Dropan Ling Dharma Center
Dropan Ling (Tibetan meaning "Benefit for All") is the main European center
of Khordong and Jangter Buddhist Nyingma traditions. The standing gompa
has been positioned by Chhimed Rigdzin Rinpoche in a place reminiscing the setting of the Khordong monastery in Tibet. Many lamas claim that this place
has many extraordinary aspects and qualities to it.
The beginning of the Dharma center dates back to the summer of 1995 when Rinpoche received a gift of farming land from two of his students. This land
is situated in the Sudeten Mountains. Rinpoche intended to create a monastery
in which his students could practice Dharma teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha and Padmasambhava.
Back then, there was no road to the monastery, no water or electricity, but
the place charmed all of us, both Polish and international students of Chhimed Rigdzin Rinpoche. In 1998 the preparations for the first retreat on this land kickstarted the work that would be put into it over the following years.
From that time, Dropan Ling has become a center of regular transmission
of Dharma teachings and practice. Teachings have been transmitted by Chhimed Rigdzin Rinpoche, Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche, Tulku Thondup Rinpoche, Rigdzin Pema Rinpoche, Khandro Rinpoche, Chhimed Gyaltsen Rinpoche, Tulku Urgyen, Khenpo Chowang, Tulku Dagpa, Gudrun Knausenberger, James Low. Every summer, since the summer of 1997, we offer 100 000 butter lamps for the peace and happiness of all sentient beings.