Welcome to Ripa International!

An International Buddhist Community

The Ripa lineage is an authentic Nygingma 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 Summer Retreat 2015

Please click here for a quick preview of this Summer’s Ripa International Retreat at the Ripa International Center (RIC) in Switzerland.

Ripa International Center (RIC) Regular and Ongoing Programs

Please click here to quickly view all Ripa International Center Regular Programming, as well as here, for an overview of programming at the RIC.

Summer Retreat Blog 2014

Please click here to read the blog of the 2014 summer retreat.

Kathmandu Earthquake Newsflash

“Thank you to all my lovely friends for all your messages and phone calls about our well being. It was a very powerful earthquake in Kathmandu, but His Eminence assured us that it will be fine and was praying throughout. And now we are all performing Gesar and Guru Rinpoche Pujas specifically for earthquake prevention. Thanks again”. 
— Semo Sonam Palzome
Second Earthquake Update
We await more detailed news, however we know that the family and monks in Nepal are all okay at the moment. Please continue to say prayers on behalf of all in Nepal —
For a quick link to the Dusom Sangye Prayer – “Prayer to Remove Obstacles” – please click here. For the most recent posts and photos, please check His Eminence’s facebook page, here  or the Ripa Ladrang facebook page here .To make donations through the Ripa International accounts, or through the Ripa Ladrang Foundation; please click here. Thank you for your support!!