Khamtrul Rinpoche

Friday 25 October, 8pm to Monday 28 October, 1pm

Gyalwa Dokhampa Shedrub Nyima, the 9th Khamtrul Rinpoche (b. 1982), is an outstanding teacher of the younger generation of masters from the Drukpa Kagyü tradition.

Rinpoche will be accompanied by two tokden monks—Tokden Achö and Tokden Dupgyu Gyaltsen. Tokden literally means ‘realised ones’ and these monks are yogic practitioners who devote their whole lives to retreat and meditation practice.


The retreat will be held in our clifftop shrine room, with floor-to-ceiling windows offering spectacular ocean views.


Delicious two course vegetarian lunches, with soup and bread in the evenings. Cooked with love at Dzogchen Beara, using homegrown and organic ingredients whenever possible. Tea and coffee.

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Fee €290
Concession €250

Concession fees are available for students and the unwaged and apply to event fees (including food), not accommodation
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Limited accommodation is available on-site. Book early!
A list of hostels, B&B’s self-catering accommodation and hotels in the local area can be downloaded here.

Vegetarian lunches and light evening meals are provided. The cost is included in your fee.
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Khamtrul Rinpoche, Tokden Achö and Tokden Dupgyu Gyaltsen
Khamtrul Rinpoche, Tokden Achö and Tokden Dupgyu Gyaltsen
Gyalwa Dokhampa Shedrub Nyima was born in 1982 in Assam, India, and continues the illustrious tradition of his enlightened predecessors, a line of great masters. Recognized by His Holiness the 16th Karmapa and Kyabjé Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, he is the supreme head of Khampagar Monastery in Kham, overseeing more than 200 monasteries and nunneries in Eastern Tibet as well as its present seat in Tashi Jong, India, where the tradition of Tokdens, or realized yogis, is continued to this day.

He received intensive training and the complete transmission of the Drukpa Kagyü lineage from his main teachers H.E. Dorzong Rinpoche and Kyabgon Adeu Rinpoche, and many teachings and empowerments from Kyabgon Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Kyabgon Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche. In his visits to Europe, Korea, Taiwan and South Asia his outstanding presence and the peace and compassion he transmits has attracted a great number of followers.

Tokden Chökyi Lodrö (Achö) was born in 1932 in Tibet and joined Khampagar Monastery at the age of 10. He studied for seven years and at seventeen went into retreat for ten years, receiving teachings from Kyabgön 8th Khamtrul Rinpoche. In 1960 he fled to exile in India with Rinpoche. Together with a group of lay followers they were able to set up the Tashi Jong Community in Kangra Valley, where the new Khampagar Monastery was built. Tokden Achö has worked hard building up the Khampagar Monastery and Community at Tashi Jong while receiving many teachings and empowerments from 8th Khamtrul Rinpoche and other realized masters over the years, being in retreat whenever he could. In 1986 he was appointed as personal attendant to the young Gyalwa Dokhampa 9th Khamtrul Rinpoche, travelling with him in Asia as well as on pilgrimages to many holy Buddhist sites.

Tokden Dupgyu Gyaltsen was born in 1974 at Jhikli Bheth and joined Khampagar Monastery, Tashi Jong at the tender age of eleven and took Upasaka vow and Novice vow from H.E 8th Dorzong Rinpoche. From 1985 to 1994, he joined Khampagar Young Monk School and learned all Monastic educations and rituals like reading, writing, memorizing liturgical text, making Sand mandala, playing sacred instruments for 9 years.

In 1994, he joined Khampagar Retreat Centre where he received many teachings and empowerments from the 9th Khamtrul Rinpoche, H.E 8th Adeu Rinpoche, 8th Dorzong Rinpoche and many other realised Masters and also from senior Tokdens. Thereafter he entered in strict retreat for 13 years. Apart from prayers, He has a very good knowledge in sacred Lama dances, Rituals and he use to go Dorzong Monastic Institute at Gopalpur to participate and help them in Monastic prayers and rituals, which he have learned through all those years of practice. He now participates in all the practices held in the monastery, spending most of his time in retreat and teaching younger yogis in Khampagar Retreat Centre.