Welcome to Drukpa Hamburg
Drukpa Hamburg invites you to get to know the Drukpa order, one of the central schools of Tibetan Buddhism with over 800 years of experience. The order is also known as “Dongyu Pälden Drukpa” – the “spiritual lineage of the glorious dragons”. Discover their teachings and their humanitarian work which are characterized by charity and human dignity.
H.H. Gyalwang Drukpa initiated this school in the year 1206 as Tsangpa Gyare. Since then He is the founder and head of the Drukpa order. As a modern ambassador of humanity H.H. advocates worldwide peace, education, compassion, equality and conservation of nature.
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Cycle for peace & love
09. August 2016 We have been on our 4th Cycle Yatra since beginning of July, starting from Kathmandu and going through monsoon hit Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, and then we arrived at the sacred Golden Temple. Not long afterwards, we entered Jammu. More you can read here.
Naropa 2016 - the Kumbh mela of the Himalayas
More than half a million people are expected at the traditional Hemis monastery in Ladakh for an extraordinary event in this year: the 1000 year anniversary celebration in honor of Naropa, the saint of the 11th century.
From July 1st until 31st numerous cultural performances will be presented and as the highpoint the famous Six Bones Ornaments of Naropa will be shown for the first time after twelve years by His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa, head of the Drukpa order.
The Six Bones Ornaments are among the most holy treasures of the Himalayas and are the symbolic origin of many basic practices in Buddhism. Supporters assume that sincere searchers for the truth can attain enlightenment just by looking at it.
S.H. Gyalwang Drukpa besucht die Bucerius Summer School
On invitation of the ZEIT-Stiftung the Gyalwang Drukpa has visited Hamburg and was present at a conference of the Bucerius Summer School on Global Governance. He has spoken about "Religion and Extremism". In a statement he said: "But think about it. It is individuals who build peace. An when indviduals build peace it is strong, it is lasting and it is genuine."
More about the visit you can read here.
NDR Hamburg Journal has reported on his pathbreaking visit.
Bike Yatra - 5000 km on the road
The Gyalwang Drukpa has drove with 250 nuns on the bike from Kathmandu to Delhi and back - to motivate environmental awareness and to set an example for gender equality.
Read here an interview with the Drukpa nun Khenmo Jigmet Tingdzin La about this extraordinary experience .
Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo in Hamburg
Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo has visited the Drukpa center in June. She gave a lecture entitled: "Mind and Matter".
More about the event can be found here.
Do you want to participate in the meditation practice in the Druk Kunzig Ling center? You are welcome. More details you can find here.
Do you want to support Drukpa Hamburg with a donation? We would be pleased about it! You can transfer online here.
Drukpa Hamburg can also be found on Facebook - you can get updates , quotations of His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa and read more.