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)
His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang will be teaching at Gyuto Foundation - August 16, 2015
The venerable monks of Gyuto Foundation are honored to host His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang, head of the Drikung Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. This will be H.H. Drikung Kyabgon's first time teaching at the Gyuto Foundation. We welcome and encourage all members to attend his teachings.
In addition, Drikung Kyabgon will be offering the Great Transference Meditation for the Time of Death (Phowa) and Buddha Amitayus Long Life Empowerment, which are being organized jointly by the Gyuto Foundation and the Tibetan Association of Northern California (TANC).
Phowa and Long Life Empowerment (at Berkeley Adult School) - August 15
Registration NOT required - Donations appreciated
Date: August 15, 2015
Time: Phowa - 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Long Life Empowerment - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Where: Berkeley Adult School
1701 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94702
For more information: Phowa & Empowerment - please contact: TANC at www.tanc.org
Teaching topic CONFIRMED: Vajrasattva Commentary and 100 Syllable Vajrasattva Mantra Oral Transmission (at Gyuto Foundation) - August 16
Registration Required - Donations appreciated
Date: August 16, 2015
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: Gyuto Foundation
6401 Bernhard Ave
Richmond, CA 94805
Space is limited. Registration is required, please
Entry: All programs are free; however, Gyuto Foundation and TANC are requesting donations for each of their programs in whatever amount you are able to give to cover the expenses of the programs during H.H. Drikung Kyabgon's visit to the Bay Area.
Please DONATE and support the Gyuto Foundation's Dharma activities and Charity Programs for the Himalayan Children's Education.
One-day Vajrasattva Practice
Saturday, August 22, 2015
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Registration Required here.
The Vajrasattva practice is for mental and physical purification. It is one of the most powerful purification practices in daily life. Vajrasattva is the deity that embodies the purification powers of all the Buddhas. If one practices sincerely with the correct motivation, all the negativities we have accumulated in this life and previous lives can be removed.
There are no pre-requisites required to join this practice. However, space is limited, so please register. A vegetarian lunch will be provided and we are kindly requesting a $30 donation per person.
Please do not consume any "black" foods this day, to include: meat, eggs, garlic, onions, radishes, and alcohol.
For more information on Vajrasattva, click 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.