Urgyen Samten Ling Gonpa


About Lama Thupten Gyaltsen Dorje Rinpoche

Lama Thupten Gyaltsen Dorje Rinpoche is the resident teacher of Urgyen Samten Ling Gonpa and has studied and practiced the Buddhadharma for over 45 years. He was ordained as Lama in 1997 and was given the title of Rinpoche in 2013.

Sunday Pujas

Join our Sangha (congregation) for our weekly Sunday services. “Puja” is the ceremonial practice of awakening our natural qualities of wisdom and compassion through prayer and recitation of mantras.

Puja of Compassion
(Chenrezig Puja)
Increase compassion while healing oneself and others. This practice is recited in ENGLISH.
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Sundays

Main Puja Practice
11 am to 1 pm

Sitting Meditation

Enhance natural peace, clarity and awareness. Open to anyone interested in meditation.

On-going drop-in class
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
$5 per session suggested donation

Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism

Eight-week introductory course providing a contemplative and experiential base focusing on the core teachings of Tibetan Buddhism.

8-week course
Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:00p.m.
2018 Dates
January 16-March 6
April 3-May 22
October 9-November 27
$50 course tuition fee*
Register at first class.
*Tuition may be reduced based on need. Please ask.

Buddhist Practice Course

Pre-requisite: Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism course.

A course exploring the fundamental applications of Tibetan Buddhist Ngondro Practice for those starting on the Buddhist Path or as enhancement for practitioners.

Thursdays, 7:00 to 9:00p.m.

Advanced Practice and Teachings

A continuing evening class with Lama Thupten focusing on the teaching, theory and practice of Tibetan Buddhism.

On-going group practice
*Pre-requisites: Intro and Beginning Buddhist Practice Courses
Mondays, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Awakened Mornings

The Gonpa is open Monday through Friday 7:00-9:00 a.m. for quiet individual sitting—all are welcome.

* In Buddhist practice, one can gain merit through the practice of generosity which includes the giving of donations.