Welcome to Drikung Namgyal Ling – Drikung Kagyu Buddhist Center

Welcome to Drikung Namgyal Ling and our Drikung Kagyu Center situated right outside of Tucson, in Sahuarita Arizona.
We are a devoted but casual and friendly group.  We welcome newcomers and practitioners of all levels.

Upcoming Schedule:

Buddhism 101: A Deeper Understanding of Fundamentals w/ Drupon Thinley Ningpo
December 2-3, 2017,  10am-12pm & 2pm-5pm :

Can you name the 4 thoughts that turn the mind, or describe the outer and inner preliminaries and their importance? Whether a new student or seasoned practitioner, clearly understanding the fundamentals of the path dispels confusion and serves as the basis for all stages of the path to enlightenment.

New students will find Drupon Thinley’s immense wisdom and warmth a true lamp to light the path, and long term students will have a chance to brush up the basics and gain new insights on old knowledge. If you have been looking for a way to get into Buddhism, and start at the beginning, this precious opportunity cannot be missed.

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3-Day Chenrezig Drupchen w/ Drupon Thinley Ningpo
December 8-10, 2017 (Friday – Sunday) :

Drupon Thinley Ningpo will return December 8th-10th for our semi-annual Drupchen. This is a 24 hour practice over three days. The Drupchen will begin on Friday at 6pm, followed by 4-hour practice sessions ending on Sunday at 5pm.

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Weekly Practice Schedule:
Sunday Mornings:
We are currently practicing Ngondro every Sunday morning.  If you have longed to complete the preliminary practices but have needed support from a group, or if you are new to Buddhism and want to deepen your understanding and commitment, then Sunday morning practice is for you.

Lord Jigten Sumgon, the father of our lineage, said: “ The Ngondro is even more important than the higher practices.  One must truly understand and practice the simple yet profound foundational teachings before one begins the higher teachings.”  

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1135 West Twin Buttes Road
Sahuarita, AZ 85629

We also invite you to donate time.  Now having property, we will need continued help with cleaning, repairing, yard work, etc.  If you have an interest or skill that you would like to offer, we want to hear from you.  Please contact us at:

Pati Stein 520-465-1882

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Upcoming Events

  1. Weekly Meditation Practice

    November 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    Every week until May 9, 2018
  2. Sunday Mornings at the Center

    November 26, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    Every week until February 19, 2018
    Sahuarita AZ
  3. Buddhism 101: A Deeper Understanding of Fundamentals w/ Venerable Drupon Thinley Ningpo

    December 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    Every day until December 3, 2017
    Sahuarita AZ
  4. 3-Day Chenrezig Drupchen

    December 8 - December 10
    Sahuarita AZ

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Drikung Namgyal Ling

1135 Twin Buttes Road
Sahuarita, Arizona 85629

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