May the universe and sentient beings enjoy a new era of peace and happiness through the interdependent power of bodhicitta – the awakened, compassionate heart/mind. May it arise where it has yet to arise, not weaken where it has arisen, and grow and flourish forever.

The name Ewam (‘Eh-wam’) itself brings together the two Sanskrit syllables for wisdom and compassionate methods. Actualizing the union of these two is the goal of all Buddhist practice.

Ewam International in North America and Asia, The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism, is a non-profit organization under the guidance of founder and spiritual director, Gochen Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche. The Ewam Sangha members support Rinpoche’s activities and benefit from the immense merit and enrichment, taking profound teachings from Rinpoche.

Although the International seat of Ewam and its activities resides at the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas in the beautiful Jocko Valley in Arlee, Montana, Ewam has centers in Montana, New Mexico, California, India, Nepal, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.

H.E.Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche’s primary enlightened intent in his main western seats—the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas in Arlee, Montana and Ewam Pema Khandro Ling in Santa Fe, New Mexico—is to skillfully guide western students through a holistic combination of the study and practice of Buddhism.

Rinpoche not only teaches tirelessly on the view, meditation and conduct of Vajrayana Buddhism, he also presides over Drupchens and Drupchods, helping students practice Vajrayana rituals from authentic lineages. Among these practices is the annual Sangwa Yeshe Drupchod held at the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas.

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You may become a memberdonate tosponsor a buddha stupa or tree or grove of trees in the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas directly through this website. Ewam’s extensive video and audio teaching archive is now available to members through the Ewam website.

 Gochen Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche

Gochen Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche is the founder and spiritual director of Ewam International Centers around the world. Born into one of the oldest families in Tibet, which eventually came to be known under the name Namchak, or “sky iron,” in an area called Chamdo in the Kham region of Tibet in 1952, Rinpoche was recognized in early childhood by the great rimé  lama [representing all traditions of Tibetan Buddhism], Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö [1893-1959], as well as by the former Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, to be the reincarnation of the Gochen Tulku. Gochen Tulku is an incarnation of Gyelwa Chokyang, one of the 25 heart disciples of Guru Rinpoche.