Chagdud Gonpa Khadro Ling, located in Três Coroas, Rio Grande do Sul, is the South American headquarters of a network of Vajrayana Tibetan Buddhism Centers founded by His Eminence Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche in 1995. With the death of Rinpoche in 1995 2002, the centers are under the spiritual direction of Chagdud Khadro, his wife. In Tibetan, Kha means “heaven”; Dro means “to move”, “to go”, “to dance”; Khadro is the translation of Dakini, a word associated with an aspect of light energy in the female form. Ling means “local”. A possible translation for Khadro Ling, then, is “Abode of the wanderers of heaven”.
About 50 practitioners of Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism live at Khadro Ling. They are people from various parts of Brazil and the world, who came here with the objective of prioritizing spiritual practice and helping in the daily activities necessary for the maintenance of the Chagdud Gonpa Foundation. The entire structure of the center is supported by donations.