Dharma House: San Francisco Headquarters of the Dharma Fellowship

Lama Kunzang, Bardok Chusang Rinpoche, Bhikshu Karma TinleyThe Dharma Fellowship of His Holiness the Gyalwa Karmapa maintains a centre for meditation and spiritual practice in San Francisco, California. Dharma House is the personal residence of the venerable Bhikshu Karma Tinley Govinda, a Western Buddhist monk in the Karma-Kagyu Tradition, ordained by Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche (1932-2012) of Benchen Monastery.

Bhikshu Karma Tinley, Palden Sherab Rinpoche and Khenpo Tsewang Rinpoche at Dharma HouseBesides being our headquarters in the USA, Dharma House is open for group meditation, Dharma Study and spiritual practice, on a regular weekly basis when the Bhikshu is at home. Those wishing to partake in practice sessions should inquire as to times and days of the week when the house is open to visitors. Anyone who would like to apply for counsel and meditation guidance are welcome to inquire when the venerable Bhikshu is available.

Lama Kunzang, Bardok Chusang Rinpoche, Bhikshu Karma TinleyIf you wish to submit your name or the name of a person who is sick, prayers will be said on behalf of that person during times of Puja, which occurs on a weekly basis.

Dharma House consists of a Living Room used for group gatherings, teaching, etc.; a beautiful Shrine Room for group meditation practice; and a Library, with an extensive catalogue of books in Tibetan and English that are available, under appropriate conditions, for members of the Dharma Fellowship who are serious students and/or scholars of Asian and Buddhist Studies. The remainder of the House consists of the Fellowship Office and the Private Quarters of the resident Bhikshu, along with one long-term resident practitioner. Dharma House Shrine Room, San Francisco


The Dharma Fellowship of HH the Gyalwa Karmapa,
75 Hartford Street,
San Francisco,
California 94114-2013

Phone: 415-621-1657
Email: dharmafellowship@Att.net

The Dharma Fellowship of His Holiness the Gyalwa Karmapa, a registered charitable society, through the agency of Dharma House in the USA, actively engages in supporting the compassionate efforts of the Ralang Project. This is particularly a way in which people in the West can reach out and help young woman survive at Ralang Gompa in Sikkhim. The present goal is to raise $5,000 USD for repair of the damaged Ani Gompa (girl’s dormitory) and to purchase much needed school supplies, medicines, etc., for the young Tibetan women who live there. Go directly to the Project site to learn more about this project.

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