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Ati Ling & CGF

Ati Ling was established in 1987 as the Bay Area branch of the Chagdud Gonpa Foundation, a Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhist center in the Nyingma tradition. In 1992, after completing the traditional three-year retreat, Jigme Tromge Rinpoche was appointed resident lama of Ati Ling.

Further Teachings

Extracts of texts by teachers such as Chogyam Trungpa and Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo…Read more…

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Tromge Jigme Rinpoche

JIGME TROMGE RINPOCHE is the resident teacher of Ati Ling. The son of the late master His Eminence Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche, at a young age Jigme Rinpoche was recognized by H.E. Chokling Rinpoche as his previous life’s son Tsewang Norbu.

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H.E. Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche

H.E. Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche (1930-2002) belonged to the last generation of teachers to have been fully trained in Tibet in the vast wealth of Vajrayana Buddhist teachings and methods. He held superb teaching lineages, primarily in the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism.

Study and Practice

Tibetan Buddhism comprises a vast range of teachings and practices, from the Theravadan schools of Buddhism all the way through to the deity yoga and dzogchen/mahamudra practices of Vajrayana. We are fortunate at Ati Ling to have a resident teacher like Jigme Tromge Rinpoche who is well-versed in both the ritual arts as well as in the teachings on formal sitting meditation and practice.

When Someone Dies

We offer prayers for the deceased with the intention that any obstacles during their transition…


Ati Ling is located in an area of outstanding beauty and quiet, with a friendly community dedicated to spiritual practice. When volunteers help here, not only can they find some immediate benefit for themselves by taking a break from their normal routine, but they are also contributing to the maintenance of this center as a place of refuge for all.

Recommended Reading

Presented here is just a very short list of books available in English that have often been recommended by Chagdud Rinpoche or  Jigme Rinpoche, or which their students have found to be helpful. To browse an extensive collection, with books ranging from introductions to meditation to the highest dzogchen treasure texts, please feel free to make use of the lending library housed at PPI-Ati Ling.