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Retreat Center

​The Kangyur Rinpoche Center

The Kangyur Rinpoche Center in Monchique, Portugal, is located on the hills of Monchique, It faces south-west, offering an ocean view and an amazing openness to the sky and the space in front.


This unique place was found by Pema Wangyal Rinpoche. His mother, Ama-la, lived the last years of her life here.


The place   |   Photo gallery

The center currently consists of several buildings: Ama-la's old house, which has been transformed into a temple and practice room, and the retreat room house with 12 individual rooms. Soon, the Kangyur Rinpoche Retreat Center - Monchique - plans to begin the construction of a new temple, a building with self-contained apartments for retreat, a residence for the Rinpoches, as well as a place for short-term camping when large events take place.


The center today  |   Photo gallery

In the words of Tulku Rinpoche:


“This is a unique place for practice, like there were in the past a few places in Tibet and Bhutan”.


Many teachers, including Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche, Yangsi Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, and other great masters, have visited and recognized this place as very special. In 2019 H.H. the 41st Sakya Trichen performed the consecration of the site of the new temple.


His Holiness Sakya Trizin visit   |   Photo gallery

The New Temple

The new temple will have capacity for 400 people, and all the necessary conditions to host large teaching events, drupchens, retreats, etc. The new retreat apartment building will have 30 independent apartments.


Project   |   Photo gallery

We hope to start the construction of the new buildings soon.  To do so we need the financial support of the entire sangha and those who long for a place with ideal conditions for practice and meditation.  


Please join us in this endeavour if you aspire to see Dharma flourish in Portugal!


This is an unique opportunity to sponsor the construction of a Buddhist temple.

Please contact us to find out how to sponsor this project.

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