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.
Our course offerings will be taught by Geshe Kunchok Tenzin every Sunday from 10am - 12pm which will include Lam Rim (introductory Buddhist teachings) and every Friday from 7pm - 9pm which will include a variety of advanced courses in Buddhism that have been recommended by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Meditation Sessions will now be held weekly on Monday evenings from 7pm - 8pm. More information about our meditation leaders here.
Everyone is welcome. Classes and sessions are free (donations graciously accepted).
Farewell Tea Party for Venerable Donyo
Sunday, Oct 23rd at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
We would like to invite you and your friends to join us for a Farewell Tea Party for our beloved Venerable Thupten Donyo, who is leaving Gyuto Foundation after 19 years of serving as Director, as he embarks on a journey to India and Nepal to coordinate a charity project for Himalayan children. He is asking that you bring a small donation for the children, if possible.
What to bring: Monetary donations, basic medical supplies (to include over the counter medicines like Tylenol), and small plastic toys (new or used). We hope you are able to join us in wishing Venerable Donyo well on his upcoming journey!
We have some very exciting news! We are currently in a transition period with a new team of monks, including a Geshe, that have just arrived from Gyuto Tantric Monastery in India. As some of you may know, Venerable Donyo will be remaining in the area, but has retired as Director of Gyuto Foundation so that he may devote his time to a charity that is very dear to his heart - the Himalayan Children's Education and Healthcare Project (please see his personal message, which is directly below this announcement).
Ven. Thupten Donyo's personal short message on YouTube.
Prayer Wheel Project