Ewam USA Centers

As a Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism, Ewam sponsors retreats all over the world including Nepal and Asia, and in the United States in Arlee, Montana, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and a satellite centers in California. Under the spiritual guidance of Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche, students come from all over the world to take teachings from him as he travels from center to center during the year. More retreats will be added as they are scheduled, so check back frequently and register early for assured seating and accommodations. For additional contact information about the Ewam International Centers, visit the EWAM WEBSITE.

PKL (Pema Khandro Ling) = Santa Fe, NM.
1221 Luisa St, Ste A Santa Fe, NM 89505
santafe@ewam.org  |  Rinchen Hanley

SNL (Sang-ngag Ling) = Arlee, MT
PO Box 330  |  34756 White Coyote Rd., Arlee, MT 59821  |  406-726-0555 admin@ewam.org  |  Claudette Carlson

2018 Schedule of Retreats

Compassion In Everyday Life

Teachings by Ven. Jetsunma  Jamyang Palmo

Sunday June 24, 10am-12:30pm

All levels welcome. Teachings in the shrine room at the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas in Arlee, MT.  Webinar also available.

Suggested Donation $10 – $20 though no one turned away due to lack of funds.

Every day we are confronted by personal struggles, family struggles, and struggles within our communities. In the Buddhist tradition, there is a way to be free of inner and outer conflicts caused by habitual patterns. In this teaching, we will learn methods of practicing compassion in day to day life. By developing love and compassion we can realize the perfect truth of ourselves and others.

Not in Montana?  Join the webinar now!

Wisdom in Everyday Life

Teachings by Ven. Jetsunma  Jamyang Palmo

Saturday June 30, 10 am – 12:30 pm

All levels welcome. Teachings in the shrine room at the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas in Arlee, MT.  Webinar also available.

Suggested Donation $10 – $20 though no one turned away due to lack of funds.

 Training our minds to recognize our true nature is the heart of the Buddhist path. In this teaching, we will explore what wisdom is and how to apply this wisdom to our daily lives.  We will practice how to transform confused perceptions into the absolute truth that is beyond division.

Register now to join the webinar!

Summer Buddhist Studies Program (shedra)

Teachings with Khen Rinpoche and Ven. Jetsunma

July 1-279 – 5:30 M-Sat.

Attend whole program or attend part of program at garden and part at home –  inquiries, more information and registration please see ewamshedra.org/summer

This year our summer Buddhist studies program delves into the meaning of compassion and wisdom in the Buddhist tradition. Explore the vast teachings of Buddhist philosophy and practice. The program will take you on a path to discover your mind and consciousness with all its dimensions and functions. We will use the 9th chapter of the Treasury of Precious Qualities by Jigme Lingpa as our main text to study. It is suitable for both students new to Buddhism and intermediate students.  Held at our beautiful Montana campus at the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas.

Registration now open! The Ewam Buddhist Institute hosts a program on the 9th chapter of Jigme Lingpa’s seminal text Treasury of Precious Qualities. This text is a definitive, detailed presentation of the entire Buddhist path. This year’s program covers Bodhichitta and the meaning of wisdom in the Buddhist tradition. This program is taught by Namchak Khenpo and is suitable for both students new to Buddhism and intermediate students. This text was taught by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche at Shechen Monastary every year and considered so valuable that his students wore it on their bodies. Patrul Rinpoche said to hear one word of this text would place one on the path to liberation and to study the whole text would lead to Buddhahood in this life.

On site accommodations or commuting available

Arrival and Orientation July 1st at 4 p.m.

July 2nd – 27th 9am to 5:30 p.m.

Monday – Saturday, Sunday’s off


Khen Rinpoche’s Phowa teaching

Khen Rinpoche Ewam Buddhist Institute

Phowa is the transference the consciousness at the time of death. Direction of one’s consciousness leads to rebirth in the Buddha’s pure lands through skillful means and methods . Khen Rinpoche is a master of this practice and many of the students have achieved the signs of accomplishment.  More information and registration here!

August 31st through September 4th


Yangti Nagpo

Ratna group, 2nd year – September 14th – 22nd.

Open to those students who have completed their Yangti ngondro requirements.  Students will receive teachings on the Lama Sadhana.

Pema group, 3rd year – September 23rd-October 7.

Open to students who have accomplished the Lama Sadhana.  Students will receive teachings on the Khandro Sadhana and Tsalung.

New group starting 2019 – for more information click here:  https://www.ewamyangti.org/


Nyingtig Yabzhi: The Four-fold Heart Essence

Empowerment (wang), Reading Transmission (lung) and Explanation (tri)

November 2 – 11, 2018 with Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche 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 oral explanations (tri yig), will be the Stainless Oral Instructions (Drimed Shelung) by Jamgon Kongtrul, which has never been taught in the west.  Tulku Sang-ngag directly received these rare teachings from Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

Vajrayana practitioners only.  Sponsorship opportunities available.

Save the date and check back often.  More information to follow.

Contact santafe@ewam.org with questions.


Weekly Practices

See our CALENDAR for Special Events, Weekly Practices are below:

SNL – Arlee, MT (34756 White Coyote Rd)

PKL – Santa Fe, NM (1221 Luisa St, Ste A)