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dividerThe 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.

Thank you.

Gyuto Photo Albums:
1 - Grand Opening
2 -
Past Events and 15th Anniversary
3 - Recognition Awards
4 - Our History 

5 - Church Property before renovation
6 - Interfaith Program Hosted by Gyuto
7 - His Holiness the 17th Karmapa's visit to Gyuto

Gyuto Foundation Videos:
His Holiness the 17th Karmapa's visit
Radio Free Asia interview Ven. Donyo about Gyuto Foundaion (in Tibetan)
Radio Free Asia's interview with Ven. Donyo (in Tibetan)        

Gyudme Khensur Lobsang Jampa Rinpoche
We are very excited and privileged to have the former Abbot of Gyudme Tantric Monastery, Gyudme Khensur Lobsang Jampa Rinpoche, teaching at the Gyuto Foundation.
Ven. Khensur Lobsang JampaGyudme Khensur Lobsang Jampa Rinpoche is 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 to be 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.

The Bodhisattva's Garland Of Jewels 
Saturday, October 31st
6:00 pm - 8:00
The teaching, The Bodhisattva's Garland Of Jewels, 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.

The Heart Sutra 
Saturday, November 14 & 28th.
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Heart Sutra is the most widely known and sacred text of the Mahayana tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. It is a presentation of profound wisdom on the nature of emptiness. It is chanted, studied, and meditated on by those aspiring to attain the perfection of wisdom. As a result of this insight into the concept of emptiness, progress can be made through the stages of spiritual development to reach full enlightenment. 

"The Heart Sutra contains Buddhism's most direct, most succinct teaching about the nature of being and of all reality. These subtle and easily understood teachings lie at the very heart of all Buddhist wisdom, and a thorough understanding of them is essential for attaining an unmistaken view of reality - a view that brings about true liberation from the source of all suffering." - His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Essence of the Heart Sutra - the Dalai Lama's Heart of Wisdom Teachings.

This event is open to the public and we welcome everyone to join us. There is no charge, but donations are greatly appreciated. 

Monastery Roofing Project
Please donate here.

We are not going to change the roof until next year in summer. We thank all the members who sent donation for the roofing project. We'll need another $20,000 to cover the cost of entire project.
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10 Billion Mantra Prayer Wheel Project

We have plans to install 365 Prayer Wheels that will surround the monastery and give eveyone an opportunity to circumambulate and turn the wheels. It is suggested that one recite the six syllable mantra - OM MANI PEDME HUNG - while turning the Prayer Wheels. When circumambulating, one can contemplate compassion and develop bodhicitta. Those who spin Prayer Wheels not only create benefit for themselves, but all sentient beings. 


We have received donations from 160 sponsors for individual Prayer Wheels for the first phase of the project. We welcome donations for the Prayer Wheel project, in any amount, but currently we are not taking any more individual Prayer Wheel sponsors. The second phase of the project, which will include the remaining 205 wheels, will resume pending approval of the building permit. 

We are also looking for donors to sponsor the printing of Compassion Buddha mantras - OM MANI PEDME HUNG - to enclose in the Prayer Wheels. We are looking for sponsors for pringing mantras and we’ll need 100 or more boxes of Buddha of Compassion mantras, each box will cost $150. 

In addition, a large prayer wheel has been sponsored (like the beautiful one at Land of Medicine Buddha, displayed in the photo below). It will be enclosed in a gazebo and will contain 10 billion Buddha of Compassion mantras - OM MANI PEDME HUNG - as a dedication for the benefit of all sentient beings. 
LMB Large Prayer wheel 2Need Volunteers
We are looking for volunteers willing to help us build Prayer Wheel frame structures to enclose the small Prayer Wheels. We will buy all woods and other materials. Please let us know if you would be available to help us build the Prayer Wheel frames. (510) 926-3969. 

Donations for the Prayer Wheel Project are most welcome. Any amount of donation will help us to complete the project. Construction already begun.
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Our History Since 1474

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Gyuto Charity Programs

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Tibetan Community Programs

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Multimedia Gallery

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Message From Ven. Thupten Donyo (Founder & director)

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Gyuto Foundation Inc.
  6401 Bernhard Avenue, 
       Richmond Heights, CA 94805, USA
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