- Representing His Holiness the Seventeenth Gyalwa Karmapa Ogyan Drodul
Trinley Dorje, The Tsurphu Foundation is a non-profit tax-exempt
organization incorporated in the U.S. to raise awareness and funds
for the monasteries and activities of His Holiness the Gyalwa Karmapa,
particularly in Tibet, where the 17th Karmapa presently resides at his
monastery of Tsurphu.
XIIth Trungpa - Friends of
Surmang: "Our mission is to avert the dire poverty and resulting
health crises of rural Tibet, bringing Tibetan people back from the edge
of cultural and economic dispossession, enabling the right to life. Our
focus in accomplishing these goals is improving mother and child health,
providing community wide quality primary care and health education, built
around indigenous philosophies, aspirations, social networks and economic
realities." Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends of Surmang publishes, without charge, and on a sporadic basis, an
electronic newsletter 'Parasol.' To subscribe, address
your request to email@example.com including your full
name in the body of the message.
Jamgon Kongtrul Labrang is pleased to announce the opening of its
website on behalf of H.E.
Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche the Fourth.
Tenzin Dorjee, General Secretary to H.E. Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche
Jamgon Kongtrul Labrang
P.O. Box 6956, Kathmandu
Kagyu Samye Ling -
Founded in 1967 by two refugee Tibetan abbots - Chogyam Trungpa
Rinpoche and Dr Akong Tulku Rinpoche - it was the very first Tibetan
Centre in the West, taking its name from Samye ("the inconceivable
place"), the very first Buddhist centre of Tibet, established in the
8th century. During the past 30 years, Samye Ling has developed into a
key focus for a number of important activities.
Kagyu E Vam Buddhist Institute
- The Venerable Traleg Kyabgon, Ripoche is the President and Spiritual
Director of Kagyu E-Vam Buddhist Institute (KEBI). Born in 1955 in
eastern Tibet, Traleg Rinpoche was recognised by His Holiness the
sixteenth Gyalwa Karmapa, head of the Kagyu lineage, as the ninth
incarnation of the Traleg lineage, which can be traced back to the time
of Saltong Shogam, a contemporary of the first Karmapa. Traleg Rinpoche
came to Australia in 1980 and established KEBI in 1982. He regularly
conducts courses and retreats in the practice and theory of Buddhism
for the Institute.
Karma Choeling -
This Buddhist centre is a study and retreat facility, located north of
Auckland, New Zealand. It was accepted by H.H. XV1 Gyalwa Karmapa as
his New Zealand headquarters, and he appointed the Ven. Lama Samten and
Lama Karma Shedrup as his resident representatives.
Chang Chub Ling/Bodhisattva Institute
- Dak Shang Kagyu - The Bodhisattva Insitute was founded by Karma
Tenpa Gyeltsen, a student of His Eminence Kalu Rinpoche, as a center
for daily practice.
Maui Dharma Center
- (Karma Rimay O Sal Ling) - The Great Accomplished One, the Lord of
Refuge, Kyab-je Kalu Rinpoche, who established many meditation centers
around the world founded this center in 1974. He gave it the name Karma
Rimay O Sal Ling which means "Non-Sectarian Place of Clear Light
Activity." In 1982 he sent the Venerable Lama Tenzin as the center's
unofficial Drikung Kagyu Homepage
- Created mainly for the purpose of serving as an information center for
Buddhism in general and the Drikung Kagyu Tibetan Buddhist tradition in
particular, this homepage is presently *not* officially connected with
any particular Center or Organization although it focusses on the
teachings and activities of Ven. Khenpo Konchog Gyaltshen Rinpoche.
Chagdud Gonpa Foundation
was established in 1983 by Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche to preserve Nyingma
teachings and to provide instruction in the traditions of Vajrayana
Buddhism, especially the arts, philosophy, and meditation practices. We
sponsor many events and retreats throughout the year. The foundation's
headquarters are in Rigdzin Ling, located in the beautiful Trinity Alps
region of Northern California. Rigdzin Ling is also the home of Padma
Publishing, the branch of Chagdud Gonpa Foundation devoted to
translating sacred Tibetan texts and producing dharma related books.
