Who We Are
A Buddhist Meditation Group You'll Feel at Home In
Meditation Sterling is devoted to preserving the Buddha's teachings using the methods of Vajrayana Meditation Practices to achieve enlightenment in one lifetime. Our mission is to preserve the endangered Tibetan Buddhist Culture, Traditions, and Religious Practices as presented by the Drikung Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.
Meditation Sterling is devoted to making you feel at home. In fact, most of its Events, Programs, Classes are held out of a Residence and headquarters of Meditation Sterling. You have the benefits of climate control, bathrooms, kitchen for food offerings, sunroom and the open floor plan allows you to social distance easily. There is seating for those who need back support, traditional floor seating with meditation cushions, a large deck, koi pond, beautiful gardens, and two Meditation areas. We also for your convenience serve fresh tea and filtered water. We have touchless hand sanitation stations as well as disposable masks for your safety.
The Drikung Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism is an unbroken lineage recognized by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. We have centers and Temples throughout the world.
This Meditation Center is open for all who aspire to learn Tibetan Buddhism, Meditation, and the Contemplative practices set forth by our Venerable Teachers.
Our philosophy is Kindness. By visiting and studying with us the Buddha's precious teachings, you will be granted all the conditions to achieve peace, meditative accomplishments, compassion, and wisdom.
May you experience Happiness in every measure, and
May all beings without exception benefit.
For the Benefit
Of All Sentient Beings
Meditation Sterling's mission is to preserve the endangered authentic Tibetan Buddhist Culture, Religious Studies, and Traditions of the Drikung Kagyu teachings through study, contemplation, meditation, and altruistic activities for peace, happiness, and benefit of all sentient beings. We are also a branch of the Drikung Meditation Center and have the blessings of being part of an unbroken lineage of Tibetan Buddhism recognized by His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama.
Meditation Sterling's mantra is "For the benefit of all sentient beings."
We operate as a religious non-profit. We're supported entirely by the generosity of those who believe in our altruistic causes for peace, happiness, and benefit others by donations.
No one will ever be turned away due to a lack of Funds.
Attendance is the greatest gift.
Suggested Donations for each class or event are posted in their description.
Venerable Lama Konchok Sonam is the Spiritual Director of the Drikung Meditation Center and Meditation Sterling. He was born in Lhasa, Tibet, Lama Sonam began his Buddhist training when young within the Drikung Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.
His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche is one of the foremost Buddhist masters and accomplished Tibetan Lamas alive in this world today. His compassion, love, wisdom, and spiritual accomplishments are legendary. He is one of the highest Lamas of the Drikung Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.
Khenpo Tsultrim Tenzin took his monk’s vows at the age of 14. He studied the Thirteen Major Texts with Khenchen Nawang Gyalpo Rinpoché and other Khenpos. He also received the entire Lamdré-cycle of empowerments of the Ngor-Sakya lineage from Khensur Khenchen Rinpoché and from Amdo Lama Togden Rinpoché and Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoché he received many Nyingma empowerments and teachings.
His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgön Chetsang, the 37th throne holder of the Drikung Kagyu Lineage is the 7th reincarnation of the Chetsang Rinpoche. His Holiness is a manifestation of Chenrezig (Avalokiteshvara).
His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgön Chungtsang, the 36th throne holder of the Drikung Kagyu Lineage and the 8th reincarnation of the Chungtsang Rinpoche is a manifestation of Manjushri.
Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen Rinpoche is the Great Abbot of the Drigung Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. An accomplished scholar, teacher, author, and translator. With Venerable Rinpoche's help, he has translated many of our texts into English for the benefit of all beings.