Logo of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Thaye DorjeThaye Dorje
His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa

Buddhist Center
France

Dhagpo Kagyu Ling

Ancient Wisdom Accessible to All


All people wish for lasting happiness. However, living in a complex, constantly evolving society can generate confusion and dissatisfaction. So how do we deal with this? For two thousand, five hundred years the Buddha’s teaching has invited us to cultivate our inner wealth through developing kindness and discernment. The values we pursue through Buddhism are still relevant today and help us generate greater humanity by taking care of ourselves, others, and our world. Based on progressive introspection, meditation, and the practical application of both, we develop more awareness of how we perceive our environment.

Understanding Buddhism and Bringing It to Our Lives


Located in Dordogne, Dhagpo Kagyu Ling is one of the largest Buddhist centers in France. 
For more than 40 years, the center has welcomed the public throughout the year. People come in search of meaning and means to enrich their lives, from those already Buddhist to the simply curious, familiar with meditation or not.

Study of Buddhist philosophy, guided retreats, and courses that bring together teachings and meditation shed new light on the challenges we face as human beings.
Dhagpo is a residential center (offering food and lodging)—a place for encounters and exchange—where everyone can come and experience Buddhism in daily life.

Resources Available for All


• A Network of Centers for Study and Meditation
• A Library
• An Institute
• Retreat Centers
• A Monastery


European seat


Dhagpo Kagyu Ling, the European seat of the Karma Kagyu lineage, under the spiritual direction of Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, is a member of the FFCBK (Fédération Française des Centres Bouddhistes Karma Kagyü, The French Federation of Karma Kagyu Buddhist centers), the UBF (Union Bouddhiste de France, The Buddhist Union of France) and the EBU (European Buddhist Union).

Organisation: Fédération française des centres bouddhistes Karma Kagyu (FFCBK)

Address: Dhagpo Kagyu Ling - Landrevie - Saint-Léon sur Vézère

Postal Code: 24290

Country: France

Phone: 0033 5 53 50 70 75

Email: contact@dhagpo.org

Homepage: https://www.dhagpo.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dhagpo/

Google+: https://plus.google.com/+Dhagpo

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