Tashi Delek! Welcome to RigDzin Dharma Foundation
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 "Special Events" to see our listing of current teachings and special events!
Coming Soon! Regular Skype Sessions with Ven. Dorzin Dhondrup Rinpoche
Oceans of gratitude to Ven. Dorzin Dhondrup Rinpoche, who spent the last two weeks of June generously imparting his Buddha Dharma wisdom to students. It was a rich two weeks filled with joy, laughter, patience and bottomless bodhicitta. We have been supremely blessed.
At the request of sangha members, Dorzin Rinpoche gave teachings on Yangzab Dzogchen Ngondro and Phowa/Amitabha and guided us in both practices so that we can make them a regular part of our schedule.
Many students are inspired to get to work on Ngondro and to regularly practice Phowa. Dorzin Rinpoche offered to continue guiding sangha members in Yangzab Ngondro and Phowa/Amitabha practices through monthly Skype sessions.
How awesome is that!
Stay tuned for a start date, most likely sometime in September. For more info, email: email@example.com
New Center Schedule
Check out RigDzin Dharma's new Center schedule!
We now offer both long (one hour) and short (30 minutes) meditation sessions and have added new practices (Phowa and Yangzab Dzogchen Ngondro).
Another feature of our new schedule is that our Vajrayana practices will remain on the same day every month. For example, Phowa/Amitabha will always be offered the second Sunday of every month, and White Tara the first Saturday of every month, etc.
Also, please note we have changed meditation practice time to10 am.
Here's a closer look at our new schedule.
The first Saturday of every month, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
The Phowa practice group will meet the second Sunday of every month, 11 am to 12:30 pm.
Yangzab Dzogchen Ngondro Practice
We will begin practicing Yangzab Dzogchen Ngondro the third Sunday in July and then every third Sunday of the month thereafter from 11 am to 12:30 pm.
We will practice it in 3-month blocks of time over a one year cycle. The schedule is:
Achi Chokyi Drolma and Lama Chopa or Medicine Buddha
fourth Sunday of every month we will offer Achi Chokyi Drolma protector practice along with either Lama Chopa or Medicine Buddha every other month from 11 am to 12:30 pm.
The Center will be closed Wednesday nights, except for special events.
Discussion group will be on hiatus for the month of August, but will resume on Tuesdays, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.
We will continue to honor special days on the calendar with special practices.
Lastly, please note that we are open to suggestions about our new schedule. For example, if a weekday evening is more convenient to the Phowa practice group, then we are willing to change the day.
We are excited about our new schedule and hope that it will inspire sangha members to come together to practice. As all our lamas emphasize, practicing as a group is much more meaningful and powerful and exponentially increases our merit versus practicing alone. We look forward to hearing your feedback about the new schedule.
May All Beings Everywhere and Without Exception Benefit!