The Gyuto Foundation, a Tibetan Buddhist monastery located in East Richmond Heights, California, is a charitable non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Tibet's living cultural and spiritual heritage. The Foundation supports activities dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Tibetan culture through teaching, hosting local University students, interfaith dialogues and cultural programs.
The Foundation also supports charity programs for the Himalayan children's education and healthcare funds, Tibetan seniors living in the Bay Area and new immigrants.
Your contribution for the monastery is greatly appreciated. Your generosity will allow for the development of this unique facility for local community and supporters. Please visit our WISH LIST and see if you can help us with anything.
Gyuto Photo Albums:
1 - Grand Opening
2 - Past Events and 15th Anniversary
3 - Recognition Awards
4 - Our History
5 - Church Property before renovation
6 - Interfaith Program Hosted by Gyuto
7 - His Holiness the 17th Karmapa's visit to Gyuto
Gyuto Foundation Videos:
His Holiness the 17th Karmapa's visit
Radio Free Asia interview Ven. Donyo about Gyuto Foundaion (in Tibetan)
Radio Free Asia's interview with Ven. Donyo (in Tibetan)
Gyudme Khensur Lobsang Jampa Rinpoche
Saturdays, October 17th & 31st
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
(Followed by teachings every other Saturday)
We are very excited and privileged to have the former Abbot of Gyudme Tantric Monastery, Gyudme Khensur Lobsang Jampa Rinpoche, teaching at the Gyuto Foundation.
The teaching The Bodhisattva's Garland Of Jewels will be resumed at Gyuto Foundation every other Saturday. This is a very common mind training text used by all four Tibetan Buddhist schools to teach and practice in their daily lives.
This event is open to the public and we welcome everyone to join us. There is no charge, but donations are greatly appreciated.
Gyudme Khensur Lobsang Jampa Rinpoche is both a scholar of great knowledge and understanding, and a holder of many traditional teaching lineages. His generous presence and contributions to the Sera Mey Monastic University have proven indispensable. A living example of Buddha's teachings, he divides his time between personal meditation, practices, and teaching a growing network of western and Tibetan students. He is highly qualified to teach on all levels of Buddhist practice and to conduct all Buddhist rituals. He regularly teaches at Guhyasamaja Center in Washington, D.C. and Do Ngak Kunphen Ling in Redding, Connecticut. Monastery Roofing Project
Please donate here.
10 Billion Mantra Prayer Wheel Project
We have plans to install 365 Prayer Wheels that will surround the monastery and give eveyone an opportunity to circumambulate and turn the wheels. It is suggested that one recite the six syllable mantra - OM MANI PEDME HUNG - while turning the Prayer Wheels. When circumambulating, one can contemplate compassion and develop bodhicitta. Those who spin Prayer Wheels not only create benefit for themselves, but all sentient beings.