PHOTO GALLERIES
SOGAN RINPOCHE- SANGHA RECENT PICTURES 

The following Gallery includes recent pictures of our precious teacher and Sangha.  

VENERABLE SOGAN RINPOCHE – RETURNS TO GOLOK 

This video slideshow presented with music by Lama Urgyen Dorje includes images from Rinpoche's autumn, 2012 trip to his homeland, Golok, Tibet.  To see this video, Click here >>

LOBSANG DHONDUP – TIBETAN MASTER OF YOGA

In November, 2013, Ven. Lobsang Dhondup, visited northern California and offered several yoga workshops in the Lake Tahoe region.  To see photos from his journey, Click here >>

ANIMAL RELEASE – SAVING THE LIVES OF SENTIENT BEIGNS  
In keeping with the Buddhist tradition of sparing the lives of animals who are about to be killed, Sogan Rinpoche has sponsored animal releases in the San Francisco Bay area and abroad. Visit the links below for photos and video of some of these events.
NEPAL, 2018

Birds and fowl were saved from slaughter and given sanctuary in Nepal. To learn more, Click here >>

BHUTAN, 2017

Goats and cows were saved from slaughter and given sanctuary in Bhutan. To learn more, Click here >>

TIBET, 2016

Birds and fowl were saved from slaughter and transported to Segon Thupten Chokgyal Ling Monastery in Tibet. To learn more, Click here >>

BHUTAN, 2015

This year's release occurred on the day we celebrate the Buddha's first turning of the wheel of dharma. Cows and oxen were saved and moved to a refuge for ransomed animals in Thimphu, Bhutan. To learn more, Click here >>

BHUTAN, 2014

Rinpoche noted that the 2014 release was particularly auspicious. Forty cows and oxen were saved and moved to a refuge for ransomed animals in east Bhutan. To learn more, Click here >>

INDIA, 2013

Haridwar, by the Ganges River in India, is a place considered sacred by Buddhists and Hindus. Here at the time of a new moon on April 10, 2013, Ven. Sogan Rinpoche and monks performed a fish release. Click here >>

INDIA, 2012

In April, 2012, Ven. Sogan Rinpoche presided over a compassionate release of live fish into the waters of the Ganges River in Varanasi, India. To see photos and find out more about this event,  Click here >>

SAN FRANCISCO, 2009 and INDIA, 2010

Photos from two different animal releases: one was conducted in 2009 at Lake Merced in San Francisco, and the other in 2010 in the ancient, holy city of Varanasi. Click here >>

Golok and Bayan Monastery – Sogan Rinpoche in Tibet

In 2007 Sogan Rinpoche returned to his homeland – Golok, Tibet – for the first time in 14 years. The purpose of the visit was the inauguration of Kunsel Kyetsal, a science and technology facility for Tibetan high school students in Golok which had been funded by   The Sogan Foundation, a secular non-profit organization founded by Rinpoche in 2004.

Golok: Rinpoche greets friends, family and tours beautiful, sacred places in Tibet and China.

Bayan Monastery: The monks and the local community extend a warm welcome to Rinpoche.

You can learn more about The Sogan Foundation on its website.