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Who We Are

More than 40 years ago, Tibetan lama Tarthang Tulku founded the Nyingma Mandala of Organizations. Since then, we have accomplished remarkable things: the largest free book-distribution project in history, the creation of a magnificent home for the lineage, publication of over 100 English-language books, and much more. Now we are working to pass on the Mandala vision to others. Our aim is to create an enduring legacy and a home for the Dharma in the West.
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Mandala Training Program

Mandala Training Program

The Mandala Training Program is a work-study program that introduces students to the vision that informs the Mandala. Students will live and work in our downtown Berkeley community, which serve as a gateway to the larger Mandala.

What We Do

As members of the Nyingma residential community, we dedicate our efforts full-time toward serving the Dharma and deepening our own understanding. As a student in the MTP, you will learn our approach to the study and practice of Buddhism and participate in the community’s way of life.
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Study
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Practice
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Serve

Opportunities are available to participate in an incredible range of activities.