Hung Syllable surrounded by Vajra Guru Mantra.

Intro

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!

What does Membership support?

  • 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

What are the benefits of Membership?

  • 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

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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.

Member Testimonials

"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."

Max Wellman
Denver, CO

"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."

Darrell Caterine
Syracuse, NY

See what our members have to say:

Sangha members laughing in the shrineroom.

Membership Pricing

Monthly
Annual
$
15
/month
friend/student/senior
$
180
/year
friend/student/senior
$
25
/month
individual
$
300
/year
individual
$
35
/month
family
$
420
/year
family
$
50
/month
benefactor
$
600
/year
benefactor
$
100
/month
patron
$
1,200
/year
patron
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Chagdud Gonpa Membership Centers

You may be a member at any of the following CGF membership centers (contact the center directly to become a member there):

Chagdud Gonpa Rigdzin Ling
Junction City, CA
resident lama
Lama Padma Gyatso
membership contact
Max Wellman
center info
Chagdud Gonpa Ati Ling
Cazadero, CA
resident lama
Tromge Jigme Rinpoche
membership contact
Woody Crain
center info
Chagdud Gonpa Amrita
Seattle, WA
resident lama
Lama Padma Gyatso
membership contact
Eve Pagano
center info
Chagdud Gonpa Dechen Ling
Cottage Grove, OR
resident lama
Lama Padma Dorje
membership contact
Sharon Kness
email
center info
Chagdud Gonpa Padma Ling
Spokane, WA
resident lama
Lama Inge Sandvoss
membership contact
Jacki Putnam
center info
Chagdud Gonpa Minjur Ling
Ashland, OR
resident lama
membership contact
Leslie Crabtree
center info