Welcome to Drikung Namgyal Ling – a 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 new comers and practitioners of all levels.

Upcoming Teaching Schedule:
Drupon Thinley Ningpo returns to Tucson for three weeks starting on Friday, Nov. 4th.

November 5/6: He first will teach on Pure View and the Nature of Reality.  The Buddha taught that the impure view can be experienced as a pure view, that is, confusion can be experienced as pristine wisdom-awareness, where wisdom-awareness is the ascertainment and understanding of the true nature of things.

Drupon Thinley Ningpo will teach us on these and other important concepts to help us gain a greater understanding and experience.

November 10-13:  We are very excited to hold our 2nd annual Chenrezig Mani Drupchen.  We will begin with a Chenrezig Empowerment the evening of Thursday, Nov. 10. The Mani Drupchen will start Friday morning at 8am, with 4 hour sessions, and end Sunday at 4pm.  Everyone is welcome to attend part or all of this event.  We have overnight accommodations for those who plan on full participation – please contact us for more information.

November 19:  Drupon will discuss Renunciation. The Buddha taught that genuine renunciation requires thoroughly perceiving how we make ourselves unhappy by grasping and greediness. When we can let go of such things, it is liberating. Drupon Thinley Ningpo will provide teachings and advice on attaining renunciation, or liberation from ignorance and su ering. We hope you can join us for this one day event.

January 21-28, 2017:  We are very excited to bring Drupon Rinchen Dorje back to Tucson for a week-long Mahamudra Teaching and Practice.  This event will be open (OK to attend only part of the event), but we encourage attendance of as many sessions as your schedule permits, in order to receive the full benefit of this very special opportunity.

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.”  

Wednesday Day and Evenings: We are also continuing our regular weekly practices:  White Tara on Wednesday evenings (here in Tucson), and Loving Kindness and Natural Meditation on Wednesdays (at our Sahuarita Center). In January, this last practice will move to Mondays. Please see our calendar for up-to-date details on these practices.

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1135 West Twinn 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



Upcoming Events

  1. Mahamudra Practice Instruction and Open Retreat

    January 21 @ 10:00 am - January 28 @ 5:00 pm
    Sahuarita AZ
  2. Weekly Meditation Practice

    January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    Every week until February 22, 2017
    Tucson AZ
  3. Sunday Mornings at the Center

    January 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    Every week until February 12, 2017
    Sahuarita AZ
  4. Sunday Mornings at the Center

    February 12 @ 9:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    Every week until February 19, 2017
    Sahuarita AZ

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Drikung Namgyal Ling

1135 Twin Buttes Road
Sahuarita, Arizona 85629

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