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In 1979, His Eminence Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche, a renowned and highly revered Tibetan Buddhist master, came to the United States. Four years later, he established Chagdud Gonpa Foundation, a not-for-profit, international Buddhist organization, which now maintains many dharma centers throughout the world. The Foundation is dedicated to preserving the lineage of profound wisdom and compassion embodied in Tibetan Buddhism, especially in the teachings of the Nyingma school. Chagdud Rinpoche attained parinirvana in 2002; although he is not physically present, his lineage is held by those Chagdud Gonpa teachers whom he ordained. His love and compassion continue to fill our hearts, and the profound wisdom lineage that he bequeathed to all of us continues to flourish.

In 1989, Chagdud Rinpoche requested that his students make some practice items, books, and texts available to others by starting a small store at Rigdzin Ling, CGF's main center in North America. What started as a small glass display case in the living room has grown into Tibetan Treasures, a vibrant internet business and associated storefront.

Rigdzin Ling, nestled at the foot of the Trinity Alps of northern California, is dedicated to making the dharma available to others in myriad ways: offering space for practitioners to step out of busy lives into short or long meditation retreats; providing a sacred place of peace and beauty where students can receive instruction; sponsoring and performing a number of elaborate Vajrayana ceremonies throughout the year; building stupas, prayer wheels, and statues; offering butter lamps; and more. It is the home of Padma Publishing ~ also founded by Chagdud Rinpoche ~ publisher of traditional sacred texts and books, as well as written and audio teachings by Chagdud Rinpoche and other Chagdud Gonpa lamas.

Your purchases directly support all these activities and we thank you for your patronage. If you would like to make a connection with Chagdud Gonpa Foundation teachers or any of the foundation's activities, please call Rigdzin Ling at (530) 623-2714 or send an email to sangha@chagdudgonpa.org


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