Marfond Dhagpo Buddhist Center

Marfond is a Buddhist retreat center for lay practitioners, located in the south-west of France (the Dordogne). It was donated to Gendün Rinpoche in 1996. He gave it the name Dhagpo Dedröl Ling (The Place of Ease Resulting from Inner Freedom) and wished it to be a non-monastic center for long term retreats. Three traditional 3-year retreat cycles have taken place so far while the rest of the community divide their time between retreat and activity.
Since the very beginning, lineage Lamas like Gyalwa Karmapa, Shamar Rinpoche, Beru Khyentse Rinpoche as well as Jigme Rinpoche and the young Tulku of Gendün Rinpoche have been visiting the place regularly giving empowerments, transmissions and guidelines.

Since the project started Lama Walli has been participating in taking care of the center and since some years she is assisted by her husband Lama Chris in this activity.
Under the guidance of several resident teachers a community of lay practitioners participate in the activity of the center and engage in the study and practice of the Dharma.

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

Address: Marfond

Postal Code: 24580

Country: France

Phone: +33 553 515668


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