H.E. Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche
From my perspective, Buddhism is not a religion that demands blind faith in dogmatic beliefs. Neither is it a philosophy that traps us in an idealized world, nor a cultural phenomenon that stubbornly clings to old traditions. Buddhism in fact is a systematic methodology of practices through which we free others and ourselves from suffering and attain real happiness.
True happiness is achieved through the direct understanding of the way things are, through compassionately working for the ultimate happiness of others and through confidently developing our previously dormant capacity for enlightenment.
All of this is based on the understanding of selflessness, which is the foundation of Buddhism.      - Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche

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Nepal Earthquake Disaster Relief
Under Rinpoche's leadership, UTBF has launched a new project - "Buddhist Relief Services" after the devastating earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, 2015, causing a large number of casualties and massive damage. The country desperately needs help, and volunteers of UTBF is acting fast. You can help by donating to the project which will deliver relief service to those who most need them. Please visit the website http://relief.utbf.org to read Rinpoche's message calling for help, and to take action.

Milarepa Center
- The first part of the Mahamudra Hermitage Project. The center will be dedicated to training in the Vajrayana Buddhist tradition. With short-term retreats for individuals and groups, and traditional longer-term retreats for dedicated practitioners, it will be a place for the transmission of ancient Buddhist teachings in ways that are responsive to a 21st Century way of life.

Milarepa Center

Lumbini Udyana Mahachaitya Model
Lumbini Udyana Mahachaitya
: Open since April, 2011

Compassion & Wisdom: The Dual Pillars of Buddhism - Discovering the Dharma retreat 2015
with H.E. Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche
Garrison Institute, New York
April 29 - May 3, 2015

Spaces limited, registration open. See more details on the Dharmakaya website.


Rinpoche's Asia tour

- Taiwan:

Dec. 27, 2014, Taichpei:
Teaching: The Power of Compassion
Thousand-arm Avalokiteshvara Empowerment

(For details, click from event calendar for December, 2014)

Dec. 28 - 29, 2014, Taipei:
Teaching: Training and Practice in Buddhism
(For details, click from event calendar for December, 2014)

Jan. 10, 2015, Taichung:
Teaching: Theory and Practice of Buddhism
(For details, click from event calendar for January, 2015)

Jan. 11, 2015, Kinmen:
Teaching on Amitabha Practice
(For details, click from event calendar for January, 2015)

- Hong Kong:

Dec. 13, 2014:
Puja with Milarepa Practice, Teachings and Milarepa Empowerment

Dec. 14, 2014:
Teaching: Dharma in Our Daily Life (II)

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