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Rinpoche has arrived in Colorado!

He will be in quarantine for 14 days. After that he will be exploring with us various ways in which he can teach and connect with his U.S.A. Sangha during these days of Corona virus. Click here to see pics.

It’s His Holiness’s birthday today.

Today, July 6th, is the birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Rinpoche is asking that all of his students do the “Om Mani Padma Hum” mantra for 10 malas today in honor of His Holiness who is widely believed to be a manifestation of Avalokiteshvara.

Both His Holiness The Dalai Lama and His Holiness Karmapa urgently want to help the earth. Here is a message and some pictures from Tana Dungsey Rinpoche. The pictures are of the monks at Tana Monastery in India planting trees on this occasion to commemorate His Holiness’ birthday today. Click here to see pics.

Teaching from Tana Dungsey Rinpoche at the Tana Monastery in India

Click here to see a teaching video sent to us from Tana Monastery on 4.22.20. 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 in the video, and to inspire people to practice. 

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.

Some good news! Rinpoche and the Tana Monastery monks planted 120 trees in honor of HH Karmapa’s birthday. See the pics here. June 2020.

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 The spectacular Tana Monastery lies within a compound of Tibetan refugee camps in Kollegal, South India, and is home…

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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