Tse Chen Ling Center for Tibetan Buddhist Studies

Located in San Francisco, CA, we are a Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Center and part of FPMT - (Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition).

We follow the Gelug School of Tibetan Buddhism and offer classes and meditation.

Temporarily closed

Tse Chen Ling Center for Tibetan Buddhist Studies

Our live power meditation is taking a short holiday break. Ven. Jampa Sangmo will be back live on January 5. We hope this earlier session will be beneficial for your practice. Happy holidays!
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Taste of Buddhism - "How Things Exist"

Scott Snibbe will be leading a Taste of Buddhism discussion and meditation "How Things Exist" Sunday morning at 10:30am Pacific Time.

The Buddhist view on reality, called emptiness, combines the awe of scientific knowledge with the inner, experiential knowledge that comes from meditation and critical reasoning to arrive at a feeling of interconnectedness. This is the first in a series of discussions with meditations exploring the Buddhist understanding of reality, beginning with an exploration of how objects can be analyzed in terms of their parts, focusing on an object of great attachment to us, our smartphone.

Taste of Buddhism - "How Things Exist"

Scott Snibbe will be leading a Taste of Buddhism discussion and meditation "How Things Exist" Sunday morning at 10:30am Pacific Time.

The Buddhist view on reality, called emptiness, combines the awe of scientific knowledge with the inner, experiential knowledge that comes from meditation and critical reasoning to arrive at a feeling of interconnectedness. This is the first in a series of discussions with meditations exploring the Buddhist understanding of reality, beginning with an exploration of how objects can be analyzed in terms of their parts, focusing on an object of great attachment to us, our smartphone.

Join us for some calming meditation with Ven. Jampa Sangmo!
Join every Tuesday at 4pm PST (US Time) for a 30 minute Power Meditation for Difficult Times!
Live-streamed here on Facebook!
#tsechenling
#powerneditation
FPMT North America
FPMT Mexico
Michele Indiana Anderson
FPMT

Taste of Buddhism - "The Myths We Live by" with Karuna Cayton

Taste of Buddhism - "The Myths We Live by"
with Karuna Cayton
Sunday, December 13, 2020 – 10:30 AM - 12:00 noon PST
on Facebook LIVE"We don't see what is there, and what we do see is not there"
Geshe Gelek ChodhaAs Karuna points out, in Buddhist philosophy and psychology all problems arise as a result of just one cause: not knowing how things really exist. This "not knowing" (ignorance) both misperceives how things are but then adds its own interpretation. These are "myths" it projects onto everything, every experience, every moment. In Buddhist thought there are many myths that are projected. In this series we will look at several of the most predominant myths that essentially make us less healthy human beings. By knowing, first, that we are even hypnotized by wrong perception we can then integrate correct perception and develop a continual path of fulfillment.
About the Presenter:
Karuna Cayton has been a practicing Buddhist for over 40 years. For over twenty years Karuna Cayton has worked as a psychotherapist, business psychologist, and coach to help people achieve a more balanced life.This program is presented free of charge via Facebook LIVE on Tse Chen Ling Center for Tibetan Buddhist Studies' page Your generous donations are essential for the continuation of programs like this.
This program is the final “episode” in Karuna’s Taste of Buddhism series, The Myths We Live By. The four talks build on one another, but it is not necessary to see them all to get good flavor and benefit! The previous session can be viewed by following this link: https://www.facebook.com/pg/TseChenLingCenter/videos/?ref=page_internal

Tse Chen Ling Center for Tibetan Buddhist Studies

Our live virtual recharge meditation is on holiday this week. Ven. Jampa Sangmo will be back with a new live session next Friday. We hope this replay of an earlier meditation will help you recharge for the weekend. Happy Hanukkah!

Tomorrow is Ganden Ngamcho, Lama Tsongkhapa Day!

​​Please join the four Bay Area FPMT Centers, for Ganden Ngamchoe, a celebration to commemorate the 601st anniversary of Lama Tsongkhapa's Parinirvana. Lama Tsongkhapa is the founder of our Gelupa lineage and is revered by all Tibetan Buddhist traditions as a scholar, practitioner, meditator, teacher, and author.

All the events are free and links to them can be found here:

​​https://www.tsechenling.org/2020-1210-bay-area-fpmt-centers-ganden-ngamchoe-mdash-lama-tsongkhapa-day.html

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Ocean of Compassion Buddhist Center
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Join us for some calming meditation with Ven. Jampa Sangmo!
Join every Tuesday at 4pm PST (US Time) for a 30 minute Power Meditation for Difficult Times!

Live-streamed here on Facebook!

#tsechenling
#powerneditation
FPMT North America
FPMT Mexico
Michele Indiana Anderson
FPMT

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"Chapter 22, Verse 1 of Nagarjuna's Middle Way " with Dr. Jay Garfield

Join us tonight! Register now!

