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.

Sincerely, Khentrul Rinpoche

Katog Choling is a non-profit organization category 501(c)(3).

Local Sangha 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 - Anchorage Sangha

Contact: Susan Lagrande at [email protected]

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Arcata, CA - Katog Orgyen Ling

Contact: Jennifer Baker at [email protected]

Ashland, OR - Katog Padma Ling

Thursdays:Alternating between bodhicitta practice/tonglen and Heart Sutra meditation 6:00pm-7:00pm

Location:212 Ohio St. Ashland,OR 97520

Contact:[email protected]

Fairbanks, AK - Katog Karma Ling

Contact:[email protected]

Mail: POBox 84224, Fairbanks, AK, 99708

Guilford, CT - Katog Vajraling

Homer, AK - Floating Leaf Sangha

Contact: Deborah Poore [email protected] or (907) 435-7044

Honeybrook, PA - Katog Dungkar Ling

Contact:[email protected]

Juneau, AK - Katog Ewam Ling

Contact:[email protected]

Kauai, HI - Katog Tara Ling

Contact:Secretary Esti Grinpas at (808) 822-4599
[email protected]

Lafayette, LA - Katog Ratnaling

Maui, HI - Katog Mati Ling

Contact:Elisabeth at (808) 280-1556
[email protected]

Miami, FL - Katog Tingzin Ling

Visit to find out about our weekly practices, occasional workshops, retreats and special events.

Contact:Shamelle at [email protected]
or text\call 772-237-1143.

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Minneapolis, MN

Contact: Dan or Kathryn of the Minneapolis Nyingma Group
or Hans Schumacher at [email protected]

New Orleans, LA

Contact: Wink at [email protected]

Oahu, HI - Katog Mati Ling

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Contact:[email protected]

Orcas Island, WA - Katog Yeshé Ling

Contact: Sharon at [email protected]

Portland, OR - Portland Practice Group

Bodhicitta Online Practice: Each Saturday from 10-11am via Google Hangouts. Please email Therese if you'd like to participate.

Contact: Ashley Huddleston at [email protected]

Salt Lake City, UT - Katog Jana Ling

Santa Fe, NM

Contact: Eric Swanson at [email protected]

Santa Rosa, CA - Katog Ngey-dön Ling

Contact: Andrew and Faby Kerfoot at [email protected]


Wenatchee, WA

Contact: Karen Poverny at [email protected]

Whitehorse, YT, Canada - Katog Chöku Ling

Contact: [email protected]