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

  • June 19-20 Four Generosities Prayers (Jinpa Namzhi) 
    Four Generosities Prayers (Jinpa Namzhi)  With Chaphur Rinpoche and Bön U-dzes  June 19-20 7am-8:30am and 8:30pm-9pm (PT) on Zoom  4pm-5:30pm and 5:30am-6am (Central European Time ) on Zoom   Last April, Chaphur Rinpoche led a one month Bön U-zde training program on the Bön Daily Prayers. In the Yungdrung Bön tradition, there are many rituals for healing and for the reestablishment of harmonious [more details]
  • June 24th on Full moon: The Heart Essence of Sherab Chamma
    The Heart Essence of Sherab Chamma Sherab Chamma (The Great Wisdom Loving Mother) June 24th on Full moon 8am-11am (PT) on Zoom 5pm to 8pm Central European Time (CET) Chaphur Rinpoche will lead us in the recitation of the mantra, invocations, prayers, and visualization of Sherab Chamma, known as the Wisdom Loving Mother on Zoom. Sherab Chamma (The Great Wisdom Loving Mother) is known as the Mother [more details]
  • June 26-27, The Heart Drops of Dharmakaya: Part IV Bardo
    Heart Drops of Dharmakaya: Part IV: Bardo: With Chaphur Rinpoche June 26-27, 2021 8am-11am (PT) on Zoom  5pm to 8pm Central European Time (CET)   These two days will focus on discovering 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 [more details]
  • July 28–August 1st Dzogchen Instructions on the Golden Essence (Summer Retreat)
    Dzogchen Instructions on the Golden Essence (Summer Retreat) With Chaphur Rinpoche July 28–August 1st  2021  7:30am to 11am and 8pm-9pm (PT)  4:30pm to 8pm and 5am to 6am Central European Time (CET) on Zoom  Drenpa Namkha gave the first Dzogchen oral transmission of the instructions on the Golden Essence (Dzogchen Serdam) to his disciple Shensye Lhaje in the 8th century. Since that time, it has [more details]

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Past Events

  • May 26 on Full Moon, Red Garuda Practice
    Red Garuda Practice on Full moon May  26 8am-9am (PT) on Zoom 5pm to 6pm Central European Time (CET)   Chaphur Rinpoche will lead a practice based on the teaching of the Red Garuda. The Red Garuda practice supports the student in rising above all obstacles and obscurations. Rinpoche will guide and empower students to use this Red Garuda meditation and mantra as potent spiritual medicine to […]
  • May 29 & 30, Transmission (Lung) of the Entire Takla Mebar Tantra, Teachings and Ganapuja (Tsok Offering)
    Transmission (Lung) of the Entire Takla Mebar Tantra, Teachings and Ganapuja (Tsok Offering)- 10th anniversary of the Chaphur Foundation. 5pm to 8pm Central European Time (CET) May  29 & 30, 2021 8am-11am (PT) on Zoom  On the auspicious occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the Chaphur Foundation, Rinpoche will transmit the entire text of the Takla Mebar Tantra.  During the two-day on-line […]
  • June 4-6 The benefits of Tsa-Lung Practice: Teaching from the Ma-gyud or Mother Tantra (Free Registration)
    The benefits of Tsa-Lung Practice: Teaching from the Ma-gyud or Mother Tantra With Chaphur Rinpoche June 4-6, 2021 7-8AM Pacific Time on Zoom 4-5PM Central European Time Free Registration The Bönpo tradition of the Mother Tantra contains six classes, or paths, through which one can swiftly attain enlightenment. The first of these, called Thap Lam Cher, can be roughly translated as taking the path […]
  • CHÖD practice for five nights
    With Chaphur Rinpoche February 16-20, 2021 Tiem: 8-8:30PM Pacific Standard On zoom. The practice of Chöd is widespread and considered of profound importance. The Tibetan word chöd (Tib. gcod) literally means “to cut, to stop”. At its most fundamental, the practice of Chöd is used to cut attachment and ignorance, thus developing the mind-stream and establishing confidence in the view. This […]
  • Clearing Obstacles Promoting Vibrant Health
    Friday, January 1st on zoom (Free registration)  Register early by Thursday, December 31st Dear Sangha and Friends,  As 2020 experiences it’s twilight moments, we are reminded of the many challenges our world has faced this year. 2020 brought us a worldwide pandemic, wildfires and other ecological catastrophes, the struggle for justice and economic hardships. It has been a […]