Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism
‘Without knowing anything, there can be no practice. Our study and practice will be like a lamp which illuminates the darkness, like the sun rising to light the morning.’ – Sang-ngag Rinpoche
The institute offers a rare opportunity for theoretical and meditation training in all levels of the Buddhist tradition.
2019 Schedule of Retreats and Classes
The 2019 schedule at the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas in Montana, a half an hour from Missoula and affiliated events in Santa Fe New Mexico. The institute offers some of the most unprecedented opportunities for training in the entire path of meditation and Buddhism in the west.
Join us for our many landmark programs in some of the most inspiring locations in the world.
Summer Buddhist Studies
This year our summer Buddhist studies program will cover the Vajrayana Buddhist tradition. The Vajrayana is described as the resultant vehicle because the result itself (Buddhahood) is said to dwell in the fundamental nature of mind. When the methods of tantra are practiced this result can be actualized thereby attaining Buddhahood in this very body and life. This secret and sacred tradition was practiced in India since the time of the Buddha and was passed in an unbroken lineage of transmission into the land of Tibet and now the west.
Students come from all over the world for this unforgettable experience, held at our beautiful Montana campus at the Garden of Thousand Buddhas.