Month 1 begins Saturday, July 1st (11 am Taipei time) and concludes on Wednesday, August 2nd, 2023
Month 2 begins Sunday, August 13th (11 am Taipei time) and concludes on Wednesday, September 13th, 2023
(Participants must successfully complete Month 1 in order to attend Month 2)
May 2023 - Helping others (not only humans) is helping ourselves
Helping homeless people in whatever way with positive thinking.
Inviting a person you haven't seen in a while.
Pure Heartly, asking someone if you could help them.
10th of May 18:00 - 19:00 MEST
Worldly teaching: Nature’s grocery store and pharmacy – all free, open 24/7 by Sangha Member Leena Ilmarinen.
Meeting ID: 889 5464 3729
Wednesday, May 24th – Sunday, June 4th
Conducted by the Holy Vajra Master H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche along with the International Dzogchen Buddha Path Dharma Teachers and Sangha
Dharma teaching tour by Bodhi Lama Rita: Finding Unity in Difference - A Path to Harmony
Saturday 29th of April - 14:00-16:30, Amsterdam
Sunday 30th of April - 14:00-16:30, Amsterdam
Sunday 30th of April - 18:30-20:30, Stockholm, Sweden
Thursday 4th of May - 18:00-20:00, Tampere
Friday 5th of May - 18:00-20:00, Helsinki
Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th of May - 10:00-14:00, Helsinki
More information from the respective local Sanghas.
This May there is a precious opportunity to unite with the Sangha at the beautiful Dzogchen Retreat Center Europe and spend a week deepening your understanding and experience of Dharma!
We will host the 2023 European Dzogchen Buddha Path Spring Retreat from 13th - 20th of May and on 21st of May, we will conclude with a joyful Sangha Celebration. You are all welcome to join!
Note that this event is in person only
April 2023 - Transformations
Embracing the Season for Change and Renewing Dharma Practice.
Create sangha unity!
Rejoice in Spring's everyday beauty and transformations!
The DRCE Fundraising Committee invites you to join in this virtuous generosity practice. Through this practice you will accumulate great merit, which is the cause of wealth and happiness.
This year's fundraising goals are:
- Our BIG goal: Purchasing airline tickets for Rinpoche from Asia to Europe.
- Our SECOND goal: Making the second floor of the DRCE ‘sleeping-bag-ready’.
Conducted by the Holy Vajra Master H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche along with the International Dzogchen Buddha Path Dharma Teachers and Sangha
Friday, April 21st – Monday, April 24th
Registration is Open
March 2023 - Fresh up your Cave and Connect with the World in Dharma!
Call/meet with one or more Sangha members to connect, support and share!
Give a flower to a stranger and put a smile on someone's face!
This month’s worldly teaching will be given by acupuncturist Vera Mäkelä with the topic:
“The Neutral State of our Human Body”.
Date & Time: 30 March, 19:00 MET
February 2023 - Increasing Loving Relationships & Miraculous Activities
Increase loving relationships and miraculous activities.
Donate blood or register to become a stem cell donor or if not possible find other ways to support others' health, only the sky is the limit!
Engage in activities that help increase others' well being.
21 February 2023 (Tuesday) - 7 March 2023 (Tuesday)
We wholeheartedly invite and encourage all virtuous beings to join us for the entire Fifteen Great Miracles Aspiration Teaching and Practice Program.
Daily schedule (MET):
Daily schedule (MET):
International Teaching 5:00 – 7:00 am
Preliminary Practice 8:30 – 9:30 am
Regional Teaching 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Concluding Practice 8:00 – 9:00 pm
Join for a single day or the entire program and get inspired by the wonderful miracles of Buddha Shakyamuni and bring them to life in your own everyday life!
8th February 19:00 MET
Worldly teaching: Learning from our body to benefit our mind by Dharma Teacher Heini Ilmarinen
Join Zoom meeting
Meeting ID: 883 2416 7182
13th February 19:00-19:45 MET
European Valentines Light Festival
The 2023 Dzogchen Buddha Path February Online Weekend Teaching Program
“Understanding Buddha’s Qualities, Discovering Our Potentials“ will commence on Friday, 3rd of February at 12:00 pm MET and conclude on Sunday, 5th of February 2023 at 1:30 pm MET.
