Lineage and Philosophy

Our community takes spiritual direction from the lamas in the Drikung Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Our primary spiritual guides for the center are His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche and Khenchen Konchok Gyaltshen Rinpoche.

While rooted in the Drikung Kagyu tradition, we also draw upon the expertise and abilities of a wide variety of teachers and traditions. We try to promote inquiry and discussion on important topics in Buddhist thought and their relevance to contemporary life.

It is not necessary to be a Buddhist to attend meditation, classes or events at the center. All of our activities are open to the public and to people from all faith traditions or no faith tradition.