About Thubten Norbu Ling (TNL)
We are a teaching and meditation center in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. We provide a friendly and supportive environment for learning and putting into practice the teachings of the Buddha. Thubten Norbu Ling means Land of the Jewels of Buddha's Teachings.
The Seret Yurt (2001). The beginning of Thubten Norbu Ling.
Founded in 2000 by Ajna Seret, Thubten Norbu Ling had its modest beginning in a yurt. Thubten Norbu Ling is a part of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), an international, non-profit organization, devoted to the transmission of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition and values worldwide through teaching, meditation, and community service. www.fpmt.org
The FPMT organization is based on the Gelug Buddhist tradition of Lama Tsong Khapa as taught by FPMT’s founder, Lama Thubten Yeshe and its spiritual director, Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche. The organization strives to follow the example and inspiration of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in his compassionate service to humanity.
Thubten Norbu Ling received many teachers in its early years, including Venerable Connie Miller, Venerable Robina Courtin, Venerable George Churinoff, Ribur Rinpoche, and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Over the years, with the dedication and hard work of many Center Directors, and many volunteers and philanthropists, it has grown into a successful dharma center in the Southwest offering Tibetan Buddhist teachings in the Gelug tradition.
On May 7, 2017 TNL began a Capital Campaign which will run through December 2019. The goal is to reach $500,000 for the purpose of purchasing Center property in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The center is open to everyone with an interest in making their life happy and meaningful. There is no need to be a Buddhist to benefit from the courses on offer, and we encourage questioning and open dialogue.