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.


Update on Our Precious Center

Dear Sangha Friends:
We prostrate with great faith and in appreciation for our precious membership, benefactors, and sangha at large.

As Drupon says, “the flower of devotion blossoms and swells”, and fortunately the center is more than surviving it is flourishing, thanks in part to the loving kindness of Simon and Chokyi, who have been in residence there since March 2020. They have built a brand new “pond,” a small oasis in the desert sprinkled with the magic of the dakinis and now a source of great benefit to thirsty wildlife. It has been aptly named The Crystal Dakini Pond!

Crystal Dakini Pond

The brand new DNL Crystal Dakini Pond, a source of benefit for all sentient beings, especially thirsty wildlife.

Many beautiful generosity practices are also being offered at the center during their stay; they include developing and making a new incense – Maha Jñana; designing, carving and gilding mani stones; and a beautiful marble and concrete outdoor Buddha bench is now gracing the entryway! Emaho!

Special Bonus! Please enjoy short videos of the pond on DNL’s Youtube channel.

We can all sense renewal and change on the way and look forward to announcing a time when the center will reopen. When it does, we look forward to returning with a renewed vitality and freshness, and are excited for you to take part in it.

After such a long absence, we want to assure you that we are all still here! And like you, still listening, contemplating, and meditating — and still working diligently to keep our center, the dharma, and the sangha alive and well.

Tashi Delek!

Your DNL Board
Brennan, Ann, Juan, Frank, Mihaela, and Drupon Thinley Ningpo

Missed our teachings on Impermanence with Drupon Thinley Ningpo or The Precious Treasury of the Basic Space of Phenomena with Khenpo Yeshi, or simply want to experience it again? Now available on our Youtube Channel.

Drikung Kagyu Online Teachings & Practices

  • Garchen Buddhist Institute — Chino Valley, AZ
    Summer Teachings (virtual) with H.E. Garchen Rinpoche and Garchen Institute Lamas, July 11th – 19th
    Live Streaming and Recordings
  • Drikung Kagyu Dharma Circle — Madison, WI
    On-Going Virtual Teachings with Khenchen Konchok Gyaltsen Rinpoche
    For More Information
  • Ratna Shri Sangha — Chicago, IL
    On-Going Virtual Teachings with Drupon Rinchen Dorje
    For More Information

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Our Location

1135 W Twin Buttes Rd.
Sahuarita, AZ 85629