RigDzin Dharma Foundation is a Tibetan Buddhist Dharma Center and bookstore located in the heart of Albuquerque, NM. Founded in 2005 by the Venerable Traga Rinpoche, the Center offers a relaxed and informal place for meditation and learning about Buddhism.
People from all spiritual and religious backgrounds are welcome—whether you are a new practitioner, curious to learn a little about Buddhist teachings or meditation, or a more experienced student of the Dharma.
To learn more, follow the menu across the top or click the "Calendar and Events" to see our listing of current teachings and special events! For more information, you can email email@example.com or call (505) 401-7340 _________________________________________________________
CENTER SCHEDULE CHANGE: WE WILL NOW BE OPEN ON TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS, SATURDAYS, TEACHING RETREATS, AND SPECIAL PRACTICE DAYS
RigDzin is now open on Thursday evenings 6 to 7 pm-Please join us for meditation 6:15 to 6:45 pm
Tuesday: 6:30 to 8 pm Thursday: 6 to 7 pm Saturday: 10 am to 1 pm Special practice days: Check Calendar and Events page _________________________________________________________
Shop RigDzin Dharma's Bookstore!
The 2016 Sacred Images of Tibet calendars are in the bookstore, and we've just restocked with even more semi-precious stone malas, pecha bags, incense, and more! See our calendar for Center hours, or by appointment, call 505-401-7340 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. _________________________________________________________
Support Ven. Traga Rinpoche's Chetak Water Project
Please consider a donation. _________________________________________________________
Advice from His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche
Available here is Quotes From the Precious One, a collection of 108 insightful quotes, inspirational sayings, and heartfelt advice from our beloved Garchen Rinpoche.
DRIKUNG DHARMA SURYA CENTER (Virginia) created this treasure for all Garchen Rinpoche’s Centers. We would like to share the book with you and wish that all these Centers will preserve and ensure that these quotes of love and wisdom can spread far and wide with the sole wish to bring peace and happiness into the world and to benefit all sentient beings without exception. This book is intended exclusively for use in Dharma study and is for FREE distribution, not for resale.
News Flash!! Summer Retreat August 18-22: Drupon Rinchen Dorje Rinpoche offers Vajrayogini Teachings and Empowerment!
RigDzin Dharma Center is profoundly fortunate to welcome Drupon Rinchen Dorje Rinpoche for our summer program of Vajrayogini teachings and empowerment, August 18 - 22.
The practice of Vajrayoginī, mother of all buddhas, is Highest Yoga and belongs to the Mother Tantra class of Anuttarayoga Tantras. Vajrayogini is the yddam particularly dear to the Kagyu lineage. Her practice destroys ignorance and attachment, and establishes all beings in the state of blissful awareness, through a direct experience of ultimate bodhicitta - emptiness suffused with compassion and unconditional love.
Vajrayogini empowerment is required to participate in Vajrayogini teachings or practice.
Weekly Dharma Cafe every Sunday in July Led by Lama Tenzin Don't miss it!
Every Sunday in July, from 10:am - Noon, Dharma Cafe will be open, serving up a delicious smorgasbord of dharma conversation, led by our dynamic visiting Lama Tenzin.Come with all your questions about the Dharma, your practice, Buddhism and more. Lama Tenzin will offer guidance, answer humor Everyone from the curios beginner to the seasoned practitioner is welcome. .Come for all or part of the discussion. Coffee, Tea and Pastries served! _________________________________________________________
Save the Dates for Upcoming Teachers
Drupon Rinchen Dorje: August 17 through August 23
Khenpo Tsultrim: September 29 through October 4
Lama Thubten Nima: October 4 through October 14 (Tentative) _________________________________________________________
Open Invitation to the Community: Make a Difference!
The RigDzin Steering Committee held a special session to welcome members of the community who would like to be involved in newly formed volunteer teams. There will be soon be a webpage detailing what the center currently needs and where you can help us grow the future state. Team coordinators are seeking enthusiastic sangha for various fun jobs that will benefit all beings and all levels of practitioners. The following are a few examples of the teams:
Sangha program management
Call 505-401-7340 or email email@example.com at to learn what each team is responsible for and see if you'd like to help.