Participating in this online teaching is a perfect opportunity to upgrade your practice and deepen your understanding of Dharma.
The program will be taught by Glorious Bodhi Lama Lau Kin, under the guidance of His Eminence Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche.
Bodhi Lama Lau Kin is an inspirational and excellent teacher who brings the Dharma in our mind, our heart and in our life through his wise, compassionate, and incomparable way to teach.
The curriculum will upgrade your knowledge on Buddha’s qualities and enable you to learn, contemplate and meditate on them and to discover your potentials as presented in Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche’s practice text in The Buddha Path in a most profound way.
Requirements: it is only accessible for Buddhist practitioners with daily practice for at least one year.
Thursday, February 16 through Monday, February 27, (Taiwan)
A Precious Opportunity for Meditation Retreat and Tour in Taiwan
Join renowned scholar and Tibetan meditation master, H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche, and authorized international Dzogchen Buddha Path Dharma Teachers for teachings on the Buddha Path at the Golden Light Temple in beautiful southern Taiwan. This retreat be followed by a four day pilgrimage and tour through holy places, cultural centers, night markets, mountain forests, and beautiful beaches.
January 2023 - Great Generosity of Creativity
Make Dharma videos to uplift your Dharma teachings.
See how you can give informal Dharma teachings in your daily life.
Be creative! Have fun!
Join Rinpoche’s birthday celebration next year at the 3rd of January, 6AM MET (Vienna time).
It will be an opportunity to gift our precious vajra master with personal birthday cards and birthday Songs!
There also will be an opportunity to make other offerings as well.
The celebration is extremely beautiful and I am looking Forward to seing you next year as well! (which is soon )
A 74-hour Non-Stop Global Online Event, held from Friday the 6th of January until Monday the 9th of January.
Please join H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche and the International Dzogchen Buddha Path Sangha online for this auspicious winter full moon celebration of the purification power of renunciation and compassion. During this continuous 74-hour practice, we will offer to the Noble Guru Buddha Vajrasattva in order to purify the hearts and minds of the beings of this world and all universes.
Even if you are unable to attend, you may want to participate by making donations or offerings.
December 2022 - Reflections on 2022 and Getting Ready for the New Year
Sunday and Monday, December 4th & 5th (Taipei)
Register Now for the 2022 Dzogchen Buddha Path Buddhism and Science Conference!
A Discussion and Open Scientific, Religious, and Philosophical Dialogue with Tibetan Meditation Master, His Eminence Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche. This two-day conference is hosted by the Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation, USA and will be held virtually on Zoom.
The 2023 Dzogchen Buddha Path New Year’s Program Europe will be taught by our precious Dharma Teacher Excellent Bodhi Lama Rita Pichlhöfer, under the guidance of His Eminence Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche. The program will be a hybrid teaching program broadcasted online, through zoom and live from the Dzogchen Retreat Center Europe. This teaching program presents an ideal opportunity to deepen your understanding and experience of the Dzogchen Lineage teachings.
The 2023 Dzogchen Buddha Path New Year’s Program Europe will commence at 5 pm MET on Thursday, 29 December 2022 and conclude at 2 pm MET on Sunday, 1 January 2023.
November 2022 - Gratitude and Faith
Sacred Arts Competition
Monday and Tuesday, November 14th & 15th, 5 to 8:00am (MET)
Join the International Dzogchen Buddha Path Sangha and the Holy Vajra Master in celebration of the third annual Sacred Arts Competition and Dzogchen Buddha Path Youth Art Presentation!
18 November 2022 (Friday) - 21 November 2022 (Monday)
Practitioners and friends from around the world will attend this glorious 72-hour continuous online gathering of like-minded individuals joining together in heart, mind, voice, music, and visual splendor. Join this virtual international assembly to experience the powerful healing blessings of Guru Rinpoche in this world.
October 2022 - Uniting the Sangha Through Generosity
The 2022 European Generosity Celebration Event
Join our Cause to make the Dzogchen Retreat Center Europe Flourish
Support our very own World Peace Center with a monthly or one-time donation.
