Ewam is a religious, charitable and educational non-profit and was established in 1999 under the spiritual guidance of its founder, Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche. Ewam's mission is to advance and cultivate spiritual awareness in the west and throughout the world, with particular emphasis on the study and practices of Nyingma Tibetan Buddhism, in its various aspects, including philosophical, psychological and medicine. Ewam’s purpose is to preserve Tibetan Buddhism. Ewam’s teachers offer Buddhist retreats and teachings, throughout the year. Ewam encourages weekly Buddhist practice sessions at all Ewam locations around the world.
Ewam provides teachings and retreat opportunities for Buddhist practitioners. In addition, Ewam holds events, which are open to the public and to people from all faith traditions and backgrounds. Our Annual Peace Festival held at the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas includes speakers and performers from our local Native American community and in the past has included participants from a variety of faith traditions, including Muslim and Christian presenters.