Welcome to Ripa International!

An International Buddhist Community

The Ripa lineage is an authentic Nyingma Kagyu householder yogic lineage giving rare and precious Buddhist teachings to an international community, bringing them together in peace and harmony. Dedicated to the path of Enlightenment through the practice of wisdom and compassion, we bring forth excellence and virtue, through leading engaged, worthy lives. And, as a vibrant Dharma community, we gather together regularly and celebrate each others’ many national cultures.

“Shunning all evil, performing every good, purifying one’s own mind – this is the teaching of all Buddhas.”  –Shakyamuni Buddha


Ripa International Center (RIC) – Niederwangen/Switzerland

Regular andRipa International Center Ongoing Programs

-> View Ripa International Center Regular Programming

-> Overview of programming at the Ripa International Center


Kathmandu Earthquake Relief 

To make donations through the Ripa International accounts, or through the Ripa Ladrang Foundation; please click here. Thank you for your support!!

Upcoming Gesar Pilgrimage and the Path of the Warrior: Embracing Goodness

Dungsey Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche will be leading a special three week Gesar Pilgrimmage in Buryiat, Russia in June. See here for more – all Ripa Sangha are invited! Please register your interest here. For non Russian Sangha registering, please confirm your interest by May 1st for assistance with paperwork (visas etc.). The schedule is now confirmed, please see here for more.
Dungsey Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche briefly explained (in EN) the Gesar path recently in Russia. Click here to view the short clip, and click here to view an explanation on ‘warriorship’ from the US Ripa Ladrang pages.