DECHEN LING, in Ashland, Oregon, provides opportunities to study and contemplate the teachings of the Buddha, as transmitted by the Nyingmapa Lineage. We are the official, in-town center for Tashi Choling Center for Buddhist Studies, directed by Ven. Gyatrul Rinpoche. Tashi Choling is located 30 minutes from downtown Ashland, in the Colestine Valley (Tashi Choling’s website). Dechen Ling offers classes and practice groups to a wide range of students, from beginners to advanced practitioners. Dechen Ling was incorporated in 1994 as a non-profit tax exempt corporation by Lama Yeshe Nyima, and has been at its present location since 2006.  Dechen Ling is currently open during scheduled class times only.


WHAT WE OFFER  Study and practice groups led by teachers and senior students authorized to teach by the Venerable Gyatrul Rinpoche.  See our Events page for current information.


~Happy New Year of the Wood Horse 2141~

 To all who supported our Miracle Days Fundraiser and recent Yard Sale Fundraiser ,

Thank You!!!

Thanks to the generosity of numerous donors both near and far, Dechen Ling is delighted to be able to host events without charging a ‘room use’ fee. Any fees associated with an event at the center are determined by and go solely to the instructor/event coordinator. May all beings benefit! Please Note: donations to the center itself, large or small, are always welcome to support Dechen Ling’s ongoing activities…

Meditation on the Four Immeasurables: Love, Compassion, Joy, and Equanimity

May all motherly sentient beings filling all of space achieve happiness and the causes of happiness.

May all be free from suffering and the causes of suffering.

May all never be separated from the sacred happiness which is sorrowless.

May all be free from attachment and aversion and live believing in the equality of all that lives.


Please see our Events page on this website.  Also, if you would like to receive the monthly calendar and email updates from Tashi Choling, which includes news from Dechen Ling, please send an email to In the subject field write the word: subscribe. In the body, include your name and email address.


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Dechen Ling is not financially dependent on any other organization, and relies on donations to cover all operational expenses.  Dechen Ling also relies on volunteer support. If you wish to make a donation, click on the “Donate” button below to make a donation through Paypal, or make checks payable to “Dechen Ling” and send to the mailing address on our Contact page. Thank you!  (Please visit our Donate page on this site for more info about donating, including donating items for our annual yard sale). If you wish to volunteer your time by cleaning the shrine room,  please check the Events page for the next group meeting time.  Cleaning volunteers meet once a month as a group.