Our purpose is to serve the Bay Area community by offering the opportunity to meet the teachings of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. We provide a supportive study and practice environment to develop a clear mind and a good heart.

Guiding Principles

  • Offer study and practice programs consistent with the spiritual guidelines of the FPMT and meet the needs of diverse individuals.
  • Retain the highest quality teachers and related support services.
  • Act in accordance with the spiritual advice and serve the vision of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
  • Maintain financial stability and effective management of the Center.
  • Maintain an organizational culture that encourages and reflects the integration of Dharma study and practice in everyday life.
  • Support and maintain a monastic community.
  • Provide clear opportunities to participate in, serve and experience a supportive community environment.
  • Nurture Tse Chen Ling’s affiliation with FPMT and its spiritual director.
  • Sustain awareness of Tse Chen Ling and its program and services in the Bay Area.
  • Maintain an effective administrative infrastructure to support Tse Chen Ling’s mission.
  • Provide appropriate facilities for Tse Chen Ling’s community and program.