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Guru Rinpoche  (image from shrine room of Tsogyelgar in Ann Arbor)

Tsogyelgar San Diego is an outpost of Tsogyelgar Dharma Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the teaching center of American-born Buddhist Lama Traktung Khepa (t.k.).  Our aim is to share teachings and practices of Guru Rinpoche’s (Padmasambhava) Nyingma Lineage of Tantric Buddhism from an authentic wisdom tradition.  We currently host two meditation programs – a weekly Sunday program focused on mantra recitation in the Tantric Buddhist tradition, and the monthly Remembrance devotional musical meditations.  All programs open to anyone, free of charge, on a drop-in basis.

Find a path you can love, a path whose tradition displays its power, grace and beauty and bind yourself to that path.  Look and consider with care but then enter wholeheartedly as a warrior of compassion.  This will give great meaning and joy to your life.” – t.k., Original Innocence

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Yeshe Tsogyel, Tsogyelgar shrine room

The name Tsogyelgar comes from the 8th century female Buddha Yeshe Tsogyel; “gar” meaning a gathering of people living a shared vision. The incarnation of truth, beauty and goodness arising from the practice of meditation in this modern culture and time is a guiding motivation for our community.