About Us

Kathok Buddhist Meditation Centre welcomes everyone!

See Calendar Page for weekly Meditation practices.

 

'Once you have the View, although the delusory perceptions of samsara may arise in your mind, you will be like the sky; when a rainbow appears  in front of it, it’s not particularly flattered, and when the clouds appear, it’s not particularly disappointed either. There is a deep sense of contentment. You chuckle from inside as you see the facade of  samsara and nirvana; the View will keep you constantly amused, with a  little inner smile bubbling away all the time.' H.H. Dilgo Khyentse  Rinpoche

The Kathok Buddhist Meditation Centre (Kathok Centre) is a traditional Buddhist temple established through the compassion of  His Eminence, Lingtrul Rinpoche to benefit Western students. The temple is a three story structure including meditation hall, Lamas' residence, and Lingtrul Rinpoche's personal residence. Several exterior features are traditional  with Tibetan temples.

Kathok Centre belongs to the Nyingma tradition. We work under the guidance of our teachers to bring the wisdom and blessings of the tradition to all. Our main practice is Dzog Pa Chen Po, Longchen Nying Thig, according to the Great Master, Khenpo Münsel Rinpoche. We have many practices including Green Tara, Pho'wa, the Heart Sutra, and 100 Session Mind Training. The feast offerings of Guru Rinpoche and Tara, the Queen of Great Bliss are also part of our tradition. These practices are in complete accord with the practices at the main monastery in Golok Tibet.

Inside main meditation hall

We also offer basic meditation lessons; Open Meditation, teaching and practicing simple techniques on how to manage ones own thoughts and emotions to increase general well-being and have a greater sense of being able to cope with life's ups and downs, decrease stress and anxiety, and manage addictive tendencies neutralizing and transforming negative habits into positive, thriving habits.

  

The Main Temple at Kathok Centre

 The Golden Shrine at Kathok Centre

We have been privileged to host many great masters such as H.H. Katok Getse Rinpoche, Katok Logah Rinpoche,  H.E. Garchen Rinpoche, H.E. Gyatrul Rinpoche, Sogan Rinpoche, and Changling Rinpoche. We also offer many other events.

We are continuously working to create a harmonious, peaceful community through the inspiration of the Buddha's teachings.

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