About Yeshe Khorlo USA
Yeshe Khorlo USA is a Colorado based religious non-profit. Established in 1995 under the direction of Gangteng Tulku Rinpoche, the mission and goal of Yeshe Khorlo is to cultivate the growth of the Buddha Dharma through three activities:
- Study and teaching
- Accomplishing dharma practice
- Practical application through the work of helping and giving
The name Yeshe Khorlo means Wheel of Wisdom. Khorlo is the Tibetan word for dharma wheel and yeshe is the razor-sharp wisdom that cuts through all delusion and ignorance to reveal the inexpressible pure nature of mind, free of extremes and elaborations.
The "turning of the wheel of dharma" most commonly refers to the three turnings given by Buddha Shakyamuni. These were the teachings on the Four Noble Truths of suffering, the origin of suffering, the cessation of suffering and the path; the teachings on emptiness and Mahdyamika or the Great Middle Way, and the teachings on Buddha Nature or Tathagatagarbha.
In the United States, the main center of Yeshe Khorlo is Choying Dzong, a Nyingma Buddhist retreat and meditation center located in Crestone, Colorado.
In addition to the Crestone center, Yeshe Khorlo has regional sanghas in Los Angeles-CA, Austin-TX, Santa Fe-NM, Seattle-WA, Boulder-CO and Aspen-CO.
Yeshe Khorlo also has sister communities in: