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Finding Joy in Our Samsaric World, March 24-26, 2023

We often can't control the world around us, but we can tame and open our minds to find wisdom and joy in these rich and difficult times. During this retreat, Tana Rinpoche will teach how to enhance basic meditation techniques, and from there how to upgrade our meditation practices to apply the profound insights of the Mahamudra teachings. Clayton Ingerson will provide translation support.
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Rinpoche’s painting of Sangye Yelpa

Sangye Yelpa by Tana Dungsey Rinpoche3′ X 4′ on cloth This is a 3′ by 4′ painting on cloth of Sangye Yelpa, by Tana Dungsey Rinpoche (completed March 2022). The…
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Prayer for Peace and Stability

Jamgon Kongtrul During these uncertain and tragic times Tana Dungsey Rinpoche suggests that we practice the “Prayer for Peace and Stability” by Jamgong Kongtrul Lodro Thaye, one of the founders…
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Current Monthly Sangha Teachings

Rinpoche teaches monthly Zoom teachings to the Tana Yelpa sangha. Usually these teachings occur in the morning of the second Saturday of the month (10am MT). Over the last six…
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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 in 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 practice for many Tibetans.  …

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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.  …

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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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