​​​​​​About Dechen Rang Dharma Center

Dechen Rang Dharma Center (DRDC) was founded in San Jose, California in 2005, by Lama Drimed Rinpoche. Drimed Rinpoche came to the U.S. in 2003 at the request of his uncle, Venerable Gyatrul Rinpoche, to help sustain and expand his enlightened activities by making connections with Buddhist practitioners in the West. DRDC is the first Dharma Center in the U.S. aiming at carrying the lineage of H.H. Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche, and focusing on transmitting the profound and precious teachings of the Nyingma tradition. DRDC maintains close affiliation with Sertha Larung Five Sciences Buddhist Academy and observes the annual convention held in the academy. Practitioners of DRDC have been simultaneously participating in the group practices of the four major annual retreats held in Larung Gar, thereby accumulating inconceivable, joint merits alongside the 20,000 sangha of Larung. DRDC has also invited the most revered teachers from Larung since 2010 such as Tulku Tenzin Gyatso Rinpoche, Khenpo Sodargye in 2014, and Khenchen Tsultrim Lodro Rinpoche in 2015 to the U.S. to give series of teachings and empowerments. Following Drimed Rinpoche's vast and profound aspiration, DRDC's goals are to propagate H.H.'s wisdom teachings and deepen one's practices by facilitating the path of listening, contemplating, and meditating in hopes of helping committed practitioners to attain spiritual realization. We thank you for your continuous support for it has sustained this small and fledgling center to grow slowly but steadily. In order to realize Rinpoche's compassionate aspiration to benefit beings, we welcome your kind support and sponsorship so as to optimize the lineage masters' enlightened intent and simultaneously accomplish your virtuous accumulation. 





༄༅། །བདེ་ཆེན་ཞིང་དབང་ཆེན་པདྨ་དགྱེས་པའི་ཆོས་གླིང་།
德 清 穰 大 自 在 蓮 悦 法 林
Dechen Rang Wangchen Padma Gyipe Choling