Tibetan Buddhism:  Mahayana, the Great Vehicle,
                         and Vajrayana, the Diamond Vehicle

The traditions of the Himalayan regions, Tibet, Mongolia, Buryatia, Tuva, and Kalmykia.

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Diamond Way Buddhist Center (Karma Kagyu tradition)
2823 Curie Place, San Diego, CA 92122
Sundays, 10am meditation -- Guru Yoga on the 16th Karmapa
858-638-7769 or Fax to same number or Mailto:sandiego@diamondway.org
http://www.diamondway.org/sandiegoSan Diego site
http://www.diamondway.org U.S. site
http://www.diamondway-buddhism.orgEuropean site (a great site!)
http://www.lama-ole-nydahl.org          Lama Ole site

Drikung Kyobpa Choling (Drikung Kagyu tradition)
Escondido, CA
760-738-0089 or Mailto:drikungkc@earthlink.net

Dzogchen Community San Diego (Chogyal Namkhai Norbu)
Ganapujas on the 1st (New Moon), 10th, 15th (Full Moon), and 25th days of each lunar month.
We meet in members' homes in the South Park or University Heights areas. All are welcome, and our gatherings are free of charge. Food is contributed pot-luck style. We also gather for live webcasts from our Master several times per year.
For information, please Mailto:crispjoel@gmail.com or see http://tsegyalgarwest.org

Dzogchen Natural Meditation Group (Nyingma Tradition)
Second Thursday of the month, 7:30 to 8:30 pm, in Leucadia.
We will do love and compassion practice and natural meditation, as practiced in the
Dzogchen tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. This event is free but donations will be
accepted to cover the studio space. The Love and Compassion meditation is practiced
as taught by Lama John Makransky - see http://johnmakransky.org
The natural meditation practice is as taught by Lama Surya Das - see
http://www.surya.org and http://www.dzogchen.org  Practitioners of any level are
welcome. Location is Meyoma Studio - http://www.meyoma.com - 250 N. Coast Hwy 101,
Encinitas (1/2 mile north of Encinitas Blvd., south side of Bird House Grill Turkish
Restaurant). For more info, Mailto:jdeardorff@cox.net

Dzogchen Shri Singha Dharma Group of San Diego (Nyingma tradition)
Every Sunday at 11am practice the Buddha Path of Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche
at the Tibetan Healing Center, 4115 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103.
The Buddha Path is a practice containing conceptual and nonconceptual meditation,
ultimately resulting in the recognition of Buddha Nature.  Regular practice of the
Buddha Path quickly establishes a meritorious mindset which is the basis of happiness
and the eventual realization of awareness wisdom.  Free.  Call 760-815-6025 for info.
For more information about Dzogchen Shri Singha lineage and Dzogchen Khenpo
Choga Rinpoche, see http://www/dzogchenlineage.com
For local San Diego info, see http://www.dzogchensandiego.com
or Mailto:dzogchensandiego@gmail.com
or visit http://www.my.calendars.net/shrisingha

Ganden Buddha Norling (Gelug tradition)
A Tibetan meditation center founded by Geshe Lobsang Tsephel.
3018 Avenida Christina, Carlsbad, CA 92009   
For info, call 858-623-9058.

Jigme Lingpa Center (Nyingma -- Longchen Nyingthig)
Lama Lhanang Rinpoche
Broadway Heights, San Diego County
310.384.1823 or jigmelingpacenter@gmail.com
Sundays Meditation 10 am-12 pm
or http://www.wisdompath.org/
also check our facebook pages for upcoming special events:
or https://www.facebook.com/jigmelingpasd/

San Diego Friends of Tibet (see also Volunteers for Dharamsala)
Dorothy Berger, Volunteer Coordinator
3551 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92103
619-682-7188 or Fax to 619-543-1211 or Mailto:dberger558@aol.com

San Diego Karma Thegsum Choling (Karma Kagyu tradition)
Director Kendall Davis 619-994-2299 (cell) or Mailto:director@sandiegoktc.org
Mailing address: P. O. Box 230543, Encinitas, CA 92023
Thursday 7:00 pm Chenrezig practice, 6770 Winona Ave., San Diego, CA 92120
For info, call 619-229-1469.

