Thakpa Kachoe, Vajra Yogini Pure Land

Thakpa Kachoe is a FPMT retreat center in the making, primarily dedicated to individual retreats for medium to long periods of time.

Our wish is to offer FPMT students a structure and place conducive to individual retreats, including the 'big' 3-year retreat.

In 2004, Lama Zopa Rinpoche (our Spiritual Director) indicated that it would be very beneficial for a retreat center to be created on this land.

In 2007, 9 hectares (about 22 acres) of pasture and forest were purchased in the South Alpes region, at Guillaumes, (d├ępartement of Alpes Maritimes), locality of "Les Teilles", in the hamlet of Villetale.

The land is located on a 1,150 meters high plateau, overlooking the Daluis Gorges towards the South, and the Haut Var valley towards the North in the direction of the Cayolle pass. This pass is closed from November to beginning of May because of the snow.

We are close to the Mercantour National Park, at 1h 40 from Nice and from Digne.  One gets there by a 3 km drive on a dust track.


                                      Association Thakpa Kachoe : A FPMT Study Group