Thank You!

Dear Friends of Tse Chen Ling,

      Thanks to your generosity, we’ve raised $100K for the down payment to buy our building. We could not have achieved this enormous goal without all of you and for that, we are so grateful!
      We are now beginning the process to find the best deal for financing the remainder of the cost and we will keep you all updated on our progress.   
      Also, just a reminder that it’s not too late to make an end of year donation to Tse Chen Ling Center.  It’s completely tax deductible and you will generate skies of merit! 
      Our center is 100% volunteer managed and depends on your generosity to continue to bring the Dharma to all (and to keep the lights on, pay the water bill and other mundane but necessary costs!).  
        Thank you for your continued membership and support of our center. Wishing big love and blessings to you and yours during this holiday season.
On behalf of the Tse Chen Ling staff,
Lisa Nystrom
Center Director

The ART of Fulfillment with Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi now on Jan. 6 & 27, 2018

These classes have been rescheduled for Saturdays on January 6 and 27, 2018 – please check back soon for the registration link! Thank you!
  • What makes you who you are?
  • Is it your upbringing or does society play a part?
  • Are you fulfilling your true potential?
These are some of the questions that you will investigate on
The a.r.t. of Fulfillment.
Through practical exercises you will translate your learning into action that will shift your outlook of yourself and actions in the world.
Inspired by the Dalai Lama’s Mind & Life Dialogues, this course aims to delve deeper to bridge the gap between analytical thinking and contemplative understanding to provide a holistic sense of yourself and tap into your potential.
This course is for anyone seeking positive personal and social change. You will be inspired through group exercises and discussions, along with extensive study and audio material, to challenge your own viewpoint and leave with the tools to solve everyday problems.
Registration available soon!
You must pre-register in order to receive the PDF of the course materials in advance of the class.
Fee: $75 includes all course materials and lunch at TCL.

Venerable Tenzin Chogkyi became interested in meditation after reading “Be Here Now” an Autobiography of a Yogi in the early 1970s.  In late 1991, she became co-director of Vajrapani Institute in California. Since 2008, she has been teaching at various centers world wide. Most recently, she was the resident teacher at Gendun Drugpa center in Canada and is now resident teacher at Vajrapani Institute. 

Tibetan Medicine, Diabetes & Heart Disease with Dr. Namgyal Qusar



Dr. Namgyal Qusar is an established clinical practitioner of Tibetan Medicine, a teacher and researcher. He graduated from Dharamsala Ment-tsee-khang College in 1987 with the Kachupa Degree (equivalent to MS) and in 1997 with a Menrampa Degree (equivalent to MD).

He started his career as a researcher at the Research and Development Department of Men-tsee-khang in 1987 and later held the post of Deputy Director of Research & Development Department at Men-tsee-khang until 1999. He has been a visiting professor of Tibetan medicine at the Norbulingka Academy of Tibetan Culture in Dharamsala since 2001 and is the Founder and Director of the Qusar Tibetan Healing Centre in Dharamsala.

He designed a Tibetan Medicine Clinical Trial Protocol on Non-Insulin Dependent

Diabetes Mellitus for the Research and Development Department in Dharamsala. He also contributed to the Research Paper on Weight reduction in patients with coronary artery disease: Comparison of Traditional Tibetan Medicine and Western diet that was published in International Journal of Cardiology in 2013.

Please RSVP to:

Suggested donation: $25 (No one is turned away for lack of funds)

Ven. Rene returns to TCL on Oct 24th!

Tuesday October 24 7pm-9pm
“Bodhicitta” with Ven. Rene
Venerable René Feusi, has been trained in the Gelugpa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism in the experiential lineage of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. He has been sharing this experiential approach for the past 23 years. He helps students get an intuition of their own inner potential and inspires them to become meditators themselves.
Venerable René was born in Switzerland. He first encountered Buddhism at the age of 20, when he attended the annual November course at Kopan Monastery in Nepal. 
Since then Venerable René has continued to study, teach and guide students in meditation and retreats worldwide, and was the resident teacher at the Vajrapani Institute from 2002 to 2008.
Please register in advance by sending an email to:
Suggested donation $30

Save the Date! Long Life Puja for Geshe Dakpa on Saturday Nov. 4th

 Saturday November 4th Long Life Puja for our most precious Geshe Dakpa

Sponsorship levels:
$100: reserved seating
$250: reserved seating in second/third row
$500: reserved seating in front row
Suggested donation $25
Volunteers will be needed for set-up, day off help and clean-up crew.
Please  sendan email to: if you would like to help us out! Thanks!

Discovering Buddhism class resumes on September 28th

Discovering Buddhism module #10 “How to Develop Bodhicitta” with Ven. Palmo resumes on Thursday September 28th from 7pm-9pm.

Classes will be every Thursday evening from 7pm-9pm starting on September 28 and ending on November 9. More information will be given class. You may register in class on September 28.

These classes are given for free but donations to cover the center’s costs are greatly appreciated. Thank you!