In 1991, permission to start a Karma Kagyu Study Group in Minneapolis was requested of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche by one of his students, Minnesota native Pamela Holtum. Happily, the request was granted. Minneapolis KKSG exists to support those who wish to study, learn, and practice the teachings of the Karma Kagyu Buddhist tradition of Tibet. Our emphasis is on daily meditation and a rapid,

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Meditation practice is basic Shamatha - Vipashyana, which involves posture, atti­tude, and the breath. We also offer Sham­bhala Training, which is instruction in meditation as it relates to our life from a nonsectarian point of view. For addi­tional information, please refer to Sham­bhala International, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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His Eminence Deshung Rinpoche III (1906-1987) founded Sakya Thupten Dargye Ling in Minneapolis in 1979. The center is dedicated to providing public access on a regular basis to teachers affil­iated with the Sakya order of Tibetan Buddhism.

address: PO Box 13477,

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We were established in August of 1994 at the request of H. H. Trinly Rinpoche, the younger brother of H. H. Dagchen Sakya, Head Lama of Sakya Monastery, North American seat of the Sakya order of Ti­betan Buddhism. We follow much of the Sakya Monastery’s meditation schedule. We also invite lamas from around the world to visit and give initiations

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