Our Family of Sanghas

Under the guidance of Gochen Tulku Sangak* Rinpoche, Namchak is one member of a larger family of sanghas, or spiritual communities. Our sister Ewam is a religious, charitable, and educational non-profit that was established in 1999 under the spiritual guidance of its founder, Tulku Sangak Rinpoche. Ewam’s mission is to advance and cultivate spiritual awareness in the west and throughout the world, and Ewam’s teachers offer Buddhist retreats and teachings, throughout the year. For more on Ewam, we encourage you to visit ewambuddhagarden.org.

The Garden of One Thousand Buddhas: Dreams and Visions Realized

About a dozen years ago, Tulku Sangak Rinpoche had a dream of establishing a large garden of 1,000 statues of the Buddha on the first piece of land dedicated to his work in America. He had seen that land in visions as a young child in Tibet, when he first heard of America. Today, the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas, in Arlee, Montana has been completed! To learn more, visit the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas website. The Garden and its website are operated by Ewam, one of the many non-profit entities in the U.S. and across the globe dedicated to Tulku Sangak Rinpoche’s activities.

Khen Rinpoche and Lama Tsomo at the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas
Khen Rinpoche and Lama Tsomo at the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas

Other sanghas:

United States

Ewam Sang-Ngag Ling
Arlee, Mont., at the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas

Pema Khandro Ling
Santa Fe, N.M.

Ewam Kusum Ling
Kneeland, Calif.

Ewam Samten Ling
Tuolumne, Calif.


Ewam India
Siliguri, West Bengal, India

Turquoise Leaf Nunnery
Kathmandu, Bagmati, Nepal

Ewam Hong Kong
Ewam HK Buddhist Centre Limited

Namchak Hong Kong
Namchak Charity Limited

Namchak Taiwan
Namchak Real Estate Co. Ltd.
Taiwan Ewam Buddhist Associated (Ewam Taiwan)

Taiwan Ewam Buddhism Association

* Sometimes spelled “Sang-Ngag”