Understanding Buddhism

Dzogchen Ranyak Patrul Rinpoche, a great and experienced Buddhist master, will teach “The Heart Treasure of Accomplished Beings”. This text summarizes all the teachings of Buddha’s canon and will allow you to discover or rediscover the basis of Buddhism.

Physically, the course will be given by Patrul Rinpoche in Dharma City, Belgium. It will also be broadcast online.


Rinpoche will continue to teach the Heart Treasure of Great Beings until… he finishes the text (no precise date).

Sunday 12/03, only the morning session from 10:00 to 12:30

Next Sundays starting from the 19/03: Patrul Rinpoche will teach the morning session (from 10:00 to 12:30) and the afternoon session (15:00-16:30)


Patrul Rinpoche will teach in Tibetan and English.

A French translation will be organised onsite.

More languages will be available online (see at the bottom of this page for links).


(Time in Belgium)

10:00 – 12:30 – teaching (including a break)

12:30 – lunch

14:00 – 15:00 –  cleaning Dharma City together

15:00 – 16:30 – teaching


It is possible to eat in Dharma City’s Tea House.

A meal will be available for students of the course for 10 euros (excluding drinks) upon reservation. To book a meal, please write your name on this list or send an email to info@zpi.patrulrinpoche.net at the latest on the Friday preceding the course.

nb: if you would like to eat ‘à la carte’ it is advised to book (phone number 0494/ 79.47.87)

Financial participation

The participation to the course is free.

You are welcome to make a donation to cover the costs.

The main costs involved are :

–  Maintenance and heating of the centre
–  Material for broadcasting
–  Costs of organisation

Donation page

The text

The text will be available in Dharma City during the courses. You can also buy it from Wisdom Treasury Shop

The Heart Treasure of Authentic Beings is composed in the form of a beautiful poem and can be introduced in these terms:

It is the very summary of all the teachings of Buddha’s canon, and has three topics:
–  the first deals with the degenerate way and intense suffering of the beings in this decadent time;
–  the second with the view, meditation and action of both the Sūtrayāna and the Mantrayāna;
–  and the third with the freedom from the ordinary worldly concerns.

Online course

The teachings will be broadcasted on YouTube

Subsequent translations are organised.

Hourly Schedule

Hourly Schedule

10:00 - 12:00
- Patrul Rinpoche -
12:30 - 13:30
14:00 - 15:00
Cleaning Dharma City together
15:00 - 16:30
- Patrul Rinpoche -
- Patrul Rinpoche -
- Patrul Rinpoche -


Sun 19 Mar 2023


10:00 - 16:30

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Sun 19 Mar 2023
  • Time: 05:00 - 11:30


Buddhist course
Dharma City


Dharma City
300 rue de Mettet, 5620 Florennes, Belgium
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