Dzogchen Orgyen Chö Ling

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Dudjom Rinpoche teaching at Dzogchen Orgyen Chö Ling in 1979


  • August 27th 1977 sees the opening ceremony of Orgyen Chö Ling in Kilburn, London (Princess Road).
  • The first summer school is run as a short, intensive period of study and practice giving a thorough introduction to Buddhism.
  • The 16th Gyalwang Karmapa visits in November with Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche.



  • In May, Kyabjé Dudjom Rinpoche, along with Rahor Khenpo Tupten, teaches in London, and stays at Orgyen Chö Ling. He teaches on Dzogchen View and Practice, to up to 250 people at St Mark’s Hall over twelve days. At Chelsea Town Hall he teaches on meditation to two thousand people. He also teaches on Richö to a smaller group of ‘senior students’. Dudjom Rinpoche appends the word 'Dzogchen' to the centre name, Orgyen Chö Ling.[1]
  • The third summer school—Meditation in Action—is held during August and September.




  1. source: Pete Fry