Gompa1
dividerThe Gyuto Foundation, a Tibetan Buddhist monastery located in Richmond, 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 and 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.

Thank you.

Gyuto Photo Albums:

1- Grand Opening Photos
2-
Our Past Event Photos
3- Our History Photo Albums

4- Church Property before renovation
divider

Prayer Wheel Project

We have plans to install 300 small Prayer Wheels that will surround the monastery and give members 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. 

gold-prayer-wheelsManiWheels

We have received donations from 150 sponsors for individual Prayer Wheels at $350 per wheel. Each Prayer Wheel will have a nameplate displaying the sponsor's name.

We are also looking for donors to sponsor the printing of Compassion Buddha mantras - OM MANI PEDME HUNG - to enclose in the Prayer Wheels. We’ll need 250 boxes of printed mantras (11x17 white paper with black print) and each box will cost $110. 

In addition, a large prayer wheel has been sponsored (like the beautiful one at Land of Medicine Buddha, displayed in the photo below). It will be enclosed in a gazebo and will contain 10 billion Buddha of Compassion mantras - OM MANI PEDME HUNG - as a dedication for the benefit of all sentient beings. 
LMB Large Prayer wheel 2









Currently, we are in the process of getting the building permit; once the permit is granted we will begin the construction. We will be looking for volunteers willing to help us build Prayer Wheel frame structures to enclose the small Prayer Wheels. Please let us know if you would be available to help us build the Prayer Wheel frames. (510)926-3969. 

Donations for the Prayer Wheel Project are most welcome.
divider

 Buddhist pilgrimage to India, Nepal, and Bhutan in November 2014

Buddhist pilgrimage to India and Nepal November 1st - 15th, 2014.  We are also organizing a first time Bhutan & Sikkim tour right after the pilgrimage November 15th - 23rd, 2014.  Please note that the Bhutan & Sikkim tour is not part of the pilgrimage.  A short video (WALK WITH THE MASTERS) - the story of the sites of the Buddha.

Mahabodhi 20TempleVenerable Thupten Donyo, Director of the Gyuto Foundation, is organizing a Buddhist pilgrimage to Nepal and India taking place in November 2014.  Ven. Thupten Donyo will be leading the pilgrimage with prayers and this will be his fifth trip with Gyuto members and friends.

A pilgrimage is a journey to a sacred place as an act of devotion and faith. Many enlightened beings have advised to visit the place where the Buddha was born, the place where the Buddha attained Enlightenment, the place where he preached the first teaching, and where he passed away into Mahaparinirvana.

During the pilgrimage we will visit the major holy sites of the Buddha such as: Lumbini - birthplace of Buddha, Kushinagar - where Buddha passed into Mahaparinirvana, Rajgir - where Buddha gave teachings on the Heart Sutra, Varanasi - where Buddha preached his first discourse, and finally Bodh Gaya - where Buddha attained enlightenment.  We’ll also visit the Taj-Mahal, one of the 7 Wonders of the World. Please see below for the complete list of sites and the corresponding itinerary.


Read More......

Thank you and Tashi Delek.





sym-1 sym-2
 
sym-3 sym-4
 

Our History Since 1474


Due to the untiring efforts of enlightened leaders, scholars and translators, Buddhism was established in Tibe...

Our Dharma Centers


Gyuto Centers Worldwide Gyuto Foundation, California The Gyuto Foundation is a charitable non-profit organiz...

Special Upcoming Events


Click below for more information:           Buddhist Pilgrimage to India and Nepal   ...

Gyuto Charity Programs


The Gyuto Center recently expanded its programs to include social and charity programs to help the Tibetan ref...

Tibetan Community Programs


The Gyuto Monks offer a variety of services to the local Tibetan Community, such as: Prayer services at the Ce...

Multimedia Gallery


Photos, videos, and audio files of past programs and events held by Gyuto Centers. ...

Stay Connected

Gyuto Foundation Inc.
  6401 Bernhard Avenue, 
       Richmond Heights, CA 94805, USA
  (510) 926-3969 / (510) 926-3973
  (510) 926-3973
  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ustream Email Twitter Youtube Yelp LinkedIn Facebook

 These seven icons represent the
seven steps of Buddha.

Newsletter

Copyright © 2013, Gyuto Foundation Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Web Traffic: 136722