Buddhist centers and communities in Moscow

Moscow Buddhist Center of Lama Tsonkapa (Gelug tradition)

scow Buddhist center of Lama Tsonkapa is a religious organization, uniting the followers of Tibetan Buddhism of Gelug school in Moscow. Its spiritual mentor was, in the period from 1993 till 2001, the representative of Dalai Lama in Moscow, director of Tibetan cultural centre geshe Jampa Tinley. There's also Manjushri centre there, its main task is to perform educating work, popularize Buddhist principles, make translations and Buddhist texts' publications. As a result of traveling around Russia, geshe founded centers in many cities (Omsk, Irutsk, Ekaterinburg and so on). Moscow center unites around 150 people, seriously studying and practicing Tibetan Buddhism. The members of the center consider their main spiritual teachers His Holiness Dalai Lama XIV, geshe Jampa Tinley, and the head of the Buddhists of Mongolia Bogdo-gegen Halha Jetsun-Damba Rinpoche IX. Center of Lama Tsonkapa was registered in December 1996. In 2000 it was reregistered in the Department of Justice of Russian Federation as a subsidiary of Traditional Buddhist Sangha of Russia. In the Center regular Buddhist practices, rituals and consultations are held by the qualified Tibetan Lamas and Tibetan medicine specialists, coming from Buryatiya and Kalmykiya.

Address: 115162, Moscow, Mytnaya str., 23, bld. 1
Telephone: (495) 237-65-79, 237-15-13.
Site: www.buddha.ru


Centre of Tibetan culture and information

Centre of Tibetan culture and information was opened in Moscow in 1993 and registered by the Department of Justice of Russian Federation. The center is propagating information about culture and religion of Tibet and is the residence of the Representative of His Holiness Dalai Lama.
The head of the Center Mr. Tashi
Culture and religion advisor: Lama Tsering Dhondup

Telephone: (495) 629-46-17, fax 629-24-14
Site: www.savetibet.ru


Moscow Buddhist community

Chairman Dulma Shagdarova.

Telephone: (495) 4381787
Site: www.buddtemple.ru
E - mail:
mosbuso@mail.ru, MoscowBuddhaSociety@rambler.ru


Center of International Association of Karma Kagyu School

Karma Kagyu teaching is Vajrayana, that means diamond way. It includes written texts, oral transmission from teacher to student and mute transmission, which means transmission from conscious to conscious, when the conscious of a student is identified with the conscious of a teacher. As its followers describe it, Karma Kagyu School is the school of fast way, where the emphasis is made on the direct experience.

The centre is founded by the master of meditation, the first European Lama Ole Nydahl, acting on behalf and by order of His Holiness 16 th Gyalva Karmapa. At a present time on the territory of former USSR there are 70 successfully working centers, founded by Lama Ole. The purpose of these centers is to give the opportunity to everybody who is interested, to know the modern Buddhism of Diamond Way better and, if one likes it, to start practicing together. All Russian centers are the part of Russian Association of Buddhists of Karma Kagyu School.

Address: 103051 Moscow, Petrovsky boulevard, 17/1, aprt. 35 ,
Metro station: Tsvetnoy boulevard, Trubnaya, Chekhovskaya, Pushkinskaya
Telephone: (495) 609 03 80
Site: http://www.mantra.ru, http ://www.mahamudra.ru
E - mail :


Drikung Mahayana Center

Drikung Kagyu Lineage is one of the sub-schools of Kagyu lineage, which was founded 852 years ago by a great master Kyoba Jikten Sumgyon.

Telephone: 8(903)506-92-78
Site: www.drikung.ru
E - mail : coordinator@drikung.ru


Moscow Dharma-center in Sokolniki (Moscow Samye Dzong)

Akong Tulku Center belongs to Karna Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism of Vajrayana and is a subsidiary of the largest in Europe traditional Buddhist center Samye-Ling monastery in Scotland. Center was founded in autumn 1996. The main teacher - Akong Tulku Rinpoche is one of the Karma Kagyu lineage holders.

Address: Moscow, Kutuzovsky Avenue, 22, Reception room of Obschaya Gazeta.
Telephone: (495)249-16-13
Site: www.samyedzong.chat.ru


Dzogchen community centers of Namkai Norbu Rinpoche

Thanks to the efforts of a great master Namkai Norbu Rinpoche (he is Tibetan, who moved to Italy in sixties and gave teachings in Neapolitan University), dzogchen teaching get spread in the world. Some dzogchen followers consider him to be a separate school. New was the fact of foundation of dzogchen communities, for dzogchen till the second half of the 20 th century was not a school, but method, practice, which existed in various schools. The founder of these communities Namkai Norbu thinks that the representatives of any religions and even atheists could enter them. There are dzogchen-communities in Ulan-Ude, Irkutsk, Vladivostok, Kharkov, Kiev, Odessa and Krasnodar. All-Russian Center is in Moscow area, under Pavlovsky Posad, where all the followers try to go at least once a year to have a retreat.

