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.

Upcoming Schedule:

September 15th – 18th:
Nyungne Retreat with Drupon Rinchen Dorjee
Friday – Monday, September 15-18 , 2017
Location:  Drikung Namgyal Ling Center

The Nyungne practice of the eleven-faced, thousand-armed form of Chenrezig (Avalokiteshvara), the Buddha of compassion, is for purifying negative karma and accumulating merit and wisdom in a short but intensive retreat setting.  Schedule (Sept 15, 6pm to Sept 18, 7:30 am):


  • Friday Sept 15th, 6-9pm – Empowerment and instructions on the practice
  • Saturday/Sunday – three sessions per day
  • Monday – early morning session to end at 7:30am (we can then share a nice breakfast)

 Register for Nyungne Retreat

Retreat Fee – 3 day retreat
$108 non-members 
$75 Supporting Members & above
Foundational Members are Free

⊕ Work Study Positions are available but require prior arrangements. Please contact us in advance 


  • Attendees must participate in the whole retreat – from Friday evening to Monday morning.
  • Space is limited – please reserve your space early
  • Attendees will be fasting and silent from Saturday afternoon to Monday morning – no eating, drinking, speaking for this time period.

Please check out the event page for details, and for more information contact, Pati Stein 520-465-1882, or

Register for Nyungne Retreat


Weekly 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.”  


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Our center depends on the kindness and generosity of the community.  We would not be in existence without it.  Please consider joining our membership program.  Just $5 or $10 a month makes such a difference and will allow us to continue to bring these authentic and wonderful teachers right to our backyard.  Join our membership here:



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. Sunday Mornings at the Center

    September 24, 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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