Buddhafield • Center for Enlightenment
In 1987, His Eminence Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche was invited to come to the United States to share his experience and wisdom. Rinpoche humbly agreed, and subsequently spent the next two years traveling and teaching across the country. In 1989, Rinpoche and devoted students founded Rangrig Yeshe, a non-profit organization, for the purpose of turning the wheel of Dharma and preserving the teachings and traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, particularly the teachings of Dzogchen, the Great Perfection. In 2003, Rinpoche established Buddhafield as his seat and center of activity in North America on 40 acres of pristine countryside in Millerton, New York, 90 minutes north of New York City.
His Eminence envisions Buddhafield as a sanctuary and refuge where one can find rest and remain at ease. Since 2006, the Rangrig Yeshe Sangha has organized retreats at Buddhafield and invited Rinpoche to teach for several days each summer. Participants enjoy meditating under a large tent while gazing out at the panoramic views of rolling hills and open sky.
H.H. the IXth Kyabgon Jedrungpa, Buddhafield Retreat, 2017