“Buddhas arise in accord with the needs of beings.” —Longchenpa
Where spiritual awakening is fresh, young, alive there develops a Buddhafield — a matrix of transformative energy that becomes embodied, enworlded in the work, meditation, love, play of those who live in its sphere. Tsogyelgar is a Buddhafield where ancient teachings are transmitted in accord with our time and culture.
There is a mirror hut at Tsogyelgar, a room with mirrors on all sides, ceiling, floor, and in the middle a Buddha statue and light, which are then reflected infinitely in all directions. This room is a metaphor for what happens when the Buddha within is awakened and reflects throughout the qualities and actions of our lives.
Tsogyelgar has grown organically over 26 years around the teachings and transmission of an American-born awakened sage, poet and farmer named Traktung Khepa or t.k. With its shrines and sacred places, farm, bakery, creamery, beautiful gardens, and professional quality music studio, Tsogyelgar is a Buddhafield where the energy of living transmission manifests as a way of living sacredness.
t.k. is married to Tsochen Khandro, whose wisdom has been responsible for shaping every part of the community. Her love and skill has created an environment of sanity where contemplative practice and study is possible.