Tsogyelgar: A Place for Radical Spiritual Enquiry

Here we are not engaged in stress reduction. Stress is not the problem, meaninglessness is. Debilitating stress is born from the the desolation of missing life’s true point. A life pervaded by meaning encounters life’s challenges as part and parcel of the great quest for spiritual awakening.
- t.k.

As practitioners we are motivated to bring the Platonic ideals of Beauty, Truth, and Goodness to our community through how we interact with our land, our animals, and each other. At the heart of everything we do is mindfulness and care, with a passion for quality and sustainability. - Tsochen Khandro
Prajnaparamita, goddess of non-dual meditation wisdom.

In every time, culture, and society there have been esoteric schools which serve those who long for first hand experience of life’s deepest mysteries. These sanctuaries of mystical experience teach the perennial philosophy and the methods which realize spiritual life’s mysteries untouched by cultural dogmas of faddism or spiritual commercialism or neurotic childish dependencies. The Great Work has always continued and does in this time.

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Tsogyelgar is such a place. Founded by t.k. and Tsochen Khandro 30 years ago, Tsogyelgar is a sanctuary for investigation into the meaning of human life through inquiry and contemplative practice.

An esoteric school is a community where the conditions for inner growth and transformation are fostered. t.k. and Khandro each bring unique gifts, blending perspectives, styles of communication, and skills. This synergy has deeply enriched the evolution of the community. In addition to this, after 30 years, there is a core of practitioners whose own spiritual realization, and deep practical experience of the path and its stages, help create the unfolding context of the work.

The ancient methods of the path flow forth from the union of tradition and the immediacy of awakened wisdom mind that is untouched by time or place. While tested and proved effective by women and men across centuries, and across varying cultures, these methods arise here and now in accord with the needs of beings within a specific time and culture. The subtle work of imparting these methods is enacted by a golden chain of transmission insuring the authenticity of the path while also insuring the teachings remain perpetually fresh and immediate.

t.k. giving teachings on alchemical methods of Tantra and Dzogchen at the Tsogyelgar Stupa.

t.k. giving teachings on alchemical methods of Tantra and Dzogchen at the Tsogyelgar Stupa.


Visiting Tsogyelgar:

The lineage and methods are a sacred trust. They are made available to those with a deep sincere interest and earnest longing for spiritual discovery. The teachings are not a business and we do not charge for teachings.

Tsogyelgar is not a public place but it is possible to arrange a visit, attend occasional public teachings, or meet with t.k. by contacting info@tsogyelgar.org