11.01.2003 – 14.01.2003, France
Karma Mingyur Ling (Montchardon) is located in France, in the mountains between Grenoble and Valence.In 1976, the 16. Gyalwa Karmapa asked Lama Tonsang to construct and guide this center. At the moment there are approximately 15 residents and a lot of dharma-activity goes on. It is the first place in Europe where eight traditional stupas were built.
Dhagpo Dargye Ling is a retreat center for lay practitioners under the guidance of Lama Sonam. It is located close to St. Genies, about 40 minutes away from Dhagpo Kagyu Ling.
14.08.2002 – 17.08.2002, France
On August 14th, Gyalwa Karmapa arrives in Dhagpo Kagyu Ling, his main seat in Europe. Shamar Rinpoche came as well. Together they perform the ceremony for the laying of the foundation stone of the new institute.
Dhagpo Dedreul Ling is a retreat center for lay practitioners under the guidance of Lama Henrik and Lama Walli. The center is located close to Plazac, about 15 minutes away from Dhagpo Kagyu Ling.
10.08.2002 – 11.08.2002, France
After more than two months Gyalwa Karmapa leaves his close retreat in the monastery of Dhagpo Kundreul Ling in France on August 10th.