Khentrul Lodro T’hayé Rinpoche Introduces
Katog Choling North America

At the age of seventy-seven, His Holiness Katog Moksa Rinpoche, a true crest ornament to the teachings of the early translation school, gave me a very deep and insistent directive to come to the United States in such a manner that I had no alternative but to comply ….

Hence, in September of 2002 I arrived in the U.S. at the invitation of Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche and was hosted by Chagdud Gonpa in its various dharma centers. After a few years of teaching to the best of my capacity I was invited to the southern United States. At that time, many positive conditions gathered creating both the inner and outer interdependence, combined with encouragement from H.H. Katog Moksa Rinpoche, to establish Katog Choling. This name signifies it as being a lineage holder of the famed Katog tradition; The glorious Katog Lineage is the headwaters for the teachings of the early translation school of Nyingma, one of the main stream traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. With little effort we were able to incorporate it as a legal non-profit organization. The primary aim is to preserve the buddha dharma and culture of Tibet. By doing so, it is my heartfelt aspiration that it serve to benefit beings in this country, in Tibet, and the entire world by protecting many from suffering of body and mind, and spreading peace and happiness in all directions and to all realms of the universe now and for aeons to come like the radiant sun that benefits us all. Thus, may this foundation be a vehicle for engaging in and furthering benefit to beings in many continents.

Any way in which you can support this activity unfolding through your intentions, aspirations, and any form of support is greatly appreciated that this may be of greater and greater benefit to all.

~Khentrul Lodrö Thayé Rinpoche


North American Practice Groups

Khentrul Rinpoche visits many other places including Australia and South Africa. Please browse our event schedule regularly to find out when he’ll be coming to a location near you.

Anchorage, AK

Katog Sangyey Ling

Contact Susan at moc.liamg@ahgnasegarohcna


Arcata, CA

Katog Orgyen Ling

Contact Jennifer at moc.liamg@nr.rekab.refinnej


Ashland, OR

Katog Padma Ling

Thursdays 6:00-7:00 pm Alternating between Bodhicitta, Tonglen and Heart Sutra 

Location: 202 Ohio St. Ashland, OR 97520

Contact moc.liamg@gnilamdapgotak


Fairbanks, AK

Katog Karma Ling

Contact Alice at moc.liamg@gnilamrakgotak

Mail: P.O. Box 84224, Fairbanks, AK, 99708


Guilford, CT

Katog Vajra Ling

Contact Roxy and Kathleen at gro.gnilarjavgotak@ofni 


Homer, AK

Floating Leaf Sangha

Contact Julia at moc.liamtoh@snivebailuj


Honey Brook, PA

Katog Dungkar Ling

Contact moc.loa@gnilrakgnud


Juneau, AK

Katog Ewam Ling

Contact moc.liamg@gnilmawegotaks


Kauai, HI

Katog Tara Ling

Contact gro.ahgnasarat@ofni


Lafayette, LA

Katog Ratnaling

Katog Choling Tibetan Cultural Center (Katog Ratna Ling) in Lafayette, Louisiana was founded by Khentrul Lodrö Thaye Rinpoche in 2004 to provide a place for spiritual practice and Tibetan cultural activities. Based on the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism, the dharma center has weekly online meditations which are open to everyone. For more information click here.

Although in person meetings have been discontinued due to the pandemic, our organization is offering free audio of teachings that can support those interested in Buddhism or interested in a spiritual path. You can access them here under “listen to a teaching”.

Our sangha makes unique dharma items for sale here.

Contact Susan at gro.gotak@gnilantar

Maui, HI

Katog Mati Ling-Maui

Contact Elisabeth at: moc.liamtoh@lmulbe


Miami, FL

Katog Tingzin Ling

Sundays 2:00-3:00 pm EST in Coral Gables, FL – Open to all.

Occasional workshops, retreats, special events.

Check Katog Miami Website for details

Contact Shamelle at gro.imaimgotak@tcatnoc or text\call 772-237-1143


Minneapolis, MN

Contact Dan or Kathryn of the Minneapolis Nyingma Group
or Hans at moc.oohay@333disrm


New Orleans, LA

Contact Wink at moc.liamtoh@0002kniwkniw


Oahu, HI

Katog Mati Ling

Contact: gro.gnilitamgotak@tcatnoc


Orcas Island, WA

Katog Yeshé Ling

Contact: Sharon at moc.dnalsikcor@bmaldekan


Portland, OR

Portland Practice Group

Saturdays 10:00-11:00 am via Google Hangouts. To participate please email us

Contact: Therese and Renea at moc.liamg@xdpgnilohcgotak


Salt Lake City, UT

Katog Jana Ling

Katog Choling Jana Ling was founded by Khentrul Lodrö Thaye Rinpoche in 2006 to provide a place for spiritual practice. 

Based on the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism, the Sangha has weekly meditations on Shamatha, Tonglen, and Heart Sutra. Khentrul Rinpoche visits Salt Lake City regularly to give teachings on mind training and meditation.

Click here to see our live calendar. Please arrive a few minutes before meditations to get settled.

More information can be found on our FAQ.

Thursdays 6:00-7:00 pm: Alternating between Shamatha, Tonglen and Heart Sutra 

Contact Mary at gro.gotaK@gnilanaJ for Zoom info.

Mail: 223 West 700 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101


Santa Fe, NM

Contact: Eric at moc.nosnawscire@cire


Santa Rosa, CA

Katog Ngey-dön Ling

Contact: Andrew and Faby at moc.liamg@052toofrekwerdna


Wenatchee, WA

Contact: Karen at ten.iwn@rezagyks


Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Katog Chöku Ling

Contact: gro.gnilukohcgotak@tcatnoc.