Passing of Venerable Dhomang Gyatrul Rinpoche

It is with heavy hearts that we inform the greater sangha community, and especially all close heart disciples, that our beloved precious master, the Venerable Dhomang Gyatrul Rinpoche, passed into paranirvana on April 8th, 2023 at 2:30 am at his home in Half Moon Bay, California. Rinpoche was surrounded by his family members, close attendants, and personal physician. One week prior to Rinpoche’s passing, he ceased taking nourishment of food and drink; during this time, he rested and slept peacefully. Rinpoche is presently resting in tukdam meditation. Thus, Rinpoche has displayed his final teaching indicating the importance of the crucial passage from life to death.

We are all very aware of the exceptional life that Rinpoche lived and how Rinpoche dedicated himself to the propagation of Buddhadharma, especially as a pioneer in the west in the 1970s until the present time. We are eternally grateful for Rinpoche’s example, kindness, vajra presence, teachings, and wisdom blessings that have been a part of our lives for so many years.

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About Dorje Ling

Located on a serene property above Portland's Forest Park, Dorje Ling is a resource for those who wish to engage in meditation and the exploration of the wisdom tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.

Dorje Ling is a dharma center in the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. We study and practice the Dudjom lineage under the direction of Gyatrul Rinpoche and in association with his other centers.

Originally founded in 1980 by Dudjom Rinpoche Jigdrel Yeshe Dorje and Gyatrul Rinpoche, the center was supported and guided by Gelong Jampal Gyatso, Clark Hansen, from 1989 until his passing in May of 2021. Dorje Ling is now being hosted by Matthew Small, who has been a student of Gyatrul Rinpoche for the last 44 years.

Our core Ngondro practice is offered  in person and on zoom on Sundays at 11:00. We also offer puja practices following the traditional Tibetan lunar cycle.  Check the Events page and our calendar, watch this website, or contact us for further information.