Welcome to Drikung Namgyal Ling – a Drikung Kagyu Buddhist Center

Welcome to Drikung Namgyal Ling!  Here’s the latest news:

We are excited about our upcoming teachings with Khenpo Yeshi Rinpoche on July 23 and 24 on Buddhism 101 – the fundamentals.  Our beloved spiritual friend, scholar, and teacher, Khenpo Yeshi, returns to Tucson July 23rd and 24th to take us back to the beginning again, Tibetan Buddhism 101 if you’d like. New students will find his 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.

Our beloved spiritual leader, Drupon Rinpoche returns to Tucson for 2 weekends of back to basics teachings and practices: REFUGE PRACTICE July 30 and 31, and VAJRASATVA PRACTICE Aug 6 and 7.

All three teaching weekends will be held at the Sahuarita Center.  Please continue to check in with us as Drupon will be offering Dharma talks on Mudras and musical instruments during the week.

As always, our teachers are available to you for questions and for advise on Dharma Practice.  If you would like to arrange for an interview with Khenpo Yeshi , or with Drupon please don’t hesitate to let us know.

Practice Schedule:

After Drupon’s teachings we will be adding a Ngondro Sunday to our practice schedule so please stay tuned for this addtion to our regular practice schedule.  With a regular Ngondro group practice and study opportunity , we hope benefit and support our community’s exposure and practice of these preliminaries.  Lord Jigten Summon, 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.”  One practices the four extraordinary foundations, or the Vajrayana Ngondro, to purify the negative karma and obscurations of the mind, speech and body and to develop virtues.

We will also continue the weekly practices, White Tara on Wednesday located in Tucson, and Sunday Achi Practice and Potluck held at the center at.  Please see our calendar for details on these practices, which are open to all.  We are also adding a Wednesday mid-morning practice at the Sahuarita Center.  Loving Kindness and Natural Meditation will be from 1130-1230 with a fellowship sack lunch afterwards at the center on Wednesdays.


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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. Loving Kindness and Natural Meditation

    July 27 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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    Every week until July 12, 2017
    Sahuarita AZ
  2. Weekly Meditation Practice

    July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    Every week
    Tucson AZ
  3. Preliminary Practices – Refuge Practice and It’s Benefits

    July 30 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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    Every day until July 31, 2016
    Sahuarita AZ
  4. Preliminary Practices – Vajrasattva and Purification

    August 6 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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    Every day until August 7, 2016
    Sahuarita AZ
  5. Achi Chokyi Drolma Meditation Practice

    August 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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    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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