Gyalshen Institute is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and revival of Zhang Zhung and Tibetan culture and traditions.  We are blessed to have Chaphur Rinpoche as our founder and spiritual director. Please join us at a teaching, meditation practice, or take a class to learn Tibetan and the language of the ancient kingdom of Zhang Zhung.

Upcoming Events

  • May 20- 21: Dzogchen “Discovering Hidden Bodhicitta” By H.H. 34th Menri Trizin Rinpoche
    Dzogchen Teaching, “Discovering Hidden Bodhicitta”  Transmission and Nyamme Ladrup Wang, Guru Yoga Empowerment   By His Holiness 34th Menri Trizin Lungtok Dawa Dargye Rinpoche  May 20th, 9am – 4pm  and May 21st, 2pm -5pm. 2023 Pacific Time (PT)                                                                                  Dear Sangha and Friends of Gyalshen,  With great happiness, we [more details]
  • January 28th – 29th: Long Life and Soul Retrieval Teaching
    Long Life and Soul Retrieval Teaching within the Five Elements Practice By Chaphur Rinpoche January 28th – 29th, 2023 7am-9am (PT) and 4pm to 6pm Central European Time (CET) on Zoom One of the most powerful healing practices in the Bön tradition is the Tibetan Soul Retrieval Ritual combined with an internal rebalancing of the 5 Elements in each participant.  In Tibetan medicine, each [more details]
  • February 26th: Celebrating Birthdays
    Celebrating Buddha Tonpa Shenrab and Nyamme Sherab Gyaltsen’s Birthdays February 26th 10AM-1:30PM (Pacific time) In Person and on Zoom  Join us in celebrating the birthdays of  Buddha Tonpa Shenrab and Nyamme Sherab Gyaltsen.  This is one of the most important annual ceremonies for Bonpos world wide.  Blessings are multiplied during such holy occasions. This ceremony will begin with a short [more details]
  • February  19th: Preparing for Losar, the  Gutor  Ritual 
    Preparing for  Losar, the  Gutor  Ritual  February  19th, 2023  — 5 pm to 7:30pm – (Pacific time) In Person and on Zoom Losar literally means “New Year.” The Losar festival in Tibet is the biggest event of the year. Traditionally at this time,  families gather together,  traveling back to their home cities, towns and villages from all across Tibet.  In 2023, the Tibetan New Year falls [more details]
  • March 3rd – 5th: Phowa Retreat 
    Phowa Retreat  Transference of Consciousness (Phowa)  With Chaphur Rinpoche In Person and on Zoom March 3rd – 5th,  9am-12pm (PT) and 6pm to 9pm Central European Time (CET)  In response to the  request of many students, Chaphur Rinpoche has generously agreed to give instructions on the practice of Phowa, or Transference of Consciousness. The  ultimate benefit of this practice is to steady [more details]

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Past Events

  •  November  26-27th: Six Thiglés (Spheres)
    Six Thiglés (Spheres) With Chaphur Rinpoche   November  26-27th, 2022 8am-11am (PST) on Zoom  5PM to 8:PM Central European Time (CET)  Dzogchen, also known as the “great perfection,” is considered the path of self-liberation and the highest form of teaching in the Yungdrung Bòn tradition. Within this tradition, there are four main Dzogchen texts (Zhungchen Dezhi): The Zhang Zhung Nyen Gyud, the […]
  • November 8th: Takla Mebar Healing Mantra, on Full Moon
    Takla Mebar Healing Mantra Full Moon Teaching  With Chaphur Rinpoche November 8th, 2022,  from 9am to 10am  (PT)  In preparation for the upcoming  Takla Mebar Retreat, December  1st  –  31st,  2022,  Chaphur Rinpoche will give teachings on the  Takla Mebar Healing Mantra.  He will also begin instructing us  on the generation and completion stages of the Takla Mebar practice. In addition,  […]
  • December 1st -31st: Takla Mebar Retreat (Winter Retreat)
    Takla Mebar Retreat (Winter Retreat) December 1st -31st, 2022 with Chaphur Rinpoche  Zoom sessions will be on Saturday, December 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th  8am to 9am (PT) and 5pm to 6pm Central European Time (CET) December 31st  8-9pm (PT) and 5am-6am Central European Time:  December 1st 8am to 9am PT,  Rinpoche will give instructions regarding the preparations for the retreat as well as […]
  • October 21-23: Heart Drops of Kuntu Zangpo, Part IV: Bardo In Person and On Zoom
    Heart Drops of Kuntu Zangpo, Part IV: Bardo  With Chaphur Rinpoche October 21-23. 8AM – 11:00AM PT,  5PM – 8:00PM  CET.   In Person and On Zoom This weekend will focus on discovering aspects of the Bardo from Shardza’s Heart Drops of KuntuZangpo. Our lives are filled with beginnings and endings – as each moment passes, a new one appears to take its place.  Nothing stands still.  What happens […]
  • October-December: Tibetan Program at Gyalshen Institute  (Fall Semester) 
    Tibetan Class Program at Gyalshen Institute  (Fall Semester)  October – December 2022 We are very glad to inform you  that from October-December 2022, a  duration of three months, we are going to conduct Tibetan classes continually.  Beginners’ Tibetan Class or Review  Teacher:  Lhasey Wangmo  Teacher assistant: Corinne Troussier October 3rd, every Monday, thru December 26th  7AM-8:15 A.M. […]