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

  • August 28-29th Wealth Vase Rituals
    Blue Zambala and Sherab Chamma Wealth Vase (Yangbum) Rituals August 28-29, 10AM-12PM Pacific Time 7-9 PM Central European Time on Zoom Gyalshen Institute is pleased to announce that we have received several Yangbum (wealth vases) from Tibet that have been blessed by many Rinpoches, Geshes and monks from Nangzhig monastery. Chaphur Rinpoche will once again perform the two day Accomplishment of the [more details]
  • September 20th, on full Moon. The Heart Essence of Sherab Chamma
    The Heart Essence of Sherab Chamma September 20th, Full Moon Practice  9:30-10:30am (PT) and 6:30pm to 7:30pm Central European Time (CET) on Zoom Chaphur Rinpoche will lead us in the recitation of the mantra, invocations, prayers, and visualization of Sherab Chamma, known as the Great Wisdom Loving Mother. Sherab Chamma also is known as the Mother of all Enlightened Ones, the Source of all Love [more details]
  • September 25-26th: The Seven Mirrors of Dzogchen
    The Seven Mirrors of Dzogchen September 25-26th on  Zoom 8AM-10AM Pacific Time,  5-7 PM Central European Time  Dzogchen, also known as the “great perfection,” is considered the path of self-liberation and the highest form of teaching in the Yungdrung Bön tradition.   The Seven Mirrors of Dzogchen is a powerful heart-essence teaching that offers a direct introduction to the clear, open awareness [more details]
  • October 27-31st (Lesson I ) Keksel Teacher Training Course
    Keksel Teacher Training Course With Chaphur Rinpoche We at Gyalshen Institute are excited to announce our  upcoming Keksel Teacher Training Course that will be taught by Chaphur Rinpoche. This certification program will take place online over three weeks each spaced three months apart. It is Rinpoche´s intention that students who wish to be certified to teach, attend all three weeks, and practice [more details]

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Past Events

  • 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 […]
  • Nampar GyalwaAugust 22nd, Full Moon Practice: Wealth and Success/Blue Zambala
    Full Moon Practice: Wealth and Success/Blue Zambala Sunday, August 22nd, 10-11 AM Pacific Time 7-8 PM Central European Time on Zoom Chaphur Rinpoche will offer a teaching on the God of Wealth, Arya Zambala. He will be petitioned along with his 8 brothers (Ched Gyed). The purpose of this is to summon many kinds of fortune. Traditionally this included the fortunes of storehouse grains, domestic […]
  • Smoke offering to the NAGAS on Full mooon
    SMOKE OFFERING to the NAGAS, FULL MOON TEACHING on ZOOM   July 24th:  8-9AM Pacific Time and 5-6 PM Central European Time             With Chaphur Rinpoche               A Smoke Offering to the Nagas (Lu Sang)  is an ancient Bon Ritual.   According to the Yungdrung Bon tradition, we share the earth with many unseen spirits who are affected by our actions. Through this ritual, harmony is restored […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]