San Diego Rigpa Fellowship (Nyingma tradition)
Students of Sogyal Rinpoche, author of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying.
International web site:  http://www.rigpa.org
Local web site: http://sandiego.usa.rigpa.org
Our center is 4343 Morena Blvd., Suite 8, San Diego, CA 92101
(south of the Costco on Morena Blvd., north of the Balboa/Garnet exit off I-5)
Our contact info is 858-367-9705. RigpaSD@gmail.com
And we're on Facebook as Rigpa San Diego.
We have open mediations throughout the month and offer classes periodically.

San Diego University for Integrative Studies
3900 Harney Street, Suite 210, San Diego, CA 92110
619-297-1999 or Fax to 619-542-1999 or Mailto:sduis@sduis.edu
Offering BA, MA and PhD programs with Tibetan Buddhist emphasis.  Study the Dharma and
receive academic credit online and in classrooms.  Accepting new students at all times.

Shambhala Center of San Diego (Chogyam Trungpa)
Sundays: Sitting meditation 9 to 11am. Refreshments at 11:00 am.
Newcomers welcome. Free meditation instruction at 10 am on Sunday mornings.
We are located at 3139 University Avenue (Art Produce Building) in North Park. Go around the back to find the Shambhala Center.
Public sitting meditation Sundays from 7 to 8 pm.
Public sitting meditation in the same location on Thursdays, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, followed by discussion of 'Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior'. It is not necessary to be familiar with the book to participate in the discussion, which ends about 8:15 pm.
Public sitting meditation in the same location on Fridays, noon to 1:30 pm. Arrive before noon for free meditation instruction.
On Wednesday evenings, sitting meditation and book discussion at Anahata Yoga Studio, 960 Second Street in Encinitas. Sitting meditation practice begins at 7:45 pm, followed by a book discussion, ending by 9:15 pm. It is not necessary to be familiar with the book to participate in the discussion. Come for meditation, discussion or both.
Contact: Mailto:sandiego@shambhala.org or 619-692-2148.

Solana Beach Dharma Study Group
Thursdays 6-7:15pm, studying The Places That Scare You by Pema Chodron.
Fridays 10:30-11:45am, studying Stumbling Toward Enlightenment by Geri Larkin.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito, 1036 Solana Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075
For directions, see http://www.uufsd.org
For information, contact Christie Turner at Mailto:Christieturner@gmail.com

Tibetan Healing Center
Dr. Lobsang Dhondup, Traditional Tibetan Physician
4115 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103 (also in Costa Mesa and Sausalito, CA)
http://www.tibetanacademy.org or 619-325-0992

Tibetan Medicine, Herbology and Yantra Yoga classes with Dr. Dickey Nyerongsha.
Call 858-623-9058 and leave message in box 3.

University of San Diego, Department of Theology and Religious Studies,
Karma Lekshe Tsomo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110-2492
619-260-4600 x 4921 or Fax to 619-260-2260 or Mailto:ktsomo@sandiego.edu
Dr. Tsomo recommends two web sites regarding women in Buddhism,
http://www.sakyadhita.org and http://www.jamyang.org

Vajrarupini Buddhist Center (New Kadampa tradition)
3344 Fourth Avenue (between Upas and Thorn), San Diego, CA 92103
619-940-5301 or Mailto:info@sddharma.com
http://www.MeditateinSanDiego.org   San Diego site
http://www.kadampa.org     Main site
Hillcrest -- General introductory classes Mondays 7pm
Hillcrest -- Lunchtime meditations Monday and Friday 12 noon
Hillcrest -- Sundays Prayers for World Peace 10 am
Structured Study Program: Hillcrest -- Sundays at 4 and 6:45 pm (contact the center if interested in coming)
Retreats, workshops and empowerments offered throughout the year.

Volunteers for Dharamsala is a program run by San Diego Friends of Tibet since 1998 to
help fill some of the needs of the Tibetan community in exile in India.
Contact Dory Beatrice -- Mailto:dorykb@cox.net

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Rest in natural great peace this exhausted mind,
beaten helpless by karma and neurotic thoughts
like the relentless fury of the pounding waves
in the infinite ocean of samsara.
Rest in natural great peace.
--Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche


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