“Without understanding how your inner nature evolves, how can you possibly discover eternal happiness? Where is eternal happiness? It’s not in the sky or in the jungle; you won’t find it in the air or under the ground. Everlasting happiness is within you, within your psyche, your consciousness, your mind. That’s why it’s important that you investigate the nature of your own mind.”

– Lama Thubten Yeshe

Tse Chen Ling offers a full curriculum of classes, meditation, practice and community activities to benefit the merely curious, new students, experienced practitioners, and every member of our varied community. We warmly welcome you to our center and want you to feel at home here. We invite you to explore our comprehensive program to find where you feel most comfortable to begin or continue your investigation of the incredible Buddhist path.

Our program provides proven methods of study, contemplation and meditation on the Buddha’s teachings as afforded within the tradition of Lama Tsong Khapa. An important element of our program is learning how to apply the Buddha’s timeless wisdom within the context of our daily lives here in the West, especially within the busy urban environment of San Francisco. These teachings show us how to plumb the mysteries of reality beginning with the profundity of our own mind because the Buddha taught that the key to our own happiness and to eliminating all of our deepest pain is found inside our own mind – not out there somewhere separate from us. These teachings give us the methods to find that happiness that we all seek and the tools to help others as well. The classes and activities of Tse Chen Ling also provide opportunities for the students and practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism to create a supportive community of friends and students along the way, to support this learning and practice. An overview of the programs we offer follows, but if you need assistance figuring out where to start, contact us and we can help!