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Upcoming Teachings

Rinpoche has just sent a new video to his Sangha in the U.S. It was recorded at the Tana monastery in Kollegal, India on 4.22.2020. He wants us to know that the purpose of this short video is to offer positive motivation to contemplate the messages, and to inspire people to practice. Click here to see it.

Sadly, due to Cov-19, we have decided to also cancel the June 19th retreat. Those of you who have already registered for this retreat will be notified about your refund. We will let everyone know about plans to reschedule this retreat as soon as it makes sense from the standpoint of the pandemic.

May 1-3, 2020: Follow-up Retreat on the Sangye Yelpa Mahamudra Text “The Mahamudra of the Natural Condition”, at the same Boulder location. This retreat is open only to those who attended the October retreat. See Details here, This Retreat has been cancelled. We’ll contact everyone when it seems prudent to reschedule.

June 19-21, 2020: The “Ocean of Certainty” Retreat
text by the 9th Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje, an opportunity, in a small group setting, to explore and experience this Mahamudra text with Tana Dungsey Rinpoche. See Details here. This Retreat has been cancelled. We’ll contact everyone when it seems prudent to reschedule.

Monthly Sangha Meetings in Boulder-Denver Area

Due to the corona virus, monthly Sangha meetings are presently on hold. We will be sending emails to everyone when it is safe to continue these gatherings.

These meetings include meditation with Rinpoche, questions and answers, and social time.
Meetings will take place the second Saturday of each month @ 10a-12:30p. Please be on time! Chai and teas will be served. If you have them, please bring your Tana Yelpa chant book and mala.

If you wish to sit on a cushion, please bring one.

IMPORTANT NOTICE! NEW LOCATION: 1 Rose M Road, Jamestown, CO, 80455. If you wish more information please email us at [email protected]

New policy: Rinpoche has opened the monthly sangha meetings to everyone who is interested in Buddhism. (Previously these meetings were restricted to those who had attended a retreat.)

QUESTIONS? email [email protected]


Tana Dungsey Rinpoche is the head of two convergent lineages, the Yelpa and Hungkara. The Yelpa lineage was established in the 12th century by a student of Phakmo Drupa (who was a student of Gampopa). The Hungkara lineage was established probably the 8th century, by a student of Guru Rinpoche.


Recently Tsoknyi Rinpoche has requested that Tana Dungsey Rinpoche teach to students in the West. Tana Dungsey Rinpoche continues to teach in many other parts of the world including Malaysia, Indonesia and India. Instructions and insight for Green Tara practices, Saga Dawa programs, are some of the recent topics he’s taught.

Meditation and Mother Nature

A profound resonance with nature has always played a central role in Tibetan Buddhism. Tibetan masters have developed and encouraged many practices to enhance and deepen a student’s relationship with the five elements and Mother Earth. Making offerings to streams, mountains, springs and local spirits that dwell in natural settings is a daily part of…

Rinpoche’s Activities

In addition to teaching, there are other activities that are important to Tana Dungsey Rinpoche. If inspired, students may contribute directly to these by making donations (see the “Ways to Help” tab). Tana Monastery, Kollegal, India Presently, the spectacular Tana Monastery lies within a compound of Tibetan refugee camps in Kollegal, South India, and is…

Tana Yelpa Foundation

Tana Yelpa Foundation Tana Yelpa Foundation offers religious services (pujas, teachings, meditation instruction, holiday gatherings) and study groups to dharma students in the United States and around the world that follow the Tana Yelpa Lineage Buddhist Mahamudra texts. Tana Yelpa hosts teachings by Tana Rinpoche and other visiting Rinpoches and lamas. Study groups offer in-depth…

How To Help

Your donations will help support Rinpoche’s activities in the United States including formal teachings, dharma talks, pujas and other dharma events. Funds are also used to benefit Tana Monastery, Kollegal, India.

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