The Tibetan Meditation Center was founded in 1982 by Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen Rinpoché. Its creation is based on the Buddhist understanding that everyone has the ground of goodness and the potential to cultivate their meditation practices to perfection with an altruistic mind. All beings wishing to achieve peace, happiness, and enlightenment are welcomed students of the Buddha’s teachings. To actualize this vision, the Tibetan Meditation Center offers regular study, Buddha-Dharma Practices, Retreats, Public Lectures, and Short-Courses. Additionally, the TMC offers auspicious celebrations and ceremonies for the benefit of all. Aside from the weekly programs and special events offered at our Frederick location, our Spiritual Director, Khenpo Tsultrim Tenzin, also maintains an active Virtual Teaching schedule to benefit related centers and groups throughout North America. Once, Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted, and it is safe to travel. Khenpo Tsultrim will resume traveling extensively to support, visit, and spread the Buddha’s precious teachings in our global network of Drikung Kagyu Centers.
The Tibetan Meditation Center consists of a shrine hall, an adjoining house (with a small library, book/gift-store, and residence of our spiritual director), a rock-garden replicating Milarepa’s cave, and a stūpa.
Visitors are welcome to join any of our events online or just to come to enjoy the peace and serenity around our Buddhist Temple grounds as long as they adhere to the CDC Guidelines during Covid-19.
Regular Practices: Currently Virtual
TMC has several weekly Dharma practices and an ongoing rotation of special teachings, groups, and meetings that may last for several weeks or months. For more information, visit our Programs and Events page.
Please note: The inside of the Tibetan Meditation Center is closed to the Public currently for the benefit of all sentient beings. This is in adherence to the guidelines by CDC for Covid-19.
All teachings are Virtual. Please visit our Facebook Group for Zoom/Facebook Live information and Events times posted often for the benefit of all sentient beings during these times.
All Teachings are currently Virtual via our Facebook Live and Zoom Events during Covid-19. This is per the CDC Guidelines for the benefit, health, and safety of all sentient beings.
You may visit the outside grounds of the Tibetan Meditation Center grounds during Covid-19 in groups no larger than 10 persons.
The Amitabha Stupa outside is present for you to circumambulate. The Amitabha Pavillian and outside the surrounding property are available for your benefit during these times.
We ask with kindness and compassion that you, please refrain from entering the inside of the Tibetan Meditation Center grounds for everyone’s health and safety.
Once our temple is open to the public, we will announce this on our website, email subscriber list, and Facebook group.
No one will ever be turned away due to lack of funds. Still, if you wish to accumulate merit and help the Drikung Kagyu Temple during these times; There are Donation Boxes for the accumulation and support of the Tibetan Meditation Center. They are located outside in the outdoor Shrine and Amitabha Stupa for you to use as your outdoor practice. This is available for you. So you may visit the Tibetan Meditation Center and support its altruistic aspirations. Please understand this is for your safety and the health of our lineage Masters, Yogis, Lamas, and Meditation Masters who work tirelessly for the benefit of all sentient beings to spread the Buddha’s teachings for convenience.
All donations are tax-deductable as Tibetan Meditation Center is an official 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization.
Checks may be written to Tibetan Meditation Center and mailed to:
Tibetan Meditation Center
9301 Gambrill Park Road
Frederick, MD 21702, USA
Around the end of the Calendar year, you will receive a receipt for your donation to our center via mail to report to your charitable support for personal or business taxes. This occurs when your donation has a return address submitted.