Welcome to Paldenshangpa Montpellier

Founded in 1975 by Kyabje Kalou Rinpoche, the Paldenshangpa Montpellier Buddhist Center is affiliated with the Shangpa School of Tibetan Buddhism and places itself under the spiritual authority of Kalu Rinpoche. Located north of Montpellier, it offers a regular program of meditation practices, teachings and spiritual retreats in a Tibetan temple of traditional style.

Vows and resumption of teachings

The Paldenshangpa Montpellier center wishes you all the best for happiness and accomplishment for 2020. Teaching resumes with, on the weekend of January 11-12, a teaching from Lama Serge on the precious ornament of the liberation of Gampopa. The weekend of January 18-19, White Tara’s retreat with Lama Sangye. White Tara is a practice linked...

Boutique opening hours

We are pleased to inform you that the centre’s new boutique will be open every Tuesday evening (outside of school holidays) from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. as well as on weekends and Friday evenings before lessons. You will be able to find there all the texts necessary for the practices, as well as the...

Weekend of December 14th and 15th

3rd Weekend “The Precious Ornament of the Liberation” of Gampopa with Lama Serge. The teaching sessions will be held from 10h to 12h and 14h30 to 16h30 the two days (to be confirmed). Attention: no teaching on Friday at 20 o ‘clock. Chenrezi at 19h.

Weekend from November 28th to December 1st

Teaching weekend with Lama Yeunten. On Friday, public education at 8 pm: “An explanation of the Dharma”. On Saturday and Sunday, the teaching sessions will focus on the master and practice in relation to the master. They will be held from 10h to 12h and 14h30 to 16h30.

Weekend of 16th and 17th of November

Third weekend on “The Precious Ornament of Liberation” -Gampopa- with Lama Serge. The teaching sessions will be held from 10h to 12h and 14h30 to 16h30 on Saturdays and Sundays (indicative times). For more information do not hesitate to contact us.

Week-end of October 26th and 27th

Saturday 26: from 9h to 15h30: Karma Yoga (volunteer activity). Gardening and painting envisaged. If you wish you can bring food and have lunch together. from 15h30 to 16h30: Tibetan Course (level 1) Sunday 27th from 10am to 5pm: Mahakala practice with Tsok offering

Weekend of October 19th and 20th

2nd Weekend “The Precious Ornament of the Liberation” of Gampopa with Lama Serge. The teaching sessions will be held from 10h to 12h and 14h30 to 16h30 the two days (to be confirmed). Attention: no teaching on Friday at 20 o ‘clock. Chenrezi at 19h.

Weekend of October 4th, 5th and 6th

The center will welcome Lama Bertrand Puntso for teaching and practices of Chine (mental calm). Friday 8 pm: public lecture Saturday and Sunday: sessions from 10h to 12h and 14h30 to 16h30 (afternoon hours subject to reservation). About Lama Bertrand Puntso: He studied Dharma at Karma-ling in Savoy for about ten years from 1981 to...

May 16-17 : coming of Mogchok Rinpoche in Montpellier.

Teaching on Niguma’s Lamrim. The most venerable Mogchok Rinpoche is a Tibetan master, holder of Shangpa Kagyu and Gelugpa lineages.At the age of three, he was recognized by His Holiness the Dalai Lama as the reincarnation of Mogchokpa Rinchen Tseudru, a great yogi whose lineage goes back to the 11th century. Mogchok Rinpoche studied at...