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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 […]

Nubri Kindergarten Teacher Training

We are pleased to report on Mingyur Rinpoche’s project for training kindergarten teachers in the remote Nubri Valley region of the Himalayan Mountains. The teacher training course has been designed by Abiding Heart Education specifically for kindergarten teachers who are currently teaching in the Prok and Samaguan villages […]

Joy of Living Level 2

The Yongey Buddhist Center announces the continuation of Mingyur Rinpoche’s Joy of Living Program in Chinese with Joy of Living Level 2: Opening the Heart. All twenty-two students that completed Level 1 are continuing with Level 2.  The first class was held on June 7 (remotely due to […]

Groundbreaking for Memorial

Family members and close friends gathered on May 24 to hold a Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Dorje Palmo Memorial to be built on the Stupa site at Pal Karma Dorje Dzingpa Ling.  The ceremony was in conjunction with the 19th Anniversary of the Enlightenment Stupa and included a […]

YBC to Suspend Weekly Services & Activities

Due to safety concerns regarding the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Board of Directors of the Yongey Buddhist Center have decided to suspend all services and activates at the Center for the near future.  This includes the Sunday and Wednesday services and practices as well as the […]

Chenrezig Birthday

Chenrezig Bodhisattva’s birthday (Guanyin) was celebrated on March 8 at the Center.  The practice included chanting of the Four Arm Chenrezig Sutra and food offerings.  A potluck lunch was later served to everyone participating in the special event.