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
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.
Gyudme Khensur Lobsang Jampa Rinpoche is 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 to be 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.
The Heart Sutra
Saturday, November 28th and December 12th and 26th.
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Heart Sutra is the most widely known and sacred text of the Mahayana tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. It is a presentation of profound wisdom on the nature of emptiness. It is chanted, studied, and meditated on by those aspiring to attain the perfection of wisdom. As a result of this insight into the concept of emptiness, progress can be made through the stages of spiritual development to reach full enlightenment.
"The Heart Sutra contains Buddhism's most direct, most succinct teaching about the nature of being and of all reality. These subtle and easily understood teachings lie at the very heart of all Buddhist wisdom, and a thorough understanding of them is essential for attaining an unmistaken view of reality - a view that brings about true liberation from the source of all suffering." - His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Essence of the Heart Sutra - the Dalai Lama's Heart of Wisdom Teachings.
This event is open to the public and we welcome everyone to join us. There is no charge, but donations are greatly appreciated.
Monastery Roofing Project
Please donate here.
We are not going to change the roof until next year in summer. We thank all the members who sent donation for the roofing project. We'll need another $20,000 to cover the cost of entire project.
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.