The goal of the event is to raise as much funds for the Dzogchen Retreat Center Europe to pay off our mortgage as soon as possible and make the DRCE thrive.
During this event itself we will unite as European Sangha and rejoice in the generosity of all of our sangha, friends and patrons.
For more information about the event go to the event page.
28 October 2022, at 17:00 MEST - 30 October 2022, at 15:00 MET.
The Dzogchen Buddha Path Autumn Weekend Hybrid Teaching Program will be under the guidance of Venerable Dharma Teacher Heini Ilmarinen, as authorized by His Eminence Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche. The teaching topic of the program is the Five Composites. Because of the intricateness of the subject, a basic understanding of the fundamental principles of Buddhism is required.
European Monthly Teaching - Vinyasa Yoga led by Havilah
Put your stretchy clothes on and join in for 45 minutes guided Vinyasa yoga practice, suitable for all levels. The practice of yoga has forever been intertwined with meditation and Buddhism in general. Yoga helps create space in the body— which in turn creates space in the mind. Yoga makes it easier to sit longer, more comfortably. It not only provides a stable base for meditation, but many experience a more grounded, centered awakening to life. This Zoom class includes fifteen minutes of verbal teaching by certified Vinyasa Yoga Teacher and Sangha Member, Havilah Twitchell, along with 45 minutes of guided practice.
August 2022 - Embracing Joyful Diligence
Practice the Buddha path diligently, but do not overdo it.
Work for our precious DRCE in Mariensee, joyfully, with Buddha in mind.
When you do your daily work, even if it is tiring, always do it for the benefit of all sentient
Arouse the precious pure Bodhicitta intention several times a day.
Padmasambhava Birthday Celebration – Aug 6 & 7
The International Dzogchen Buddha Sangha are delighted to announce a very special Buddha Padmasambhava online event coinciding with the holy 2,898th anniversary of the miraculous birth of Buddha Padmasambhava in this world. All Dzogchen Buddha Path Sangha members, their families, and close friends are welcome to attend one or both days.
Our Summer Retreat is coming closer. We are full of joy that we are going physical again! Enjoy the golden summer days of late August together with our Sangha in the beautiful mountains of Austria.
From 19th to 28th of August 2022 our precious Dharma Teacher Markus Amann will lead a nine-day-retreat on The Buddha Path at the DRCE, with a special focus on visualization- and prostration-practice.
September 2022 - The Path of the Bodhisattva
2022 Dzogchen Buddha Path 72-Hour Medicine Buddha Event
September 23 - 26, 2022
A Healing and Blessing Ceremony of the Noble Guru Medicine Buddha
Please join us online for this auspicious autumn celebration of the healing power of love and compassion in our Second Annual Global Medicine Buddha Event of the Dzogchen Buddha Path. During this continuous 72-hour practice, we will offer to the Noble Guru Medicine Buddha in order to ease and heal the hearts and minds of the beings of this world and all universes.
Sangha Unity Hike and Work Retreat at the DRCE
18th September Sangha Unity Hike
Leader: Sangha Member David Swienty
23rd - 25th September Weekend Work Retreat at the DRCE
Contact and Registration: Sangha Member Dr. Sigrid Schmidl-Amann
Combining Self-Improvement and Self-Compassion A Special Dharma Teaching
23rd September 18:30 Combining Self-Improvement and Self-Compassion A Special Dharma Teaching by Sangha Mitra Maya Pichlhofer
February 2022 - Increasing Loving Relationship & Generosity
25th of February 19:00-20:00 MET Worldly teaching by Dharma Teacher Markus Amann: "Giving Criticism"
11th of February 19:00-20:00 MET Worldly teaching by Dharma Teacher Heini Ilmarinen: "Accumulating the Ability to do Anything"
13th of February 17:30-18:45 MET The European Valentines Light Festival You are invited to join this joyful event to develop connection with Sangha and learn from our precious Bodhi Lama Rita about cultivating beneficial relationships. We will also engage in the Light Offering Prayer together to bring light to this dark time of the year and spread wisdom light to all beings to dispel all darkness and ignorance.
July 2022 - Summertime, and the learning is easy!
