About Us


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'Once you have the View, although the delusory perceptions of samsara may arise in your mind, you will be like the sky; when a rainbow appears  in front of it, it’s not particularly flattered, and when the clouds appear, it’s not particularly disappointed either. There is a deep sense of contentment. You chuckle from inside as you see the facade of  samsara and nirvana; the View will keep you constantly amused, with a  little inner smile bubbling away all the time.' H.H. Dilgo Khyentse  Rinpoche


The Kathok Buddhist Meditation Centre, was established through the compassion  and inspiration of  His Eminence, Lingtrul Rinpoche, the Tulku of the Precious Ling Lama, the founder of Traling Monastery in Golok, Tibet, in order to benefit all who aspire to learn.  It continues under the guidance of Spiritual Director, Tulku Karzang Rinpoche. We work under the direction of our teachers to bring the wisdom and blessings of the lineage to all. Our main practice is Dzog Pa Chen Po, Longchen Nying Thig, according to the Great Master, Khenpo Münsel Rinpoche. and other great lamas from Traling and from Kathok, which is our head monastery. We have many practices including Green Tara practice, Pho'wa practice, and contemplation on the Heart Sutra. The feast offerings (tsok offerings) of Guru Rinpoche and Longchenpa are also part of our practice. Our main focus is to purify obscurations, to generate merit and wisdom, and to realize the profound meaning of Guru Yoga as the great Longchenpa advised.

                                                   Inside main meditation hall

We also offer basic open meditation sessions to all levels of practitioners. This includes the practice of simple techniques focused on how to manage ones own thoughts and emotions in order to increase general well-being and to thus have a greater sense of how to cope with life's ups and downs. This may also decrease stress and anxiety and help to manage addictive tendencies, neutralizing and transforming negative habits into positive, thriving habits.





The Golden Shrine at Kathok Centre

Under the auspices of his Emminence Lingtrul Rinpoche and our Director, Tulku Karzang, we have been privileged to host many great masters such as H.H. Katok Getse Rinpoche, Katok Logah Rinpoche,  H.E. Garchen Rinpoche, H.E. Gyatrul Rinpoche,  The Venerable Khenpo Umbar, Sogan Rinpoche, and Changling Rinpoche. 

We are continuously working to create a harmonious, peaceful community through the inspiration of the excellence of the precious Buddha Dharma

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