Hung Syllable surrounded by Vajra Guru Mantra.

A legacy gift ensures that CGF can continue the activities of Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche for future generations.  

Legacy giving is a wonderful way in which your generosity and gratitude for the priceless teachings you have received during your life may continue for other Chagdud Gonpa Foundation students.

Many people think that legacy giving is only for the very wealthy, but that is not the case. You can:

  • Name Chagdud Gonpa Foundation as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy, your IRA or retirement plan.
  • Give a specific monetary amount or percentage of your estate through a will.  
  • Direct stocks, bonds and investments to CGF.
  • Leave valuable assets such as art, real estate, etc, to be sold with these funds going to the gonpa.  
  • Direct tax benefits on your investments while you are alive with proceeds going to CGF.  

Your generosity would help to ensure future CGF’s fiscal stability.  Legacy giving helps build an endowment fund for CGF’s annual operational budget. It broadens the ability of the CGF to provide teachings and resources for future generations.  

Thank you for considering Chagdud Gonpa Foundation for a Legacy Gift.  We encourage you to get support through an estate lawyer to find ways to be of benefit, even at the time of your death.  If you have already included us in your plans, please let us know so that we may acknowledge you. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Membership Secretary, Don Delaquil, at

Additional resources

One Big Drama of Change

Chagdud Khadro

In this teaching, Chagdud Khadro shares a Buddhist perspective on different aspects of the dying process.

Preparation for Death

Chagdud Khadro

Khadro Jane Tromge has focused strongly on the practice of p’howa in her training and is now teaching the method to others. The following letter of closure, which she wrote, is based upon advice given to her by H.E. Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche in response to her questions about the dying process, and could serve as a model for similar letters by other Buddhist practitioners.

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