Hung Syllable surrounded by Vajra Guru Mantra.

Chagdud Gonpa Foundation

Buddhist retreat center—Tara House—on a sunny day at Chagdud Gonpa Rigdzin Ling.

A Timeless Tradition

Chagdud Gonpa Foundation (CGF) is part of an international network of centers whose origin is Chagdud Gonpa in Tibet, a monastery founded in the 15th century. Established in 1983 by Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche, CGF offers teachings and meditation practices from the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism.

Upcoming Schedule

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tsoks & group practice

Wed
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Feb
8
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7:00PM PDT
Wed
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Feb
8
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7:00 pm

Precious Echoes Practice

Precious Echoes Practice

Precious Echoes Practice includes reading the Heart Sutra and the meditations of Concise Red Tara and Chenrezig. Precious Echoes Practice is open to everyone.

Rigdzin Ling
Khadro Ling
Amrita
Ati Ling
Empowerment Required
In-Person
Livestream
Sat
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Feb
11
&
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9-11AM PST
Sat
,
Feb
11
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9:00 am

Red Tara Tsok Feast

Red Tara Tsok Feast

His Eminence Chagdud Rinpoche tirelessly taught and propagated this particular Red Tara practice revealed by Apong Terton in the early 20th Century.

Rigdzin Ling
Khadro Ling
Amrita
Ati Ling
Empowerment Required
In-Person
Livestream
Wed
,
Feb
15
&
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7:00PM PST
Wed
,
Feb
15
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7:00 pm

Precious Echoes Practice

Precious Echoes Practice

Precious Echoes Practice includes reading the Heart Sutra and the meditations of Concise Red Tara and Chenrezig. Precious Echoes Practice is open to everyone.

Rigdzin Ling
Khadro Ling
Amrita
Ati Ling
Empowerment Required
In-Person
Livestream
Thu
,
Feb
16
&
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7:30PM PST
Thu
,
Feb
16
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7:30 pm

Guru Rinpoche Tsok Feast

Guru Rinpoche Tsok Feast

Tsok will be offered using the ‘Shower of Blessings’ sadhana by Mipham Rinpoche. No empowerment is required for this short and beautiful practice.

Rigdzin Ling
Khadro Ling
Amrita
Ati Ling
Empowerment Required
In-Person
Livestream
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events, Retreats & Programs

Wrathful Vajrakilaya thangka. Wrathful Vajrakilaya thangka.

Vajrakilaya Drupchod

Vajrakilaya Drupchod

Thursday
,
February
16
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4:00 pm
Thu
,
Feb
16
Sat
,
Feb
18
Thu
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Feb
16
&
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Thursday
,
February
16
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4:00 pm
Thursday
,
Feb
16
Saturday
,
Feb
18
Thursday
,
Feb
16
&
Saturday
Feb
18
|
4:00 pm

The Vajrakilaya drubchen performed at Tibetan New Year prevents the obstacles from the past year from carrying forward into the New Year. It is said that participation in a single week’s drubchen practice generates as much merit as a year's retreat.

Tromge Jigme Rinpoche
Rigdzin Ling
Ati Ling
Amrita
Empowerment Required
In-Person
Livestream

Padmakilaya Drubchod

Padmakilaya Drubchod

Friday
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March
3
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9:00 am
Fri
,
Mar
3
Sun
,
Mar
5
Fri
,
Mar
3
&
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Friday
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March
3
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9:00 am
Friday
,
Mar
3
Sunday
,
Mar
5
Friday
,
Mar
3
&
Sunday
Mar
5
|
9:00 am

Padmakilaya Drubchod is a group ritual ceremony that includes prayers and mantra recitations, relevant Dharma teachings and daily feast offerings (tsok).

Lama Padma Gyatso
Rigdzin Ling
Ati Ling
Amrita
Empowerment Required
In-Person
Livestream

News & Updates

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November 3, 2022
Rigdzin Ling Water Restoration Letter from Lama Padma Gyatso
Rigdzin Ling Water Restoration Letter from Lama Padma Gyatso

Amazingly, we have arrived at our destination! It has been almost a year since the fire destroyed the Rigdzin Ling water system and it has now been fully rebuilt.

November 3, 2022
Rigdzin Ling Restoration & Renewal Fund
Rigdzin Ling Water Restoration Letter from Lama Padma Gyatso

The Restoration Committee has begun working with conservationists and government agencies on repairs and for advice on the long-term restoration of the land.

December 28, 2021
Rigdzin Ling Restoration & Renewal Fund
Rigdzin Ling Restoration & Renewal

The Restoration Committee has begun working with conservationists and government agencies on repairs and for advice on the long-term restoration of the land.

November 15, 2021
Ati Ling Livestreaming Daily Practices Online
Ati Ling Livestreaming Daily Practices Online

Ati Ling is broadcasting its daily puja online via Youtube, on a private channel. For those who have received the relevant empowerments AND who have practised regularly with a Chagdud Gonpa sangha.

August 18, 2021
Padma Ling Moving to New Location
Padma Ling Moving to New Location

The Padma Ling is in the process of moving out to our new retreat land at 5587 Happy Hill Road in Tum Tum. We will be having a work party on June 12th at 10am to help clean up the land....

Chagdud Gonpa Membership

An unbroken thread of generosity

Just as every grain of rice offered to the Buddha was essential for the Dharma to reach us, every offering made through the Membership Program is the interdependent link that will allow future generations to be touched with the radiance of the Buddha's teachings.

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Lama Padma Gyatso spinning prayer wheels while walking around larger prayer wheels at Chagdud Gonpa Rigdzin Ling in Junction City, CA.

Rigdzin Ling Restoration & Renewal Fund

Rigdzin Ling Restoration & Renewal Fund

The Restoration Committee is dedicated to planning, funding, and organizing efforts to nurture and renew Rigdzin Ling immediately and for the next 100 years. We invite you to join and offer your donations.

Rigdzin Ling
Ati Ling
Odsal Ling
Khadro Ling

Butterlamp Offering

Butterlamp Offering

By offering a butterlamp, you are making a symbolic offering of wisdom. Just as light dispels darkness, the lamp represents the removal of ignorance so that you and all beings can attain the wisdom of enlightened mind. Butterlamps are offered every day and on sacred days at several centers.

Rigdzin Ling
Ati Ling
Odsal Ling
Khadro Ling

General Donation

General Donation

Chagdud Gonpa Rigdzin Ling is a non-profit organization that aims to maintain and propagate the Dharma. Your generous offering supports the conditions for the maintenance and expansion of Rigdzin Ling's facilities, infrastructure and sacred structures.

Rigdzin Ling
Ati Ling
Odsal Ling
Khadro Ling

Become a Volunteer

The work/study program at Rig­dzin Ling serves as an opportunity for the swift purification of karma and accumu­lation of merit through the profound prac­tice of guru yoga.

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Dog watching volunteers working in the gardens.

Visit Rigdzin Ling

Located in the Trinity Alps of Northern California, Rigdzin Ling is the North American seat of Chagdud Gonpa Foundation. Our grounds are open for visitors during the day and we offer overnight accomodations.

More info
The Eight Great Stupas with mountains in the background at Chagdud Gonpa Rigdzin Ling in Junction City, CA.