Independent Meditation Center Guide

"To experience emptiness is to experience the shocking absence of what normally determines the sense of who you are and the kind of reality you inhabit."
Stephen Batchelor, Buddhism Without Beliefs.

Saraswati Bhawan
PO Box 237
Lansing,  Iowa   52151
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Tibetan Nyingma
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Center's Description
Saraswati Bhawan is a non-profit religious organization founded by Acharya Dawa Chhodak Rinpoche. We are dedicated to the practice and preservation of the ancient Buddhist Tantric tradition as held by the Nyingma sect of Tibet. In particular, we focus on the Khandro T’huk-t’hik path of the Dudjom Tersar and the Rigdzin Sogdrub yogic practices of the Northern Treasures lineage.

Located on the bluffs overlooking the pristine Upper Mississippi River Valley in Northeast Iowa, Saraswati Bhawan is dedicated to providing an ideal environment for in-depth and personalized instruction, especially for those fortunate practitioners who recognize the importance of following a dedicated path of practice. We are not a public Dharma center; rather, we are a small, dedicated community of practitioners who operate a private retreat facility, providing practice opportunities for those who wish to study directly under Dawa Chhodak Rinpoche’s guidance.

We welcome pilgrims and visitors, as well as donations and volunteers.

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