"Chapter 22, Verse 1 of Nagarjuna's 'Fundamental Verses on the Middle Way'"
Dr. Jay L. Garfield
December 8th - 6-8pm US PT

This course will be presented via Zoom.

Join Jay L. Garfield as he explores the meaning of this verse, to which His Holiness the Dalai Lama has drawn our attention so frequently in recent years. Prof. Garfield will draw upon Je Tsongkhapa’s commentary on this verse in "Ocean of Reasoning," on the "Questions of King Milinda," and Candrakīrti’s "Introduction to the Middle Way," each of which can be seen as commentaries on this verse.

Register here:

https://www.tsechenling.org/2020-128-chapter-22-verse-1-of-nagarjunas-middle-way-dr-jay-garfield.html

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"Chapter 22, Verse 1 of Nagarjuna's Middle Way " with Dr. Jay Garfield

Join us tomorrow! Register now!

"Chapter 22, Verse 1 of Nagarjuna's 'Fundamental Verses on the Middle Way'"
Dr. Jay L. Garfield
December 8th - 6-8pm US PT

This course will be presented via Zoom.

Join Jay L. Garfield as he explores the meaning of this verse, to which His Holiness the Dalai Lama has drawn our attention so frequently in recent years. Prof. Garfield will draw upon Je Tsongkhapa’s commentary on this verse in "Ocean of Reasoning," on the "Questions of King Milinda," and Candrakīrti’s "Introduction to the Middle Way," each of which can be seen as commentaries on this verse.

Register here:

https://www.tsechenling.org/2020-128-chapter-22-verse-1-of-nagarjunas-middle-way-dr-jay-garfield.html

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Их Хөлгөний Төв - FPMT Mongolia
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Pearls of Buddhist Wisdom

Taste of Buddhism at Tse Chen Ling Center

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Dharma Matters: Women, Race and Buddhism - Dr. Jan Willis

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Dharma Matters: Women, Race and Buddhism – Dr. Jan Willis
December 5th – 10am-12pm US PST

TIME Magazine named her one of six “spiritual innovators for the new millennium,” both for her considerable academic accomplishments and for her cultural relevance. Her writing engages head-on with issues current to Buddhist practitioners in America, including dual-faith practitioners and those from marginalized groups.

Register here:

https://www.tsechenling.org/2020-125-dharma-matters-women-race-and-buddhism-with-dr-jan-willis.html

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tsechenling.org Madhyamaka, Dr Jay Garfield, Emptiness, Buddhism

Join us for some calming meditation with Ven. Jampa Sangmo!

Join every Tuesday at 4pm PST (US Time) for a 30 minute Recharge Meditation!

Live-streamed here on Facebook!

#tsechenling
#powerneditation
FPMT North America
FPMT Mexico
Michele Indiana Anderson
FPMT

Dharma Matters: Women, Race and Buddhism - Dr. Jan Willis

Dharma Matters: Women, Race and Buddhism – Dr. Jan Willis
December 5th – 10am-12pm US PST

TIME Magazine named her one of six “spiritual innovators for the new millennium,” both for her considerable academic accomplishments and for her cultural relevance. Her writing engages head-on with issues current to Buddhist practitioners in America, including dual-faith practitioners and those from marginalized groups.

Register here:

https://www.tsechenling.org/2020-125-dharma-matters-women-race-and-buddhism-with-dr-jan-willis.html

#janwillis
#tsechenling
#fpmt
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FPMT North America
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Madhyamaka, Dr Jay Garfield, Emptiness, Buddhism

Taste of Buddhism - Sympathetic Joy

Tse Chen Ling Center for Tibetan Buddhist Studies

Our virtual recharge meditation is taking a short holiday break this week. Ven. Jampa Sangmo will be back live next Friday. We hope you can benefit from this earlier session to start your weekend feeling recharged and refreshed. Happy Thanksgiving!
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The Myths We Live By

Taste of Buddhism with Karuna Cayton

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Dharma Matters: Women, Race and Buddhism - Dr. Jan Willis

Register today for this presentation of the groundbreaking work of Dr. Jan Willis!

Dharma Matters: Women, Race and Buddhism – Dr. Jan Willis

December 5th – 10am-12pm US PST

Join us as we welcome Dr./Professor Jan Willis will discuss her work to address crucial and challenging questions current to Buddhist practitioners in America. TIME Magazine named her one of six “spiritual innovators for the new millennium,” both for her considerable academic accomplishments and for her cultural relevance. Her writing engages head-on with issues current to Buddhist practitioners in America, including dual-faith practitioners and those from marginalized groups.

Register here:

https://www.tsechenling.org/2020-125-dharma-matters-women-race-and-buddhism-with-dr-jan-willis.html

#janwillis
#tsechenling
#fpmt
Dharma Matters: Women, Race and Buddhism – Dr. Jan Willis
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Join us for some calming meditation with Ven. Jampa Sangmo!
Join every Friday at 4pm PDT (US Time) for a 20 minute Recharge Meditation!

