Statues of the First Kilung Rinpoche being made in Dzachuka!

Statues of Jigme Ngotsar Gyatso, the First Kilung Rinpoche, are being made in Dzachuka.

One will grace the Phagtsok Gedun Choying Temple on Whidbey Island,
and the other will be in the Kilung Shedra in Dzachuka.

If you would like to contribute to these statues
to establish an auspicious connection with the lineage,
and support the Kilung Shedra




Temple Consecration

Consecration ceremonies took place at the new temple from May 31 – June 3, in Clinton, WA on Whidbey Island, with more than 100 of Dza Kilung Rinpoche’s students present from around the world, including Taiwan, Korea, Denmark, Canada and the US.


Eight Tibetan lamas and monks
from Asia assisted Kilung Rinpoche as he led the ceremonies that formally opened this beautiful new center for Dharma practice in the Longchen Nyingtik tradition. We offer a special ‘thank you’ to the many volunteers whose hard work made the events possible.



Prayer flags and banners adorned the land. The energy of blessings and rejoicing permeated the events, and was carried on the music and chanting of the monks.


On June 9-10, the newly consecrated temple hosted the PRAYER FOR THE EARTH Tibetan Sand Mandala exhibit. More than 500 people from Whidbey Island and the region came to see the sand mandala being made and dissolved, and hear Rinpoche speak about its significance and meaning.


Kilung Foundation and Pema Kilaya are delighted to have shared these
wonderful ceremonies with all who were able to attend!

We hope that each of you will have the opportunity to visit Phagtsok Gedun Choling Temple in the future and to enjoy and benefit from its extraordinary blessings and beauty.

May all beings benefit!

Click HERE for a slideshow of photos.


Tibetan Sand Mandala and Open House

JUNE 9 – 10

with OPEN HOUSE on June 9 from 2 – 4 pm

Sunday, June 9th
10 am – 5 pm:  Mandala Creation
2 pm:  Welcome Talk by Dza Kilung Rinpoche:
Prayers for the Earth and All Beings
2 – 4 pm: Open House

Along with light refreshments and tours of the temple,
the open house will feature a demonstration and exhibit of the Tibetan Sand Mandala,
created by a group of Tibetan Buddhist monks who have traveled from Asia to help consecrate the temple.

Monday, June 10th

10 am – 3 pm:  Mandala on Exhibit
2 pm: Talk by Dza Kilung Rinpoche:
Sand Mandalas – Sacred Art of Tibet
3 pm:  Dissolution of Mandala

Parking update:

Due to a high volume of interest in the Tibetan Sand Mandala event,
parking is only available at the temple for cars with 4 or more people.
Cars with fewer people will be asked to park at the Clinton Post Office Park and Ride,
or the Humphrey Rd. ferry Park and Ride.
There will be a free shuttle going back and forth from the Park and Rides to the Temple from 11 am to 4:30 pm.

If the temple parking is full, you will be asked to take the shuttle.
Thank you for your patience with this — seeing the Tibetan Sand Mandala and the Temple is worth the effort!



Lamas and Monks coming to the Northwest for Temple Consecration and Sand Mandala Tour

Kilung Foundation & Pema Kilaya Sangha
welcome Venerable Lamas and Monks coming from Taiwan
to assist with the

Consecration and Opening of Yeshe Long Temple
Whidbey Island, Clinton, Washington
May 25 – June 3

They will also be the artisans for the
Sand Mandala Tour
June 5 – 14

Ven. Khenpo Chonyid Dontok


L to R: Ven. Karma Takpa Gurung, Ven. Soga, Ven. Karma Chhoijor Lama


L to R: Ven. Penpa Tsering, Ven. Yong Chang Kun Sang, Lama Changkel Budha

For the most up-to-date news on the Sand Mandala exhibits, click HERE.




Help Sponsor a Wall of Light at the new Yeshe Long Temple


Dear Sangha and Friends of Kilung Foundation,

Help us light up the new temple at Yeshe Long! 

Sponsor one or more of the 216 beautiful small glass statues
that Dza Kilung Rinpoche has selected to adorn our new shrine room.

There will be 108 statues on each side of the room,
including Green Tara, Guru Rinpoche, Vajrasattava, Manjushri
and Medicine Buddha.

Each statue is approximately 4 inches high and will be lit up in one of the five colors,
together radiating a rainbow of blessings.


$40 per statue

Please indicate “glass statues” and which deity you would like to sponsor.

Rinpoche has shared that sponsoring statues is a way of generating merit.
It is an opportunity to make an auspicious connection (tendril) with the deity
of your chosen statue, or to dedicate merit in honor of a loved one,
toward their health, long life, or accomplishment
(example, Medicine Buddha for health, Vajrasattva for purification, etc).

May all beings benefit!

DONATE HERE to sponsor one of these glass statues for the new temple.

Sacred Objects for Yeshe Long Temple

We are delighted to announce that we are approaching a significant milestone – the completion of the temple at Yeshe Long, Dza Kilung Rinpoche’s dharma seat in the West. We anticipate the construction of the temple will be finished by the end of December 2018. Click HERE for more photos. For this beautiful and inspiring temple, we are grateful for Rinpoche’s enlightened vision and for the exceptional generosity of Nancy Nordhoff and Lynn Hays.

Now that the temple is nearing completion, we have an extraordinary opportunity. Rinpoche has turned his attention to finding and purchasing the treasures that will grace our beautiful space.

This is a rare opportunity to participate with devotion and with pure intention in bringing these exquisite thangkas, statues, implements and rugs from the East to Yeshe Long and to fully join in the creation of our temple. In bringing these sacred energies to Yeshe Long, we are supporting Kilung Rinpoche to fulfill his role as a lineage master of the Longchen Nyingtik tradition for the benefit of all beings.


Click HERE for more photos of the beautiful sacred items that Rinpoche has selected. They are hand-made of the finest materials by artisans in Nepal. The total cost is $30,000. Any donations great or small are most welcome!

To be part of creating tendrel, the connection with these sacred Vajrayana objects, you may dedicate your contribution for any purpose close to your heart, such as the benefit of specific beings, all beings, repayment of karmic debts, dissolution of obstacles, or to celebrate the completion of a practice.

Click HERE to make your offering via Paypal, check/bank draft, cash or stock transfer. Please indicate “Temple Sacred Fund” on your donation.

We expect to have all items in place for the consecration sometime this spring, so all donations would be appreciated by the end of February 2019. If you have any questions about contributions, email

Pema Kilaya has immense gratitude for the generosity of all those who share in the bringing of these sacred object to the Yeshe Long temple!




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