Tulku Rinpoche

This is the essential meditation and practice for anyone truely wishing to develop the mind - explained by the Most Venerable Gonsar Rinpoche, widely knows as the very master, who has fully accomplished this very practice.

16. - 23. July

Mont-Pèlerin, Switzerland

  • Sunday, 8:30 pm
  • Sunday, 12:00 am

International Buddhist Children's week

Gonsar Tulku Rinpoche

A great week for children and youngsters to learn Buddhist ethics and meditations for improving the mind's precious qualities.

Under the care of the Venerable Gonsar Rinpoche and many experienced helpers there are teaching and meditation sessions, as well as a great choice of workshops for various crafts, dances, printing of prayer-flags, Tibetan language and script, and much more!

There is also plenty of time for play, fun, and picknicks!

5. - 12. August

Mont-Pèlerin, Switzerland

Summer-Meditation-Week

Gonsar Tulku Rinpoche

Moving instructions given by the Venerable Gonsar Rinpoche, meditations and discussions - in the exquisite surrounding of Mont-Pèlerin above lake Geneva!

Since more than 30 years these summer-meditation-weeks are a higly appreciated opportunity to spend an intensive week of teaching and meditation under guidance of Gonsar Rinpoche, a most experienced and compassionate meditation master.

Languages: English, French, German

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