Welcome to the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas

The Garden of One Thousand Buddhas is open year round from dawn till dusk to all visitors. Please feel free to enjoy the space, flowers and serene surroundings envisioned by founder Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche. Unable to visit in person? View the VIRTUAL TOUR!

Latest News, Events, and Updates

Registration is currently OPEN for upcoming retreats and events in both MT and NM with Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche and Namchak Khenpo!

Mar 31-Apr 2 Drakpo Pema Traktung Retreat
SNL Arlee, MT – w/Namchak Khenpo

Apr 22-23 Nature of Mind II: Clearly Seeing (webcast available)
SNL Arlee, MT – w/Namchak Khenpo

May 12-16 Trek Chod Retreat*
**PKL Santa Fe, NM – w/Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche

May 12-14 Namchak Lineage Concise Ngöndro Retreat
SNL Arlee, MT – w/Namchak Khenpo

June 2-9 5th Annual Sangwa Yeshe Drubchod Retreat
SNL Arlee, MT – w/Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche

June 10 4th Annual Bodhicitta Mönlam & Tibetan Cultural Festival
SNL Arlee, MT – w/Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche

July 1 Refuge and Bodhisattva Vow Teaching and Ceremony
SNL Arlee, MT – w/Namchak Khenpo

June 30-July 28 
Summer Buddhist Studies Program (Shedra) visit www.ewamshedra.org for more info!!
SNL Arlee, MT – w/ Namchak Khenpo

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Click to find out about: retreats, weekly practices, monthly webcasts, the annual Bodhicitta Mönlam, Tibetan cultural festival, Sangwa Yeshé Drubchödpeace festival, weekly guided tours, becoming a volunteerbecoming a member, how to donate to, sponsoring a buddha statue or stupa or tree or grove of trees in the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas. Ewam’s extensive video and audio teaching archive is now available to members through the Ewam website.

About the Garden

The Garden of One Thousand Buddhas in western Montana’s Jocko Valley, just north of Arlee, is being created through the visionary guidance of Gochen Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche, an incarnate Tibetan Buddhist lama. Nestled in a peaceful valley in the land of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation, the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas aligns positive properties of the physical world in a sacred architectural arrangement based on the eight-spoked Dharma wheel. This symbol evokes the turning or awakening of the enlightened qualities of altruism and wisdom.

The purpose of the Garden is to bring about positive transformation within those who visit, in response to the negativity that abounds in the world today. One thousand hand-cast Buddha statues are arrayed around the central figure of Yum Chenmo, or the Great Mother, the manifestation of the perfection of wisdom. One thousand stupas, representations of the enlightened mind, line the outer circle. Each enshrine an image of the female deity, Tara. Elegantly adorned with native trees and flowers, it is hoped that the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas will instill lasting impressions of peacefulness and compassion. If you find this vision inspiring, please take your time enjoying what this site has to offer, and consider how you might benefit from helping to bring such a vision into reality.

In addition to being the site of the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas, Ewam Sang-ngag Ling in Arlee, MT is a center for Tibetan Buddhist studies offering teachings, meditation classes, empowerment ceremonies and traditional gatherings. An annual week long Sangwa Yeshe Drub Chöd and a LIVE webcasted International Bodhicitta Mönlam/Tibetan Cultural Festival Day are held every June and an annual Festival of Peace is held every September which welcomes people of all traditions to discuss and celebrate peace.