316450_244527352268956_1934357247_nGyalshen 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.

☛ Schedule of Events at Gyalshen in 2019


  • Taking sleep and dreams as the path of Enlightenment

    Taking sleep and dreams as the Path of Enlightenment, A teaching from (Magyud) the Mother Tantra: / September 14, 8-9PM Pacific Standard On Zoom. / We spend a third of our lives sleeping, sometimes with dreams and sometimes without.  This period presents a powerful  opportunity to …

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  • Introduction to Phowa  (Transference of Consciousness)

    October. 11th -13, 2019  8-9 AM  Pacific Standard Time At the request of students, Chaphur Rinpoche has generously agreed to give introductory instructions on the practice of Phowa, or Transference of Consciousness, on Zoom one week prior to the 3 day retreat with Menri Lopon. Any …

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  • Empowerment of Kunzang Gyalwa Dupa

    Empowerment of Kunzang Gyalwa Dupa H.E Menri Lopon Rinpoche Wednesday October 16th 2-5PM H.E Menri Lopon Tinley Nyima Rinpoche has accepted our request to confer the empowerment of Kunzang Gyalwa Dupa. Kunzang Gyalwa Dupa is one of the principal peaceful deities in Bon’s pantheon, and he …

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    With H.E Menri Ponlop Rinpoche OCTOBER 18-20, 2019 10AM-4PM We at Gyalshen Institute are very honored and excited to share the happy news of an upcoming October blessing.  His Eminence Menri Ponlop Rinpoche will be coming to the San Francisco Bay Area for the first …

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  • Silent Retreat (Five days)

    Silent Retreat November 27-December 1, 2019 with Chaphur Rinpoche 10am to 4:30pm  On November 28 10-12pm (Thanksgiving day) Silence is powerful. Through silence, one can more easily connect with the Natural Mind. During this silent retreat, Chaphur Rinpoche will give the main transmission from the …

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  • Bön Calendar App: Free download

      / As some of you may have already heard the good news, Chaphur Rinpoche and Gyalshen Institute have released a new Bön Calendar App! / The Bon Calendar shows the element combination for each day and whether it is auspicious or inauspicious. Each day …

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