Chagdud Gonpa Hispanoamerica was founded to fulfill H. E. Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche´s aspiration to establish the Buddha dharma—particularly the Nyingmapa lineages of Tibetan Vajrayana—in the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America. Since Rinpoche’s Parinirvana in 2002, the organization is under the spiritual direction of Rinpoche’s wife and student, Chagdud Khadro.

We belong to an international network of Spanish speaking centers at South America where its headquarter is Chagdud Gonpa at Tibet and Sengue Dzong (Lion Fortress) is its temple placed at Lavalleja – Uruguay. At Uruguay, about an hour and a half from Montevideo amid beautiful hills, Sengue Dzong has been built of stone in the style of Eastern Tibet and Bhutan and its interior is now being ornamented. We are doing daily practices as Red Tara and monthly trainings about Four Reflections that Change the Mind are offered at Sengue Dzong.

On February of 2010 we made our first Chenrezig Drubdchod guided by Jigme Rinpoche, HE Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche son. A sangha also meets at Minas, the town nearest Sengue Dzong and also at Florida. At Montevideo its Sangha practices Red Tara and the Vajrayana Preliminaries.

In Chile, dynamic Chagdud Gonpa sanghas in Santiago and Pirque focus their meditation training on Red Tara, the Vajrayana Preliminaries,and P’howa.

In Venezuela a small sangha in Mérida practices Red Tara.

Also we have a international translators and editors committee working on Spanish translations of dharma books and liturgies. These are published through Makara, in Brazil. Particularly, Gates to Buddhist Practice continues to be treasured by both new students and advanced practitioners.

A joint project of Chagdud Gonpa South America and Chagdud Gonpa Brasil involves creating prayer wheels printed with Medicine Buddha mantra and installing them in all the major countries of South America. The aspiration is that the enlightened intention of the Medicine Buddha, interdependent with the pure motivation of those who contribute to the prayer wheels and power of the mantra, will help avert diseases, natural catastrophes, and epidemics in South America.