The Nyingma (ancient) school of Tibetan or Vajrayana Buddhism was founded in the eighth century by the great enlightened Indian tantric master Padmasambhava, "the second Buddha", and is the oldest of the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism (Nyingma, Kagyu, Sakya, and Gelug).  Its teachings, transmissions and lineage of enlightened masters have continued unbroken to this day.

Nyingma Teachings - Ngondro

EBS offers a regular 10 a.m. Sunday Morning practice with primary focus on the Ngondro practices.  Ngondro is a compilation of the essence of many prayers which takes one from the preliminary practices all the way through the highest practices of this lineage. In this way, one completes the entire Vajrayana path in one meditation session. On the second Sunday of each month, we offer an in-depth explanation of the meaning and the "how-to's" of doing the Ngondro practice. Anyone is welcome to join us or simply sit in meditation and enjoy the chanting.

For more information: email Cheryl Woodard (, Charlotte Besch (, or Karen Wisdom (

Nyingma Teachings-  Yeshe Tsogyal

Yeshe Tsogyal was the primary disciple and consort of the Indian master Padmasambhava. An enlightented master in her own right, Yeshe Tsogyal preserved Padmasambhava's teachings for future generations and taught the path to enlightenment through the example of her own life. The foundational, or ngondro, practice,comes from the Dakini Heart Essence (Khandro Thuk Thik ) terma of His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche and is the main practice of this group.

Yeshe Tsogyal teachings are given by Lama Dechen Yeshe Wangmo. The Yeshe Tsogyal Practice Group under her direction meets at her direction meets at 6 p.m. on Wednesday in the small meditation room at the center

For more information: email Ellis Widner ( or call 501-590-8037

Nyingma Teachings- Dharmata

The Tibetan or Vajrayana Buddhist practice of the Dharmata Foundation focuses on the teachings of Anam Thubten Rinpoche. Under his direction we offer his teachings on Saturday mornings at 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon at EBS.  Our practice includes sitting meditation, mantra recitation and we alternate between a book study and listening to Rinpoche's teachings.

For more information: contact Melissa Gill (, ph: 520-425-2773 ) or Denise Gilliam (, ph: 501-666-2574.

More about our Teachers

    Lama Tharchin Rinpoche                                           Lama Dechen Yeshe Wangmo                                     Anam Thubten Rinpoche

    Lama Tharchin Rinpoche                                           Lama Dechen Yeshe Wangmo                                     Anam Thubten Rinpoche

The Venerable Lama Tharchin Rinpoche was our teacher but is now deceased, after leaving us with many teachings, permissions and empowerments for EBS to offer these traditional practices.

For more information:

EBS Nyingma practice in Little Rock:  (links to come)

  • Sacred Letters and Mantras
  • View/Meditation of the Nyingma Lineage
  • A Reality Check and Other Buddhist Conundrums
  • The Tantric Life of Yeshe Tsogyal
  • Anam Thubten gives public talk in Little Rock
  • Vajrayana Buddhist Practice Retreat
  • The Essential Practices (Ngondro) of the New Treasure of Djdjom