Dzogchen Ranyak Patrul Rinpoche has founded the Zangdok Palri Institute
“Zangdok Palri is the pure manifestation of Guru Rinpoche, where there is no suffering of any kind, and ultimate happiness is obtained through realisation of the true Nature of Mind. Through the Zangdok Palri Project we hope to construct an environment which will support the local people’s aspirations and enable them to develop to their greatest potential” (Dzogchen Ranyak Patrul Rinpoche)
Zangdok Palri Institute Central Building
The Zangdok Palri Institute is envisioned as a cultural and education center serving a poor rural community of some 10 000 people spread over an area of 5 000 km2 in Kham, Eastern Tibet. It will provide full education for the lay people of the Dzogchen area, who have until now had no access even to basic literacy.
The aim of the Institute is to:
- offer good studying conditions and easy access to knowledge
- preserve one of the treasures of human kind, the ancient wisdom tradition which is Tibet’s cultural heritage
- provide a platform for dialog and exchange between eastern and western students, scholars and researchers
The Zangdok Palri Institute will be a resource center where traditional skills and modern technology come together to enrich the lives of today’s young people. It will create the basis for the community to be able to build a more prosperous and self-sufficient future.
In seeking to attain these objectives, the Zangdok Palri Institute is making a major contribution to the goals of the Zangdok Palri programme.