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 Teaching Schedule:
Right after the big Drikung Monlam event and celebration, we will host 2 teachings in a row, Prayer of Kuntuzangpo with Khenpo Molam and the following weekend, Hevajra and Six Yogas of Naropa with Drupon Thinley Ningpo.

June 24 – 25th:
The Prayer of Kuntuzangpo Teaching
Saturday – Sunday, June 24-25 , 2017

Where can we find the unobstructed enlightened mind? “This self-arising great expanse, beyond expression, has neither the name samsara nor nirvana. Realizing this you are a Buddha. Not realizing this, you are a being wandering in samsara.”  
The Prayer of Kuntuzangpo (Tibetan), also known as the Primordial Buddha Samantabadra (Sanskrit) instructs the sincere student on the view, meditation and conduct of the nature of mind and how we stray from this Unchanging Goodness in our day to day lives.
This ancient and pithy prayer from the Dzogchen Ati Yoga Tantras was hidden by Guru Rinpoche and discovered in 1366 by the Great Awareness-Holder and tertön, Rigdzin Godem, in a cave of Zangzang Lhadrak in Tibet. It is from the 9th chapter of the Gonpa Zangthal or Northern Treasures.
Khenpo Konchok Molam, a highly educated Lama in the Drikung Kagyu lineage, will help us to unravel its profound wisdom. Currently a resident lama at the White Lotus Buddhist Center, he has taught extensively at the Kagyu College in Dehra Dun, India, and received extensive instruction under the guidance of his root guru, Khenchen Thupten Ozer.
Special Dedication and Purification Practice with Lama Kyabdzo Tsulwang

Special Announcement! This Sunday, June 25th(2-5 pm) , please join us in welcoming Lama Kyabdzo Tsulwang, the Household Director for His Holiness Chetsang Rinpoche. He will join Khenpo Molam in leading a special dedication and purification practice, dedicated to loved ones and animals who have died or who are sick. 

July 1 – 2:
Hevajra and Six Yogas of Naropa Teaching
Saturday – Sunday, July 1-2 , 2017
His Holiness, The Drikung Kyabgön Chetsang Rinpoche, has made it a priority to revitalize the tradition and practice of Hevajra in the Drikung Centers around the world. In May of 2016, he did exactly that in Tucson, Arizona, when he blessed us with an Hevajra empowerment and teaching.
Once the main deity practice of none other than the renowned master, Marpa Lotsawa and his consort, Nairatmya, transmission of this lineage practice had ceased for several hundred years until H.H. Chetsang Rinpoche restored the tradition. To deepen our understanding of this rare and precious tantra, which includes instructions on the Six Yogas of Naropa, Drupon Thinley Ningpo returns to Drikung Namgyal Ling. We will study both the root verses and detailed explication contained in the text, Coermergent Hevajra and Six Dharma of Naropa, by Rigdzin Chokyi Dragpa.
Copies of the text, a spiral-bound edition specially printed to celebrate His Holiness’s visit to Tucson, will be available for $25. 


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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1135 West Twin Buttes Road
Sahuarita, AZ 85629

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Upcoming Events

  1. Sunday Mornings at the Center

    July 30, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    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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