Dzogchen community Rinchenling.
Address: Metro
"Alekseevskaya", Kulakov side-street, 17
Telephone: mob. 8 916 181 51 87, 675-98-70, Anatoly
E - mail :
rinchenling@dzogchen.ru, mdo@rinchenling.ru
Site: www.rinchenling.ru


Dharma Center Dzogchen Shri Singha

It belongs to the lineage Dzogchen Longchen Nintig. Dzogchen teacher Khenpo Choga Rinpoche is the 33 rd holder of Dzogchen Lineage Longchen Nintig. Siddha Shri Singha got from his teacher Manjushrimitra transmission of six millions tantras of Dzogchen, the essence of Buddha's teaching, which allow to achieve Buddha state in one life and he is the sixth holder of the Lineage Dzogchen Nintig.

Address: Moscow, Mosfilmovskaya str., 2 " ", 2 nd floor. Metro "Kievskaya", 17 or 34 trolleybus, stop-Pudovkina str.
Telephone: (495) 730-54-66 Center, 8-926-226-64-50 Vlad
Site: www.dzogchenlineage.ru


Patrul Rinpoche Center Dzogchen Jigme Choling

Dzogchen Ranyak Patrul Rinpoche is a teacher of Nyingma tradition. In his early childhood he was recognized as the incarnation of the great First Patrul Rinpoche. Upon several years of diligent studies in Dzogchen monastery and Shri Singha University, Patrul Rinpoche got the degree of Khenpo (doctor of Buddhist philosophy) and Dorje Lopen (ritual master).

Patrul Rinpoche came to Europe in summer. 1996. The first Dharma-center was founded in Brussels (Belgium) in 1998. Each year Rinpoche answers new requests to give a precious Buddha teaching and visits new countries. There are 15 Dharma-centers in different countries, some of them Rinpoche regularly visits few times a year, including Russia, where he first came in 1998 at the request of St Petersburg 's Sangha - there at once appeared a public interest and first followers.

Telephone : (495)4748122
E-mail: kumbaka@mailru.com Alexander Budaev
Site : www.patrulrinpoche.ru


Padmasambhava Center

Belongs to Nyingma School. Tibetan teachers Kenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and his brother KenpoTsevang Dongyal Rinpoche are leading the center. Both of them got education in Tibet, lived in India and Nepal, and at the beginning of the 80-ies were invited to Europe and USA by the head of nyingma school Duchjom Rinpoche and became the superiors of the Buddhist centers. After death of the head of the school they founded Buddhist Padmasambhava Center in New York. In 1991 in Moscow they founded center under the same name. At the moment the center is united with Rime center.

 Site: www.padmasambhava.ru


Moscow Buddhist Center Rime 

Rime movement appeared in Tibet at the second half of the XIXth century among the representatives of Kagyu, Nyingma and Sakya schools. Its aim was to open its traditions to other schools, at the same time keep on belonging to its own school. The center is set up in 1994 by venerable Beru Chyentse Rinpoche, outstanding teacher of Tibetan Buddhism. The center unites the people, who are interested in practices, transmitted by Choki Nima Rinpoche and Beru Chyentse Rinpoche, teachers of Kagyu and Nyingma traditions.

Address: 1-st Basmannyi side-street, 5/20, bld.1, aprt.133. Metro "Komsomolskaya" or "Krasnye Vorota"
Telephone: (495) 261 84 18


Moscow Buddhist Center Sakya Jampel Ling

Sakya school has the fewest number of followers among Tibetan schools. In 1995 by the invitation of Petersburg 's datsan and at the initiative of Krapivina, the head of the school Sakya Trenzin with four monks came to Russia. He visited Moscow, St Petersburg, Buryatiya and Kalmykiya. Moscow Sakya Center was founded, uniting about 20 people, and also center in Kalmykiya.

Address: 117526, Moscow, Leninskyi Avenue
Telephone: (495) 144-3-69. (495) 4341204
Site: http://www.sakya.ru


Bon Shen Ling Center

The center was founded by Nyima Dagpa Rinpoche after his retreat in July 1999 in Moscow. Honorable Nyima Dagpa Rinpoche is the abbot and the lineage holder in the monastery Lhati in Kham, Eastern Tibet. His father was the third incarnation of Tsultim Puntsog, great Bon master from the Eastern Tibet. His first teachings he got from this master and from Tsultim Nyima, the abbot and founder of Dorbatan monastery. He also was taught under the guardianship of His Holiness Menri Tridzin Rinpoche, who is the 33 rd abbot of the Menri monastery and spiritual head of the whole teaching of Bon. At present time Rinpoche is transmitting the teaching in India and Nepal, and in Western Europe and America. He is also the administrator of Children House Bon and editor of the journal Center of Bon Culture.

Site: http://www.aha.ru/~bon/
E-mail: bon@aha.ru


Ganden Tendar Ling Group

This group is a member of the international Foundation for Preservation of Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), guided by Lama Zopa.

Telephone: 89035455096 Sergey, 8-910-408-00-51 Tatyana
Site: www.gtl-fpmt.narod.ru, www.fpmt.ru


See also:

Schools of Tibetan Buddhism



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