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)
Hand Mudra Classwith Venerable Donyo
Saturday, September 19th5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ven. Donyo will be teaching different hand mudras based upon the Guru Puja textbook. Hand mudras represent different offering to the enlightened beings. He will also demonstrate how to use the Bell, Vajra, and Damaru properly. We ask all participants to bring their Bell, Vajra, and Damaru. If you don't have any, we will provide them for your use.
This is free and all are welcome.
1-Day Tara PracticeSaturday, October 24th10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Registration required - Please register here.
Please join us for a 1-Day Tara Practice.
The Purpose of this practice is the attainment of supreme Enlightenment for the benefit of all living beings.
Tara, the Liberator Mother, is the embodiment of the enlightened wisdom and compassion in feminine form, and one of the most important deities in the Tantric Buddhist tradition. Tara embodies enlightenment energy directed at healing, peace, prosperity, long life and good fortune.
No pre-requisites required - Everyone welcome to attend.
$30 donation suggested - Vegetarian lunch will be provided.
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.