Dechen Community in the UK
- The Dechen Community is an organisation comprising the network of
Buddhist Centres and practice groups founded throughout the United
Kingdom by Karma Thinley Rinpoche, an incarnate lama recognised within
both the Kagyu and Sakya traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, and his
English Regent Ngakpa Jampa Thaye.
Buddhist Council of New South Wales[text-only here];
regional center for the World Fellowship of Buddhists - Due to this
proliferation of Buddhist organisations, it became apparent in the
mid-1980's, that an umbrella organisation, serving the needs of,
particularly, the ethnic communities, needed to be formed. This umbrella
organisation is the Buddhist Council of New South Wales, which became a
Regional Centre of the World Fellowship of Buddhists in 1992.
Dagom Tsong Khapa Dharma Center
- "Our founder and spiritual director is Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche, the 12th
Dagom Rinpoche. He is a high lama in the Gelugpa lineage and a kind
and excellent teacher."
Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition
- Lama Thubten Yeshe (1935-1984) and Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche,
together as teacher and disciple since their exile in India, met their
first Western student in 1965 and by 1971 had settled at Kopan, near
Kathmandu in Nepal. Due to demand they began teaching Buddhist
philosophy and meditation to increasing numbers of travellers, who in
turn started groups and centers in their own countries. In 1975 Lama
Yeshe named this fledgling network the Foundation for the Preservation
of the Mahayana Tradition. Now, more than sixty centers and other
activities make up the FPMT, and it grows yearly.
- The Dzogchen Foundation was organized in March, 1991 by Lama Surya Das
and a small group of Dzogchen practitioners. The Foundation's mission
is to preserve the precious teachings of Dzogchen and transmit them to
Westerners in an accessible form.
LongChen Foundation - Underlying the external universe and our own minds is a single
intrinsic ground of being.
- Because we do not realise the nature of this primordial ground, we are estranged from the basis of our own experience.
- The purpose of the Dzogchen tradition is to arouse this realisation in oneself and others.
Dhargyey Buddhist Centre Home Page
- The Dhargyey Buddhist Centre was founded in November 1984 as an
international teaching centre for the Venerable Gen Rinpoche, Geshe
Ngawang Dhargyey, one of the most highly qualified Gelug lamas. Gen
Rinpoche's teaching and meditation program aimed at building a sound
understanding of all Buddha's teachings with emphasis on Mahayana
Friends of the Western Buddhist Order
- FWBO is an non-sectarian international Buddhist movement successfully
transmitting the spirit of Buddhism in the contemporary world that
draws inspiration from all Buddhist traditions, studying and
practicing their principles for the growth and development of the
KALAVINKA DHARMA NOTES
(trans. Shramanera Dharmamitra) - "Kalavinka Dharma Notes is an
ever-growing collection of early Mahayana tradition stories, verses,
analogies, and teachings not otherwise available in English. It is
intended as an entertaining and edifying resource for teachers and
students at every level of experience in Dharma and from every Buddhist
The Forest Hermitage
- This is a small, peaceful Buddhist monastery after the style of the
forest monasteries of N.E. Thailand but set in the Heart of England. It
is owned and maintained by the Buddha-Dhamma Fellowship on behalf of
and for the Bhikkhu Sangha. The tradition is that of the Theravada
Ligmincha Institute [Bön]
- Ligmincha Institute, founded by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche in 1992, was
created to preserve and spread the Tibetan Bön culture and teachings in
the West, especially the practices of dzogchen. The purpose of this
site is to provide information on Bön and dzogchen as well as the
activities of Ligmincha Institute and our associated Khyung Dzong
There, also see archive for "The Voice of Clear Light"
Drepung Loseling Monastery
- Drepung Loseling monastery was established near Lhasa, Tibet in 1416
by Chojey Tashi Palden. It had four departments, of which Loseling, or
"The Hermitage of the Radiant Mind," was the largest, housing more than
three quarters of Drepung's ten to fifteen thousand monks Drepung
Loseling was especially close to the Dalai Lama incarnations; the
Second Dalai Lama made his residence here in 1494 and subsequent
incarnations maintained this link. Drepung Loseling Monastery
established its American seat in 1989 as a result of the first world
tour of Sacred Music Sacred Dance. It is located in Mineral Bluff,
Georgia and is named Losel Shedrup Ling. Losel Shedrup Ling also coordinates events such as Sacred Music Sacred Dance.
