About Us

Yeshe Nyingpo Temple and Orgyen Cho Dzong Retreat were founded by H.H Dudjom Jigdral Yeshe Dorje Rinpoche. Here, the profound teachings of the Buddha Dharma and the Dudjom Tersar Lineage in particular have been preserved and shared in its most authentic form. In general, we continue to perform the 4 main terma cycles of His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche.  

Outside of the East, our centers are the main places which enshrine holy relics of the Nyingmapa Lineage such as Guru Rinpoche's Dorjes, the Phurba termas of Ratna Lingpa, and so forth. These relics are displayed once per year.

Yeshe Nyingpo Temple

Yeshe Nyingpo Temple was established in 1976 as the mother center in the West for the Dudjom Tersar Lineage. Since then it has served as the heart for spreading the teachings and termas of His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche and of the Nyingma Tradition in general. 

Under the auspices of H.H. Dungse Shenphen Dawa Norbu Rinpoche, this was further strengthened in his time as the Spiritual Director. We continue in this regard, at the present moment, under the spiritual guidance of his son Dungse Namgyal Dawa Rinpoche, whose main objective has been to accomplish the wishes of his grandfather and father in completing the projects they envisioned. 

Every month at Yeshe Nyingpo Temple we offer Guru Rinpoche, Dakini and Troma Nagmo Tshoks. During the summer teachings, empowerments and educational programs are offered by Lineage Masters and Lamas.

Orgyen Chö Dzong Retreat

Orgyen Chö Dzong Retreat was founded in 1980. It is our upstate center located in the northern Catskill Mountains, New York. The Retreat center is nestled around by 70 acres of land and is conveniently minutes away from the main Greenville center and other township areas. The center provides rooms for up to 32 people, as well as isolated caravans in the woods for individual retreats. We also have a dormitory free of charge during main events for those who could not afford the suggested contribution.

Every Summer, we have teachings, empowerments and transmissions offered by the Lineage Masters in OCDR. You can find the updates hereDaily Sang offerings are performed in the morning by our staffs and Lamp offerings are offered periodically for those who requested. 

Yeshe Nyingpo Temple

19 West 16th Street

New York, NY 10011


Orgyen Chö Dzong Retreat

5345 Route 81, 

Greenville, NY 12083



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