Upholding a Chagdud Gonpa membership supports a vital process which perpetuates the turning of the wheel of the Dharma.
Membership allows Chagdud Gonpa centers to support resident lamas, invite visiting lamas, and carry out elaborate ceremonies led by accomplished lineage masters. It provides the foundation that enables smaller centers to maintain and improve their facilities and larger centers to undertake major dharma projects.
Chagdud Rinpoche created membership as a vast ﬁeld of merit, an essential part of Vajrayana Buddhism, so his students could participate and beneﬁt as fully as possible. All CGF facilities, retreat centers, and practice groups are an interconnected web dedicated to maintaining Chagdud Rinpoche’s dharma lineage which has been passed down through generations of great Nyingma masters.
As individual practitioners, each of us is needed to uphold these great lineage practices and to create the interdependent conditions for the Chagdud incarnation (Yangsi) to ﬂourish. We encourage you to participate in this great ﬁeld of merit by becoming a member of CGF. This is a perfect time to choose the membership level that is best for you, and to make a commitment that will create lasting beneﬁt.
Your contribution as a member allows Chagdud Gonpa centers to support resident lamas, invite visiting lamas, and carry out elaborate ceremonies led by accomplished lineage masters. It provides the foundation that enables smaller centers to maintain and improve their facilities and larger centers to undertake major dharma projects. These activities are inspiring, and the merit of membership is the catalyst.
We offer membership at various levels of giving and frequencies to provide you options that match your ability to support CGF. We look forward to welcoming you as a vital part of the CGF membership sangha.
May the merit of upholding Chagdud Rinpoche’s aspirations multiply and return to you and whoever is connected to you now and in the future!
Development and maintenance of all Chagdud Gonpa facilities and retreat centers
Publishing of sacred texts and practice materials
Restoration and maintenance of sacred images and structures
Dharma projects and events
Development and maintenance of the CGF website and member communication
Local practice groups with ongoing visits from CGF lamas, weekly sangha practices, and special events in local communities
Live-streaming technology for the greater sangha
Digital access to selected teachings and practice resources.
15% discount on all Chagdud Gonpa center events
10% discount on items purchased at the Tibetan Treasures store
Annual CGF practice calendar
A CGF commemorative pin
All dues are 100% tax-deductible
"I think it's helpful for practitioners who struggle like me to sort of give yourself that advantage of maintaining that connection throughout the year, rather than just whenever you're able to fly in for a retreat—or especially now, since that's not really an option this year. So I felt like it was a big advantage to me personally."
"For me, being a member is a way of giving back—of paying forward and giving back. Especially now that I'm not in personal contact with the Yangsi, the idea of being able to support Rinpoche's mission and to help the lineage continue into the future is a deeply fulfilling and meaningful act of service for me."
You may be a member at any of the following CGF membership centers (contact the center directly to become a member there):