Welcome to Gar Drolma Buddhist Center

Whether you are new to the Buddhist way of thought and wish to explore its way of looking at the world, or you are an experienced practitioner, you will find a range of meditation and practice sessions, retreats, teachings and book discussions to fit your interests. Our doors are open to all.

Our center, started by our beloved spiritual founder H.E. Garchen Rinpoche, offers teachings in the Drikung Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.  If you visit, you will find sessions may be led by our spiritual director, Venerable Khenpo Samdup, or by senior students. Khenpo Samdup has authored many texts and commentaries, as well as an online meditation course, to make the wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism easily accessible to American students.  In addition, we host visiting teachers, sometimes from other Tibetan Buddhist lineages.

New to Buddhism

We welcome beginning students of Buddhism.

Essence of the Mahayana Teachings

New 2018 Curriculum
with Khenpo Samdup

Monthly Schedule
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Special Events:

Fall Deep Cleaning Day
October 20, 9:00am
Radically Happy: A User’s Guide to the Mind
October 29, 7:30pm

H.E. Garchen Rinpoche Spring Retreat
Purchase Audio Files Here

Our Precious Teachers

About the
Gar Drolma Lamas


Essence of the Mahayana Online Course