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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.

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Online Classes

A community and collection of classes you can access anytime, anywhere.

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2020 Schedule

Learn timeless methods that are perfect for our modern lives.

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Summer Programs

A month-long program into the heart and meaning of the buddhist path.

Covid-19 Announcement

Updated Coronavirus Announcement:
In accordance with the wishes of the supreme Gochen Tulku Sang-ngag Tenzin Rinpoche and Namchak Khen Rinpoche, the Pema Traktung retreat from April 17-19 and the Yeshe Lama retreat from April 23-May 2 are both cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. For those of you who have already registered and paid your retreat fees, we will be reimbursing you via Paypal.
It has also been decided that we will not be gathering this year for the Sangwa Yeshe Drupcho, nor will we be beginning a new/1st-year Shedra class as we had planned. For those of you who are in the 5th-year of the Shedra, we will be meeting online for a tsok feast and for a few days of online teachings to maintain the auspicious continuity of our group as we are forced to postpone until next year. We will continue to update you with regards to the Yangti teachings as the time moves on and things become more clear.
Warm wishes from all of us at the Buddha Garden.
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2020 Schedule of Retreats and Classes

The 2020 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 have two tracks, year one on the foundational teachings of Buddhism and year two on the Vajrayana. Additionally there will be weekend programs throughout the month of July.

Students come from all over the world for this unforgettable experience, held at our beautiful Montana campus at the Garden of Thousand Buddhas.

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Jetsunma Palmo on Shedra 2020

Interview with Jetsunma Palmo on the Summer Buddhist program. July 1 - 31, 2020.