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 2020


  • Message from Chaphur Rinpoche and the Gyalshen Board of Directors

      Dear Friends and Gyalshen Sangha, Tashi Delek and wishes for your good health and happiness. With the recent surge of the COVID-19 Coronavirus and in response to the requests of the San Francisco Public Health Department,  we have cancelled our  “in person”  celebrations and …

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  • Monthly Dzogchen Ngondro Teaching & Practice

    Monthly Dzogchen Ngondro Teaching and Practice With Chaphur Rinpoche  Every second Saturday of the month 4PM-5PM  (PST) Pacific Time            Dearest Bönpo Dzogchen friends! Chaphur Rinpoche will be giving teachings and guidance on Dzogchen Ngondro (the preliminary practices) once a month through ZOOM. While …

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  • Sherab Chamma (The Great Wisdom Loving Mother)

      Sherab Chamma (The Great Wisdom Loving Mother) Saturday, April 18th, 6-7 PM Pacific Time PROGRAM: 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. During these incredibly challenging …

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  • Sipe Gyalmo Healing Mantra

    Sipe Gyalmo Healing Mantra.  March 21, 5PM-6PM (PTS) The supreme emanation of the protector deity of Bön, Sipe Gyalmo, also blesses the practitioner with the power to heal.  This healing power has been transmitted continuously through the ages through successive lineage holders without break, from …

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  • Dark Retreat

    Dark Retreat by Chaphur Rinpoche  (teachings from the Zhang Zhang Nyen Gyud)  May 16th-17th 10AM-4:30PM The Bönpo Dzogchen traditions divide Dzogchen practice into two parts – trekchöd (cutting through), and tögel (leaping over). The latter comprises methods to enhance and elaborate on the inherent clarity of …

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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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