François Lecontre

head-shot-for-promosFrançois has been studying and practicing Buddhism in FPMT centres since 1994 after meeting the Dharma during the Kopan course. He was the director of Kalachakra Centre in Paris (France) from 1997 to 1999. He then became Spiritual Programme Coordinator in Institut Vajra Yogini in 2001. Since 2002 he has been directing Institut Vajra Yogini with his wife Violette, managing this busy residential center in southwest France. He has hosted a CPMT meeting and two one-month retreats with Lama Zopa Rinpoche, as well as co-organed the two last visits of His Holiness in France. François is also director of Editions Vajra Yogini, the publishing company of FPMT in France. He is an FPMT Foundational Services Seminar Facilitator and has co-led two Foundation Services Seminars in 2014 and 2016. Parallel to his activities for the FPMT, he is working as a free-lance corporate journalist.

François is coming to Mahamudra Centre to co-lead the Foundation Services Seminar 13-18 April, 2017.