About Kunzang Gatshal


In the late eighties and early nineties, Kyabje Thinley Norbu Rinpoche was seeking a quiet place for practice in the countryside of the east coast of the United States after spending a number of years in New York City. After a long search, in 1991, under auspicious circumstances, Rinpoche chose some land in the rolling hills of upstate New York and named it Kunzang Gatshal, Always Noble Joyful Park. For the next twenty years, Kunzang Gatshal served as Rinpoche's primary residence and focal point of Dharma activity. Rinpoche gave immeasurable teachings to disciples on this land, which was also visited by other great Rinpoches including Kyabje Penor Rinpoche, Kyabje Dodrup Rinpoche, and many more.


Mission Statement


The Mission of Kunzang Gatshal Foundation is to spread, support, and preserve the Dudjom Tersar lineage, and fulfill the wishes and vision of Kyabje Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche.

Kunzang Gatshal Foundation


P.O. Box 7

Delhi, NY 13753

Disclaimer: Kunzang Gatshal is not a public retreat center. It is a private retreat land.

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