Welcome to the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas
The Garden of One Thousand Buddhas is open to the public year round. Winter Hours: 9 am – dusk Memorial Day – Labor Day: 8 am – dusk
6th Annual Sangwa Yeshe Drubchod Update!
Ewam warmly invites all Ewam students, as well as those who are new to these teachings, to attend the 6th Annual Sangwa Yeshe Drubchöd. It will be presided over by HE Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche, the spiritual founder of Ewam International. In addition to Rinpoche and Namchak Khen Rinpoche, many other eminent masters such as Ven. Jetsunma Jamyang Palmo and Drubpon Lama Karma will bestow various teachings in between the Drupchod sessions. We highly recommend that you take advantage of this occasion, as it will be very unique compared to earlier Drupchods you may have attended.
What is a Drubchöd?
Drupchöd is a Vajrayana Buddhist ceremony aimed at bringing temporary accomplishments (siddhis) of pacifying, enriching, magnetizing, and subjugating as well as the supreme accomplishment of attaining enlightenment within a lifetime. We believe that participating personally or making offerings of money or service with the proper motivation can bring you, as well as the object of your dedication, long life, good health, prosperity, power, wish fulfillment, and the removal of obstacles.
With this retreat you can also increase your knowledge of Vajrayana ritual practices, which will bring you benefit in personal retreats and group practices. You may also arrange to come 2-3 days in advance to learn from Khenpo Namchak Dorji how to use ritual implements and make tormas.
Information for Newcomers
This retreat is open to all levels of Vajrayana practitioners. Any person who attends the first day, June 8th, and receives the required empowerment to practice, may attend either partially or fully for the week. Click here for more information and to register
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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.