Teachings on the
West Coast of North America

August 15 - September 19, 2018

We are deeply honored and overjoyed to welcome His Eminence the 7th Kyabje Yongzin Ling Rinpoche for His teaching visit through the West Coast of North America. It has been over a two-year journey to realize this special visit, so we invite you to take advantage of this rare opportunity to connect with the extraordinary Lama. To learn more about His Eminence's historic five-week visit, see the schedule below for details. 

We look forward to seeing you.


* Chinese Translation provided

San Francisco Bay Area Teachings

AUG 17 - 19
Vajrapani Institute
Teaching on Foundation of All Good Qualities (10-12pm & 2-4pm)
Manjushri and Vajrapani Initiations/Jenangs (2-5pm)
AUG 21
Land of Medicine Buddha
Loving Kindness on the Buddhist Path  (7-9pm)
AUG 25
FPMT Bay Area Centers @ University of California, Berkeley
Public Talk: Finding Wellbeing & Happiness (2-4pm)
AUG 25
Tibetan Association of Northern California (TANC)
Gala Dinner (6:30-8:30pm)
AUG 26
Tibetan Association of Northern California (TANC)
Tse Wang of Buddha Amatayus (10-12pm)
AUG 26
Sera Jey Foundation
Transmission & Teaching on His Holiness the Great 14th Dalai Lama's Long Life Prayer (3-5pm)
AUG 28 - 29
Tse Chen Ling
Teaching on 7 Point Mind Training (7-9pm)
AUG 31 - SEP 1
Ocean of Compassion Buddhist Center *
3 Principal Aspects of the Path (6-9pm)
Chenrezig Initiation/Jenang (3-6pm)
Gyuto Foundation
Tara Empowerment (10-12pm)
Ananda Center
Medicine Buddha Initiation/Jenang (5-7pm)
Oral Transmission of Medicine Buddha and Yamantaka Sadhanas (5-7pm)

Additional North America Teachings

SEP 4 - SEP 6
Spokane, WA
Song of the Four Mindfulnesses by His Holiness the 7th Dalai Lama
Sravasti Abbey

SEP 6 - Cultural Identity Talk (12-12:45pm)
North Idaho College
SEP 6 - SEP 7
Portland, OR
SEP 7 - Gala Dinner (6:30-9pm)
Portland, OR
Kindness & Compassion (10:30-12pm)
Maitripa College

Spirituality and Humanity: An Interfaith Conversation about Creating Harmonious Community and Healthy Leadership (2-4pm)
Maitripa College
SEP 9 - SEP 12
Portland, OR
SEP 9 - Dolkar Tsewang - White Tara Long Life Empowerment (10-12pm)
SEP 10 - Lojong - 8 Verses of Mind Training (2-4pm)
SEP 12 - SEP 19
SEP 14-17 - Puente Grande - Weekend Retreat (Time TBD)
- Foundation of All Good Qualities
SEP 16 - Manjushri Initiation/Jenang

SEP 17 - Guadalajara
- Public Talk: Ethics of Our Time (8pm)
Centro Khamlungpa


Send questions to hello@LingRinpocheNorthAmericaVisit2018.org


His Eminence the 7th Kyabje Yongzin Ling Rinpoche was born in McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala, in 1985. In 1987, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama recognized him as the reincarnation of His Holiness the 6th Kyabje Yongzin Ling Rinpoche (1903 – 1983), who was the most Senior Tutor of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.

The 6th Kyabje Yongzin Ling Rinpoche was His Holiness’ main teacher and spiritual advisor throughout his lifetime, and accompanied His Holiness when he fled into exile from Tibet in 1959. His Holiness refers to him as “my Root Guru”.  He was also the 97th Gaden Throne Holder - the supreme head of the Gelugpa tradition, which is the largest tradition in Tibetan Buddhism. Beginning with Charka the Arhat Udhay during the time of Lord Shakyamuni Buddha, twenty previous incarnations of H.H. the 6th Kyabje Yongzin Ling Rinpoche have been identified, including Tutors to His Holiness the 6th, 11th and 13th Dalai Lamas; the 48th and 75th Gaden Throne Holders; as well as kings, yogis, scholars, and lay adepts prominent in the spiritual histories of India and Tibet.

H.E. the 7th Ling Rinpoche has completed all five Geshe Studies subjects (Logic, Perfection of Wisdom, Middle Way, Higher Knowledge, and Monastic Discipline) and was awarded His Geshe Degree from Drepung Loseling Monastic University in South India, in November 2016. H.E. 7th Ling Rinpoche has also recently completed a year of further studies at Gyuto Tantric College in Dharamsala. His Holiness the Dalai Lama continues to closely guide Him.

Starting in 2004 he has also participated in the Mind and Life Institute dialogues held in India between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and scientists on a variety of topics, such physics, neuroplasticity and destructive emotions.  In March 2017, H.E. Ling Rinpoche joined His Holiness the Dalai Lama and other Buddhist leaders at a three-day International Buddhist Conference on "The Relevance of Buddhism in the 21st Century"

H.E. the 7th Ling Rinpoche has traveled to teach in many countries including in Asia and Europe, Australia, Canada, The United States & Israel, as well as in many Tibetan settlements throughout India, Nepal and the Himalayan regions.

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Organizing the visit requires a large amount of resources. All the centers are overjoyed and committed to the meeting the needs related to His Eminence Ling Rinpoche’s visit but we could always use your help.

Please consider sponsoring this special visit here - 100% proceeds go to His Eminence's visit and will be shared among all centers. Thank you.

All sponsors will receive special seating and gifts.
  • Sponsors of $250 or more will receive special seating and a gift to commemorate these auspicious teachings.
  • Sponsors donating $350 or greater will receive an invitation to the Welcome Dinner.