Orgyen Chowang is a meditation master in the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. His primary teacher was Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche, one of the most esteemed Dzogchen masters of the last century and founder of the vast Larung Gar Buddhist community in remote eastern Tibet, where tens of thousands of Tibetan and Chinese students continue to benefit from the rigorous study and practice program. Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche was in one of the first small groups that were trained directly under Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche. He has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for many years and is the founder and spiritual director of Pristine Mind Foundation (www.pristinemind.org). He teaches a wide range of students around the world at tech companies, universities, and yoga studios.
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Larung Gar, or “The Encampment of the Larung Valley”, is a magical, incredible place. Located in the remote high-altitude grasslands in the region of Golok in the far east of Tibet, outside of the Chinese demarcated Tibetan...
Padmasambhava’s Seven-Line Prayer as a Path to Uncovering Our Pristine Mind
A retreat based on Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche’s classic practice text Shower of Blessings
With Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche, author of Our Pristine Mind: A Practical Guide to Unconditional Happiness
Saturday, December 2nd, 10:00–12:00...
The following article is from the Summer, 1997 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here.
Angyur, Anam Thubten, Lama Tharchin, Orgyen Chowang, Lama Tsering Gyaltsen
Lama Tharchin Rinpoche,...