For a calendar of events at our center click here
Karma Mahasiddha Ling (aka Idyllwild Dharma Center) was founded in 1986 by the Venerable Thrangu Rinpoche. It is located in the San Jacinto Mountains in Southern California. Its practices and focus are based on the teachings of the Karma Kagyu lineage as instructed by our teacher. It is a lay center and has no resident lama or facilities for people to live at the center.
We are a non-profit organization whose sole purpose is to provide an environment for practicing Tibetan Buddhist methods of meditation with the intention of awakening the innate compassion and loving-kindness in our hearts and through this process, gain insight into the radiant true nature of our minds.
Karma Mahasiddha Ling is the result of a center started in Idyllwild in the early seventies by His Holiness, the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa. The current center was re-formed in 1986 under the guidance of the Venerable Thrangu Rinpoche. He is one of the most accomplished meditation masters from Tibet and the senior lama of the Karma Kagyu Lineage. We have about twenty regular members with some twenty more who drive up from the cities to practice with us when they are able. It is only through Thrangu Rinpoche's blessings and his unspoken ability to inspire students to strive for enlightenment that the center exists and continues on to this day.
His schedule has him traveling all over the world working with many centers in various countries. For this reason, he only travels to our area on a rare occasion.
Our year is spent hosting weekly peace meditation practice (click link for details on the actual practice), open to the public, on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. (in our large prayer room in Pine Cove, located near Idyllwild), as well as a once-a-month weekend meditation and study group hosted by Debra Ann Robinson. From time to time we are fortunate enough to have meditation masters come and teach. (See Calendar of Events link at the top of the page for more info.)
Please know we are always available for email correspondence.. If there is anything we might do to help further your understanding of these meditation practices, feel free to let us know and, if you ever come up to our mountains, do come by and visit the center. Click here for map, here for driving directions..
Karma Mahasiddha Ling
P.O. Box 655
Idyllwild, CA 92549
Director: Lee Miracle
Stained glass Mani Chakra on Western wall of KML Shrineroom
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