Gyuto Centers Worldwide
Gyuto Wheel of Dharma Monastery, Minneapolis, MN.
Created with the guidance and blessing of His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama of Tibet, the Gyuto Wheel of Dharma Monastery was established in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to share the wisdom teachings of Tibetan Buddhism while preserving Tibet's great monastic traditions and unique culture in exile. His Holiness bestowed the Monastery's mission and its name (Tibetan: Cho-Khor-Gon, or "Wheel of Dharma").
The Gyuto Foundation is a charitable non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Tibet's living cultural and spiritual heritage. The Foundation focuses on the Tibetan communities in North America, especially on California's largest Tibetan Exile community in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Foundation supports activities dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Tibetan culture through teaching, hosting local University students, exhibitions, interfaith dialogues/symposia and cultural programs. The Foundation's guiding principles are to bring His Holiness's vision to a reality in the San Francisco Bay Area by providing an environment where the human values of compassion, altruism, nonviolence, and loving-kindness, the roots of all great traditions and which His Holiness tirelessly speaks on, can be discussed, and experienced.
The Foundation also supports programs for Tibetan seniors living in the Bay Area and new immigrants, and charity programs such as the Himalayan children's education and healthcare. The Gyuto Foundation does not discriminate based upon race, religion, or gender.
Gyuto Vajrayana Center, San Jose, California.
Since its founding in 2000 by Venerable Thupten Donyo, the Gyuto Vajrayana Center has provided the teachings of the Buddha as practiced within the Tibetan Buddhist tradition at their beautiful Center and monastery located in San Jose, California.
To preserve the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, the Center invites highly qualified scholars and teachers from the Gyuto Tantric Monastery in India to give teachings and public talks on a broad range of Buddhist topics including the Sutras and Tantras. The original Gyuto Monastery was founded in 1474 in Tibet and the Gyuto Vajrayana Center in San Jose follows in this authentic lineage.
In addition to teachings, the Center organizes initiations, empowerments, prayer ceremonies, funeral services, house blessings, and purifications not only for the Tibetan Buddhist community in Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area, but for all Buddhist groups and the local community in general. It also hosts cultural activities for students of Bay Area schools and universities, Boy Scout troops and many other local groups.
Gyuto House, South Adelaide, Australia
"The work undertaken by the Gyuto monks through Gyuto House Australia in making these practical techniques, philosophical insights and universal value of loving kindness and compassion a potential part of everyday life is immensely appreciated by me"
- His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Gyuto House Australia has been in existence since 1994,
bringing the Gyuto Monks of Tibet to Australia on annual tours and retreats.
Gyuto Dharma Center, Taipei, Taiwan
Gyuto Tantric Monastery, Dharamsala, India
The Gyuto Monastery is one of the most famous monasteries in Tibet and specializes in the study of Tantric meditation, Tantric ritual arts and Buddhist philosophy. The main disciple of the first Dalai Lama, Jetsun Kunga Dhondup, founded Gyuto Monastery in 1474 in eastern Tibet.
The Gyuto monks practice the major Tantric texts such as Guhyasamaja, Chakrasamvara and Yamantaka and have passed these lineages on to the younger generation of monks for over 500 years without disruption. As a result of the communist Chinese invasion in 1959 the Monastery was re-established in India. To accommodate the growth of the monastery to over 500 monks it has recently been relocated to Dharamsala near the residence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Gyuto Branch Office, New Delhi, India
Tibetan New Camp, House No-2
Aruna Nagar, Majnu Ka - Tilla
Delhi - 110054 India
Office Tel: +91 (11) 2381-8368
Gues House Tel: +91 (11) 2381-6649
Gyuto Prayer House, Upper Dharamasala
P.O. McLeod Ganj, House No. 422
Distt Kangra, H.P. India
Office Tel: +91 (1892) 211876
Gyuto Monastery (Bomdila)
P.O. Tenzin Gang, Via Bomdila, 790 001
West Kameng District (A.P.) INDIA
Tel: 91 (3782) 268218 / 268217