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

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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
Livestream
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events, Retreats & Programs

T'hroma Nagmo, a Vajrayana Buddhist meditational deity. T'hroma Nagmo, a Vajrayana Buddhist meditational deity.

T'hroma Nagmo Drubchod

T'hroma Nagmo Drubchod

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The T’hroma-based practice of Chöd removes obstacles, both for our short-term happiness and those hindering our ultimate enlightenment. Tromge Jigme Rinpoche will serve as vajra master and umze for this event.

Tromge Jigme Rinpoche
Rigdzin Ling
Ati Ling
Amrita
Empowerment Required
Livestream

Four Sets of Nyung-nay Practice: The Purification Ritual of Avalokiteshvara

Four Sets of Nyung-nay Practice: The Purification Ritual of Avalokiteshvara

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The fasting ritual practice is an easy yet powerful means to clear away obstacles to physical and mental well-being. It brings the practitioner to the essence of the supreme secret of Avalokiteshvara, the compassionate expression of all buddhas.

Lama Padma Gyatso
Rigdzin Ling
Ati Ling
Amrita
Empowerment Required
Livestream

Rigdzin Dupa Drubchen 2024

Rigdzin Dupa Drubchen 2024

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We are delighted to be able to host a drubchen once again — our sixth Rigdzin Düpa Drubchen at PPI, with Tromge Jigme Rinpoche serving as Vajra Master, with Lama Jigme, Tulku Rigzin, Lama Padma, Khadro Kunzang and Khadro Kelsang also participating.

Tromge Jigme Rinpoche
Rigdzin Ling
Ati Ling
Amrita
Empowerment Required
Livestream

News & Updates

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May 18, 2023
Forestry Management Project News
Forestry Management Project News

A crew from the watershed center in hayfork, an environmental non-profit have begun working on fuels reduction and forestry management on the gonpa lands and will be here for another 2 weeks.

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.

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.

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