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"When the Iron Bird flies and horses run on wheels, the Tibetan people will be scattered like ants across the face of the earth, and the Dharma will come to the land of the red-faced men."

-Padmasambhava, 8th Century

For centuries, the acreage upon which Odiyan stands had been sacred to the Pomo Indians of the California coastal range, who called it the Land of the Condor. Since 1975, under the direction of Tarthang Rinpoche, over 1,500 acres of rolling hills have been blessed, empowered and made even more sacred by the construction of temples, stupas, and the power of numerous offerings and ceremonies.

Odiyan is so densely filled with the symbols of the Enlightened Ones, that the melody of the Dharma can easily be heard. Wherever the symbols of the three jewels are found, their blessings quiet the heart and attune it to the voice of wisdom.

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1- March 5, 2015: Display of Miracles (Chotrul Duchen)

2- June 2, 2015: Buddha's Enlightenment, & Parinirvana (Saga Dawa Duchen)

3- July 20, 2015: Turning the Wheel of the Dharma (Chokhur Duchen)

4- November 25, 2015: Descent from the Heavens (Lha Bab Duchen)

"Being able to make a contribution towards this community and knowing that there is an empowered sacred site like the Odiyan Stupa and a focused and willing Community, ready to pray for health and success in all endeavors, is a rare and precious opportunity in this life."

-Lynn, California

2210 Harold Way
Berkeley, CA 94704



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