UTBF Trungram Dharma Center in Taipei is one of the most active centers in the UTBF family.
No.17, Alley 4, Lane 133
Sec. 4, Nanjing E. Rd., Songshan District
Tel: 886 (2) 2546-9423
Fax: 886 (2) 2546-9317
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Member and Public Services:
Teachings and practice instructions, meditation space, group practice sessions, free Dharma book lending and gifts; audio CDs and tapes of H.E. Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche's chanting and teachings, practice texts, Windhorse specially designed by Rinpoche, etc., available at cost.
A special ongoing program of video film watching and discussion was introduced in 2002 to facilitate more communication among members for deeper understanding of life and the spiritual path.
About the Center:
The Taipei UTBF Trungram Dharma Center began to take shape in 1994 when a student of H.E. Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche renovated the top floor of his house in Taipei as a group practice space in order to accommodate the needs of the growing number of students there.
The center was moved to a larger and more formal venue and registered with the local government as a nonprofit organization in 1997. After the opening of the center, a structured Buddhist curriculum was introduced by Rinpoche to the serious students who study and practice together on a regular basis.
Besides group practice, the center has organized major pujas and public teachings by Gyaltrul Rinpoche and Khenchen Rinpoche, including the Eight Great Bodhisattvas pujas (taught over a period of four years) and the 921 Earthquake puja in 1999, to name a few. It has also made arrangements for the visit of His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, organized life release, fire pujas, short meditation retreats, pilgrimage to holy places in Nepal and many other activities.
As guide and advisor of the center's daily operations, Lama Dondrup
resides at the center to lead practices and guide individuals. At present, over thirty students regularly participate in group practice.