WELCOME TO THE GARCHEN BUDDHIST INSTITUTE
A Sanctuary of Peace

The Garchen Buddhist Institute was founded by His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche in Chino Valley, Arizona. It is rooted in the Drikung Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Garchen Rinpoche created the Institute to establish the Buddha Dharma in the West, and to offer practitioners of all levels the opportunity to receive teachings, and participate in short or extended meditation practices.

TEMPORARILY CLOSED

The Institute remains temporarily closed to daily visitors due to ongoing construction. In the future we aim to re-open to visitors and will send an announcement when that time comes. However please check the event page for upcoming in person events and retreats, covid restrictions apply.  We will continue to offer our livestream service of all our dharma events.  

Happy Birthday H.E. Garchen Rinpoche!

Click here to view Birthday Film in English

Click here to view Birthday Film in Chinese

ONLINE OFFERINGS:
Events, Practices, Classes & Services

UPCOMING EVENTS
August 2022


Monthly Online Nyungne Retreat

with
Lama Bu Nima

August 11-14

Hosted by Garchen Dharma Society (GDS)

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White TaraArya Tara Practice
and
Dharmapalas (Dharma Protectors)


H.E. Garchen Rinpoche

and
The Garchen Institute Lamas

Next Practice: August 14
Sundays / 10am – 12pm PDT (UTC-7)

Meditation Series on
Mindfulness

with Venerable Khenpo Tenzin

 Next Class: August 14
3pm -4pm PDT (UTC-7)

Classes Every Sunday
when there is no other event

(Click here to check calendar)

White TaraArya Tara Practice
for H.E. Garchen Rinpoche’s Long life

with
The Garchen Institute Lamas

Every Tuesday if there is no other event
Next Practice: August 16
Tuesdays / 8am – 9am PDT (UTC-7)

Jewel Ornament of Liberation

with
Venerable Khenpo Tenzin

Next class: August 16
10am – 12pm PDT (UTC-7)

Next Question and Answer session: TBA
1:30-2:45pm PDT (UTC-7)
Click here to login to Zoom session
ID : 218 378 3697
Password: Ratna88

Click here for more information

100 Million Mani Retreat
and
Teachings on the
Lama Chöpa Prayer

On August 1st a Birthday Celebration
for His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon on Chokhor Duchen!

by H.E. Garchen Rinpoche
and
Garchen Institute Lamas

 Online and In-Person

July 31 – August 7, 2022

Question & Answers sessions 1pm – 1:45pm PDT (UTC-7)

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Mani Mantra Accumulation

Medicine Buddha Practice

with the Garchen Institute Lamas

Date of next practice to be announced

Medicine Buddha Mantra Accumulation

Messages and Teachings

Click here for a compilation of important messages and highlights of teachings given by H.E. Garchen Rinpoche.

H.E. Garchen Rinpoche Film

Click here to view the film about the life of H.E. Garchen Rinpoche, For the Benefit of All Beings

Click here to view the trailer

SUNDAY PRACTICE
10am  &  3-4pm

Garchen Buddhist Institute’s Sunday practices, dharma talks, and classes have been our offering for many years — a way for the local community of practitioners and seekers to come together in love and learning, and a way for the world-wide sangha to feel connected to Garchen Rinpoche, the Lamas and the Institute via livestream.

This Sunday program is only available when there is not another event scheduled at the Institute.
Click our Event Calendar for more clarity on the schedule. 

We are happy to be able to contiune these offerings online, during this time of difficulty.

  • White Tara Practice  with H.E.Garchen Rinpoche and Garchen Institute Lamas: 10am – 12pm
  • Guided Meditation on 37 Bodhisattva Practices  3:00 -4pm with Venerable Khenpo Tenzin  

Each Sunday, along with the White Tara sadhana, we will do a different additional practice on a rotating basis. That rotation will look like this:

  •  Jangchok for the Living
  •  Jangchok for the Dead
  •  Dharmapalas (Dharma protectors)
  •  Jangchok for the Living and so forth.

Click the Texts for Sunday Practice, below, to view or download all the texts you will need.

To submit names for the Jangchok for the Living or the Dead, please email your list of names to: dedications@garchen.net

  • Please group your names by Living or Dead, clearly stated.
  • Please do not give your names as a numbered list.

Thank you so much. May all beings benefit, and be relieved of suffering and its causes!

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Join Us Online

To participate via livestream,
CLICK HERE

For links to translations in Chinese, Vietnamese & Russian
CLICK HERE

All Texts For Sunday Practice

Each Sunday we will use the texts in the following order:

  • Yellow Prayer Book – opening prayers
  • White Tara Sadhana,
  • with Praise of 21 Taras insert (replacing pages 24 – 39 of the sadhana)
  • with Benefits of 21 Praises of Tara
  • Weekly Additional Practice –
    here we will practice one of the texts marked with an *
  • Summoning Good Fortune
  • Blue Prayer Book – dedication prayer
  • Yellow Prayer Book – long life prayers

Yellow Prayer Book:
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White Tara Sadhana:
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Praise of the 21 Taras
View
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Benefits of Praises to 21 Taras
View
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* Dharma Protectors (Dharmapalas):
View

Dzambala – Summoning Good Fortune
(page 63 of this text):

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* Burning Away Afflictions (Jangchok for the Living and/or the Dead):
View
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Blue Prayer Book:
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PUJA SERVICES

The Garchen Buddhist Institute is pleased to introduce a new program of Sponsored Puja Services. Pujas are prayer rituals which involve visualization, mantra recitation and offerings to enlightened beings (Buddhas & Bodhisattvas). They are performed to receive the blessings of these enlightened beings, to accumulate merit, and to dispel obstacles and negative circumstances for oneself and others. Pujas can be sponsored to benefit oneself or another, for the living or for the dead.

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Request a Puja

To request/sponsor a puja,
CLICK HERE

Taking Vows Online

H.E. Garchen Rinpoche has said that it is extremely beneficial to take vows online, as it really shows you have a strong aspiration to receive them! He has also said that the reason you are truly able to receive vows online, is because of the ultimate nature of the Three Jewels — the Buddha, the Dharma (teachings), and the Sangha (spiritual community). This ultimate nature is actually love, which is all-pervasive like space. So if you have the heart and intention of love, you receive the vows whether or not you are physically present for the ceremony.

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Take Vows

To take your Refuge, Bodhisattva, or other vows online,
CLICK HERE

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Love is the only cause of happiness.
It’s nature is all pervasive like space.
Love is the sunlight
of the mind.

 ~H.E. Garchen Rinpoche