Please get together with your dharma brothers and sisters, cook or prepare some sandwiches, fruits and other goodies and have a nice picnic with dharma in mind!
To practice generosity you can buy or make some extra food and go out to feed the homeless.
Summer is a lovely time to engage in Sangha activities.
The 2022 Dzogchen Buddha Path Internet Teaching and Training Program
The 2022 Dzogchen Buddha Path Internet Teaching and Training Program is now underway. Over 100 diligent Dharma students from around the world are practicing and receiving daily teachings together. What an incredible way to spend the summer and benefit all beings in the process.
Thursday, June 2nd through Tuesday, June 14th
Conducted by the Holy Vajra Master Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche along with the International Dzogchen Buddha Path Dharma Teachers and Sangha
May 2022 - Increasing Compassion, Generosity and Desire to Help all beings
Helping refugees to settle in our countries
Participating a donation drive for clothes, blankets or whatever is needed
Volunteering at a local food bank
Supporting the elderly
Helping your neighbour, ask what s/he needs
Volunteering in a spring cleaning activity in your community
Planting seeds or plants with a small group of both elderly and children in your
May 13 - 16th
Please join H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche and the international Dzogchen Buddha Path Sangha for the Fifth Annual Grand Tara Event. The Holy Vajra Master, along with authorized Dharma teachers and Sangha, will conduct and broadcast this live event from Taipei, Taiwan and many other international locations. Practitioners and friends from around the world will attend this glorious online gathering of like-minded individuals joining together in heart, mind, voice, music, and visual splendor. There has never been a better opportunity to join a virtual international assembly to experience the power of love, compassion, and peace in the world.
The 2022 Dzogchen Buddha Path 74-Hour Global Tara Event will commence at 6am on Friday, May 13th and conclude at 8am on Monday, May 16th.
May 5th 6.00-7.30 CEST Intentional Happiness: How to End the Reactions that Cause - Dharma Acharya Mary Orton
May 6th a practice day at the DRCE
May 17th in Vienna, evening teaching, 4th in a series of five Topic: The Basic Principles of Buddhism by Dharma Teacher Markus Amann
Friday 1st of April - 19:00-20:30 MET Public teaching by Bodhi Lama Erik Jung: "Transforming Inner Peace to Outer Peace"
2. April 2022 European Dakini Day
9. April 2022 Generosity Opportunity Announcement Event
10.–16. April 2022 The 2022 European Spring Internet Teaching Program with Bodhi Lama Erik Jung
March 2022 - Great Miracles and Positive Transformation
Joyfully clean out and organize the house and donate/recycle.
Thursday, March 3rd through Friday, March 18th, 2022 Dzogchen Buddha Path Great Miracle Event
Saturday, March 26, 10:00 MET. Wordly teaching by Andreas Kvarda: "Climate Change - Bodhicitta and Positive Thinking for Future, not only on Fridays!" Giving some more detailed insights regarding the ecological interdependence of all beings and phenomena on this precious blue Planet, and why it concerns us as Buddhist practitioners.
Monday 28th of March 19:30-21:00 MET Public teaching by Bodhi Lama Erik Jung: "Finding Peace in Turmoil"
Wednesday, March 31, 5:00 MET. Worldly teaching by Dr. Rick Stiggins: "Keys To Supporting Persistent, Confident, Motivated Learning As A Teacher: An Interactive Discussion About The Emotional Dynamics Underpinning Student Learning."
2.1.2022 INTERNATIONAL 2022 LONG LIFE AND BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
7.1.2022 Wordly teaching: Sigrid Schmidl-Amann “ Placebos and Nocebos” - 19.00 MET
14.1-17.1.2022 INTERNATIONAL VAJRASATTVA PRACTICE - 72 HOURS GLOBAL CEREMONY
21.1.2022 12:00 (noon) MET - 23.1.2022 13:30 MET European Dzogchen Buddha Path January Weekend Teaching Program (Online) with Bodhi Lama Lau Kin “Extensive Commentary on the Learning Practice of the Dzogchen Buddha Path“ Requirements: it is only accessible for Buddhist practitioners with daily practice for at least one year and participation in at least two 9-days-retreats or ITTP.