You can participate in the great merit of building the Chagdud Gonpa Dordje Ling temple – your immense generosity will help expand the teachings of the Buddha in the west – through an authentic lineage of Tibetan Buddhist teachers.
Before his paranirvana, His Eminence Chagdud Rinpoche, worked tirelessly to found more than 20 centers in south America.
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Located in the city of Curitiba – in Paraná State, Brazil – Chagdud Gonpa Dordje Ling offers teachings and practices of meditation in the Nyingma tradition of Vajrayana Tibetan Buddhism and belongs to Chagdud Gonpa Brazil, established in our country in 1994 by his eminence Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche. It is part of an international network of centers whose origin is Chagdud Gonpa in Tibet, a monastery founded in the 15th century.
Currently Chagdud Gonpa Dordje Ling holds meditation practices in a large tent – in the city center of Curitiba. Lama Yeshe and Lama Rigdzin coordinate the activities and it is because of the generosity of their activities that the tradition of teachings in Vajrayana Buddhism of the Nyingma school – the school of the old tradition -is maintained for the benefit of all beings.
For over 10 years the Lamas and the Buddhist community of Curitiba have spared no efforts towards building a traditional Buddhist Temple. After working ceaselessly to buy the land, elaborate the architectural project and go through all the legal stages (like getting the permissions from the city council as well as all the necessary environmental licenses) the project has finally gotten the green light to begin construction!
With approximately two and a half acres of beautifully preserved native forest and at the same time strategically located in the heart of Curitiba, the Chagdud Gonpa Dordje Ling Temple is being built to receive great contemporary teachers and Buddhist Masters and to host important ceremonies in the Buddhist tradition.
CHAGDUD GONPA DORDJE LING LAND HAS BEEN BLESSED AND CONSECRATED BY MANY IMPORTANT TEACHERS, INCLUDING:
AN AERIAL VIEW OF THE LAND
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Surrounded by a beautiful forest
in the heart of Curitiba
Our aspiration is to create a complete Buddhist mandala
Future site of countless important Buddhist practices and ceremonies
Stages of the project
IN THE WORK
Updated on 06.08.2020
The merit generated by your donation is inconceivable and will multiply as long as the temple exists – you are helping to assure that the transmission of teachings and practices of the old tradition school will be perpetuated.
Volunteers for the construction
Both visits to and volunteer work on the construction of the temple are not yet allowed because of health and safety standards regulating construction projects in our Brazil.
If you aspire to volunteer in the building of the temple, we suggest you sign up on our site to receive periodic updates of the construction process, and when the moment arrives, we will inform you about the possibilities of volunteer work.
Get to know the story of Chagdud Rinpoche heading west
and his aspiration to build a temple in Curitiba