Patrul Rinpoche

patrul8bEver since Rinpoche arrived in Belgium during the summer of 1996, people from all over the world have been approaching him to request teachings. Rinpoche has been responding to all of these wishes as much as time and his growing commitments and responsibilities have allowed.

The first Centre was formally inaugurated in Brussels, Belgium, in 1998 and since then many centres and groups have sprung up in Europe and Asia. They organise study programmes, meditation retreats and courses which are given by Rinpoche and other visiting lamas, as well as a monthly programme of group meditation.

Rinpoche defined his main field of activities soon after his arrival in Europe, which become tangible through the Zangdok Palri Institute (in Europe since 2004 and in Tibet since 2002), Zangdok Palri Lotus (development aid, since 2000), Wisdom Treasury Publication House (since 2003) and the Sambhota Translation Group.


Please read the biography of the Dzogchen Ranyak Patrul Rinpoche's.


  • Samantabhadra (Kuntuzangpo)
  • Vajrasattva (Dorje Sempa)
  • Garab Dorje
  • Shri Singha
  • Manjushrimitra (Jampalshenyen)
  • Janasutra
  • Vimalamitra
  • Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche)
  • King Trisong Detsen
  • Vairocana
  • Yeshe Tsogyal
  • The omniscient Longchen Rabjam
  • Rigdzin Jigme Lingpa
  • Jigme Gyalwe Nyugu
  • Patrul Rinpoche

Ranyak Patrul Rinpoche's main teachers are Tulku Drukpa Kuchung Rinpoche, Kyabje Pema Kalzang Rinpoche, Khenpo Dechen Namdrol, Khenpo Pema Tsewang (Khenpo Pentse), Khangsar Tenpe Ongshuk (Khangsar Wöntrul), Alak Zenkar Rinpoche, Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Khenpo Dawe Özer, Ani Dazer.

To access Patrul Rinpoche's schedule, please follow this link.
To access Patrul Rinpoche's personal website, please follow this link.