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
Our Past Event Photos
3- Our History Photo Albums

4- Church Property before renovation
Sunday, April 5, 2015

The Venerable Monks of Gyuto Foundation are very excited to be celebrating 15 years in the San Francisco Bay Area! We would like to invite everyone to join us in celebrating our 15th Anniversary with friends and family.
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While visiting Gyuto Foundation, you will experience a glimpse of Tibet or "Little Tibet" in the San Francisco Bay Area. There will be talks by distinguished professors, a peace walk, Himalayan food court, Tibetan market, and games for the children. 
This Festival will offer activities for all ages and will be very enjoyable. Bring your family and friends to this special celebration at Gyuto Foundation.

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All funds raised will enable Gyuto Foundation to continue to provide programs to serve the Bay Area communities and help preserve the Tibetan culture outside of Tibet.
$5 (general admission), FREE for children under 12 years old.
Food and some activities will require tickets to be purchased. 
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6401 Bernhard Ave, Richmond, CA 94805 (map here)
Only street parking will be available. We strongly request that you carpool or take BART, as there will NOT be parking available at the monastery. We don’t want to upset our neighbors with too many cars parked on the side streets around the monastery.

Some guidlines for parking in the neighborhood:                                                                                         

Park legally
Please do not block the neighbor’s driveways
Leave sufficient room for the residents to get in and out of their driveways
Remember to always lock your car; do NOT leave valuables in sight that may attract break-ins

This will help keep our neighbors from calling the police and getting your car ticketed or towed.

Thank you for helping us keep our friendly neighbors FRIENDLY!

 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. 


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. 
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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.

 Thank you and Tashi Delek.

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Gyuto Foundation Inc.
  6401 Bernhard Avenue, 
       Richmond Heights, CA 94805, USA
  (510) 926-3969 / (510) 926-3973
  (510) 926-3973
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