Ugyen Rinpoche

Ugyen Rinpoche is a Tibetan-born Lama and lineage holder of the non-monastic Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism. In addition to his Buddhist education, he completed a doctorate in Western medicine. He has been living and teaching in the West for many years and knows how to teach the Dharma accordingly while preserving the traditional roots of Buddhism.

Ugyen Rinpoche

Studies und Practice

In his study and practice centers in Europe and North America, Ugyen Rinpoche teaches the ancient wisdom texts as well as the art of tantric ritual. He is dedicated to the further development of his students on the path of wisdom and compassion, unparalleled in his ability to interpret the classical Buddhist curriculum in a practical and contemporary way. Rinpoche teaches in English with translation into German.

Contact

Please contact Rinpoche's assistant Ryan Grigor to present your request.


Resident Teachers

Tharpaling has two resident teachers.


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Almut Berkane

Almut Berkane is the translator of Ugyen Rinpoche. As his long-time student, she is trained according to the Nyingma curriculum and practices in the non-monastic Ngakpa tradition. When Rinpoche is absent, she is the spiritual director of the retreat center Tharpaling in the Bavarian Forest and supervises training groups in Austria and Germany. In her seminars she makes the inspiring wisdom of Buddhism tangible in a very clear, lively and contemporary way.

Private consultation appointments can be arranged.

Contact

Phone: +49 8554 9435490
Email: almut(æ)gmx.de
Address:
Schartenweg 11
D-94169 Solla
Germany
Web: Tharpaling


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Pascal Bedoret

Pascal follows the systematic training of Ugyen Rinpoche according to the traditional Nyingmapa curriculum. Like his Lama he follows the non-monastic Ngakpa tradition. He looks back on a profound ritual education under the guidance of various Tibetan Lamas and has many years of experience in the rituals of Tibetan Buddhism.

Pascal is the recitation master of the Ngakde Shedrup, the 'voice of the ritual', and leads the pujas and meditation rituals. He knows the traditional melodies, how to play the Tibetan ritual instruments and masters the ritual steps in theory and practice. As resident teacher in Tharpaling he passes on his knowledge and skills in a very professional and at the same time inspiring way to both newcomers and experienced practitioners.

Contact

Address:
Schartenweg 11
D-94169 Solla
Germany
Web: Choka Chalen


Teachers in the Regional Groups

Selected teachers give lectures, seminars and meditation introductions in the Regional Groups.


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Andrea Bogner

Andrea Bogner has studied and practiced Tibetan Buddhism for many years. She is co-founder of the sister association Ngakde Tyrol in Austria and manages numerous activities in the regional Sangha, regularly gives Online seminars on the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva and meditation introductions. Andrea is member of the Ngakde board of directors.

Contact

Phone: +43 650 64216 03
Email: bogner.andrea(æ)chello.at
Address:
Marienhöhe 9
A-6320 Brixlegg
Austria
Web: Ngakde Tirol


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Ryan Grigor

Ryan Grigor studies and practices Tibetan Buddhism for many years. He is a student and the personal assistant of Ugyen Rinpoche. Ryan gives meditation practice introductions and philosophical explanations, answers questions about spiritual practice and gives public lectures for those interested in the Dharma. Ryan lives and works in Tyrol, Austria and introduces to the preliminary practices of the Dudjom Tersar Ngöndro.

Contact

Phone: +43 650 64216 03
Email: ryan(æ)ngakde.org
Address:
Marienhöhe 9
A-6320 Brixlegg
Austria
Web: Ngakde Tirol


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Susanne Pöhlmann

Susanne Pöhlmann studies and practices Tibetan Buddhism for many years. She lives and works as a medical doctor in Munich, Germany. As a student of Ugyen Rinpoche, Susanne gives introductions to meditation and answers questions about spiritual practice. She has founded and leads the activities of the Regional Group Munich. Feel free to contact her if you are interested in Tibetan Buddhism and want to learn and start to practice the preliminary practices of the Dudjom Tersar Ngöndro.

Contact

Phone: +49 163 81 01 666
Email: susanne.poehlmann(æ)freenet.de
Web: Ngakde Munich