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Current Monthly Sangha Teachings

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Rinpoche has offered to provide monthly Zoom teachings. Usually these teachings have occurred on the second Saturday of the month, but the next one will be on February 6, 2021,…

Rinpoche is Teaching by Zoom

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Some good news: Rinpoche wants to resume regularly scheduled Sangha meetings beginning August 8th (2nd Saturday of every month). The meetings will begin at 10am and last up to 2 hours. These…

Message from India During Covid

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Teaching from Tana Dungsey Rinpoche at the Tana Monastery in India 4.22.20 Click here to see a teaching video sent to us from Tana Monastery. It was recorded at the…



Prayers used in the Tana Yelpa tradition Tana Yelpa Prayer Booklet [coming soon] Riwo Sangcho (full version) Riwo Sancho (condensed version)  …

Scholarship Application

To apply for a scholarship, complete the form below. Upon review, we will email you a scholarship discount code. Please use this code to complete the retreat registration at the discounted rate (see Retreat Registrations here).  …

Retreat Registrations

Registrations are available for the classes and retreats list below. If you are in need of financial or scholarship assistance, please inquire using the Scholarship Application Form before registering for the class or retreat. Thanks! Registrations open for [none currently listed]    …


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.  …

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 to 70 monks.  …

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.  …

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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