Welcome to the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas
The Garden of One Thousand Buddhas is open to the public year round.
Summer Hours from Memorial Day – Labor Day are 8 am – dusk and Winter Hours are 9 am – dusk
2018 Fall Garden of One Thousand Buddhas schedule is up, see retreats page for info!
Save the Date Sept 9, 2018 for The 14th Annual Festival of Peace!
Landscapes of Peace: The Power of Good Will
10am-8pm A free, family all-day event at the Garden beginning with the 8th Walk-A-Mile for Peace. Registration for the walk to be available by July 15. Become a vendor for the event (download the application HERE). The full day begins with the 8th Annual Walk-A-Mile for Peace at 9:30am-11am. REGISTER to walk, or donate to another walker, or just come on the day of the event or walk virtually from anywhere in the world in solidarity of peace. Then the fest run from 11am-8pm, featuring guest speakers, live music and dancing, and food vendors and arts and crafts and service vendors. This intercultural FREE event is open to all. Guest speakers include Namchak Khen Rinpoche, Lama Tsomo, Betsy Mulligan-Dague of JRPC, Mayor John Engen, Stephen Small Salmon, and Gamelan music by Manik Harum, Kirtan by Cami Coté, Jenn Adams, Andrea Harsell, Tahj Kjelland and Sweatshop Sneakers, Joan Zen and Andre Floyd. With salsa dancing by Rueda de Montana. A FREE, family, interfaith and intercultural event open to all!
Nyingtig Yabzhi in Santa Fe, New Mexico
A multi-year cycle on the whole of Longchenpa’s cycles with an emphasis on Dzogchen, in the lineage and transmission of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. The retreat will begin with the Nyingtig Yabzhi empowerments, along with some of the oral transmission, and beginning with an explanation of Semnyi Ngalso.
The intention for these teachings is to emphasize the actual instructions and commentaries on the Nyingtig Yabzhi. One of these explanations (tri yig) will be the extremely rare teaching of the“Stainless Oral Instructions” (Drimey Shalung) by Jamgon Kongtrul which Tulku Sang-ngag received directly from Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.
Click to find out about: retreats, weekly practices, monthly webcasts, the annual Bodhicitta Mönlam, Tibetan cultural festival, Sangwa Yeshé Drubchöd, peace festival, weekly guided tours, becoming a volunteer, becoming a member, how to donate to, or sponsor a 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.