Khentrul Lodro T’hayé Rinpoche Introduces
Katog Choling North America
At the age of seventy-seven, His Holiness Katog Moksa Rinpoche, a true crest ornament to the teachings of the early translation school, gave me a very deep and insistent directive to come to the United States in such a manner that I had no alternative but to comply. Hence, in September of 2002 I arrived in the U.S. at the invitation of Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche and was hosted by Chagdud Gonpa in its various dharma centers. After a few years of teaching to the best of my capacity I was invited to the southern United States. At that time, many positive conditions gathered creating both the inner and outer interdependence, combined with encouragement from H.H. Katog Moksa Rinpoche, to establish Katog Choling. This name signifies it as being a lineage holder of the famed Katog tradition; The glorious Katog Lineage is the headwaters for the teachings of the early translation school of Nyingma, one of the main stream traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. With little effort we were able to incorporate it as a legal non-profit organization. The primary aim is to preserve the buddha dharma and culture of Tibet. By doing so, it is my heartfelt aspiration that it serve to benefit beings in this country, in Tibet, and the entire world by protecting many from suffering of body and mind, and spreading peace and happiness in all directions and to all realms of the universe now and for aeons to come like the radiant sun that benefits us all. Thus, may this foundation be a vehicle for engaging in and furthering benefit to beings in many continents.
Any way in which you can support this activity unfolding through your intentions, aspirations, and any form of support is greatly appreciated that this may be of greater and greater benefit to all.
Sincerely, Khentrul Rinpoche
Katog Choling is a non-profit organization category 501(c)(3).
Local Sangha Groups
Khentrul Rinpoche visits many other places including Australia and South Africa. Please browse our event schedule regularly to find out when he'll be coming to a location near you.
Anchorage, AK - Anchorage Sangha
Contact: Michael Mawhinney at [email protected]
Arcata, CA - Katog Orgyen Ling
Contact: Ruth Fairfield at [email protected]
Ashland, OR - Katog Padma Ling
Thursdays:Alternating between bodhicitta practice/tonglen and Heart Sutra meditation 6:30pm-7:30pm
Location:212 Ohio St. Ashaland,OR 97520
Fairbanks, AK - Katog Karma Ling
Mail: POBox 84224, Fairbanks, AK, 99708
Guilford, CT - Katog Vajraling
Homer, AK - Floating Leaf Sangha
Contact: Deborah Poore [email protected] or (907) 435-7044
Kauai, HI - Katog Tara Ling
Contact:Secretary Esti Grinpas at (808) 822-4599
Lafayette, LA - Katog Ratnaling
Maui, HI - Katog Mati Ling
Contact:Elisabeth at (808) 280-1556
Miami, FL - Katog Tingzin Ling
Mondays: Practice is held every Monday 7:30pm-8:30pm. Every other Monday we alternate between Tonglen/Bodhicitta (Taking on and sending) meditation and Shamatha (Calm Abiding) meditation.
Other:Practices are also held various times a month on other Special Dates related to the Tibetan Calendar (i.e. Medicine Buddha, Full Moon). Since these change every month, please check Katog Tingzin Ling calendar for details: www.katogtingzinling.com/schedule.php
Location:Katog Tingzin Ling is located in Miami, FL. in the Design District one block north of Midtown Shops.
Address: 3900 NW Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33127
Building is blue with white stripes. Enter through the side fenced-gate on the corner of 39th behind the storefront and enter through the last door on the wall. It is upstairs.
Contact: Dan or Kathryn of the Minneapolis Nyingma Group
or Hans Schumacher at [email protected]
New Orleans, LA
Contact: Wink at [email protected]
Oahu, HI - Katog Mati Ling
Orcas Island, WA - Katog Yeshé Ling
Contact: Sharon at [email protected]
Portland, OR - Portland Practice Group
Bodhicitta Online Practice: Each Saturday from 10-11am via Google Hangouts. Please email Therese if you'd like to participate.
Contact: Ashley Huddleston at [email protected]
Salt Lake City, UT - Katog Jana Ling
Santa Fe, NM
Contact: Eric Swanson at [email protected]
Santa Rosa, CA - Katog Ngey-dön Ling
Contact: Nancy Beaton at [email protected]
Contact: Karen Poverny at [email protected]