Live-streamed here on Facebook!

#tsechenling
#powerneditation
FPMT North America
FPMT Mexico
Michele Indiana Anderson
FPMT

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"Madhyamaka is Not Nihilism" with Dr. Jay Garfield

Join us tonight!

Madhyamaka is Not Nihilism” - Dr. Jay L. Garfield
November 17th - 6-8pm US PT

Nāgārjuna (c. 2d C CE) is the founder of the Madhyamaka school of Buddhist philosophy, and easily, after the Buddha himself, the most influential philosopher in the Mahāyāna Buddhist tradition.
Jay L. Garfield will explain why a nihilistic reading of Nagarjuna is unjustified. He will show that Nāgārjuna is in fact a robust realist, and that Madhyamaka provides an analysis, not a refutation of existence.
This class will be presented via Zoom. You must register in advance. Register here:

https://www.tsechenling.org/2020-1117-madhyamaka-is-not-nihilism-dr-jay-garfield.html

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"Madhyamaka is Not Nihilism" with Dr. Jay Garfield

Join us Tuesday 11/17! Register today!

Madhyamaka is Not Nihilism” - Dr. Jay L. Garfield

November 17th - 6-8pm US PT

Nāgārjuna (c. 2d C CE) is the founder of the Madhyamaka school of Buddhist philosophy, and easily, after the Buddha himself, the most influential philosopher in the Mahāyāna Buddhist tradition.

Jay L. Garfield will explain why a nihilistic reading of Nagarjuna is unjustified. He will show that Nāgārjuna is in fact a robust realist, and that Madhyamaka provides an analysis, not a refutation of existence.

This class will be presented via Zoom. You must register in advance. Register here:

https://www.tsechenling.org/2020-1117-madhyamaka-is-not-nihilism-dr-jay-garfield.html

#tsechenlingsf
#tsechenling
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Sometimes it can feel that these times we are in can feel overwhelming.
Feeling a bit worn or simply just wanting to feel refreshed as we begin another week?
Then join us for some calming meditation with Ven. Jampa Sangmo!
Join us each Tuesday at 4pm PDT (US Time) for a 30 minute Power Meditation for Difficult Times.
Live-streamed here on Facebook.

#tsechenling
#powerneditation
FPMT North America
#guidedmeditation
#tibetanbuddhism
#buddhism

Taste of Buddhism - Turning the Mind Upside Down

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Bay Area Centers' Lhabab Düchen Celebration

Starts tomorrow!

Join the Bay Area FPMT Centers in a joint celebration of Lhabab DÜchen this Saturday November 7th!

One of the four great holy days in the Tibetan calendar, Lhabab Düchen marks the anniversary of Shakyamuni Buddha’s return to Earth after spending three months in the God Realm of Thirty-Three, a higher realm where his mother was reborn after she died shortly after giving him birth. The Buddha traveled to this realm in order to repay her kindness by giving teachings to liberate her from samsara.

This year Lhabab Düchen falls on November 7th. While gathering together physically in each of our Centers is still beyond reach, all four of the Bay Area FPMT Centers are working together on this day:
Tse Chen Ling Center for Tibetan Buddhist Studies will begin this auspicious day by offering the 8 Mahayana Precepts and leading the recitation of the morning practices advised by Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
Gyalwa Gyatso (Ocean of Compassion) Buddhist Center will then lead sutra and prayer recitations.
Land of Medicine Buddha will lead Lama Chöpa in Tibetan from their gompa as well as a Namgyalma Practice session*.
We will wrap up the day in the gompa at Vajrapani Institute with Tonglen Meditation and Dedication.

All events are free to attend and you can find the link here:

https://www.tsechenling.org/2020-11-07-lhabab-duumlchen.html

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tsechenling.org Online event ​ Saturday, November 7, 2020 6:00am: Precepts and Morning Prayers at Tse Chen Ling 9:00am: Recitations at Ocean of Compassion 2:00pm: Lama Chöpa (in...

Our Story

Welcome to Tse Chen Ling Center for Tibetan Buddhist Studies. Inspired by His Holiness, The Dalai Lama and our Spiritual Director, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, we provide teachings and practices in the Gelug lineage of Tibetan Buddhist tradition. We offer meditation and a wide range of Tibetan Buddhist studies and programs for people of all levels of interest in Tibetan Buddhism. The Tibetan language name of our center means “Land of Great Compassion” and was given to us by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Tse Chen Ling is an affiliate of the FPMT, the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition, and we are committed to upholding the Ethical Policy of FPMT by providing a safe place for students to develop their study and practice of Buddhism. We are a 501c3 non-profit organization located in the Ingleside neighborhood of San Francisco.

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Taste of Buddhism - "How Things Exist"
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Pearls of Buddhist Wisdom
Taste of Buddhism - Sympathetic Joy
The Myths We Live By

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