Dear Sangha,

We have lots of exciting news and some very nice upcoming events.  Please take time to read through this list of good news and save-the-dates:

Drupon Thinley Ningpo to Become Spiritual Director for Drikung Namyal Ling
As many of you know our organization was founded by Khenpo Sherab Ozer in 2004.  Khenpo has been in Tibet teaching the Nuns at Samten Choling Nunnery in Eastern Tibet.  He has done an amazing job of equalizing the educational opportunities for the nuns and we are very proud of him.

Khenpo has been gone 9 years now, and it has been extremely difficult for him to leave China travel back to the USA.  With his blessings, DNL Board of Directors has asked that Drupon Thinley Ningpo, who has been guiding us in Khenpo’s absence, to assume the role of Spiritual Director.  We are very grateful and happy that he accepted.

Opening Ceremony for Drikung Namgyal Ling Center Saturday, October 24th
We will now have an address and a home for our teachings and retreats.  Drupon will officiate our opening Ceremony on Oct 24 which will begin at 10am with prayers and smoke offering to be followed by a pot luck lunch.  Afterwards we will have music and share stories.  Please bring an instrument if you have one.  Our Center location will be at 1135 West Twin Buttes Road, Sahuarita, Arizona 85629, just a short drive south of Tucson.

His Holiness Chetsang Rinpoche is Coming to Tucson May 25th & 26th, 2016
We are very excited to be hosting His Holiness Chetsang Rinpoche in Tucson to teach May 25 and 26, 2016 – this will be a Wed and Thursday so please be sure and make note in your calendars.  It is a rare opportunity to see His Holiness and receive His blessings and wisdom in Tucson.

Lastly, Thank You!
Last but not least, we would like to thank you.  We feel that this is an amazing set of wonderful news – a sort of ripening of efforts and the fruition of support that we have been graced with over these last 11 years.  Thank you for supporting and helping us get this far.

We look forward to providing a stable location where people can come into contact with the Buddhadharma; where one can meet authentic, realized, learned teachers.  We want to build a community where people can practice and meditate together, supporting each other along the way.

Here is our upcoming event schedule:
– Opening Ceremony for Drikung Namgyal Ling Center – October 24
– Vajrayogini Empowerment and Teaching – October 25
– Tummo 5-day Closed Practice Retreat – October 28-November 1
Four Kayas Guru Yoga Teaching – November 7/8
– Teachings by His Holiness Chetsang Rinpoche – May 25/26, 2016

Please stay tuned for additional information on these and other exciting Dharma events.


Pati Stein
Center Director
Drikung Namgyal Ling
Drikung Kagyu Buddhist Center of Tucson


Upcoming Events

  1. Weekly Meditation Practice

    October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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    Weekly Practice
  2. Opening Ceremony for Drikung Namgyal Ling Center

    October 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sahuarita AZ
  3. Vajrayogini Empowerment and Teaching

    October 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sahuarita AZ
  4. Tummo Closed Practice Retreat

    October 28 @ 7:00 pm - November 1 @ 3:00 pm
    Sahuarita AZ
  5. Four Kayas Guru Yoga

    November 7 @ 10:00 am - November 8 @ 5:00 pm
    Sahuarita AZ

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