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Trip to Osel Ling -2023

Last month, members of the Yongey Buddhist Center journeyed to Tergar Osel Ling Monastery to attend the Dorje Drolo Puja and Teachings.  While there, they presented offerings on behalf of the Center to the Lamas and monks in attendance and those at the Tergar Monastery in Bodhgaya. During […]

Yongey Buddhist Center Picnic

The annual Yongey Buddhist Center picnic was held on June 5 at Ed Levin County Park in Milpitas.  Members were happy to once again gather for the outdoor event.  The potluck was well attended with everyone bringing vegetarian dishes and desserts. The neighbors on Carlsbad Street were especially […]

Mingyur Rinpoche Dedicates Memorial

We are happy to report on Mingyur Rinpoche’s visit to dedicate the Dorje Palmo Memorial at the Pal Karma Dorje Dzingpa Ling Retreat Land.  Before the dedication, a banquet was held on Sunday, May 8, to welcome Rinpoche’s return after three years of restrictions and lockdowns.  Over 120 […]

FULL for Mingyur Rinpoche Events

Attention: We are at planned capacity for the Dedication of the Dorje Palmo Memorial with Mingyur Rinpoche at the Pal Karma Dorje Dzingpa Ling Retreat Land on May 11.  We simply don’t have sufficient facilities for a larger group.  We have closed this event to new requests and are no longer taking […]

Mingyur Rinpoche to Dedicate Memorial

The Yongey Buddhist Center is pleased to announce the upcoming return of our Guru, the Very Venerable Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, to dedicate the Dorje Palmo Memorial at the Pal Karma Dorje Dzingpa Ling Retreat Land.  We welcome you to come celebrate Rinpoche’s return and attend the dedication.  The […]

Retreat Land Transferred to YBC

We are pleased to announce that the Par Karma Dorje Dzingpa Ling Retreat Land has been officially transferred to the Yongey Buddhist Center.  The retreat land was gifted by the family of the late Dorje Palmo to ensure its continued use as a Buddhist retreat site.  The 160-acre […]

Stupa Anniversary and Memorial

The 20th Anniversary of the dedication of the Enlightenment Stupa was celebrated on May 30 at Pal Karma Dorje Dzingpa Ling in Northern California.  Chanting of the Stupa Sutra and Avalokitesvara Sutra was followed by circumambulating the Stupa and food Offerings for the animals who reside near the […]

Remembrance for Dorje Palmo

A Prayer Service for Dorje Palmo, the founder and president of the Yongey Buddhist Center, was held March 28 in Remembrance of her passing two years ago.  Long-time members and friends gathered at the Center to offer prayers and perform the Amitabha practice and chanting. Prior to the […]

Chinese New Year Celebrations (Years Past)

Chinese New Year was not celebrated at the Center this year due to COVID restrictions.  Photos of previous Chinese New Year Celebrations are shown for memories sake.  We look forward to re-opening the Center once the COVID restrictions are removed and it is safe to do so.  We […]

Mingyur Rinpoche Birthday

Our Guru Mingyur Rinpoche’s birthday was celebrated at the Tergar Bodhgaya Monastery on November 15.  The celebrations included offerings and Long Life prayers for Rinpoche.  The Yongey Buddhist Center helped by contributing the birthday cake and drinks for the assembled monks and lamas.  We hope that next year […]