Rigpe Dorje Institute

Pullahari Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal

"Throughout the ages, practitioners of the Dharma have engaged in meditation and study, both of which are necessary to attain the ultimate fulfilment of enlightenment. Buddhism, like all other religious paths, aims to help us find true peace and happiness. Many who search for real happiness cannot find it in material gain or ownership. Real unchanging peace and happiness exist within ourselves and can only be realised through subtle intellectual enquiry and meditation. To provide the opportunity for people today, I have decided to build a place for study and meditation."


In founding the Rigpe Dorje Institute for Buddhist studies, the Lord Protector, the Third Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche, explained that his principal intention was to ensure that those with faith were accurately guided in the view and practice in accord with the Dharma. Located in the sacred serenity of Pullahari, the Institute is open throughout most of the year to Buddhists wishing to engage in study and retreat. Arrangements can be made for those pursuing retreat to consult the Lamas and Teachers in residence.

The Institute conducts programs annually designed to guide students to gain a clear understanding of the Buddhist view and in the practice of meditation. Yearly, since 1994, the Institute has held programs in Buddhist philosophy and meditation. The programs were guided and taught by Very Ven. Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso from years 1994 to 2003, and by Very Ven. Drupon Khenpo Lodro Namgyal since year 2004.

Click here for information on the 5-year Rigpe Dorje Program on Buddhist view and meditation.

Click here for information on the 2019 Rigpe Dorje Program.

Email: pullahari@jamgonkongtrul.org
Tel: +977 (1) 6201550