Dhagpo Kundreul Ling

Monastic Hermitages and Retreat Centres of the Karma Kagyu Lineage's European seat


His holiness
the XVIIe Gyalwa Karmapa
Trinle Thaye Dordje

"A centre's role is to sow a seed in the greatest number of beings that will later ripen in the form of enlightenment. The motivation is always to accomplish the benefit of others with the wish that all beings attain enlightenment as quickly as possible"

It belongs to the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism and is placed under the spiritual direction of the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Thaye Dorje and Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche. It was founded in 1984 by Lama Gendun Rinpoche, a highly accomplished yogi and spiritual master chosen by the 16th Karmapa to teach the Buddhadharma in the West.

The centre consists of 2 sites, Le Bost and Laussedat, which jointly include:

  • 2 large monastic hermitages for lamas, monks and nuns;
  • eight 3 -year and two long duration retreat centres for the transmission and intensive practice of Vajrayana meditation;
  • the "Karmapa's Temple" and a lay persons' hermitage for short retreats.


Lama Guendune Rinpoche



Guided tours take place most Sundays at 3.00 pm. Tickets are on sale at the reception desk. It is possible to organise guided tours for groups by reservation at the reception.

You may visit the temple freely in the afternoons from 2.30 pm every day unless there is an exceptional event. We strongly advise you to make sure that the temple is open by contacting the reception at Dhagpo Kundreul Ling on 04 73 52 24 34.