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 Photos
2 - Our Past Event Photos
3 - Our History Photo Albums
4 - Church Property before renovation
5 - Interfaith Program Hosted by Gyuto
6 - Gyuto Volunteer Party
7 - H.H. 17th Karmapa's visit photos
Gyuto Foundation Videos:
His Holiness the 17th Karmapa's visit video
Gyudme Khensur Rinpoche's Continued Teachings on The Bodhisattva's Garland of Jewels:
Saturdays, April 4th & 18th at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
We are very excited and privileged to have the former Abbot of Gyudme Tantric Monastery, Venerable Lobsang Jampa Rinpoche, teaching at the Gyuto Foundation.
The teaching The Bodhisattva's Garland Of Jewels will be given at Gyuto Foundation every other Saturday. This is a very common mind training text used by all four Tibetan Buddhist schools to teach and practice in their daily lives.
This event is open to the public and we welcome everyone to join us.
There is no charge, but donations are greatly appreciated.
Gyudme Khensur Rinpoche is both a scholar of great knowledge and understanding, and a holder of many traditional teaching lineages. His generous presence and contributions to the Sera Mey Monastic University have proven indispensable. A living example of Buddha's teachings, he divides his time between personal meditation, practices, and teaching a growing network of western and Tibetan students. He is highly qualified to teach on all levels of Buddhist practice and to conduct all Buddhist rituals. He regularly teaches at Guhyasamaja Center in Washington, D.C. and Do Ngak Kunphen Ling in Redding, Connecticut.
15th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
We would like to invite all community members, neighbors, and friends to celebrate our 15th Anniversary and enjoy the day on our beautiful grounds in East Richmond Heights. While visiting Gyuto Foundation, you will experience a glimpse of Tibet or "Little Tibet" in the San Francisco Bay Area.
There will be a short prayer led by Gyudme Khensur Lobsang Jampa Rinpoche and the Gyuto monks, a brief presentation, a "Peace Walk" around the monastery, fun for the kids, and an afternoon lecture by a professor from Santa Clara University. We invite you to visit a Tibetan market and enjoy Tibetan food which will be available for sale by the local Tibetan community; all proceeds will go towards the renovation of the Tibetan community center - Tibetan Association of Northern California (TANC).
This program is open to the public and everyone is welcome. Please bring your family and friends to this special celebration at Gyuto Foundation.
Address & Parking:
6401 Bernhard Ave, Richmond, CA 94805 (map here)
Only street parking will be available. We strongly request that you carpool, as there will NOT be parking available on the monastery grounds.
Some guidlines for parking in the neighborhood:
Please 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!
Dr. Pema Dorjee - Tibetan physician
Saturday, April 11 & Sunday, April 13, 2015
Saturday, April 11 & Sunday, April 12
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Consultation fee: $50 per person and additional fee for medicines, if needed.
Lecture on Tibetan Medicine:
Saturday, April 11
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Everyone is welcome; there is a $20 suggested donation for the lecture.
Dr. Pema Dorjee is the most senior and renowned Tibetan physician practicing today. He is the former physician to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Born in 1950, in Lhodak, Tibet, he fled with his parents to India in 1959, where he completed his medical training. He has been awarded many honors, including the Gold Medal and the Gem of Alternative Medicine from the Indian Board of Alternative Medicine. He was elected the first chairperson of the Menpa Lhentsog (Tibetan Medical Council) and for three years served as General Secretary of the Tibetan Medical and Astro Institute, where he is currently Technical Adviser to their Research and Development Department. He collaborates on medical research projects around the world on the efficacy of Tibetan medicine for treating chronic illnesses such as Hepatitis C, leukemia, and other forms of cancer. He is the author of several books and articles on Tibetan medicine, most recently “The Spiritual Medicine of Tibet.”
Dr. Dorjee has visited us five times, most recently in the fall of 2004 and the spring of 2006. During these last two visits, he participated in symposia at Emory University on Mind-Body medicine.
To view his book, please click here.
Venerable Professor Samdhong Rinpoche
Teaching on the Four Noble Truths
Guru Puja (Tsog Offering)
Tuesday, April 28, at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Four Noble Truths
Tuesday, April 28 & Thursday, April 30
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Prayer Wheel Project
Thank you and Tashi Delek.
Your generous contributions allow us to continue serving the community. Thank you.
All donations are tax-deductible.