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 new comers and practitioners of all levels.

Upcoming Teaching Schedule:
Drupon Thinley Ningpo returns to Tucson for three weeks starting on Wednesday, March 15th.

March 25th/26th:
Mandala Offering Practice Instruction
Mandala Offering practice perfects the attribute of generosity and can purify lifetimes of self-grasping. Whether you want to brush up on your Ngondro practice, or learn for the first time, here’s your chance to learn and practice with retreat master, Drupon Thinley Ningpo.

April 2nd-6th:
Sand Mandala Offering Event. Drupon Thinley Ningpo, and a special guest lama, will construct a sand mandala at the University of Arizona student union over the course of 5 days. April 2-6th at University of Arizona Bookstore.

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 (now at our Sahuarita Center, and Loving Kindness and Natural Meditation on Wednesdays (at our Sahuarita Center). Please see our calendar for up-to-date details on these practices.

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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

    March 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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    Every week until March 29, 2017
    Sahuarita AZ
  2. Sunday Mornings at the Center

    April 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    Every week until February 19, 2018
    Sahuarita AZ

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Drikung Namgyal Ling

1135 Twin Buttes Road
Sahuarita, Arizona 85629

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