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Drukpa Mila Center


The Drukpa Mila Center of Longmont Colorado


Venerable Lama Karma Namgyel

Website www.drukpamilacenter.org
Contact Info
Name Lama Karma Namgyel
Title Spiritual Director
Phone 303-956-9534 or 303-449-3332
Email dragondharmacenter@gmail.com
Physical Address of Center
Street Address 3585 Larkspur Drive
City Longmont
State CO
Zip 80503
Mailing Address
Street Address 3585 Larkspur Drive
City Longmont
State CO
Zip 80503
General Info
Associated Retreat Center
Lineage Information
The mission of The Drukpa Mila Center is to help spread the authentic teachings of the Drukpa Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism in America, and benefit sentient beings everywhere. The Drukpa Kagyu is a subsect of the Kagyu tradition, one of the four main schools of Tibetan Buddhism. The Drukpa Mila Center's founder and resident teacher is Lama Karma Namgyel. The Drukpa Mila Center also has a second sangha in Salem, Oregon.

Lama Karma was born in Bhutan of a Nyingma/Drukpa Kagyu family. He joined a Drukpa Kagyu monastery in Bhutan at age 7 and stayed until he was 21. In 1987, he went to Nepal to study with Khenpo Rigdzin Dorje. He came to the United States in 1996 and now lives in Longmont, Colorado.

In addition to Lama Karma, the center has had several visits from Lama Karma's root teacher His Holiness Ngawang Tenzin Rinpoche, in which he has given students empowerments and teachings. His Holiness has spent many years in retreat and has studied with some of the greatest masters of the 20th Century, including the 68th H.H. Je Khenpo Tenzin Dendrup, the 69th H.H. Je Khenpo Geshe Gedun Rinchen Rinpoche, H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche, H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, H.H. Penlop Khen Rinpoche and Chatral Rinpoche.

Both His Holiness and Lama Karma Namgyel strive to continue to bring benefit and teachings to all wherever they may go.

Organization Information
Weekly Practices at the Drukpa Mila Center:

Green Tara/ Kurukulle practice
Every Tuesday, 6:30 PM
Green Tara is a fully enlightened Buddha in female form. The practice of
Green Tara is considered especially helpful for overcoming fears and
obstacles, and she is considered a manifestation of all enlightened
activities. The practice of Kurukulle, sometimes known as red Tara, is also
done. Kurukulle is a powerful yidam of magnetizing activity.

Chenrezig/ Mahakala practice
Every Wednesday, 6:30 PM
Chenrezig, also known as Avalokiteshvara, is one of the most well known and
beloved practices of Vajrayana Buddhism. Chenrezig is the bodhisattva of
compassion, and the practice of Chenrezig is said to benefit all beings, and
bring out our own compassionate qualities. A Mahakala puja is also done on
Wednesday. Mahakala is one of the main Dharma protectors of the Drukpa Kagyu
lineage, and the practice of Mahakala is an extremely powerful way to aid in
the success of all Dharma activities.

These practices are open to all. Please join us!


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by Dr. Radut.