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, Ven. Dorjay Tshering Bhutia, Ven. Tenzin Loden

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

as well as Ven. Bo-yu Lin

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!




Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Kilung Shedra and Community Center


The Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Kilung Shedra and Community Center construction
will be on June 17th, the day of the Buddha’s First Turning of the Wheel of the Dharma.

There will be ceremonies and prayers to start the construction and to commemorate the day. Many high lamas from across the Dzachuka region will be invited to the festivities and will attend the groundbreaking.

We can join in this celebration on Saturday, June 16th, at 5:30 pm at Yeshe Long, which would be 9:30 am, July 17th, in Dzachuka. Please join us if you can, by attending in person or zooming (zoom link is We will be reciting Vajra Guru mantras and other prayers suggested by Rinpoche.

Vajra Daka Retreat, April 20 – 24, with Dza Kilung Rinpoche

Rinpoche led a Vajra Daka Retreat at a resort facility in Ocean Shores, Washington. Fourteen men attended the retreat.

The gathering employed a familiar Pema Kilaya retreat format, with a meditation, breakfast and Riwo Sangchod preceding the morning teaching. After lunch was a work period, meditation, interviews with Rinpoche and then a late afternoon teaching and Q & A with Rinpoche. Evening practice followed dinner.

Two-fold focus of Dza Kilung Rinpoche’s teachings:
Each morning – Garab Dorje’s 3 Words that Strike the Vital Point
Each afternoon – Application of the 4 Karmas to Everyday Life

Rinpoche included commentaries on both subjects, Paltrul Rinpoche’s commentary The Special Teaching of the Wise and Glorious King, and Songtsen Gampo’s commentary on The Four Activities. Each of the karmas (or activities) were considered in terms of the outer meaning, inner meaning, innermost meaning, absolute meaning, figurative meaning, and symbolic meaning.

Dza Kilung Rinpoche facilitated far-reaching discussions on the interplay between feminine and masculine energies, developments regarding social questions of gender equity and inclusion, and cultural patterning throughout both North America and Tibet. All of these discussions occurred within the context of a strong practice container, as well as Kilung Rinpoche’s ever-present atmosphere of empathy and compassion.

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