Drukpa Mila Center (Salem)


The Drukpa Mila Center has been established by Lama Karma Namgyel in the tradition of the Drukpa Kagyu Lineage of Buddhism from Bhutan.

The purpose for creating the center is to bridge the religious cultures from the areas of the East including Bhutan, Tibet, India and Nepal to the West. This includes bringing Buddhist teachers from the Drukpa Kagyu and other lineages to the Drukpa Mila Center to share their spiritual wisdom, knowledge and compassion.

Practice Schedule

Ongoing – Each Tuesday
Green Tara Sadhana & Tsok
Time: 7 pm to 9 pm

Green Tara manifests the female energy of transcendent wisdom and enlightened
compassionate activity. She possesses all the qualities to alleviate suffering, provide protection, healing and longevity, cure illnesses, stop wars and give prosperity. Tara’s enlightened activities are numerous and powerful beyond our comprehension.

Ongoing – Each Wednesday
Chenrezig “Buddha of Compassion” Sadhana & Tsok
Time: 7 pm to 9 pm

The Buddha of Compassion, known as Avalokiteshvara in Sanskrit and Chenrezig in Tibetan, manifests as enlightened compassionate activity. Chenrezig embodies the highest and purest level of compassion; immeasurable compassion, that is completely unstained by any negative emotions or obscurations, and is so vast that it includes all sentient beings without exception. The benefits of chanting Chenrezig’s mantra “Om Mani Padme Hung” are inconceivable. Through chanting the mantra we can awaken our enlightened potential and transform our speech from being impure to a state of purity. Through visualizing Chenrezig in our mind we can become familiar with the thoughts and deeds of a Buddha and gradually transform our impure mind and body to a state of purity. This sadhana was written specifically for the Drukpa Mila Center by H.H. Ngawang Tenzin Rinpoche of Bhutan.




Lama Karma Namgyel








872 Belmont Street Northeast Salem Oregon 97301 United States.