The Drikung Garchen Institute is a Drikung Kagyu center in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition under the spiritual guidance of H.E. Garchen Rinpoche. We offer teachings, seminars, regular meditations and meditation retreats.


Thursday, 07.11. – 

Sunday, 10.11.2019

What is the 'One' in the 'One Intention' – Gongchik and 

Tibetan Mo's with Tara and Achi. Seminar with Jan-Ulrich Sobisch

It will be possible to participate in individual sessions.

Seminar fee as a donation for the DGI. 

What is the 'One' in the 'One Intention' Gongchik

The Gongchik is one of the most important texts from the time of origin of the Kagyüpas in Tibet. In it, Jigten Sumgön attempts to bring the entire teachings of Buddha "to a common denominator." Can this "one intention" be grasped exactly? And why are 190 vajra statements necessary anyway? In this lecture I provide an outlook on my translation and study of Rigdzin Chökyidragpa's great commentary, which will appear in April 14, 2020 at Wisdom Publications (The Buddha's Single Intention: Drikung Kyobpa Jikten Sumgön's Vajra Statements of the Early Kagyü Tradition).

Tibetan MOs with Achi and Tārā

MOs are an elementary component of the Tibetan and Central Asian cultures. However, they are also associated in many ways with prognostic techniques from all over the world, including China and Egypt. What are these cultural and historical links between Tibetan MOs and other methods of prognostics, and what are the specific characteristics of Tibetan MOs? Part of the lecture will also be a demonstration of the Mālā divination, which is very popular in Tibet. The lecture is based on our book Divining with Achi and Tārā: Comparative Remarks On Tibetan Dice and Mālā Divination, which will be published by Brill on 26.9.2019.

Jan-Ulrich Sobisch, formerly professor for Tibetan Studies at Copenhagen University, now researcher at CERES Ruhr University Bochum, is best known for his work on Tibetan vow theories, Tibetan tantric transmissions, and his exploration of the Gongchik teachings of the Drikung Kagyü tradition.

Thursday, 07.11. 18:00 – 20:00 How can tibetan theories, such as the "Three Vows" of Pratimoksha, of the Bodhisattvas, and of tantra,
be united in the mind stream without contradiction.

Friday, 08.11. 18:00 – 20:00 Tibetan MOs with Achi and Tārā

Saturday, 09.11. 10:00 – 12:00, 14:30 – 16:30, 17:00 – 18:30 Gongchik Teachings

Sunday, 10.11. 10:00 – 12:00, 13:30 – 15:30 Gongchik Teachings

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Overnight 15 - 21 Euro, braekfast 5 Euro, lunch and diner as self-catering.