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

Thu
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May
19
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7:30PM PST
Thu
,
May
19
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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
Odsal Ling
Ati Ling
Empowerment Required
In-Person
Livestream
Sun
,
May
22
&
,
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9:30AM PST
Sun
,
May
22
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9:30 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
Odsal Ling
Ati Ling
Empowerment Required
In-Person
Livestream
Tue
,
May
24
&
,
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6pm PST
Tue
,
May
24
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6:00 pm

T’hroma Tsok

T’hroma Tsok

The T’hroma-based practice of Chöd removes obstacles, both for our short-term happiness and those hindering our ultimate enlightenment.

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

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Way of the Bodhisattva Teachings

Way of the Bodhisattva Teachings

Wednesday
,
May
18
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7:00 pm
Wed
,
May
18
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Wed
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May
18
&
Wed
,
Apr
20
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7PM PST
Wednesday
,
May
18
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7:00 pm
Wednesday
,
May
18
,
Wednesday
,
May
18
&
20
|
7:00 pm

Lama Padma will present a series of teachings that will illuminate the line-by-line meaning of Shantideva’s The Way of the Bodhisattva, enabling us to read and reread each chapter and find a deeper and deeper meaning.

Lama Padma Gyatso
Rigdzin Ling
Ati Ling
Amrita
Empowerment Required
In-Person
Livestream
Four-armed form of Chenrezig, the embodiment of compassion for all beings. Four-armed form of Chenrezig, the embodiment of compassion for all beings.

Chenrezig Drubchöd with Chagdud Khadro

Chenrezig Drubchöd with Chagdud Khadro

Thursday
,
May
26
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12:30 pm
Thu
,
May
26
Mon
,
May
30
Thu
,
May
26
&
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|
Thursday
,
May
26
|
12:30 pm
Thursday
,
May
26
Monday
,
May
30
Thursday
,
May
26
&
Monday
May
30
|
12:30 pm

Chenrezig embodies the compassion of all enlightened beings. Meditating on the form and reciting the mantra of Chenrezig refines away selfishness, confusion and negativity, connecting the practitioner to the nature of their own unbiased compassion.

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

Buddha Amitabha Empowerment & Teachings

Buddha Amitabha Empowerment & Teachings

Saturday
,
June
4
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9:00 am
Sat
,
Jun
4
Sun
,
Jun
5
Sat
,
Jun
4
&
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Saturday
,
June
4
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9:00 am
Saturday
,
Jun
4
Sunday
,
Jun
5
Saturday
,
Jun
4
&
Sunday
Jun
5
|
9:00 am

The two days of Amitabha practice will include teachings on end-of-life preparation, on the meaning of the Pureland, and on the sadhana itself, a treasure text revealed by Terton Dudjom Lingpa.

Chagdud Khadro
Rigdzin Ling
Ati Ling
Amrita
Empowerment Required
In-Person
Livestream

News & Updates

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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.

November 10, 2021
Monument Fire Interview 2021
Monument Fire Interview 2021

John Swearingen was interviewed by the Forest Service about the Monument Fire in 2021.

September 10, 2021
Rigdzin Ling Fire Updates
Rigdzin Ling Fire Updates

A local crew has been clearing fallen trees and landslide rubble blocking the path to the upper reaches of the creek where the source of the main water line is located...

September 10, 2021
Rigdzin Ling Fire Updates

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.

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

Sponsor Akshobya

Sponsor Akshobya

Akshobhya meditation can liberate not only the practitioner him or herself from the fear of inauspicious rebirth, but other beings as well. Akshobhya explicitly promised that the merit generated by reciting one-hundred-thousand of his long dhayani mantra and creating an image of him could be dedicated to another person, even someone long deceased.

Rigdzin Ling
Ati Ling
Odsal Ling
Khadro Ling

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

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.