About Us


Ewam is a religious, charitable and educational non-profit organization and was established in 1999 under the spiritual guidance of its founder, Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche. Ewam’s mission is to advance and cultivate spiritual awareness in the west and throughout the world, with particular emphasis on the study and practices of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism.

In July 2016, Sang-Ngag Rinpoche inaugurated the shedra program at the Garden of 1000 Buddhas in Montana. As the program began, the planet Venus became visible for hours during the day in the midst of rainbow clouds. Rinpoche was the first master to teach Jigme Lingpa’s seminal text Treasury of Precious Qualities in its entirety in North America. This will be the primary text in the curriculum with additional texts and weekend programs such as the Nature of Mind series to be added as our school grows.

The Buddhist philosophy programs will now be conducted under our new name, Ewam Buddhist Institute. The objective is to provide comprehensive academic training in Buddhist studies with a specific emphasis in the Nyingma tradition.

Our programs offer a rare opportunity for theoretical training in all levels of the Buddhist and Nyingma tradition usually only available for those fluent in Tibetan. Sang-Ngag Rinpoche has given us this amazing institute at the garden in the tradition of Nalanda University and Samye Monastary. We are also so fortunate to have the profoundly skilled and clear teacher Namchak Khenpo. This is an exciting addition to the many program offerings in Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism at Ewam centers in the West and Asia. We welcome everyone to join us for this landmark educational oppurtunity.