Please help support of lineage teachers who have inspired and guided our community for the past 20 years
Our Commitment -
Each year, The Buddhist Center of Steamboat Springs generously supports our lineage teachers and the communities of monks, nuns and lay practitioners that they are responsible for. In particular, we are particularly connected with the three sons of the great meditation teacher, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, who have come to Steamboat on many occasions over many years, Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, and Mingyur Rinpoche.
Over the past 7 years, our community has generously supported the nuns of Tsoknyi Gechak Ling in Nepal under the care of Tsoknyi Rinpoche. In the aftermath of the 2015 earthquake that devastated Nepal, we have now decided to expand that support to all three of the brothers in their efforts to rebuild monasteries which were destroyed and to support the thousands of monks and nuns that for which they are responsible. The Buddhist Center has committed to donate $4,500 ($1,500 to each brother) each year for the years to come. A contibution of any amount would be tremendously appreciated, so please consider making a donation.
Your donation will make a difference -
You can make a donation through the ‘Support’ section on our website. You can make a one time, or recurring, offering with a credit card, or through a PayPal account. You can also send a check. All donations are tax deductible and appreciated tremendously.
The Ven. Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche
Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche is widely acknowledged as one of the great meditation masters of modern times. He was a highly revered meditation master of the Dzogchen and Mahamudra traditions Until his last days, Tulku Urgyen resided at the mountain retreat of Nagi Gompa above the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. Tulku Urgyen was Tim's guru hence, is the inspiration for all of what we do at the Buddhist Center.
Read more about Tulku Urgyen - here
The Ven. Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche -
The eldest son of Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche was born in 1951 in Eastern Tibet. At the age of 18 months, he was recognized as the seventh incarnation of the Drikung Kagyu lama Gar Drubchen, a spiritual emanation of Nagarjuna, a renowned second-century Indian Buddhist philosopher. Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche teaches throughout the world and is the Abbot of Ka-Nying Shedrup Ling, the largest monastery in Nepal situated in the Kathmandu Valley. Ka-Nying Shedrup Ling was completely destroyed in the earthquake. In addition, the monks of Ka-Nying Shedrup Ling have staged 90 relief missions to the worst affected districts and have provided more than 25,000 people with essential food, medicines, tents and building materials. They are committed to rebuild 55 homes for villagers in the hardest hit regions. Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche has visited the Buddhist Center twice over the years. There's more about Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche and his activities - here
The Ven. Tsoknyi Rinpoche -
Tsoknyi Rinpoche III was recognized by His Holiness the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa as the reincarnation of Drubwang Tsoknyi Rinpoche I. He is a renowned master of the Drukpa Kagyu and Nyingma traditions. Tsoknyi Rinpoche is responsible for the training and care of hundreds of nuns in Nepal and roughly 2,000 nuns and 900 monks in over fifty-five monasteries in eastern Tibetan. Rinpoche has nearly completed the construction of Tsoknyi Gechak Ling, a large nunnery, school and retreat complex in the outskirts of the Kathmandu Valley. Tsoknyi Rinpoche has taught the Buddhist Center three times sharing the heart of the wisdom tradition of Tibet.
There's more about Tsoknyi Rinpoche and his activities - here
The Ven. Mingyur Rinpoche -
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche is the youngest son of Tulku Urgyen. As a young child, he was recognized by the 16th Karmapa as the 7th incarnation of a great 17th century meditation master. At the unusually young age of 13 Rinpoche entered the traditional three-year retreat and was later asked to undertake a second three-year retreat and serve as its retreat master. In November, 2015, Mingyur Rinpoche returned from a 4 ½ years ‘wandering retreat’ in the Himalayas. Rinpoche teaches throughout the globe and is known for his remarkable ability to convey the teachings with great clarity and humor. He is responsible for over 1000 monks and nuns and monasteries in Tibet, India and Nepal. Ösel Ling, his monastery in Kathmandu was destroyed in the earthquake and needs to be rebuilt. Mingyur Rinpoche has taught at the Buddhist Center and his Joy of Living and Path of Liberation teachings are a constant inspiration and resource for us.
There's more about Mingyur Rinpoche and his activities - here