"Our real work is taking care of our own minds."
Ven. Lama Chödak Gyatso Nubpa

Welcome to Ari Bhöd the American Foundation for Tibetan Cultural Preservation. Established by the Venerable Lama Chödak Gyatso Nubpa Rinpoche in 2003, our mission is to preserve and transmit the priceless legacy of the ancient Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, a sacred culture of peace that has been kept vital and effective through more than fifty generations of lifelong practitioners and lineage masters.

Ari Bhöd’s retreat center, Pema Drawa, is located on 475 acres in the serene mountains of Tehachapi, California where northern and southern California meet. Ari Bhöd’s retreat land was given the name “Pema Drawa” (Lotus Web) by His Holiness the 4th Dodrupchen Rinpoche in 2009. Ari Bhöd’s principle programs and activities include:

  • Traditional Tibetan Art and Architecture
  • Meditation Practice and Ceremonies
  • Facilitating Authentic Retreats and Events
  • Text Translation and Publishing

Ari Bhöd Welcomes

The Venerable Tulku Pema Rigtsal Rinpoche

For a rare public talk here in Los Angeles


Friday, February 23rd 7:30pm – 9:00pm Pacific Time

Navigating the Degenerate Times: Buddhist Insights on View and Conduct Amidst the Growing Turbulence of Our Era – Join the Venerable Tulku Pema Rigtsal Rinpoche for in-depth reflections on the escalation of war, conflict, environmental imbalances, illness and other weighted issues in our time. Learn time-proven Buddhist insights to improve our relationship with these unremitting challenges.

Suggested Donation: *$25.00 *No one will be turned away for lack of funds, please offer what you can sincerely afford.

Location: Neighborhood Unitarian Church, 301 N Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91103

Please click HERE to register.