The Gyuto Foundation 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
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Thank you.

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Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche will be at Gyuto Foundation
Friday, August 29 - 31, 2014

Khandro Rinpoche are very happy to announce that Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche will be teaching at the Gyuto Foundation. Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche's program is being organized by Rangjung Yeshe Gomde California. If anyone is interested, please visit their website or email the Registrar at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information on this program. 

Because of unhealthy levels of smoke from a wildfire near Gomde California,   Khandro Rinpoche’s program is relocated to the Gyuto Foundation. If anyone is interested, visit their website, call (707)925-6024 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information on this program.


Venerable Ngawang Jorden Rinpoche -
Abbot of Sera Mey Monastery)
will be teaching at Gyuto Foundation
Saturday and Sunday, September 27 - 28, 2014

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Venerable Ngawang Jorden Rinpoche will be offering a teaching and an empowerment at the Gyuto Foundation. These events are open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend. No registration necessary.

Ngawang Jorden Rinpoche1The 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas (37 here)
Saturday, September 27, 2014
10:00 am - 12:00 pm (session 1)
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (session 2)

Sunday, September 28, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (session 3)
Suggested $30 donation for all 3 sessions:
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Hayagriva, Vajrapani, Garuda Empowerment
Sunday, September 28, 2014
10:00 am – 12:00 pm *This event is free

It is taught that, as times degenerate and the afflictions increase, this empowerment helps to remove illness, emotional disturbance, and harmful spirit at every level through a mantra combining the methods of Vajrapani, Hayagriva and Garuda. The deeper significance of this practice is its ability to liberate our minds from ignorance, hatred, and desire through the path of compassion joined with wisdom in order to help us be of benefit to all beings.

If you have not received a highest yoga tantra empowerment and have a strong interest in doing the practice, you may still come and receive it as a blessing. 

Recommended commitments:
Take and keep the bodhisattva vows.
Recite the Vajrapani Hayagriva Garuda mantra daily.
(om vajrapani hayagriva garuda hum phat)

*Please note that we will not be providing lunch for either of these events, but there are a variety of restaurants located nearby. 

 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.

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Thank you and Tashi Delek.


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