Our Family of Sanghas

Under the guidance of Gochen Tulku Sangak (sometimes spelled “Sang-Ngag”) 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

Other Ewam centers: 

United States

Pema Khandro Ling 
Santa Fe, NM
Ewam Kusum Ling
Kneeland, CA
Ewam Samten Ling
Tuolumne, CA
Ewam Sang-Ngag Ling
Arlee, MT at the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas


Ewam India
Siliguri, West Bengal, India
Turquoise Leaf Nunnery 
Kathmandu, Bagmati, Nepal
Taiwan Ewam Buddhism Association
Ewam Hong Kong 
Namchak Hong Kong 
Ewam HK Buddhist Centre Limited
Namchak Charity Limited
Namchak Taiwan
Taiwan Ewam Buddhist Associated (Ewam Taiwan)
Namchak Real Estate Co. Ltd.


Contact Namchak

The Namchak Foundation and Retreat Ranch

Mailing Address:

400 W. Broadway Street
Suite 101-233
Missoula, MT 59802

Office Location:

250 Station Drive
2nd Floor
Missoula, MT 59801

E: info@namchak.org

P: (406) 541-3000

The Namchak Retreat Ranch is located near the town of Hot Springs, Montana in Garcon Gulch. Due to ongoing construction, the ranch is currently closed to the public. We anticipate the ranch opening for retreats in 2018.

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