The ART of Fulfillment with Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi postponed until January

These classes have been postponed and will be rescheduled for January 2018 – please check back soon for the new dates! 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.
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!

Opportunity to collect merit! Help us buy our building!

Dear Dharma Brothers and Sisters,
Tse Chen Ling is fortunate to be part of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition, an authentic lineage preserving the Buddha’s teachings in the tradition of Lama Tsong Khapa, started by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
We offer the Dharma through the precious teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Geshe Ngawang Dakpa and many other great masters.  Named by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tse Chen Ling “Land of Great Compassion” opened on Saka Dawa, June 8th, 1990.
This Friday, June 9th, we will commemorate Saka Dawa and 27 years of preserving and sharing these extraordinary teachings.  During these years, we have moved many times within San Francisco to serve different neighborhoods, but our community has remained strong through all of these moves.  In October 2013 we moved into 302 Jules, our current location.
We have been raising funds for a down payment to purchase our building over the last few years.  Now, we have a remarkable opportunity to buy this San Francisco property at the 2013 price!  We have raised almost $100,000-we need less than $400,000 more to complete this purchase!  This is only $20,000 from twenty donors or forty donations of $10,000.  In a neighborhood where properties list for $800,000 to over $1Million, this is amazing!
Lama Zopa Rinpoche has said that it is very beneficial for Tse Chen Ling to buy this property; Geshe Dakpa has said the same.  It is our heart goal to fulfill the wishes of these Precious Jewels.
This Saka Dawa, a day when the benefits of positive actions are multiplied 100 million times, you can create incredible benefit by preserving the Dharma firsthand- enabling Tse Chen Ling to realize this aspiration.  Your gift will ensure the continuation of the teachings and satisfy the wishes of these Precious Lamas.
Please consider being one of the twenty, forty, one hundred or more, exemplary donors who pledge to accomplish this once in a lifetime goal.  This is the perfection of generosity!
With sincere thanks and best wishes,
Ven. Ngawang Choezum (Lisa Nystrom)
TCL Director
Ven. Jampa Chotso (Carol Corradi)
TCL Spiritual Program Coordinator
Donations may be made by sending a check to Tse Chen Ling Center or online via our Donate Now page here:
We are a 501(c)3 – all donations are tax deductible.

For more information or to discuss your donation, please contact us at:


New Geshe chosen for TCL! Rejoice!

Geshe Jamyang Tashi

Geshe  Jamyang  Tashi has been chosen by Lama Zopa Rinpoche as the new Resident Geshe for Tse Chen Ling and our sister center, Ocean of Compassion Center in Campbell!
Geshe Tashi is a Lharampa Geshe from Sera Jey Monastery and studied at Gyuto Tantric College. He was previously in charge of the education board at Sera Jey Monastery. He is originally from Ladakh and is 45 years old. He speaks some English and is happy to take classes and learn more.
He is excited to be joining us here in the Bay Area and we are eager to welcome him.
We will be initiating the immigration paperwork shortly and hope it won’t take too long.  Stay  tuned for more news.
Please join us in rejoicing about this wonderful news!