Namdroling Tibetan Buddhist Center

Namdroling Tibetan Buddhist Center in Bozeman, Montana is dedicated to the Palyul tradition of Vajrayana Nyingma Tibetan Buddhism. Namdroling’s guiding principle is that of Bodhicitta, or loving kindness and concern for others, as we realize that self-liberation is gained by bringing benefit to all living beings. Our aspiration is to nurture and strengthen our community by studying, practicing, and living the Dharma, and helping the greater community through acts of service and by sharing the Dharma with all who are interested.

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Namdroling Tibetan Buddhist Center is a beautiful spiritual center in the heart of southwestern Montana with a  stable group of devoted practitioners.

This dharma gem is now in transition and we need your help.

The last few years, the practitioner who owns the property, because of financial stress, has been requesting that Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche and Namdroling look for sponsors to buy the property for the Palyul Lineage.  We thank her for holding this sacred place, blessed by our late Holiness, for eleven years. Recently a practitioner has stepped forward with an offering of $250,000 toward the purchase. We are a small sangha here in Montana, and we need your help in raising the remaining $600,000 of the purchase price.

Namdroling originated in 1998, guided by Venerable Gyatrul Rinpoche who requested in 1999 that His Holiness Penor Rinpoche become our spiritual guide. His Holiness visited here twice and gave extensive teachings and innumerable blessings.  His Holiness advised our teachers, Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche and Khenpo Norgay Rinpoche, and the sangha that this temple remain in this blessed place for the benefit of all. Throughout the years many great lamas have come, including Holiness’ Heart Sons HH Karma Kuchen Rinpoche and HE Gyangkhang Rinpoche, all giving their blessings to the sangha, the land and the greater community.  Please help to make Holiness’ vision come true for perpetuity. When this goal is met, the center will be owned by the Palyul Lineage for now and future generations.

Donations for the purchase may be offered by check or PayPal.  Facebook fundraising is being implemented and will begin soon. Please mail checks to P.O. Box 10807, Bozeman, MT 59719, USA. Our PayPal donation link is:  On this page, please scroll to the donate button under “Sponsorship Levels.” Namdroling is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and contributions are tax deductible in accordance with the law.  100% of all donations, large or small, will go to the purchase of the center. Together our offerings can generate great merit and blessings for all beings.

From the sangha of Namdroling Tibetan Buddhist Center, we sincerely thank you for any financial help you can give. Together we can fulfill Holiness’ wish, and preserve Namdroling Tibetan Buddhist Center. The tremendous merit created by your generosity is truly without measure.


With Sincere Gratitude,

Khenpo Tenzin Norgay Rinpoche
Joy Johnson, Treasurer
The Sangha and Board of Namdroling

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Namdroling Tibetan Buddhist Center needs your ongoing support to bring the teachings of the Buddha to Montana. Click here to read more about how you can become a sponsor.

Sand Mandala for the People of the Gallatin Valley


The monks visiting Namdroling Montana in September 2017 will be creating a sand mandala for our community. This Tibetan Buddhist tradition is a visual display meticulously created with layers of colored sand. The display will be both created, then dissolved and offered for the benefit of our community.


We will continue regular practices every Sunday and then on the Tibetan auspicious days as noted on our calendar. We also hold an open meditation group on Thursday evenings. Please see our calendar for more information.