- The Nyingma Centers were founded by Head Lama Tarthang Tulku: a reincarnate
master of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism, the oldest school of Tibetan Buddhism.
The Nyingma Centers offer a many-faceted, open approach to human
education through six non-profit institutions and service
Tibetan Nyingma Meditaton Center
TNMC: Preserving Tibetan Heritage; Founded in 1969 by Tarthang Tulku,
TNMC was founded to preserve the religious and artistic heritage of
Tibet and sponsors production of ritual arts and crafts, performance of
traditional ceremonies including the Annual World Peace Ceremony at Bodh
Gaya, India, and restoration of holy sites in India and Tibet.
Tibetan Aid Project
- People Helping People; Founded in 1969 to provide emergency relief to
Tibetan refugees exiled in India and the Himalayas in the wake of the
Chinese invasion of Tibet. In recent years it has concentrated on
supporting Tibetan monks and nuns in Tibet, India, Bhutan, Nepal, and
Sikkim, rebuilding monasteries in Tibet, distributing texts, art, and
ritual objects to monasteries in Tibet and other Asian lands,
organizing pilgrimages for Westerners, and disseminating current
information on the situation inside Tibet.
Yeshe De Project
- Established in 1983, the Yeshe De Project is dedicated to preserving
the texts of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, encouraging scholarly
research, and promoting translation of traditional Buddhist texts.
Under its auspices, TNMC and Dharma Publishing reprinted the entire
Kanjur and Tanjur, the Tibetan Buddhist Canon in 128 Western-style
volumes, and 627 additional volumes containing nearly 80,000 precious
texts gathered from monasteries and libraries around the world.
Opening the Odiyan Mandala for World Peace
- Founded in 1975, Odiyan is envisioned as an international center that
will accomodate traditional Buddhist studies, research, and practice,
preservation of Tibetan culture, and to serve as a meeting ground for
Eastern and Western knowledge.
Kunzang Palyul Choling
Integrating Compassion and Wisdom into Everyday Life - Kunzang Palyul
Choling (KPC) is a center for the study and practice of Tibetan
Buddhism in the Nyingma tradition. KPC is the seat of the Palyul
lineage in the Western world, and is headed by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo,
spiritual director and resident Lama.
- Thubten Choling is a Gelukpa Dharma center in the city of Duncan, on
Vancouver Island, established in 1984 by Jhampa Shaneman. A 16'
Enlightenment Stupa was recently constructed at the property. It was
consecrated by monks and nuns from all four Tibetan sects on September
24th, 1995 together with an assembly of 150 lay people.
- It was specially dedicated to help people suffering from illnesses
such as AID's and cancer. Thubten Choling is the functional arm of
BASIS, a registered non profit society. - Vancouver Island has centers of
all four Tibetan Lineages. On Saltspring Island, beside Duncan, is the
Kargyu retreat center for three year retreats. In the Parksville area
there is a Nyingma center with Lingtrul Rinpoche. In Victoria there is
a Sakya Dharma center under the guidance of Geshe Tashi Namgyal.
- The Gaden Choling Mahayana Buddhist Centre is a Tibetan Buddhist
centre for practice and study located in a quiet corner of downtown
Toronto, Ontario. We are here to create an oasis of serenity amidst the
busy confusion of big city life, and to offer refuge, resources and the
teachings of the Gelugpa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
"Creations of Conscience" - Designing web pages for organizatons with
human rights and/or other humanitarian or ecological interests.
The Aro Tradition - a small family lineage of the Nyingma School.
The Aro gT‚r lineage, also called the Mother Essence lineage, emanates
from a succession of enlightened women culminating in the visionary
genius of Khyungchen Aro Lingma (1886 - 1923), and her son Aro Yesh‚
(1915 - 1951). Ngak'chang Ch”gyam Rinpoche and Khandro D‚chen Ts‚drup
Yesh‚ are the current holders of the Aro gT‚r lineage. Aro gT‚r is a
non-liturgical, non-monastic ngakphang tradition which specializes in
the teaching and practice of Dzogchen, emphasizing the importance of
everyday life as practice (integration of practice with everyday
working life; sexual equality; the spiritual dimension of romantic
relationship and artistic creativity). Communities of
practitioners in the Aro tradition reside in Great Britain, the United
States, Austria, Germany, Holland and Canada.