Place:  The Alexpo Congress and Exhibition Center, 400 Avenue d’Innsbruck, 38100 Grenoble.

Dates: From Thursday August 10th to Tuesday 15th, 2017


August 10th, 11th, 12th and 15th:

Karmapa’s teachings will be from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm then from 3:00pm to 5:00 pm on the days the ceremonies will allow this (the taking of vows may exceed the projected schedule).

August 13th and 14th:

10:00 am to 12:00 pm:  Teaching by Trinlay Rinpoche.

From 3:00 pm:  Empowerments given by Karmapa may finish late, the time for each participant to receive his Benedictions.


The conferences are Buddhists teachings targeting all types of public.  The pre-requisite of receiving empowerments is to have taken refuge.  Those wishing to “take Refuge” can do this on August 10th afternoon as well as before the Bodhisattva vows ceremony on August 11th afternoon and before each empowerment on August 13th and 14th.

Ticket sales (Pass):

Tickets will be sold on-line on the website of a specialized external Ticket Agent, and paid exclusively by credit card.

The on-site sale must be considered as non-existent: the number of places will be extremely limited, tickets only for the same day (therefore at a higher price than the Pass) and the queue daily. There is no guarantee to be able to get a ticket on site!

Entry Pass

  6 Days 5 Days 4 Days 3 Days 2 Days 1 Day
Normal price 180 € 155 € 125 € 95 € 65 € 35 €
Adolescent (13-17 years) 90 € 80 € 65 € 50 € 35 € 20 €
Children (0-12 years) Free of charge

The selected days are clearly identified at the time of the purchase on the Pass and are not interchangeable (for example a ticket for August 10th and 11th cannot be used for August 12th and 13th).  The ticket is sold for the entire day (there are no half-day tickets).  Children under 13 years are admitted for free but must imperatively be registered and possess a free admission ticket to access the Event.  Pre-adolescents and adolescents (from 13 to 17 years) pay a reduced fee.

Printable Electronic Ticket

Once payment has been made, you will receive email confirmation of the reservation together with the admission ticket which you will print out.  It unites under one QR code, all services which you have purchased.  This ticket is nominative.

Mid-day meals

The on-line purchase of quality vegetarian meals, well balanced in terms of proteins, prepared by a caterer, using 30% of local biological products are an option.  These are served cold so adapted to summer weather.

The meal includes :  a starter, a main dish, desert, bread and tap water served in a carafe.  Gluten-free meals are available provided they are bought at the time of the on-line purchase of services.  They cannot be changed on-site during the conferences.

The fixed meal price of 10€ per meal applies to all meals.  There are no free or half-price meals for children.

These meals are purchased in advance. There will be no on-site sales of these.  The deadline for purchasing these :  Sunday, July 23, 2017.  This purchase is associated with the emission of a Meal Pass (distinct from the Admission Pass).

Languages and translations

Karmapa will teach directly in English with a French translation.

For persons who do not understand these languages, translations in German, Italian, Spanish and Russian will be ensured by interpreters and made available via a system of high-quality audio headphones.

This service is offered for a fixed price of 20€, the number of days being irrelevant.  This sophisticated system is costly as the service provider bills each headphone for the full duration of 6 days.  Attention:  It is essential to rent the headphone(s) in advance before August 2nd.  No on-site rentals will be available. This rental will be indicated on the admission ticket.  You must announce your presence at the ”Headphones and Translation” Counter to receive your headphones for the day in exchange for your identification card (or passport).